Arianne Benford

InspiHERed By: Arianne Benford

InspiHERed By spotlights phenomenal women in the Black queer community—everyone from artists to activists. Each week ELIXHER features someone whose personal journey and individual craft inspire us to dream bigger, laugh harder, and love deeper. This week we co...
femmes

"Femmes Must Wear Heels." Not.

"The woman who takes a woman lover lives dangerously within patriarchy." - Cheryl Clarke Loving another woman, while immensely personal, is inherently political. It challenges some of the very societal struc...
pillow cafe lounge

Best of Brooklyn: Coffee Shops

Spring's here! So grab your laptop, a good book or a friend and check out some of the borough's most Black queer-friendly cafes.* ELIXHER recommends... Pillow Café Lounge What you'll find... Cozy vibe and friendly staff. Plus, free WiFi. Don't leave ...
corrective rape

Faces of Your Fears: Corrective Rape in South Africa

Since 1998, over thirty lesbians have been killed in South Africa as a result of “corrective rape” (rape intended to punish a lesbian and believed to change or "correct" her sexuality). Some estimate that at least ten lesbians are raped or assaulted each week in Cape Town alone.
rebecca emmanuelle

InspiHERed By: Rebecca Emmanuelle

InspiHERed By spotlights phenomenal women in the Black queer community—everyone from artists to activists. Each week ELIXHER features someone whose personal journey and individual craft inspire us to dream bigger, laugh harder, and love deeper. This week, Rebe...