At the ripe young age of 21, B. Cole landed a job many people far older than she can only dream of: She worked in the White House, directing leadership development programming for the Harry S. Truman Foundation. And she didn’t stop there.
Ryann Makenzi Holmes is the co-founder of bklyn boihood, a collective that creates visibility and builds community within masculine of center bois, lesbians, queers, trans-identified, studs, doms, butches and AGs of color.
Harlem Pride president Carmen Neely talks to WPIX 11 News about marriage equality, gay pride and community.
“Black or Latino gay couples are twice as likely as their white counterparts to be raising children. They are also more likely to be economically disadvantaged. Marriage equality gives these families and others the protections that will allow them to provide for their loved ones, including the ability to adopt, hospital visitation, medical decision-making power and access to family insurance policies,” said Kimberley McLeod, a spokeswoman for GLAAD, the Gay & Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation.
“A victory in New York would set a powerful example for the rest of the country. It will show that New Yorkers want what all Americans want, which is to take care of the people they love and to protect their families.”
The 3rd Annual BLU Retreat! October 7-9, 2011
Last year over 150 women descended upon the hills of Malibu to make magic…
To celebrate our lives as women of African descent, who love other women. Women were drawn here from throughout the US, and internationally to experience the love, the joy, the wisdom, the songs and the dance that is unique to our lives. We rejoiced our shared experience and celebrated our differences.
This September, we will come together, and again transform our 120 private wooded acre retreat into our own nurturing, loving, supportive, understanding, Sistahspace.