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ELIXHER | January 30, 2015

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Our Buzz 1.25.15: Laverne Cox, Janet Mock, GLAAD Award Noms & More

January 25, 2015 |

This week’s installment of Our Buzz features Laverne Cox, Janet Mock, GLAAD Media Award nominations, and more.Read More

What You Missed This Week 1.23.15: #SOTU, #AllBlackLivesMatter, & More

January 23, 2015 |

Stay in the know. President Obama’s State of the Union; eight critical facts about the state of transgender America​; and more news relevant to YOU.Read More

Black Transgender Woman Lamia Beard Murdered in Virginia

January 23, 2015 | 1

Lamia Beard, a 30-year-old Black trans woman, was recently murdered in Norfolk, Virginia. Rest in power, Lamia. #AllBlackLivesMatterRead More

Lesbian Author Cheril N. Clarke On Keeping It Hot In Her Marriage

January 22, 2015 | 1

What do you think of the playwright’s tips to ignite the flame in long-term relationships?
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Editor’s Corner: Sacred Rituals for Staying Centered

January 21, 2015 | 1

ELIXHER’s editor-in-chief Kimberley McLeod reflects on daily rituals that give her joy and shares other musings in our new Editor’s Corner!Read More

Toshi Reagon Sows Something Magical With “Parable” Concert

January 20, 2015 |

Toshi Reagon’s musical rendition of “Parable of the Sower” resonates as a powerful wake-up call. Read More

Viewers Weigh In on “Lackluster” #LightGirls Documentary

January 20, 2015 |

Last night, viewers took to social media to weigh in on the OWN documentary “Light Girls.” Black queer women writers and activists were among those that sounded off. Check out what two of our favorite social commentators had to say and tell us what YOU thought about the film on our fair-skinned sisters.Read More

Activists and Celebrities Have #TheTalk with MTV for MLK Day

January 19, 2015 |

In honor of Martin Luther King, Jr. Day, MTV will be sharing video and written testimonials from celebrities, artists, cultural figures, and young people — including ELIXHER’s very own founder and editor-in-chief, Kimberley McLeod. Tell us what you think of MTV’s new campaign.Read More

Our Buzz 1.18.15: “The Fosters,” Elle Royal & More

January 18, 2015 |

This week’s installment of Our Buzz features “The Fosters” winter premiere, rapper Elle Royal, ally Naomi Campbell and more. Read More

Second Season Confirmed for #EmpireFOX Featuring #QWOC AzMarie

January 18, 2015 |

Due to massive ratings, AzMarie tweeted that Fox confirmed another season of Fox’s hit show “Empire”.Read More

What You Missed This Week 1.16.15: Philly Lesbian Shot, Trans Visibility & More

January 16, 2015 |

We find the week’s top Black queer and trans women stories so you don’t have to. A Black lesbian is shot and killed in Philly; trans activist Lourdes Hunter talks about fixing society instead of trans people; and more news relevant to YOU. Read More

Tumblr Thursdays

January 15, 2015 |

Get your daily ELIXHER((FIX)). Get your life.Read More

Mommy Moment: Staceyann Chin Teaches Daughter About Consent

January 14, 2015 | 1

In an adorable YouTube clip, Black lesbian author and activist Staceyann Chin and her toddler, Zuri, talk about autonomy and consent. So precious. And powerful. Read More

Love Without Limits: Kim and Tiq Milan Featured in OUT Magazine

January 13, 2015 | 1

We couldn’t stop swooning when we saw queer and trans activists Kim and Tiq Milan profiled in OUT magazine’s Love Issue. Read More