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Gender Bent's Blog – October 2014 Archive (2)

FEATURE: Queer artists in Kenya - Jim Chuchu & Jarel

Finding his own way to tenderly picked melodies and intricate sounds that make up his solo music, Jarel, known to some as Nderitu Nduba, is a poet, songwriter and “child of the bloom” from Mombasa Kenya. As frontman of The Black Progression Band, Jarel takes pride in his sense of self-reliance and his creative approach to…

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Added by Gender Bent on October 21, 2014 at 10:30am — No Comments

FEATURE: "I Lived It: From Homophobe to Father of a Gay Son" via ozy

Bay Area-based father Anthony Hamilton shared the story of how he came to accept his gay son on ozy.com. This is a very powerful testimony.

Excerpts: "I couldn’t help but remember my own early days, before I’d accepted my son. I too must have sounded undeniably stupid, not knowing that each word I spoke on the subject was empty, thoughtless." (...) "I was standing in the airport near the gate waiting for my son. As soon as he appeared, I could see: His walk was different,…

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Added by Gender Bent on October 15, 2014 at 9:30am — No Comments

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