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  • 2019 TransGriot NFL Picks -Week 3
    We're in the third week of this young NFL season, and veteran quarterbacks are dropping due to injuries.   Still too early to tell which teams appear to be Super Bowl contenders, but it's becoming apparent that the Miami Dolphins after being outsco…
    - 1 day ago 19 Sep 19, 1:00pm -
  • Marsha's Plate Hits 100th Show Milestone
    My multi-talented sis Diamond Stylz is a trailblazer in many areas of the media.   She was a YouTube video blogger for over a decade until they shadily deleted her channel.  When she was in high school, she was the plaintiff for a successful trans…
    - 2 days ago 19 Sep 19, 10:30am -
  • Angelica Ross To Host Historic 2020 TBLGQ Presidential Forum
    If you've watched the last three presidential debates, you'll quickly notice as a member of the TBLGQ community the questions about the issues that concern LGBTQ + Americans have been non existent save for Cory Booker and Julian Castro mentioning tra…
    - 3 days ago 18 Sep 19, 1:00am -
  • Houston's World Pride 2023 Host Application Approved
    We are one step closer to hosting World Pride 2023 in H-town!  Pride Houston, the nonprofit that organizes our LGBT Pride Parade and festival and who is coordinating our hosting bid, announced that their application to the WorldPride Committee of In…
    - 3 days ago 17 Sep 19, 4:00pm -
  • Mr & Miss Trans USA Pageant Next Weekend
    I always love a good trans pageant, and have even been a judge in two of them.Next weekend on September 21  the Mr and Miss Trans USA 2020 Pageant takes place in Milwaukee, and I have people I know competing for both crowns that are currently held b…
    - 7 days ago 14 Sep 19, 1:00am -
  • 2019 TransGriot NFL Picks -Week 2
    The 2019 NFL season is underway, and so is the season long prognostication contest between myself and Mr. Watts.   We're still deadlocked after i got the Bills-Jets game right and he got the Buccaneers- 49ers one correct.And ugh, one I came 2 secon…
    - 8 days ago 12 Sep 19, 1:00pm -
  • The Breakfast Club Interview With Malik Yoba
    This the recent The breakfast Club show with Malik Yoba  that also included NBJC Executive Director David Johns,  Carmen Carrera and Nala SimoneShocker, it was a serious conversation.
    - 10 days ago 11 Sep 19, 8:00am -
  • Number 18- Rest in Power Bee Love Slater
    As I was literally finding out about the Labor Day murder of 17 year old Bailey Reeves in Baltimore, I was getting word about an even more disturbing one that happened in Clewiston, FL on September 4.  23 year old Bee Love Slater was found inside he…
    - 12 days ago 9 Sep 19, 1:00am -
  • Moni's In The Excellence In Journalism Conference House

    - 15 days ago 6 Sep 19, 1:00am -
  • 2019 TransGriot NFL Picks- Week 1
    It's that time again.   With the flipping of the calendar page to September, it means that once again I'm going to be battling Michael Watts for NFL punditry supremacy.This year also marks the NFL's 100th season, and I want to celebrate that by tak…
    - 15 days ago 5 Sep 19, 1:00pm -
  • Moni's Getting On The Bus To-San Antonio
    I took my longest Megabus ride ever to NOLA and back to Houston last week for the just concluded NLGJA conference.   Now for the second consecutive week I get to do a bus trip on I-10.But it won't be on Megabus this time.  This time I'm going west…
    - 16 days ago 5 Sep 19, 8:30am -
  • Number 17- Rest In Power Bailey Reeves
    The calendar page just turned to September, and once again I'm having to write about another Black trans woman being murdered.   This time we travel to Baltimore to talk about our latest person  we have lost to anti trans violence.17 year old Bail…
    - 16 days ago 4 Sep 19, 7:00pm -
  • 2019 Williams Watch- It's US Open Time!
    The last major Grand Slam tournament of the 2019 tennis season happens in New York, and it's one that Serena Williams will probably be highly motivated to take after the controversial way it ended last year for her.Serena started this tournament seed…
    - 18 days ago 3 Sep 19, 1:00am -
  • Motion To Deadname Muhlaysia Booker Denied
    Andrew Wilkerson, the transphobic defense attorney for Edward Thomas, tried it.  Knowing that his client is on videotape beating down Muhlaysia Booker into unconsciousness for $200, and knowing that there are witnesses to that hate crime, he tried i…
    - 18 days ago 2 Sep 19, 4:00pm -
  • Shut Up Fool Awards- Moni's In NOLA Edition
    Aww yeah, I'm back in NOLA for the NLGJA convention, and Southern Decadence is also happening just blocks from our convention hotel near the French QuarterGuess someone on the NLGJA planning committee noted that it was happening and made sure when th…
    - 21 days ago 30 Aug 19, 1:00pm -
  • Back In NOLA For The NLGJA Convention
    It was touch and go in terms of whether or not I'd actually get here, but thanks to a major assist from BTAC, I'm here for #NLGJA18!After missing out on the NABJ one in Miami, I was determined to at least make this one since it was this close (385 mi…
    - 22 days ago 30 Aug 19, 1:00am -
  • The Houston Dem Presidential Primary Debate Final Qualifiers
    As many of you political junkies are aware of, yesterday was the last day for the remaining 2020 Democratic presidential primary candidates to qualify for the September 12 debate in HoustonThe standards were doubled to require that candidates seekin…
    - 23 days ago 29 Aug 19, 3:00am -
  • Teddy Quinlivan Lands A Chanel Campaign!
    "My whole life has been a fight. From being bullied at school consistently, kids threatening to kill me and going into graphic detail how they were going to do it, my own father beating me and calling me a f****t, to receiving industry blowback after…
    - 23 days ago 29 Aug 19, 1:00am -
  • WWYD- The Trans Bathroom Episode
    Finally found the YouTube video of the ABC What Would You Do show that featured Jazz Jennings and people in the situation of a transphobe dissing a trans woman for going to a fracking restaurant bathroom.FYI for you transphobes.  Trans people have t…
    - 25 days ago 27 Aug 19, 1:00am -
  • Bill King's Shady Mayoral Campaign Mailers
    Back in 2015 Bill King narrowly lost in a December runoff to current mayor Sylvester Turner in large part because ethnically diverse Houston, and especially the Black and Latinx parts of it ain't feeling Republicans right now.  Our city hasn't elect…
    - 26 days ago 25 Aug 19, 1:00pm -
  • Arrest Made In Tracy Single Williams Case
    The Houston Police Department (HPD) has announced it has made an arrest in the Tracy Single Williams case.  The waste of DNA who did it was dating her.25 year old Joshua Dominic Bourgeois was arrested on Friday and has been charged with the murder o…
    - 27 days ago 25 Aug 19, 1:00am -
  • Edward Thomas Defense Attorneys Attacking Muhlaysia Booker's Femininity
    Damn, we Black trans women can't get any respect in life or in death.The news out of Dallas is that Edward Thomas, the waste of DNA who violently put his hands on the late Muhlaysia Booker back in April, will be going to trial in October for that ass…
    - 27 days ago 25 Aug 19, 1:00am -
  • UH College of Medicine Building Plans Unveiled
    The city of Houston has had since 1945 the world class Texas Medical Center that has grown to a 2.1 square mile complex of densely packed medical building and hospitals that do cutting edge cancer and other medical research.The first college of medic…
    - 30 days ago 22 Aug 19, 1:00am -
  • ABC's WWYD Trans Bathroom Show This Friday
    We fought a knockdown drag out battle over the 2017 regular and special oppression session to kill SB 6, which specifically targeted trans people for bathroom dehumanization.  Now in an episode ripped straight (pun intended) from the headlines, John…
    - 30 days ago 21 Aug 19, 1:00pm -
  • Welcome To Texas, Liberals!
    “You’re welcome in Texas as long as you never forget why you fled a liberal state,” he declared on Twitter. “Texans expect less government, lower taxes & more freedom. Newcomers must keep it that way.”-Gov Greg Abbott, TwitterSeems like G…
    - 31 days ago 20 Aug 19, 1:00pm -

The Mad Professah Lectures

  • BOOK REVIEW: In The Clearing (Tracy Crosswhite, #3) by Robert Dugoni
    This is the third book in the Tracy Crosswhite series by Robert Dugoni. In The Clearing was a nice change of pace from the previous entries, which involved a serial killer in Book 2 (Her Final Breath) and the solving of her own sister’s decades-o…
    - 1 day ago 19 Sep 19, 7:11pm -
  • EYE CANDY: Kalmon Stokes
    Kalmon Stokes is a model I initially found on Instagram (@kalmonstokes). He has been featured in Obvious magazine (in 2018) when they said he was 24 years old and 6-foot-3. Enjoy!
    - 4 days ago 16 Sep 19, 1:56pm -
  • BOOK REVIEW: The Sparrow by Mary Doria Russell
    I have been procrastinating reading The Sparrow for a very long time. I have been curious about this 1997 book because of the over 50,000 ratings on Goodreads with an average well above 4.0/5.0 (53,447 at 4.17 as of 9/1/19). I was aware of the acclai…
    - 8 days ago 12 Sep 19, 12:45pm -
  • 2019 US OPEN: Nadal Wins 19th Slam, 4th US Open Title
    As I predicted, Rafael Nadal won the 2019 US Open title, by defeating Daniil Medvedev in a surprisingly tight 7-5 6-3 5-7 6-4 6-3 in nearly 5 hours. This is Nadal's 19th major title (1 Australian Open, 12 French Open, 2 Wimbledon, 4 US Open), putti…
    - 10 days ago 10 Sep 19, 11:10am -
  • 2019 US OPEN: Men's Final Preview (and Semifinals Review)
    Daniil Medvedev (RUS) [5] vs Rafael Nadal (ESP) [2]Here are my predictions for the men's final between  Rafael Nadal and Daniil Medvedev at the 2019 U.S. Open Championships. I also (incorrectly) predicted the women's final between Serena W…
    - 12 days ago 8 Sep 19, 12:13pm -
  • 2019 US OPEN: Andreescu Wins 1st Major, Delaying Serena's Quest For 24
    Defying my prediction, Bianca Andreescu defeated Serena Williams in the women's final of the 2019 U.S.Open 6-3 7-5 to win her first major final. The 19-year-old Canadian became her country's first major title winner (of any gender) and the first pla…
    - 13 days ago 7 Sep 19, 8:38pm -
  • 2019 US OPEN: Women's Final Preview (and Semifinals Review)
    Serena Williams (USA) [8] vs Bianca Andreescu (CAN) [15]Here are my predictions for the women's final between Serena Williams and Bianca Andreescu at the 2019 U.S. Open Championships. I will also predict the men's final between Rafael Nadal and…
    - 13 days ago 7 Sep 19, 11:18am -
  • 2019 US OPEN: Men's Semifinals Preview
    Here are my predictions for the men's semifinals at the 2019 U.S. Open Championships.  I will also predict the men's semifinals. This year I predicted 4 of 4 women's quarterfinals correctly and 1 of 4 men's quarterfinals correctly. Last year…
    - 14 days ago 6 Sep 19, 11:22am -
  • 2019 US OPEN: Women's Semifinals Preview
    Here are my predictions for the women's semifinals at the 2019 U.S. Open Championships.  I will also predict the men's semifinals. This year I predicted 4 of 4 women's quarterfinals correctly and 1 of 4 men's quarterfinals correctly. Last year I…
    - 15 days ago 5 Sep 19, 12:01pm -
  • 2019 US OPEN: Dimitrov Earns First Win Over (Injured) Federer
    Wow! Yesterday was a rough day for my predictions of the men's draw at the 2019 US Open. Grigor Dimitrov (currently ranked #78 in the world) defeated Roger Federer for the first time in 8 meetings. Prior to yesterday Federer had won 17 of the 18 se…
    - 16 days ago 4 Sep 19, 6:10pm -
  • 2019 US OPEN: Women's Quarterfinals Preview

    - 17 days ago 3 Sep 19, 11:40am -
  • 2019 US OPEN: Men's Quarterfinals Preview

    - 18 days ago 3 Sep 19, 10:53am -
  • EYE CANDY: Joel Green
    Joel Green is a hottie that I discovered at Instagram (@green.joel), where he has over 100,000 followers. He is clearly devoted to fitness and bodybuilding. He appears to be a personal trainer located in Europe.
    - 19 days ago 2 Sep 19, 1:53am -
  • BOOK REVIEW: The Reckoning (Maeve Kerrigan, #2) by Jane Casey
    The Reckoning is the second book featuring Detective Constable Maeve Kerrigan by Jane Casey. Kerrigan is a London police detective investigating major crimes like murder, kidnapping and violent assault. Maeve is one of the few women in her murder s…
    - 22 days ago 29 Aug 19, 8:25pm -
  • 2019 US OPEN: Thiem, Tsitsipas, Khachanov, RBA, Stephens, Kerber Lose 1R
    The first round of the U.S. Open is complete and there have been numerous shock exits on the men's side of the draw. 4 Top 10 seeds have lost: Dominic Thiem(4), Stefanos Tsitsipas(8), Karen Khachanov(9) and Roberto Bautista Agut(10) which is a lot!…
    - 23 days ago 28 Aug 19, 11:23am -
  • 2019 US OPEN: Draw Analysis and Preview
    The final major tournament of 2019 starts in New York City tomorrow. As usual, I will be attending the tournament during the holiday weekend. The defending champions are Novak Djokovic and Naomi Osaka, who come in to this year's tournaments as the #…
    - 26 days ago 26 Aug 19, 12:29am -
  • BOOK REVIEW: Children of Ruin by Adrian Tchaikovsky
    Children of Ruin by Adrian Tchaikovsky is the long-awaited sequel to the brilliant, award-winning Children of Time. Both books have several elements in common. For example, both books are centered on the development of non-human intelligences, the…
    - 30 days ago 22 Aug 19, 6:31am -
  • TENNIS TUESDAYY: Medevedev Beats Djokovic, Goffin to Win First Masters Shield; Keys Wins Biggest Title
    Daniil Medvedev is the hottest player in tour this summer. He made his third consecutive final in a row in the U.S. Open series (l. Nick Kyrgios in Washington, DC; l. Rafael Nadal in Montreal). He won the Cincinnati Masters title by defeating Davi…
    - 31 days ago 20 Aug 19, 9:10pm -
  • EYE CANDY: Chadoy Leon
    Chadoy Leon has 700,000 followers on Instagram (@chadoyleon) and is making his first appearance as Eye Candy on the blog. According to, Chadoy is 27 years old, 5-foot-9 and 192 pounds. Clearly, he is a tattoo enthusiast.
    - 33 days ago 19 Aug 19, 12:16am -
  • BOOK REVIEW: A Memory of Empire (Teixcalaan, #1) by Arkady Martine
    A Memory Called Empire is the debut novel from Arkady Martine. It is a space opera, set on a planet called Teixcalaan which is at the heart of a large, multi-planet empire. The main character is Mahit Dzmare, the new Ambassador to Teixcalaan from Ls…
    - 33 days ago 18 Aug 19, 10:02pm -
  • 2019 CANADA: Rafa Wins 35th Masters Title; Bianca Wins Canada As Serena Sobs
    19-year-old Bianca Andreescu became the first Canadian woman in 50 years to win her country's Canadian Open tennis championship when Serena Williams retired down 1-3 in the championship match on Sunday. Williams said she had had back spasms the ni…
    - 37 days ago 14 Aug 19, 6:56pm -
  • 2019 CANADA: Serena In 1st Non-Major Final In 2 Years; Faces Bibi Andreescu (19YO)
    For the first time in nearly two years Serena Williams is in the final of a regular tour-level tournament after reaching 3 major finals (2018 Wimbledon, 2018 U.S. Open and 2019 Wimbledon) in that period. She will face 19-year-old hometown heroine Bi…
    - 41 days ago 10 Aug 19, 10:00pm -
  • 08/08/19: Married 11 Years Today!
    Although we have been boyfriends since 1991 and living together since 1994, domestic partners since 1999, and civilly united (in Vermont) since 2000, we were only married in California on August 8, 2008 (Roger Federer's 27th birthday!) before Proposi…
    - 43 days ago 8 Aug 19, 4:46pm -
  • BOOK REVIEW: White Fragility by Robin DiAngelo
    White Fragility is a short but affecting read; it is revelatory, informative and inspirational. The author provides insight into the myriad ways that white people respond to discussions about race and white supremacy. This excerpt (from page 2) basi…
    - 43 days ago 8 Aug 19, 12:59pm -
  • UPDATE: Michael Johnson (Black, Gay ,HIV+ Man) Released From Prison Early!
    Michael Johnson (left) with Dr. Steve ThrasherThere's an exciting update in the ongoing saga of Michael Johnson (also known as "Tiger Mandingo"), a Black gay man with HIV who at the age of 23 in 2015 was sentenced to 30-years in prison for knowingly…
    - 44 days ago 7 Aug 19, 3:28pm -

Black Girl Dangerous

  • Untitled
    For five years, BGD led the way in indie media by and for queer and trans people of color. Now…The post appeared first on BGD.
    - 5 Dec 17, 5:57pm -
  • The BGD Blog Is Ending
    Dear BGD readers,   For the last five and a half years, BGD has amplified the voices of queer and…The post The BGD Blog Is Ending appeared first on BGD.
    - 26 Jul 17, 2:52pm -
  • True Love Is the Joy of Bringing Another To Joy: BGD’s Crush of the Month Featuring Climbing PoeTree
    by Princess Harmony   BGD’s Crush of the Month is a feature where we choose the most swoon-worthy and inspirational…The post True Love Is the Joy of Bringing Another To Joy: BGD’s Crush of the Month Featuring Climbing PoeTree appeared first o…
    - 4 Jul 17, 11:03am -
  • Challenging The Culture Of Silence In The Afghan-American Community’s Response To Orlando
    by Bobuq Sayed   Exactly one week after the Pulse nightclub shooting, my cousin Tariq and I drive into downtown…The post Challenging The Culture Of Silence In The Afghan-American Community’s Response To Orlando appeared first on BGD.
    - 13 Jun 17, 8:00am -
  • The BGD Podcast 6.1.17: Be Humble, Miley!
    Host Raquel Willis discusses Miley Cyrus and Katy Perry’s cultural appropriation, student walk-outs on political leaders and the best shut…The post The BGD Podcast 6.1.17: Be Humble, Miley! appeared first on BGD.
    - 1 Jun 17, 2:19pm -

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 p…
    - 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…
    - 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…
    - 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 dres…
    - 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…
    - 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, som…
    - 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 thoug…
    - 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)…
    - 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 bet…
    - 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…
    - 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 bo…
    - 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 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 fede…
    - 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 G…
    - 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 b…
    - 24 May 15, 5:02pm -
  • Women & Pyramid Schemes

    - 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 hi…
    - 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 Van…
    - 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 begu…
    - 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 shoul…
    - 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 Grandmot…
    - 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 wa…
    - 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 St…
    - 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…
    - 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.…
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  • 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…
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  • 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 pictures
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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…
    - 2 Aug 16, 10:22am -
  • “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…
    - 13 Jun 16, 8:32am -
  • 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…
    - 9 Jun 16, 12:18pm -
  • 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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  • Mark Your Calendars (11/18/15): Reading Queer & Miami Book Fair present “Paris Is Still Burning”
      Join Reading Queer & Miami Book Fair for Paris Is Still Burning, the inaugural event of the 2015 RQ Literary Festival at the Olympia Theater, Wednesday, November 18th at 6:00 p.m.  Inspired by the legendary documentary film “Paris is Burnin…
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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 Advertisements
    - 17 Jul 17, 12:55pm -
  • 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…
    - 22 Jun 17, 8:37am -
  • 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…
    - 28 Feb 17, 3:19pm -
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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…
    - 29 Jan 17, 8:02pm -
  • 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…
    - 31 Dec 16, 6:28pm -
  • 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…
    - 14 Jun 16, 9:42pm -
  • 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 →
    - 6 Feb 15, 3:08am -
  • 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…
    - 28 Jan 15, 5:48pm -
    Because, even worse, I never wanted to be a back up plan…so I choose, this time I choose and I choose to stop.
    - 2 Jan 15, 3:04am -
  • 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
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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 →
    - 2 Dec 14, 11:31pm -
  • 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 →
    - 23 Nov 14, 6:41am -

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…
    - 23 Mar 16, 7:00pm -
  • 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 →
    - 21 Mar 16, 9:08pm -
  • 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…
    - 13 Mar 16, 1:35pm -
  • 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…
    - 2 Mar 16, 7:53pm -
  • 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 →
    - 27 Feb 16, 11:33am -
  • 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…
    - 25 Feb 16, 9:28pm -
  • 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…
    - 11 Feb 16, 8:23pm -
  • 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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