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The queer drummer from last night, weighted blankets, some Billy Graham truth, Janelle Monáe, the mansplain, Emma González, don’t make Stone Butch Blues into a movie, Lena Waithe, and so much more!
Get a first look at A-Camp favorite bell’s roar’s newest single, music video and album, and learn all about the Art Funds Art Tour which is all about community support for QTPOC musicians and artists.
“Vibes. It’s all about the energy I share, the energy we share with one another. Whether in public or in private, in romance or otherwise. I think about the deepest times in my life and how I dealt with them through music with a bounce, catchy melodies and poetic sentiments.”
I will not celebrate a country in which 11 of the 14 trans people of color murdered this year have been black women. I will not celebrate a country currently run by fascists and white supremacists. I will not eat your bland potato salad. I will not celebrate a country that does not celebrate me.
Beyoncé’s husband released a new album, but what I’m excited about is the track titled “Smile” where his mother, Gloria Carter, comes out as a lesbian.
Coal country, drug overdoses, healthcare, Michelle Pfeiffer, the latest hot goss from the Hellmouth, Dungeons and Dragons, queer villains IRL, the astrology of Stonewall, Florida, and so much more!
We’ll never know the answers because the season ends here and Netflix FUCKING CANCELED THIS POIGNANT AND ARTFUL MASTERPIECE OF A SERIES. No, YOU’RE crying.
The character-driven Thanksgiving is set almost entirely in a single location, and unlike most small-screen coming out stories, this one spans 22 years because Denise’s journey is a marathon; not a sprint.
Lots of people are talking about gentrification, but who’s actually doing something about it? Queer and trans people of color, of course. In Oakland and Seattle, QTPOC are creating visionary solutions to combat gentrification and reclaim land for communities of color.
“I thought changing something on the outside would change the wrecked ruin of me on the inside. I thought somehow the inside would get a memo from my outside and get into shape. It didn’t, but my hair is the first way I was able to gain autonomy over my body.”
When I heard there was a new mini-movie on Black&Sexy.TV about a group of queer women of color, I was excited to watch it, but honestly didn’t have really high expectations for it. Thankfully, I was so wrong.
Across the country, Black TGNC people are performing serious emotional labor as organizers, healers, artists, sexual liberationists, and advocates. It’s time to give back.
QTPOC-centered podcast, YouTube channel, and website Collectively Speaking launches today! Support QTPOC media!
Meet the queer black feminist who helped hang the RESIST banner, there’s a crack in the desert, Rebecca Solnit, tons more on the Women’s March, the Doomsday Clock has some bad news, and so much more!
One Day at a Time is so revolutionary in its depictions of what a family might actually look like in America. It’s got the same recipe of an old school family sitcom but turns the norm on its head because it centers the family’s brownness and provides ample social commentary to deliver a fantastic modern-day sitcom.
2016 has seen the expansion of black storytelling on major TV networks with shows like Insecure and Atlanta, but Brown Girls’ DIY attitude and background opens up the possibilities of experiences that can be shared.
“Love in partnership as colonized/racialized bodies is courageously undressing the walls we have built to survive and showing others the chaos that war has left behind.”
This is a story centered around poor Black and Latinx communities, their struggles with institutional abandonment, and their journeys to self-love and empowerment.
Now, more than ever, in the climate we’re in, our stories need to be told. And our stories include loving, joy, revolution, dancing, crying, raging, surviving, and so, so much more. We have so much to tell, and it’s so important that we do.