The term “feminism,” in our society, is one that is often misinterpreted, understood only by way of pop cultural references that serve to mock and berate the movement and its ideologies. When many people hear “feminism,” they think of overzealous, hyper-aggressive women that despise all men. When many people hear “feminism,” they often imagine said women as…Continue
If growing up a Black kid listening to "white" post-hardcore and screamo music in suburban northern Virginia didn’t make me feel odd enough, I too had to cope with the social consequences of my sexuality and effeminacy. Constantly bombarded with remarks on my mannerisms, the feminine inflections in my voice and the way I ran in gym class, I realized that something about me was contradictory to preconceived notions of what a Black male “should” be. When I came to college I…Continue
By Justin Allen
The downtown Manhattan university renowned for its radical approach to education, The New School, has recently implemented gender neutral bathrooms in its facilities. While restrooms segregated by gender are still accessible within the urban campus of clustered buildings, this advancement presents an opportunity to consider the inherent prejudice of gender separation.…
It's Black History Month! Join The Peculiar Kind onTumblr every Monday as we show love and honor black owned businesses, entrepreneurs, creatives, legends and leaders in our community.
Until then, check out the season no. 2 teaser... (We're Baaa-aack with new faces & new voices on February 28th 2013 9PM EST.)…
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We came across this article on GLAAD.org so we had to share it with you.
REMEMBERING HOMELESS YOUTH DURING THE HOLIDAYS
As families across the country gather to celebrate the holidays, it’s important to remember the many people, particularly LGBTQ-identified youth, who are without a permanent home or family simply because of who they are and love.
In fact, a census conducted by the Empire State Coalition and released by the New York City Council in 2008, found…
Been wondering what's going on with The Peculiar Kind lately? Welp, we're gearing up for season no. 2, prepping for our spring tour, working on dropping a new web series and more...
We're posting our season finale episode about Community next week (It's been a long time coming... You can thank Sandy and a wonky internet connection ever since her wrath for that delay) but in the meantime check out the new Trailer/Snippet for The Peculiar Kind: The Doc.…
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THE ARTCHITECTS ANNUAL COAT DRIVE
Now is the perfect time to go through your closets and pull out some of those coats that have been collecting dust. There is still an alarming amount of people who are still recovering from Sandy and/or homeless. Please donate your unused coats!!!…
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Check out this spread + behind-the-scenes videos from fashion mag V Magazine, featuring "studs", aka masculine lesbians/queer women! Photos by Nick Knight, fashion by Simon Foxton. You like?…Continue
We absolutely LOVE Meshell Ndegeocello's music and we think it would be amazing if she would sit down and chat with The Peculiar Kind. Yes? Well, let's put that out in the universe and see what happens. HA!
Check out her interview with BET as she chats a little about sexuality, Nina Simone and…
It’s that time of the year again, when all American citizens have a right to vote for the right person to lead the country. Apparently it is also that time again, where Blacks are being harassed by some racist white people, including in the LGBTQ community when LGBTQ issues are up for a vote. One of those issues is marriage equality. Recently, I was one of the people who was harassed by one of those white racist Gay male. The harassment spun from a comment I made on the…Continue
Spirit Day is an annual day in October when millions of Americans wear purple to speak out against bullying and to show their support for lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender youth.
You can also show your support by tweeting using hashtag #spiritday and changing your twitter and facebook profile pictures to a lovely purple hue!…
It's Pride Month at New York University and the organizers have a calendar filled with goodies. One being the Reel Queer Film Series. If you haven't seen the film 'PARIAH', you can check it out on October 18th at NYU. It is FREE and OPEN TO THE PUBLIC!
Directed by Tisch alum Dee Rees, Pariah highlights the trials and tribulations of a young black woman in Brooklyn as she explores her sexual and gender identity. It illustrates how the responses of family, friends and…
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With dynamic performances from poets and musicians alike, THE REVIVAL weaves a salon-styled night of libations and genuine fellowship. Reminiscent of independent poetry tours like SisterSpit…Saltlines… the iconic Def Poetry Jam, The Revival is a unique arts experience as each concert takes place in an actual home. A collective of queer women artists on a national, 10-day expedition, The Revival caravan honors a queer tradition. They not only demand safe space, they create…Continue
It seems that 2012 has been the year for Queer Artists. The Peculiar Kind would like to say... About damn time! But seriously, Art is art and whether you're queer, straight, red, brown or green, if your art is great, people will relate ( We write rhymes too.) Below is a little something we threw together (literally) from this years Latex Ball featuring Zebra Katz and Njenna Reddd Foxxx. Also, check out the dates for Zebra Katz and Azealia Banks European tour... BIG…Continue
We are taking our documentary, "The Peculiar Kind: A Doc" on tour starting October 22nd thru November 16th! The documentary is based on the web series that provides a more detailed look into the QWOC community with never before seen conversations, meetings, events and interviews. The film covers topics from gentrification to unemployment and issues from queer communities around the world.
If you're interested in bringing TPK to your College or University, reserve your date…
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Here's a sneak peek of The Peculiar Kind's weekend at Afropunk Fest 2012 and a teaser of our season finale... "Community". As you all know, The Afropunk Festival is full of so many different kinds of people from various walks of life. With that in mind we decided to ask folks at the festival two simple questions:
1. How do you define community?
2. How important is it to have a supportive community?
Our season finale drops in October so stay tuned…
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In Episode No. 5, we discussed queer folks of color in the media with artists of various backgrounds and experiences. The artists featured are so AMAZING that we want you to get to know them a little better. Check out The Peculiar Kind's "ARTIST SPOTLIGHT" with Syd Tha Kyd // Ayo Leilani // Siaira Shawn // Alexa Hall // THEESatisfaction.…Continue
If you didn't make it to the screening organized by AFROPUNK at FREE CANDY 2 weeks ago, we've got you covered. Here is what you missed! In this episode, the cast talk about visible queer folks of color in the media, if they feel accurately portrayed in the media, and what they'd like to see more of in the media "when it comes to the queers".…Continue
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Be proud of who you are! More voices from the LGBT/queer community: Identity is a big component of who we are, how we define ourselves. Some of us stick to a label, others refuse to be put in a category, some want to create their own category! Self-decribed "filmmaker/vagabond/queer enthusiast" Niq Lewis from Brooklyn tells us about her new project: "The 'i am ______' Project, which is a series of interviews asking queer New Yorkers to come out & identify themselves (or not)…Continue
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Reading the logo for The Artchitects, a female-run production company based in New York, is like that of an inspirational yoga testimonial. Splashed across their website reads “The Artchitects. Breathe, feel, create. Where anything is possible.” The company’s founders, Mursi Layne and Alexis Casson, are standing behind their brand, serving as film directors, sound design, DJ’s, and most recently releasing a popular web series, …Continue