ELIXHER is a GLAAD Media Award-nominated website and magazine. It is the go-to resource for all things empowering, thought-provoking, and pertinent to Black queer and trans women and non-binary people. You’ll find news, uplifting profiles, local events, political commentary, personal reflections, and more.

Our sleeker, savvier approach to storytelling and further shifting the media landscape…

ELIXHER serves as a central hub for information and connectivity that is always one step ahead and sorts through the clutter for compelling, authentic content.

Enjoy the content on our site? Then you’ll love our bi-annual magazine, available in print and digitally.



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How To Ask For Money To Fund Your Business

With Kimberley McLeod, LGBT Women of Color Make Their Own Spotlight

The G-List Society – The “Black LGBT Power 100″ 2013: The World’s Most Influential Black LGBT Personalities

Clay Cane Live on WWRL 1600AM [31:56 – 40:00]

Politini on Blis FM – Who is Narrating YOUR Story?

bklyn boihood – GIVE: Elixher’s Digital Magazine and National Launch

GLAAD – Celebrating National Women’s History Month, GLAAD Speaks to Kimberley McLeod

Black Enterprise – New Digital Magazine Targets Black Lesbian, Bisexual and Transgender Women

Autostraddle – ELIXHER Magazine, The Ultimate Resource for LGBTQ Black Women, Needs Your Help!

Autostraddle – Difficult Love: Watch Zanele Muholi’s Powerful Documentary on the South African LGBTQ Experience

Charly Writes/Delightful Writes – CWDW Interviews…Kimberley McLeod

Women’s Media Center – The Women’s Media Center Announces Social Media Award Nominees

GO Magazine – 100 Women We Love: ELIXHER’s Kimberley McLeod

GLAAD – Poet Jade Foster Discusses THE REVIVAL, a Poetry Tour

Pride Index – Cool & Invigorating ELIXHER.com

Blog Talk Radio – Black History Series: Founder of Elixher – Kimberley McLeod

Clutch Magazine – Check This: Elixher, a New Website for the Black LBT Community!

The Lesbian Lifestyle – TLL Editors Pick

Autostraddle – ‘The Peculiar Kind’ Webseries with ‘Our News’ by ELIXHER

Autostraddle – State of the Union #2

Autostraddle – Also. Also. Also.

AfterEllen – Morning Brew

Racialicious – ‘It Did Not Start With Stonewall’ Resurfaces After Five Years

Racialicious – Didn’t You Forget Me? A Queer Black Feminist’s Analysis of the Black Marriage Debate

*Featured photos by Glennisha Morgan and Sil Nelson

26 Responses

  1. Pretty Prissy

    Well, Good Morning!

    What a wonderful way to start a Saturday. I must have been living in a bubble, because I just discovered Elixher, and I’m delighted with it’s content.

    Congratulations, and positive energy on all your endeavors, and future success. You just gained another faithful follower.

    Have a beautiful weekend!


  2. Luna

    I am so thankful for the existence of this magazine and I will gladly give my money to keep it alive. Thank you to the black feminist queer goddesses who write on this site, providing us with opportunities to really dialogue like adults and have critical debates about important issues in our community. It’s an amazing thing to have a black queer buddhist woman living in America and I am so grateful. I was turning to tumblr for these discussions, but it just wasn’t fulfilling. I’m glad to be able to come here as well.

    much love,

  3. Elise L.


    I don’t know where to begin in expressing my admiration for what you have founded here! At Georgetown, I didn’t know that what you were searching for was community. I am glad that you have found a place to express your strong voice, and are able to support other queer-identified women. I truly admire your bravery. I applaud you, the staff, and your supporters on a job well done. I look forward to seeing you soar!

  4. Dj Petrecere

    Hi! I’ve been reading your web site for some time now and finally got the bravery to go ahead and give you a shout out from Kingwood Texas! Just wanted to say keep up the fantastic job!

  5. Jes

    Hello Elixher!

    I would like to submit an event listing for your Events page. How could I go about doing that?

    Thank you, and thanks for doing such a service to the community!

  6. YadaYada

    Speaking of Poetry.

    If anyone knows of any black lesbian / lgbt driven open mic / poetry/ art collectives that do not hinge on show tunes in the NYC area , please post.

    Thank you for a great site.

  7. Simply Tee Poetry

    Wow! This site is passed interesting. Being a poet in the LGBT community it’s always nice to find social outlets. I def want to be a staple on this page. I am a very active poet as well as a Drill SGT in the Army. Please keep in touch. So Peaceful

  8. she'lz

    PLEASE let me know when email subscriptions (and/or Google Reader) of your posts will be made available.

    i’m LUV’n your site and don’t want to miss a thing!

  9. Mary Anne Adams

    Love your site! Thanks for finding and posting the recent video on Black Lesbian Elders, I posted it on our facebook page: ZAMI NOBLA (National Organization of Black Lesbians on Aging) and shared it all over FB. I am more and more convinced everyday that we have to tell our own stories or we will be rendered invisible.

  10. Amanda McQueen

    This website is wonderful. I have enjoyed reading all of the articles and gaining knowledge on what is going on in the Queer Black community. Keep up the good work.

  11. Butters Papi

    Love your website, especially the “Our Family” section, we need to see more qpoc family representations. Great job putting this site together. Also, we just reposted your “10 things we are tired of hearing” on our FB page, smart and witty! please follow us on twitter and FB we want to stay connected with what you do.

  12. The Retro Natural

    What a lovely concept! We do need more representation in the LBT community. There are tons of media website that are from a white gay male perspective but not many from mine as a fellow queer. Now.. If I can just figure out how to add this to my google reader 😀

  13. Renee

    This is now in my list of favorites. Reading your articles is now a regular part of my weekly routine. Thanks for putting all of this together. We needed a clear, professional, informative, warm voice and you are certainly providing that and more.

    Thank you.


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