BY DARNELL L. MOORE
Event: QPOC Warriors, Elders, and Ancestors
Date: April 16th, 2014
Location: Gender Equity Resource Center
202 Cesar Chavez
UC Berkeley, CA
"QPOC Warriors, Elders and Ancestors" will highlight historical and contemporary narratives of powerful qpoc figures. Raising awareness of these various figures will reveal how vastly more diverse the qpoc movement has been than commonly thought.
With a deeper understanding of qpoc historical narratives, attendees will have real time examples of struggles and triumphs to share with their home communities and peers. At the same time, more effective outreach will be possible due to an increased awareness of the cultural realities and sensitivities that have historically affected the various identities within the qpoc community. There will be queer-identified educators and activists of color on a panel providing their empowering voices of insight to the space.
ABOUT QPOC TOGETHER
In creating a safe and brave space for queer identified students of color at UC Berkeley, we come together with our commonalities and differences as a form of self-love and self-care.
As Audre Lorde put it, “caring for myself is not self-indulgence, it is self-preservation, and that is an act of political warfare.”
QPOC Together is that ‘act of political warfare.’
FB Event Link: https://www.facebook.com/events/241146782738909/
Black lesbian, gay, bisexual, queer and transgender women represent an always-significant and increasingly-visible portion of the LGBTQ community. In addition to the legends…
QTPOC art as self care
i’m trying this new thing where i consume something created by qtpoc daily as self care and comfort and inspiration so here are a bunch of resources to get your own daily qtpoc love going
- QTPOC Selfies
- QPOC/POC Fashion Blog
- Julie Vu’s YouTube Channel (she’s a trans woman of color actress, model, and makeup guru)
- i also like going under the qpoc, tpoc, and qtpoc tags
- 50 Zines by QPOC
- 50 Books by QPOC
- More QPOC Books
- Books by TWOC
- Lesbian, Bisexual, Queer WOC Fiction
- 50+ Queer and Trans Rappers, Hip Hop Singers, DJ’s, and MC’s (certainly not all QTPOC but a lot of them are)
- 38 Queer Black Musicians
- Some QPOC Musicians
- QTPOC/WOC Bands
- 10 Books, Films, Music by QPOC
- Over 50 Queer POC Films/TV
- Black Lesbian/Queer Web Series List
- QPOC Webseries
please please please add to the list
esp less well-known artists
It’s all too easy to fall into a pattern of only reading white authors. In 2013, I made a conscious effort to read more books by and about POC, but still, only ~30% of the books I read featured main characters of color and only ~22% were by authors of color. Here’s a list of books published in…
Vigils across the state of Texas were held to memorialize Britney Cosby and Crystal Jackson.
Q:Do you think gays suffer as much discrimination as blacks?
You do realise gay black people exist?
some facts for you.
87 Percent of Anti-LGBT Murder Victims Are People of Color.
LGBT people of color are nearly two times more likely to encounter hate-motivated violence than White LGBT people.
Trans People of Color are three times more likely to experience hate violence from POLICE than White transgender or non-transgender People of Color.
Let a bitch come at you with some BUT THE GAYS to speak over racial oppression… then let them have this.
I need the gay community to STOP comparing our struggle to the Black Civil Rights Movement. You DON’T get to draw that comparison and then remain SILENT when the civil rights of Black teens are being violated. I mean, where the fuck are y’all?!?! Yay! For Ellen Page coming out at an lgbt youth conference. I was there. I sang right after. But THAT should not have been our focus yesterday. How in the hell are we having conferences to inspire our youth to live their truths and then have absolutely nothing to offer to THIS conversation???? Dear White Gays, I am HEARTBROKEN by your continued silence on these issues and I DO NOT give you permission to high jack the Civil Rights Movement while simultaneously IGNORING the inequalites that youth of color face every fucking day. It is culturally insensitive to do so and we are either fighting for EQUALITY for ALL or we aren’t. As an LGBT woman of color, I am having an extremely difficult time grasping WHY Matthew Shephard’s life is so much more valuable than Trayvon’s or Jordan’s????!?!?! Help me understand, y’all! Help me understand.
Source: Washington Post
A neat glimpse of some old-school, black, trans* or drag performers in Austin, TX, October 7th, 1955.
Possibly taken at Ira Littlefield’s club, the I.L Club (“the ill club”) on East 11th St.
Photos by Neal Douglass. Source here.
Hello there. The following is an incomplete list of Domestic Violence shelters for Queer and Trans* People of Color in all 50 United States. This list will also contain reading resources with tools for addressing abuse and domestic violence in queer communities.
Signal boosting this project that March of Tigers is leading. I won’t reblog the whole list because (luckily) it’s huge but do click through the link and check it out. Also, support March of Tigers by either further helping spread awareness of this resource or by contributing with further data.
The NFL hopeful who looks set to be the first openly gay player to be drafted into a professional team this year said he hopes to be seen for his abilities, not his sexuality.
Yandle would be first out black lesbian confirmed under Obama administration.
You should celebrate Black History Month by reading all of these books right now.
One of the most annoying sidebars of Michael Sam’s coming out is how some LGBTs who will take it upon themselves to play armchair psychologist and proclaim the African-American community intrinsically homophobic….