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Gender Bent's Blog – October 2012 Archive (6)

My Face To Face With Racism in The LGBTQ Community

It’s that time of the year again, when all American citizens have a right to vote for the right person to lead the country. Apparently it is also that time again, where Blacks are being harassed by some racist white people, including in the LGBTQ community when LGBTQ issues are up for a vote. One of those issues is marriage equality. Recently, I was one of the people who was harassed by one of those white racist Gay male. The harassment spun from a comment I made on the…

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Added by Gender Bent on October 24, 2012 at 6:00am — 2 Comments

The Peculiar Kind - Today is Spirit Day! (Against Bullying)

Spirit Day is an annual day in October when millions of Americans wear purple to speak out against bullying and to show their support for lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender youth.

You can also show your support by tweeting using hashtag #spiritday and changing your twitter and facebook profile pictures to a lovely purple hue!…

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Added by Gender Bent on October 19, 2012 at 9:41am — 1 Comment

Labels Can Land In The Wrong Category: From Analytical Williams

I get relatively bothered by people who take it upon themselves to jump to conclusions and label me just by looking at me. By looking at me, I'm automatically called an African, a lesbian, a chick "who had nothing better to do…

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Added by Gender Bent on October 18, 2012 at 1:35pm — No Comments

The Peculiar Kind: It's Pride Month at New York University!

It's Pride Month at New York University and the organizers have a calendar filled with goodies. One being the Reel Queer Film Series. If you haven't seen the film 'PARIAH', you can check it out on October 18th at NYU. It is FREE and OPEN TO THE PUBLIC!

Directed by Tisch alum Dee Rees, Pariah highlights the trials and tribulations of a young black woman in Brooklyn as she explores her sexual and gender identity. It illustrates how the responses of family, friends and…

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Added by Gender Bent on October 12, 2012 at 11:59am — No Comments

The Peculiar Kind: WOMEN. WINE. THE WORD - THE REVIVAL: A SALON STYLED POETRY TOUR OF QUEER WOMEN ARTISTS

With dynamic performances from poets and musicians alike, THE REVIVAL weaves a salon-styled night of libations and genuine fellowship. Reminiscent of independent poetry tours like SisterSpit…Saltlines… the iconic Def Poetry Jam, The Revival is a unique arts experience as each concert takes place in an actual home. A collective of queer women artists on a national, 10-day expedition, The Revival caravan honors a queer tradition. They not only demand safe space, they create…

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Added by Gender Bent on October 5, 2012 at 10:31am — 1 Comment

I Came “Out” A Week Before My Birthday: (Premier) Feature from Analytical Williams

Join us in celebrating our new weekly Queer feature with AFROPUNK contributor, Analytical Williams. This column will explore William's personal experiences being bi-sexual, a tomboy and conscious all while keeping it AFROPUNK. This is the first feature from our new writer, so…

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Added by Gender Bent on October 3, 2012 at 10:57am — 2 Comments

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