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Gender Bent's Blog – April 2014 Archive (3)

FEATURE: Documentary 'Taboo...Yardies' Tackles Homophobia in Jamaica

AFROPUNK Fam, check out the documentary Taboo...Yardies, tackling homophobia in Jamaica. Director Selena Blake investigated and interviewed people from the LGBTQI communities in Jamaica, homophobic people, officials and more.

IMDB Info: "Taboo... Yardies, is a film that captures the violence against lesbians, gays, bisexuals, and transgender in Jamaica West Indies and the violation of ones…

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Added by Gender Bent on April 21, 2014 at 2:36pm — 1 Comment

FEATURE: Gotham Queercore Invades Berlin

Ever wonder why there are no Gay Pop Stars? Does race and sexuality still determine who’s allowed on the Billboard charts? Similar to the exodus of African American artists during the Jazz Era LGBT artist today are forced to find acceptance and fans in Europe, but does it have to be?

For years Harlem based Queercore artist T-Boy stood in the shadows of Manhattan’s limited gay punk culture, until he took matters in his own hands and found his true fan base in Germany.…
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Added by Gender Bent on April 8, 2014 at 12:30pm — No Comments

OP-ED: I Don’t Act Like A Boy. I Act Like An A**Hole: Redefining My Identity Without Using Gendered Stereotypes.

The hustle and bustle of my twenties has isolated me; it’s not often that I am blessed with the opportunity to immerse myself in the lives of new people. I am talking about really diving deep into the inner workings of a foreign group. Before my brief time studying in Italy, I hadn’t found myself privy to forced socialization and the benefits it often yields. My time abroad was filled to the brim with feelings of both excitement and horror. I was constantly consuming a cocktail…

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Added by Gender Bent on April 2, 2014 at 10:00am — 2 Comments

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