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ELIXHER | April 1, 2015

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What You Missed This Week 2.27.15: Bi Awareness, Trans Love & More

February 27, 2015 |

Stay in the know. We find the week’s top Black trans and queer women stories and more so you don’t have to. Read More

Tumblr Thursdays

February 26, 2015 |

Get your daily ELIXHER((FIX)). Get your life. Check out our top Tumblr finds this week! Read More

Confessions of An R&B Diva: Sexy Songstress Monifah Carter Bares All

February 25, 2015 |

A spiritually conscious artist who is not afraid to be herself in a world that wants to define her, Monifah is defying stereotypes about same-gender-loving people, and is teaching the world that love is love.Read More

InspiHERed By: Aja La’Starr

February 24, 2015 | 1

Each month ELIXHER features someone whose personal journey and individual craft inspire us to dream bigger, laugh harder, and love deeper. This month, ELIXHER spotlights Aja La’Starr, a St. Louis native, hip hop/spoken word artist, author, and educator.Read More

R.A.I.N. Foundation: A Beacon of Hope for Homeless LGBTQ Youth

February 23, 2015 |

Of the 4,000 beds for homeless youth in the United States, only 350 are specific to LGBTQ youth. Most are in New York. But there is another haven in the tristate area — perhaps the only one in New Jersey — that provides space for up to 12 LGBT youth.Read More

In the Spirit of Community-Building: Four Projects You Should Support

February 20, 2015 |

In the Spirit of Community-Building features projects that range from the personal to the political. By signal boosting these endeavors, we hope to empower, create, and sustain our own in solidarity and success.Read More

#ThisIsLuv Campaign Sparks Dialogue About Acceptance and Inclusion

February 19, 2015 |

#ThisIsLuv is a “Black love” multimedia initiative that highlights affirming LGBT love in Black communities and families. Outcry from the bi community and its supporters has amplified a conversation about erasure and intentional inclusion.Read More

WATCH: Do All #BlackLivesMatter?

February 18, 2015 |

Who dies? Who thrives? Last week, members of both the Trans Women of Color Collective (TWOCC) and #BlackLivesMatter examined the vitality and visibility of justice movements at NYU. If you were unable to attend the event, you can watch and listen to the dialogue here.Read More

Real Talk, Real Change: Trans, Bi, Youth Activists of Color Lead the Way – Part 2

February 17, 2015 |

Read part two of our two-part recap of the National Conference on LGBT Equality: Creating Change. Get inspired by how trans and bi women of color and queer youth of color owned their power and the space. Read More

Real Talk, Real Change: Trans, Bi, Youth Activists of Color Lead the Way – Part 1

February 16, 2015 |

Read part one of our two-part recap of the National Conference on LGBT Equality: Creating Change. Get inspired by how trans and bi women of color and queer youth of color owned their power and the space. Read More

Our Buzz 2.15.15: Nitty Scott, Raven-Symoné & More

February 15, 2015 |

This week’s installment of “Our Buzz” features rapper Nitty Scott on being bisexual, Raven-Symoné on EMPIRE, Laverne Cox’s new role, and more. Read More

Love at First Swipe: Why I Deleted My Online Dating Profile

February 13, 2015 |

“Dating in this city is tedious,” writes ELIXHER contributor Kristen McCallum. “Everyone is too busy, too straight, too full of themselves or too married. It’s a chore. So to my own dismay, I went ahead and created my biggest crutch of all time…the online profile.”Read More

10 Trans Women of Color In Love

February 12, 2015 | 2

In honor of Valentine’s Day, all week ELIXHER will be celebrating our love — our love of self and our love of other women of color who are trans, queer, and cis. We joined forces with dynamic trans community leaders of color and grassroots groups to profile how beautiful and powerful love looks for 10 trans women of color. Read More