As Cleo, Queen Latifah had never been better. Young, mighty, unadulterated, sweet to her friends, sexy in the way that only studs can be — an energy that radiates beneath the pores and melanin, the quiet, intoxicating confidence that comes from truly owning your shit.
Because of the positive affirmation I received during sex, I began to believe it was all I was good for. When people wanted me, I assumed it was my job to provide joy for other people. I gave myself to a lot of people in that way. I had to remember that I had a right to pleasure as well.
Yes. Niecy Nash got gay married. Love wins!!
There is a different level of intimacy and affirmation that I have found when having sex with other fat people. Thin people approach the fat body like a series of insecurities. They see the swell of a stomach or rolls of fat on the back and assume that you hate those parts of your body. When another fat person touches me, it is to be made whole.
CuTie.BIPoC Fest gives me hope that it’s possible for spaces to exist that don’t sit under a roof of white supremacy, patriarchy or capitalism.
If you like Sex and the City, watch Girlfriends. If you like Community, watch A Different World. If you like Girls, watch Twenties.
You can now sign up for This Checks Out, our bi-weekly newsletter curated by Carmen and Kamala that features work by queer people of color FOR queer people of color — because isn’t that the dream?
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!