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Gender Bent's Blog – October 2015 Archive (2)

FEATURE: "In Their Own Words, Actors On Being Black And (Openly) Gay In Hollywood"

In a new and insightful writeup for the LA Times, reporter Tre'vell Anderson has interviewed some of Hollywood's openly black gay actors; exploring just what life when working in a seemingly progressive industry whilst at the intersection of your "non-white race and non-heterosexual identity". One of the interviewees is actress Dalila Ali Rajah, who says: "People go with what they know and a lot of the people who are in casting and positions of power at networks, their…

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Added by Gender Bent on October 21, 2015 at 7:30am — No Comments

OP-ED: Not My Pride - An Open Letter to NC Pride from the Black Queer Woman you assaulted.

It is not okay for North Carolina Pride to violently silence LGBTQ people of color. Whether I was singing on stage, drumming in the parade or cheering from the sidelines, Pride Festivities were a yearly highlight for me. I first participated in NC Pride with Cakalak Thunder, the radical drum corp known for showing up in solidarity with many struggles, from celebrating freed prisoners to protesting occupied Palestine. We marched with Southerners On New Ground (a Queer…

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Added by Gender Bent on October 6, 2015 at 6:00am — 1 Comment

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