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ELIXHER | November 24, 2014

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Orange Is the New Black’s Samira Wiley Stuns on OUT Magazine Cover

November 14, 2014 |

We’re loving actress Samira Wiley’s cover and profile for OUT Magazine. Each year, the LGBT lifestyle publication, highlights 100 of the year’s most compelling people.Read More

Black Transgender Woman Murdered In Tennessee

November 14, 2014 |

Trigger warning: violence, misgendering. Gizzy Fowler, a 24-year-old transgender woman, was found tragically shot to death in Nashville, Tennessee. Read More

Azealia Banks Releases New Video “Chasing Time”

November 14, 2014 |

Rapper Azealia Banks recently released the music video to her song “Chasing Time” from her long-awaited debut album, Broke with Expensive Taste. Read More

Two Must-See Documentaries From Atlanta’s LGBT Film Festival

November 13, 2014 |

Out On Film, Atlanta’s LGBT film festival, showed a variety of films ranging from shorts that address transgender identity issues to sobering documentaries about spirituality and the policing of Black queer lives. Read More

New Study Sheds Light on LGBT Bullying in Schools

November 12, 2014 |

Ashland Johnson, policy counsel at the National Center for Lesbian Rights, reports on the findings of a new study on the climate of LGBT bullying in the U.S. school system.Read More

Protecting Our Lesbian, Bisexual, and Trans Service Members

November 11, 2014 |

Did you know that lesbians are three times more likely to serve in the military than other women and that transgender Americans also serve at a high rate? Here’s a snapshot of the realities of Black lesbian, bi, and trans women in the armed forces — and how you can help. Read More

QWoC Chronicles: Vulnerability as a Privilege

November 10, 2014 |

What happens when two Black queer women sell all their possessions, quit their cozy careers, and decide to drive across the country in an RV?! Find out in ELIXHER’s new column, QWoC Chronicles, where Tabia and Mimie Lisenbee-Parker of Purpose.Driven.Love. document their physical, emotional and spiritual journey.Read More

Our Buzz 11.08.14: Monifah, Ari Fitz & More

November 8, 2014 |

This week’s installment of “Our Buzz” features Monifah, Ari Fitz, Siya and more.Read More

What You Missed This Week 11.07.14: Elections, Trans Awareness Month & More

November 7, 2014 |

We’re back with a new round-up of recent happenings in the Black LGBT community. Stay in the know. Read More

Tumblr Thursdays

November 6, 2014 |

Here are some of our favorite Tumblr finds this week. Read More

Brittney Griner Hurt But Okay After Knife Attack in China

November 5, 2014 |

Earlier this week, star basketball player Brittney Griner was the victim of a knife attack in China.Read More

My Body. My Choice: A Couple’s Journey Into Surrogacy and IVF

November 4, 2014 |

Angela Ferrell-Zabala, 39, and Fernanda Ferrell-Zabala, 32, have been on the journey to expanding their family through surrogacy and in vitro fertilization (IVF) since 2008.Read More

The Read: “The Twelve Tribes” of Hattie by Ayana Mathis

November 3, 2014 |

Ayana Mathis’ debut novel, “The Twelve Tribes of Hattie,” is a collection of short stories that speak to the complexities of Black motherhood, healing, and the loss of and search for peace.Read More