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ELIXHER | October 24, 2014

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

October 15, 2014 |

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

RECAP: #ELIXHERTalk: Unpacking Our Reactions to Raven-Symoné’s “Colorless” Comment

October 14, 2014 |

Did you miss last week’s #ELIXHERTalk? We explored what’s behind our strong response to actress Raven-Symoné saying she doesn’t identify as “African American” to Oprah. Here’s a recap of the conversation. We’ll be back with #ELIXHERTalk on Tuesday, November 11 at 9 p.m. ET with an exciting line-up of guest moderators! Save the date.Read More

Activism & Isolation: 
Finding Community & Comfort this Holiday Season

October 14, 2014 |

Gwendolyn Henry, founder of Bisexual Women of Color (BIWOC), shares some life-affirming advice on coping with grief during the holiday season. Read More

Poetry Makes a Comeback With THE REVIVAL

October 13, 2014 |

THE REVIVAL, presented by Jade Foster and the Cereus Arts family, is back for its fourth and final year. This salon-styled poetry tour, a testament to queer women of color and their passion for poetry, is saying farewell. Not without gifting audiences with the kind of soulful awakening and rejuvenation each performance is known for, QWOC style.Read More

Ohio Couple Changes the Face of Marriage Equality Fight

October 13, 2014 |

Unless you are white, male, economically advantaged or some combination of the three, your story is seldom highlighted when marry equality is discussed. Brittni Rogers and her wife, Brittani Henry, usher in some changes. Read More

Our Buzz 10.11.14: AzMarie, Angel Haze, Laverne Cox & More

October 11, 2014 |

This week’s installment of Our Buzz features AzMarie, Angel Haze, Laverne Cox, and more.Read More

What You Missed This Week: 10.10.14: Aniya Parker, #NCOD2014 & More

October 10, 2014 |

Stay in the know. $50K reward offered in trans woman Aniya Parker murder case; National Coming Out Day is October 11; and more news relevant to you. Read More

Tumblr Thursdays

October 9, 2014 | 1

Here are our favorite Tumblr finds this week.Read More

Trail-Blazers: Sport This Wardrobe Staple For Work & For Fun

October 8, 2014 |

Blazers are a versatile piece that works with everyone’s wardrobe. Here’s some outfit ideas and tips on wearing a blazer to work and out to play.Read More

Laverne Cox Talks Hyper-Femininity & Hyper-Visibility With bell hooks

October 8, 2014 |

Trans actress and advocate Laverne Cox recently joined scholar bell hooks for a talk at New York City’s The New School. Read an excerpt from their conversation on hyper-femininity, white supremacy, and hyper-visibility. In what ways does hyper-femininity serve as a tool for visibility and survival? In what ways does it play into patriarchy? Read More

Raven-Symone: “I Never Said I Wasn’t Black”

October 8, 2014 | 2

Raven-Symoné addresses her critics. Read More

Hate the Sin, Love Thyself? Navigating Nuances of Self-Acceptance

October 7, 2014 |

Andrea Dwyer chats with Cameron Stewart from “The L Word Mississippi: Hate the Sin” for ELIXHER. The self-identified “lesbian stud” talks about her religious beliefs, self-acceptance, “praying away” her gay, and being on the Showtime documentary. Read More

EXCLUSIVE: On the Scene with the New Face in Fashion, V V Patchouli

October 6, 2014 |

Emerging luxury handbag line V V Patchouli recently granted ELIXHER behind-the-scenes access to their fashion shoot in New York City.Read More

Justice For Brittany Kidd-Stergis, Black Transgender Ohio Woman

October 6, 2014 |

Delshawn Carroll, 20, was recently charged with the murder of Brittany Kidd-Stergis, a 22-year-old Black transgender woman in Ohio. He was sentenced to 18 years to life. Read More