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  • newIBM's Message To Its Employees
    Diane Gherson, IBM's Senor Vice President for Human Resources recently posted this message to all IBM employees outline their opposition to the anti-trans legislation that the Texas GOP is trying to pass during the Special Oppression Session.July 17,…
    - 5 hours ago 21 Jul 17, 8:00pm -
  • newShut Up Fool Awards- Comic Con 2017 Edition
    As y'all know I'm out here in San Diego for my first ever Comic Con, and what a way to kick off your first ever visit to this megaconvention by doing a panel discussion.The plan was for me not to think about or discuss Texas politics while I was out…
    - 12 hours ago 21 Jul 17, 1:00pm -
  • newSpecial Oppression Session Anti-Trans Bills Have Senate Hearings Today
    It figures that while I'm in San Diego for Comic Con that the Texas GOP Senate transphobes would not only file two anti-trans bills  (SB 3 and SB 91) authored by Lois Kolkhorst, but hold a hearing on them that starts at 9 AM CDTTexas trans folks wil…
    - 17 hours ago 21 Jul 17, 8:00am -
  • newWhat If Wonder Woman Was Trans Feminine ?
    There's this interesting creatively altered segment of a Wonder Woman comic book in which the dialogue seems to suggest that Diana and half of the women on Themyscira are trans.The actual issue of Wonder Woman in which this panel was taken from and t…
    - 24 hours ago 21 Jul 17, 1:00am -
  • Moni's In The Middle Of Comic-Con!
    Well people, as I feared, my Spirit flight left late from IAH, and the Air Marshal ended up touching down in San Diego 45 minutes before the gratis hotel shuttle stopped running.   And that was before I got misgendered twice when I called the Hilton…
    - 2 days ago 19 Jul 17, 11:00pm -
  • Leaving On A Jet Plane - To San Diego
    Back when I was traveling to Tucson for their TDOR last year, my flight there went to San Diego and flew over Tucson along the way.   I got to spend two hours in the San Diego airport on a gorgeous fall day checking out the view of the airport area…
    - 3 days ago 19 Jul 17, 1:00am -
  • The Texas Special Oppression Session Starts Today
    Well peeps, this is the day we've been dreading across the Lone Star State in terms of the start of the Special Oppression Session called by Governor Greg Abbott (R) after being bullied into it by Lt Governor Dan Patrick (R) and the Texas Oppression…
    - 4 days ago 18 Jul 17, 1:00am -
  • What's The National Trans Bar Association?
    I remember when the first International Conference on Transgender Law and Employment Policy (ICTLEP) convention organized by Phyllis Frye happened in a southwest Houston Hilton hotel back in  August 1992.   Those six ICTLEP conferences not only gen…
    - 5 days ago 17 Jul 17, 10:30am -
  • 'Queen Sugar' Actor Comes Out As Trans Masculine
    The critically acclaimed Ava DuVernay produced show Queen Sugar on OWN, debuted on the Oprah Winfrey Network (OWN) on September 6 for a thirteen episode run and was renewed for a second season that started on June 20. The show is garnering an ever i…
    - 5 days ago 16 Jul 17, 7:00pm -
  • Black Trans Advocacy Statement Concerning HB 46 and HB 50
    TransGriot Note: The Black Trans Advocacy statement concerning HB 46 and HB 50As a Texas based organization that serves the Black trans community, we are once again raising our voice to join those from across Texas in opposition to HB 46 and HB 50.Yo…
    - 5 days ago 16 Jul 17, 4:00pm -
  • You're In A Human Rights Fight Right Now
    One of the things my friends and my blog readers know about me is I grew up with a mother and godmother who instilled a deep love of history within me. I would read the accounts of the African American Civil Rights Movement, watch the documentaries a…
    - 5 days ago 16 Jul 17, 1:00pm -
  • 2017 Williams Watch- Venus To The 'Williams'-don Finals!
    It's been a long time since we last saw Venus Williams playing in a Wimbledon final.  It was 2008 to be precise as the defending Wimbledon ladies singles champ, and she was playing against her little sister Serena.Tenth seeded Big Sis now had the op…
    - 9 days ago 13 Jul 17, 11:30am -
  • If I Were An Unapologetic Cis Black Girl
    I wrote an It's A Wonderful Life themed post back in 2007 that pondered the 'what if' question of what my life would be like if I were a cis Black woman.   Granted that came about during a time when I living in Da Ville, and was depressed during the…
    - 9 days ago 13 Jul 17, 1:00am -
  • Houston's FOX 26 Is Demonizing The Trans Community Again
    I've noted to my dismay ever since I returned home from Louisville in May 2010 the rightward slant of the news department at KRIV-TV.  One of the other things I'm not fond of concerning FOX 26 is the ongoing pattern they have of demonizing, attackin…
    - 9 days ago 12 Jul 17, 3:00pm -
  • TX Anti-Trans Hate Bills 46 and 50 Filed
    Trans Texans and our allies now know what unjust bill numbers we have to fight when the Texas GOP Special Oppression Session cranks up July 18.Rep. Ron Simmons (R-Carrollton) filed  on yesterday two unjust trans oppressive bills aimed at Texas trans…
    - 10 days ago 11 Jul 17, 4:00pm -
  • 2017 Williams Watch -Big Sis To The 'Williams'-don Sems
    I call the grand slam tournament played at the All England Lawn Tennis and Croquet Club 'Williams-don' for a very good reason.Since 2000, with the exception of 2004, 2006, 2011, 2013 and 2014, a Williams sister has won the Wimbledon Ladies Singles Ch…
    - 10 days ago 11 Jul 17, 1:00pm -
  • CNN, How Does A Show About 90's TV NOT Discuss 'A Different World'?
    As a huge history buff, I have enjoyed watching the CNN documentary series that chronicles the events of the Sixties, the Seventies and the Eighties. Last night the Nineties had its premiere and spent this initial two hour episode discussing nineties…
    - 11 days ago 10 Jul 17, 1:00pm -
  • Black Lives Matter LA Claps Back Against Racist NRA Ad
    The NRA recently put out a racist ad narrated by Dana Loesch that not only attacked Black Lives Matter, but can also be described as a white supremacist call to violence.In addition to being called out about the racist ad, the NRA has also been calle…
    - 14 days ago 8 Jul 17, 1:00am -
  • Anti-Trans I-1552 Initiative Fails!
    Some great news out of Washington state for trans kind and all who treasure human rights.For the second consecutive year, the Axis of Trans Intolerance has failed to gather enough signatures to put an initiative on the ballot designed to repeal the h…
    - 14 days ago 7 Jul 17, 11:00pm -
  • Do You Want Trans Women In Your Ranks Or Not, Divine Nine Sororities?
    I would hope that if a qualified #girllikeus decided she was down with the historic mission of Alpha Kappa Alpha, Delta Sigma Theta, Zeta Phi Beta, or Sigma Gamma Rho. loved that sorority's history, was qualified to be a member, and wanted to be a pa…
    - 14 days ago 7 Jul 17, 2:30pm -
  • Donald's Run By Russia
    With Dear Cheeto Misleader about to go to the G-20 Summit in Germany and embarrass himself and our country again, while I was out and about handling some business, came up with my latest TransGriot song rewrite.So y'all know the drill.   Time for yo…
    - 15 days ago 6 Jul 17, 1:00pm -
  • We Are People
    Trinity Neal wanted this picture to be shown to remind you of something she wants to get out there as we go into this Independence Day weekend and beyond   And when my beautiful little girl like us sis asks, I'm happily going to do so.It's a simple…
    - 18 days ago 3 Jul 17, 7:00pm -
  • RIP Aleshia Brevard
    Maybe the question of gender is just that simple; a need for everything to match..feeling you're complete as the person you've always known yourself to be.  Christine Jorgensen, indeed all the early sisters and brothers, paved the way.  The communi…
    - 18 days ago 3 Jul 17, 1:00pm -
  • Number 15 - Rest In Power and Peace, Ebony Morgan
    Here we go again.  We've lost another trans woman to anti-trans violence. For this latest murder we go to Lynchburg, VA.   The News and Advance of Lynchburg is reporting that   Lynchburg police were called to 303 Riverfront Avenue at 1:07 AM EDT S…
    - 19 days ago 3 Jul 17, 1:00am -
  • Kneegrow TERF's, You're Getting Called Out If You Step To Me
    The TERF's have been colluding with Republican politicians and the conservafool movement to take their disco era hatred of trans women to another level.   We saw that in Texas during the SB 6 senate hearing in March when a white TERF was called as a…
    - 19 days ago 2 Jul 17, 1:00pm -

The Mad Professah Lectures

  • newCELEBRITY FRIDAY: Maryam Mirzakhani, Only Female Fields Medalist, Has Died
    Maryam Mirzakhani, Stanford mathematics full professor and Fields medalist, died last Friday July14 of breast cancer at the age of 40.  The Fields medal is the highest international honor in Mathematics (the equivalent of a Nobel prize) and Mirzakha…
    - 12 hours ago 21 Jul 17, 1:19pm -
  • EYE CANDY: Micquel Wright
    Micquel Wright is a British bodybuilder. He has his own website at and is also on Instagram and Facebook. His website seems to suggest that he is 30 years old but I can't find information on his height and weight, although it prob…
    - 5 days ago 17 Jul 17, 12:06am -
  • 2017 WIMBLEDON: Federer Wins Record 8th Wimbledon (19th Major!)
    As I predicted, Roger Federer defeated Marin Cilic in the Wimbledon Gentlemen's Singles championship match. Federer  at age 35 won the match  6-3 6-1 6-4 to claim his 19th grand slam title and record-setting 8th Wimbledon title. Even more incred…
    - 5 days ago 16 Jul 17, 3:01pm -
  • 2017 WIMBLEDON: Men's Final Preview (and Semifinals Review)
    Here are my predictions for the men's final at the Wimbledon Championships for 2017. Last year I correctly predicted Andy Murray would defeat Milos Raonic in the men's final.  This year I correctly predicted 2 of 2 men's semifinals, 2 of 2 wo…
    - 6 days ago 16 Jul 17, 12:15am -
  • 2017 WIMBLEDON: Muguruza Wins 2nd Major, Denying Venus her 8th
    In a surprisingly one-sided result, Garbiñe Muguruza won her first Wimbledon singles title by defeating 5-time Wimbledon champion Venus Williams 7-5 6-0. It's Muguruza's 2nd major title, and curiously both have come with victories over Williams s…
    - 6 days ago 15 Jul 17, 4:46pm -
  • 2017 WIMBLEDON: Women's Final Preview (and Semifinals Review)
    Here are my predictions for the women's final at the Wimbledon Championships for 2017. Last year I correctly predicted Serena Williams would beat Angie Kerber in the women's final and Andy Murray would beat Milos Raonic. This year I correctl…
    - 7 days ago 15 Jul 17, 9:03am -
  • 2017 WIMBLEDON: Men's Semifinals Preview
    Here are my predictions for the men's semifinals at the Wimbledon Championships for 2017. Last year I correctly predicted 1 of 2 men's semifinals and correctly predicted 2 of 2 women's quarterfinals. This year I correctly predicted 2 of 2 wom…
    - 8 days ago 14 Jul 17, 12:31am -
  • 2017 WIMBLEDON: Women's Semifinals Preview
    Here are my predictions for the women's semifinals at the Wimbledon Championships for 2017. Last year I correctly predicted 1 of 2 men's semifinals and correctly predicted 2 of 2 women's quarterfinals. This year I correctly predicted 4 of 4 t…
    - 9 days ago 13 Jul 17, 6:10am -
  • 2017 WIMBLEDON: Men's Quarterfinals Preview
    Here are my predictions for the men's quarterfinals at the Wimbledon Championships for 2017. Last year I correctly predicted 3 of 4 men's quarterfinals and correctly predicted 3 of 4 women's quarterfinals. I also predicted 4 of 4 this year's w…
    - 10 days ago 12 Jul 17, 12:33am -
  • 2017 WIMBLEDON: Women's Quarterfinals Preview
    Here are my predictions for the women's quarterfinals at the Wimbledon Championships for 2017. Last year I correctly predicted 3 of 4 men's quarterfinals and correctly predicted 3 of 4 women's quarterfinals. I will also predict this year's me…
    - 11 days ago 10 Jul 17, 11:47pm -
  • 2017 WIMBLEDON: Tournament Update (R16 on Monday)
    Wimbledon 2017 is humming along, and thanks to good weather there is again no play on the middle Sunday of the tournament, leading to what people call Manic Monday where all 32 players in the men's and single's draws compete on the same day (for the…
    - 13 days ago 9 Jul 17, 12:38pm -
  • QUEER QUOTE: Paul Feinman Is 1st Openly LGBT Member of New York's Highest Court
    Paul Feinman joins an unfortunately small list of openly LGBT people who are members of their state's highest court. Feinman was appointed by Governor Andrew Cuomo to the New York Court of Appeals in June 2017.Today's Queer Quote is from Brad Hoylm…
    - 15 days ago 7 Jul 17, 11:07am -
  • 2017 WIMBLEDON: Men's and Women's Draw Analysis
    The draw for the 2017 Wimbledon championships is out, and the tournament starts tomorrow and is scheduled to end on Sunday July 16th. Last year's champions were Serena Williams and Andy Murray, respectively.On the men's draw, the projected quarterfi…
    - 19 days ago 2 Jul 17, 1:48pm -
  • CELEBRITY FRIDAY: Serena Williams Reveals Her Very Pregnant Body In Vanity Fair Cover
    Whoa! Serena Williams reveals her very pregnant body on the cover of Vanity Fair in a stunning nude portrait taken by the celebrity photographer Annie Liebowitz. The 35-year-old discusses her pregnancy and her future important life events (birth o…
    - 22 days ago 30 Jun 17, 5:23am -
  • BOOK REVIEW: City of Miracles by Robert Jackson Bennett
    City of Miracles is the third and final book in the Divine Cities trilogy that began with City of Stairs and continued with City of Blades.I had difficulty finishing the first book in the series when I tried it back in 2015 but after some false stop…
    - 23 days ago 29 Jun 17, 7:47am -
  • GODLESS WEDNESDAY: Australians Becoming Much More Godless!
    There's some interesting news out of Australia and the changing (decreasing) prevalence of religiosity among their populace. They conduct a census every 5 years and one of the questions they ask is about religion.The 2016 results were published this…
    - 23 days ago 28 Jun 17, 4:48pm -
  • TENNIS TUESDAY: Federer, Lopez, Kvitova, Win On Grass; Djokovic-Agassi Duo Set For Wimby; McEnroe Puts Foot In Mouth (Again)
    GRASS COURT SEASON CONTINUES WITH FEDERER, KVITOVA, LOPEZ WINNING TITLESThe 2017 grass court season (all 3 weeks of it!) continued into its 2nd week and ended with some people with strong grass court credentials doing quite well. 7-time Wimbledon cha…
    - 24 days ago 27 Jun 17, 6:48pm -
  • #EqualityDay: Today is Anniversary of Obergefell, Hollingsworth and Windsor
    Today is June 26, which some people are calling #EqualityDay, since it is the anniversary of numerous landmark Supreme Court decisions that have expanded equal rights for LGBT citizens. The most recent are 2015's Obergefell v. Hodges, which resulted…
    - 26 days ago 26 Jun 17, 11:25am -
  • EYE CANDY: Jovan Campbell (reprise)
    Jovan Campbell has appeared as Eye Candy once before (May 1 2017). He is a 28-year-old model from the Caribbean island nation of Trinidad and Tobago who now lives in New York City. Follow him on Instagram (@ironaddictjovan) for more pictures of th…
    - 26 days ago 26 Jun 17, 9:54am -
  • GOT Season 7: Watch 2nd Trailer For Game of Thrones #WinterIsHere
    The second trailer for Season 7 of HBO's Game of Thrones dropped this week. New episodes will be available for illegal downloading viewing starting July 16, 2017.
    - 27 days ago 24 Jun 17, 8:31pm -
  • CELEBRITY FRIDAY: The Next Governor of Colorado Could Be Openly Gay Jared Polis
    Openly gay Congressman Jared Polis, 42, has announced that he is running to become Governor of Colorado. Polis has represented a Boulder-area Congressional district (CO-02) since 2007 and is one of the wealthiest members of the U.S. House, with asse…
    - 29 days ago 23 Jun 17, 7:33am -
  • GODLESS WEDNESDAY: Hateful San Antonio Mayor Loses Re-election
    Today's Godless Wednesday is about bad things happening to people who attack godless people. Ivy Taylor was the mayor of San Antonio, Texas (which is the 7th most populous city in the United States) when she said that one cause of poverty is a fai…
    - 31 days ago 21 Jun 17, 8:55am -
  • Gay app GRINDR Valued At $240M After Purchase By Chinese Firm
    The gay app GRINDR is now valued at nearly a quarter billion dollars following the sale of the gay-owned and operated company to a Chinese-based firm named Beijing Kunlun Tech. Joel Simkhai created the app in 2009 and says he will remain as CEO desp…
    - 33 days ago 18 Jun 17, 8:58pm -
  • CELEBRITY FRIDAY: Crystal Griner and David Bailey
    Since the names Crystal Griner and David Bailey are on people's lips this week they are today's Celebrity Friday entry. These are the names of the two Capitol Police officers who were with U.S. Representative Steve Scalise (R-Louisiana) on Wednesd…
    - 35 days ago 16 Jun 17, 6:36pm -
  • Trans Civil Rights Are Law Everywhere In Canada
    International LGBT journalist Rex Wockner reports that Canada now has universal transgender rights, i.e. every province and territory in the country has enacted non-discrimination statutes which prohibit discrimination based on gender identity and…
    - 35 days ago 16 Jun 17, 6:27pm -

Black Girl Dangerous

Lesbian In The City

  • Happily Divorced
    “…so what are you going to say at my funeralnow that you have killed me?here lies the body of the love of my lifewhose heart I broke without a gun to my headhere lies the body of the mother of my childrenboth living and deadrest in peace…
    - 6 Mar 17, 1:44pm -
  • City Letter: Open Relationships & Polyamory
    Dear LITC,I like your blog and how you are comfy with exposing yourlife for us to learn about and even inspire us. My girl and I are having thisargument and I want your point of view. We been together like 3 years and somechange now and I a…
    - 29 Aug 16, 5:04pm -
  • I's Married Now
    Happy July Love’s! I’m back, I’m married…and I’m also aMommy! Say what?!? Yes, I am also a Mommy! Nina and I said I Do on June 17th in front ofour friends in beautiful Las Vegas. I love Vegas and cannot wait to go back. Wehad a bea…
    - 13 Jul 16, 1:14pm -
  • Where's Waldo...More Like Where's Lesbian In The City?
    I’m sorry for the disappearing act I pulled but I promiseit was not intentional. Where do I begin. Ever since Nina and I got engaged wehave had nonstop, whirlwind schedules. Like I’m getting married in a month andI just picked out my dress th…
    - 16 May 16, 10:59am -
  • Happy 2016, I'm Engaged!
    I knew 2016 was going to be a game changer for me butnever to this degree. I am happy to say that as of midnight on New Years Eve2015 Nina and I are engaged to be married. It was a beautiful, romanticsurprise and I was happy to say Yes! In all…
    - 2 Jan 16, 11:41am -
  • The Same Difference: Addressing The Problem within the African-American Lesbian Community
    There has always been this constant turmoil, tension, anddiscrimination within the African-American Lesbian community and finallysomeone has brought this shit to the light with The Same Difference Documentary.As I have mentioned before, somewhe…
    - 13 Dec 15, 1:24pm -
  • Holidays With The New Family
    Nina and I survived our first Thanksgiving with herfamily. Normally, I go to my cousin’s home then head to my grandparentsfollowed by capping my evening off at my best friend’s home. This was our firstmajor holiday together, and I thought i…
    - 1 Dec 15, 12:34pm -
  • Eyes Wide Shut: Black Women & Suicide
    In the midst of waiting for my two favorite shows,Scandal and How To Get Away With Murder, to return to their regular rotation, Ibinge watched Season 2 of Being Mary Jane. When the show first aired on BET(and I had yet to cut the cable cord) I go…
    - 9 Nov 15, 11:32am -
  • Black Lesbians & Heteronormativity
    When I think of relationships, I think of harmony,coexisting, sharing, and working together for the greater good of thefoundation of the relationship. Whether it is two males, two females, or a maleand a female, this is how relationships shou…
    - 19 Oct 15, 3:04pm -
  • New Journeys, New Beginnings
    Nina and I are officially living together. You never knowhow much stuff two people truly have until it’s time to pack up and move. Let’sjust say I ended up throwing away a lot of clothes and no longer neededdocuments. The good news is between…
    - 6 Oct 15, 12:07pm -
  • The Night We Slept Over
    This past weekend was one for the books. Nina started anew business venture and had her first project on Sunday morning and Saturdayevening we spent our first overnight together in her parent’s home. Nina’s adorable nephews have not see…
    - 18 Aug 15, 2:24pm -
  • Movin' On In
    Between work and Nina I have been a busy bee. The weekendafter my birthday Nina’s mother asked us to join them at their home for abirthday dinner complete with my favorite – Homemade Strawberry Shortcake.Dinner was amazing and I got to bond m…
    - 10 Aug 15, 2:49pm -
  • 30 + 1
    Over the weekend 30 got an upgrade. I moved from the 30doorway and fully into the cascade of the years which will now be forever knownas My 30’s. On the 17th Nina took me to dinner at TheMelting Pot followed by the Floetry Concert at the T…
    - 21 Jul 15, 4:13pm -
  • Hello Marriage Equality, What The Hell Took You So Long?
    Pride Month wrapped up with the Supreme Court of theUnited States declaring the ban on same sex marriage unconstitutional,therefore Gay and Lesbian couples who wish to marry are now afforded the samerights, benefits and protections under federal…
    - 1 Jul 15, 7:35pm -
  • Me & Nina: How It's Supposed To Be
    Happy Pride 2015! I decided not to attend any of thePride festivities in Philly this year. Just the same shit, different year andthey aren’t even making an effort to change it. OutFest is what I attend so inOctober I’ll celebrate in the Gaybo…
    - 13 Jun 15, 10:51am -
  • The Second Closet: Lesbians & Domestic Violence
    When I originally started this blog, one of my first fewpost was about domestic violence within the Lesbian community. I’ve shared myexperience with physical abuse as well as emotional abuse in two of myrelationships. I am and have always been…
    - 24 May 15, 5:02pm -
  • Women & Pyramid Schemes
    This post is certainly going to ruffle some feathers,especially those who are under the influence of these so called women gearedbusinesses that are really pyramid schemes. What am I talking about? I’m sureyou’ve heard of “It Works”, “…
    - 14 May 15, 12:19pm -
  • Operation Meet The Parent's
    The day has finally come. On Sunday Nina and I venturedto Egg Harbor Township to visit her Mother and Stepfather. Nina’s Motherrecently turned 75 so we decided to celebrate with her during one of our freeweekends. Now let’s review some histor…
    - 27 Apr 15, 9:45pm -
  • Fifty Shades of Vanilla
    Happy Passover, Happy Easter, and Happy Sunday! I’ve beenmeaning to write a blog post about the hyped up, major let down of a movie,that desperate housewives swear by- Fifty Shades of Grey (should have been morelike Fifty Shades of Pure Vanilla…
    - 5 Apr 15, 3:08pm -
  • Dating Nina: Part Deux
    It’s officially been a little more than 30 days since Istarted dating Nina and I am happy to report that all is going well, extremelywell to be honest. We talk all the time, we see each other 3-4 times per weekand…drum roll…we’ve begun ov…
    - 21 Mar 15, 1:41pm -
  • Dating "Nina"
    At some point in our lives we realize how things shouldbe done. Dating Nina (that’s the nicknameI’m giving her since we share a love of the great Nina Simone) hascertainly shown me what dating and courtship is all about and how it should go…
    - 8 Mar 15, 4:19pm -
  • & My Impromptu Valentine
    Like Valentine’s Day of 2014, I had no real plans forthis holiday. I knew I wanted to go out and at least see The Wedding Ringer asI have been dying to see it since it came out in January. My family is stillmourning the death of my Grandmother…
    - 17 Feb 15, 3:33pm -
  • My Mother, Myself: R.I.P Grandma
    January 26, 2015 at 8:36 PM my phone rang. It was myMother. I was still angry with her, I really didn’t want to talk to her, and Ithink she knew it. She said “we need to talk but more importantly I need you tolisten…” I thought I was in…
    - 8 Feb 15, 7:36pm -
  • I Love Stems!
    It’s like my prayers have been answered, or better yetthere is finally a term for the kind of lesbian that makes my heart skip a beatand leaves me mesmerized every time I encounter one – Stems! If you’re notfamiliar with the term, a Stem is…
    - 17 Jan 15, 7:14pm -
  • The Miseducation of Straight Black Women
    I really don’t know where to begin with this one becauseI think I’m still in shock that I could be so blind or think things would be Iguess different, or because I just can’t believe that a certain subset of Blackwomen could be so damn igno…
    - 7 Jan 15, 6:37pm -

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Rod 2.0

  • MIT Fellowship and Relocation
    Very excited and grateful to begin a new chapter in my life. The Massachusetts Institute of Technology has awarded me one of ten Knight Science Journalism Fellowships for 2015-2016. Relocating to Cambridge this summer. Will be taking classes at MIT..…
    - 6 May 15, 1:00pm -
  • On Hiatus
    Thanks to everyone who reached out. Taking a much needed break after years of updating R20 up to six or eight times daily. On hiatus until May. Please follow me on Facebook, Twitter and at The Atlantic.
    - 15 Mar 15, 4:00pm -
  • LISTEN LIVE: Philadelphia's WURD Radio 5P/ET
    Join me on Philadelphia's WURD-AM tonight at 5ET on "The Nick Taliaferro Show". On the menu: My first report from Cape Town for The Atlantic—"A Promising HIV Vaccine in South Africa"—and the potentially game-changing HIV vaccine trials that will…
    - 17 Dec 14, 4:17pm -
  • THE ATLANTIC: "A Promising HIV Vaccine in South Africa"
    PHOTO: GETTY CAPE TOWN: After more than 30 years into the HIV/AIDS pandemic, a vaccine remains elusive—and much needed. Globally, about 35 million people are living with HIV, according to the Joint United Nations Programme on HIV/AIDS or UNAIDS. Su…
    - 17 Dec 14, 4:04pm -
  • Cape Town
    Just wrapping up several reporting trips to Cape Town, Johannesburg, Ethiopia and Kenya. Have had a few problems with technology and did not want to publish R20 from certain countries. Also: Just needed some time to relax, rest recharge and...
    - 15 Dec 14, 2:00pm -
  • Kenya and Ethiopia
    Walking across the tarmac at Nairobi's Jomo Kenyatta International Airport and headed for Addis Ababa. Wrapping up two weeks of research and reporting in Kenya and Ethiopia for the Ford International Reporting Fellowship. Posting will slowly resume o…
    - 30 Sep 14, 11:00am -
  • Tech Issues
    My apologies for the down time. Having some unfortunate tech issues. Hopefully it should be resolved in several days.
    - 27 Aug 14, 11:34am -
  • FBI to Probe Fatal Police Shooting of Unarmed Black Missouri Teen
    PHOTOS: GETTY The Federal Bureau of Investigation will investigate the fatal shooting by police of 18-year-old Michael Brown in suburban St. Louis, according to a statement by Attorney General Eric Holder released by the Justice Department. Meanwhile…
    - 12 Aug 14, 8:35pm -
  • LISTEN LIVE: Philadelphia's WURD Radio 6P/ET
    Haaay! Returned stateside on Sunday. Trying to get some much-needed rest and reorient myself on American time after the exhausting 15 hour flight and 15 hour time difference. But first: Join me on Philadelphia's WURD-AM tonight at 6P/ET on "The...
    - 28 Jul 14, 2:36pm -
  • HOT: Victoria AIDS Council Poster
    Spotted on numerous hand cards, posters and billboards throughout the Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre ... and at tram strops across the city. The model for the Victoria AIDS Council gets perfect tenz across the board.
    - 23 Jul 14, 7:16am -
  • PHOTOS: Melbourne's South Wharf
    Some architecture porn from Melbourne. Looking east along the South Wharf of the Yarra River.
    - 23 Jul 14, 7:05am -
  • PHOTO: Melbourne's Flinders Street
    The view looking toward Melbourne's historic Flinders Street Station. Across the street is Federation Square. I'm in Australia to report from AIDS 2014 Melbourne. The trip is funded by an international media fellowship from AIDS 2014 and the Internat…
    - 19 Jul 14, 7:11am -

The K Word

  • The K Word is Back
    This has been a year for me. And I realized why it got me the way it did… because I didn’t have you all to talk to it about. So yep…. I’m back. All K Word. All the Time. Well not all the time. I don’t want to lie to you all like that. Welp.…
    - 71 days ago 12 May 17, 9:26am -
  • Tips to a Big Fun/Small Budget Trip to Turks and Caicos #KKDays
    Yes my log in still works… whew. I know… I know. I have been slacking on my blogging. There have been a lot of new developments in the world according to Kristi that I hope to share with you guys soon. We just back this weekend from a really rel…
    - 20 Sep 16, 11:47am -
  • 2016 National LGBT POC Health Conference (Albany, NY: October 2016)
    In Our Own Voices, would like to extend an invitation for you to attend: 2016 National LGBT POC Health Conference, Unity Through Diversity: The Power of Unity. This event will take place October 12-15, 2016 at the Desmond Hotel and Conference Center…
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  • KREAD: Pat Greene: Her Story by ANONDRA “KAT” WILLIAMS
    Well well well, here’s another one and another one. Yes I am pretending I am a rapper instead of a blogger… and what? hits b-girl stance Like most series on this blog, I haven’t written a KRead review in a while. But seeing that today is Nation…
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  • Going for the Gold: Queer Women of Color In the Rio Olympics [Gallery]
    As if you needed another reason to watch the 2016 Rio Olympics, here are 7 queer women of color that will be representing their countries in Brazil. I obviously didn’t take any of these picturesFiled under: LGBT Issues Tagged: black lesbian athlete…
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  • Here’s Comes the Bride (s)…
    I feel like I am in a perpetual state of wedding plans. No you all haven’t missed anything, I only have the same ring (that I liked and put on myself). One of my oldest friends (and one time guest blogger) April A  is getting married in T-28 day…
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  • KLife: My 2nd Annual Giveback Kickback [Photo Gallery]
    All Photos Taken by Anthony Jordon Great Folks… Great Fun… Great work I am overwhelmed with gratitude for all the friends new and old that took time out of their busy lives to celebrate my 6th 28th birthday as well as give back to those who right…
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  • “When in doubt… #give.”
    Originally posted on My Words, My View: That was the start to the invitation for the 2nd annual Giveback Kickback And BBQ, coordinated by birthday girl, journal entrepreneur and great friend Kristi King. ? This style maven and socially conscious indi…
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  • I Don’t Want to Be a Hashtag…
    So I am sitting here in Starbucks illegally downloading movies on piratebay enjoying my iced coconut milk caramel macchiato this fine Sunday morning and felt a crazy wave of frustration come over me. If you are my FB friend you have seen spurts of…
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  • Pridelines (Miami, FL) : Join us today for a day of support, mourning, and community action
    Todays Schedule 12:00 to 6:30 PM – Individual grief sessions will be available at Pridelines. 6:00 PM – Community Event Begins 6:00 to 7:30 Pm – Meditation on the Patio 6:00 to 7:30 PM – Group Grief Session 6:00 to 9:30 PM – Individual Grie…
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  • Well… Hmm : Transgender Athletes — Fair or Nah?
    So I was having this conversation with a friend, AP, yesterday and I thought I would write a bit about it here. I am not sure whether you have heard or not, but there is a debate surrounding high school senior, Nattaphon Wangyot, a transgender stude…
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  • Love almost killed me… and other things that I learned on my blogging hiatus
    Ok… don’t let the headline fool you. I am not ready to talk about it. I have not fully processed it. I am not sure how long it will take and if I will every be strong enough to talk about it on here… but love almost killed me. It almost consume…
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  • Guess Who’s Bizzack – 24 Hours in #Barbados
    Hola Lovebugs (or the the lovebugs who haven’t left me for greener blog pastures)! I know it has been a while since I blogged, I would go into the sordid details… but not in this post. Just suffice it to say that… NOPE NOPE not this post wink B…
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  • Mark Your Calendars (11/18/15): Very G TV, Thou Art Woman and the Broward College GSA Present Taboo Yardies
     Join local LGBT activists and the Broward College Gay Straight Alliance (GSA) for the film screening of the compelling Jamaican LGBT documentary, Taboo Yardies. Taboo Yardies will be shown at Broward College – Health Sciences Simulation Center,…
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Sista Outsider

  • Can’t, or Won’t?
    Google is my friend. It can be yours, too. via Can’t or Won’t? — Stephanie Andrea Allen
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  • Five Black Lesbian Books You Should be Reading for Pride Month — Black Lesbian Literary Collective — Stephanie Andrea Allen
    My latest over at the BLLC Review! Pride month is nearly over, and there are lists upon lists of books LGBTQ folks should be reading circulating around the internet. Interestingly, most of them don’t have many, if any, Black lesbian books included…
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  • Want to learn more about publishing?
    Then take a class with me! Starting March 12, I’ll be teaching an online class about publishing. I’m really excited to be collaborating with the Kitchen Table Literary Arts Center as a teaching artist, and I hope that you’ll consider joining m…
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  • 10 Works of Black Lesbian Short Fiction-via WOCreads
    Recently, I was asked about short story collections by women of Color, and what a timely thing, too, since I’m planning on reading more short fiction this year. Collections are always a bit complicated for me: on the one hand I want to take my time…
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  • 2016: A Review — S. Andrea Allen
    Over the past several days, I’ve read (and enjoyed) quite a few of these “year in review” blogs/essays and it got me to thinking. What did I accomplish in 2016? Where did I fail? I realized that I had many more successes than failures, and that…
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  • A Dream Undeterred: An Interview w/ Black Lesbian Feminist Press On Their Debut Title, Lez Talk: A Collection of Black Lesbian Short Fiction — S. Andrea Allen
    My deepest thanks to Catalina Sofia Dansberger Duque for this wonderful article on BLF Press! via A Dream Undeterred: An Interview w/ Black Lesbian Feminist Press O…
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  • Melancon on the Anniversary of June Jordan’s Death
    Originally posted on Diaspora Hypertext, the Blog (Archived): June Jordan was born on July 9, 1936 and died on June 14, 2002. Melancon writes: “In her infinite wisdom and incomparable genius as a poet, essayist, professor, activist, and conscious…
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  • The Greatest
    Originally posted on Diaspora Hypertext, the Blog (Archived): Rise in power. Image #rp via @nonafaustine on Twitter
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  • ‘New Suns’: An SBF Writing Retreat
    Originally posted on Seattle Black Feminists: “There’s nothing new under the sun, but there are new suns.” Octavia Butler New Suns is the first annual Seattle Black Feminists (SBF) writing retreat. It is a time for Black women to come together…
    - 1 Jun 16, 8:04pm -

A Black Lesbian

  • Patience and the art of bouncing back
    Patience, Patience, Patience…there is this new person…i know(bit reluctant to say they are in my life) her name is Patience, Patience has apparently played a part (rather small if you ask me) in the breakdown of my relationship. While that … Co…
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  • Staying focused
    I have gone back and forth about what to do with this blog. I was ashamed of what it contains, ashamed that what i thought was wasn’t. It  amazed me when i quickly scrolled down and realized that since dating … Continue reading →
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  • How The People We Once Loved Become Strangers Again
    Originally posted on Thought Catalog: It’s interesting to think about how we make people who used to be everything into nothing again. How we learn to forget. How we force forgetting. What we put in place of them in the…
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    Because, even worse, I never wanted to be a back up plan…so I choose, this time I choose and I choose to stop.
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  • The first night
    Last night was first night C and I slept apart since break up. It’s weird but we live together and we have always had a pull towards each other so even after a break up we slept in same bed … Continue reading →
    - 1 Jan 15, 3:32pm -
  • The phase of depression
    I have struggled with this thing for so long and yet I don’t recognize the signs until it’s too late.  I don’t know when it started but I’m guessing it was a while ago. I can usually tell when looking … Continue reading →
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  • Protected: Disclaimer
    There is no excerpt because this is a protected post.
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  • Protected: Authenticity
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  • En-Route
    Relationships are such a strange thing aren’t they. C and I ‘broke up’ 4 months ago and we have had the best relationship since. It was very emotional and very hard, kinda hard to believe i can say its the … Continue reading →
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  • Power of the mind
    After trying to quit drinking and failing every friday night  I have to say spending my first weekend without alcohol. The best part of it is that I didn’t even want it miss it or desire it. I did think … Continue reading →
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Black Lesbian Love Lab

  • Why All Lesbian Femmes Should Buy Their Own Straps
    “Ok so my girlfriend strap is too big.... i have expressed this to her a couple times and she laughed it off and made a joke of it.....idk what to do … i thought about buying another but i don't know how she'll take it … advice please.” Conti…
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  • Masculine Not Manly, Vol 3: A Letter From a Recovering TouchMeNot Stud
    I can count on one hand how many times I've received head. I need even less fingers to count the amount of times I enjoyed it. Continue reading →
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  • Lisa & Roshanda: She Walked Into the Bus Station and Stole My Heart
    I met my wife, Roshanda, on a dating site. I was in Jacksonville, Florida, and she was in Tampa, Florida. I went to Tampa by Greyhound and I must admit, I was a little nervous. As the Greyhound bus was pulling into Tampa, I had all these butterflies…
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  • Why Black Lesbian Queens Stay in Bad Relationships
    When a black woman falls in love with another woman, especially for the first time, it can be completely magical. She makes our heart skip a beat, our palms sweaty, puts butterflies in our stomach and makes our panties wet. We can’t stop thinking a…
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  • Georgette and Shannon: There Are Levels To This Love
    Our initial conversations were intriguing, had depth, and allowed us to see the parts of each other’s personality that most don’t get to see for months, if not years. So of course, for our first date, I was willing to make the 3.5 hour drive from…
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  • How I Healed After My Long-term Lesbian Relationship Ended
    After the breakup, we were going back and forth in our conversations but we were definitely broken up because she started seeing someone three months after our breakup. It was a horrible emotional experience for me. Continue reading →
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  • Why My Girlfriend And I Broke Up After 17 Years Together
    When we were 17 we fell deeply in love but we didn't live happily ever after. We were together from our late teens until our mid-30s. For the first 11 years of our relationship, we were in the closet. We loved each other very much. We had many up and…
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  • She’s The One: Here are 9 Adorable Ways to Ask Her to Be Yours
    Black lesbian women are deserving of tender loving care. When you meet the one who never lets you forget that you are worthy, don't let her get away. Ask her to be yours. Here are nine great ways to ask. Continue reading →
    - 13 Feb 16, 12:15pm -
  • God Gave Me A Second Chance With My Soul Mate
    My partner, Eula, and I come from very abusive childhoods. For years upon years our bodies, minds, hearts, souls and spirits were slowly being destroyed. Still, we survived abuse, neglect, abandonment and unfaithfulness.Roughly five years ago, we…
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  • Queen Size: A Love Poem
    I shove my backside against the perfectly assorted seam.Rubbing the 300 count aboutmy thighs –in silent hopes to feelan armwrap around my waist. Continue reading →
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