Many of us want to bring about change within our communities because of the disoriented minds of people that ultimately produce chaos, be it injustice, hate crimes, poverty etc. Those determined to revolt against the ills of the world find a way to get the message of their heart across. South African photographer Zanele Muholi is one of these revolutionaries sharing her opinions, beliefs, and love to people near and afar. She is an activist for the Black LGBT community-…Continue
Added by Gender Bent on December 9, 2013 at 12:00pm — No Comments
NAZ + MAALIK, an independent film
A decade into the War on Terror, two first-generation Muslim teens – friends, classmates, business partners, lovers – spend their Friday hustling the streets of Bed-Stuy, Brooklyn. While deciding whether to tell their community about their homosexuality, Naz and Maalik’s…
On our radar for their courage and general badassness: the City Lads Ladies are a female soccer team in the Eastern Cape, South Africa. Their story touches on passion, resilience, sexism, homophobia, rape. "A lot of women soccer players are being killed because they say 'We'll show you that you are a woman.'" says team member Titie. “Two guys came in front of me. They robbed me first. They didn't know I was a girl. This other guy said “no man that's a girl” and that's when they…Continue
Middle-class, white women have always been the poster children of feminism, and regardless of a woman's race it could always be a rich man's, err, woman's movement. Considering the wealth gap between families in the United States have been color-coded and broken down by race, let's not forget that there is a certain privilege to having the availability and resources to fight for equal rights and battle social disparities.
Writers Mikki Kendall and Jamie Nesbitt Golden…
Marvel's announcement that character Prodigy is bisexual got a lot of people butt hurt (no pun intended!), saying they're trying to force LGBT propaganda on children. WorldofBlackHeroes.com reports that Prodigy was added to Marvel's Young Avengers line-up and that the announcement of his bisexuality caused an uproar with some comic books aficionados: "The comments regarding the news ranged from comic companies…Continue
Addressing persistent rumors about her sexual orientation, Janelle Monae recently told the “Sway In The Morning” radio show hosts: "I feel love has no sexual orientation. Love has no religious belief. Love is the purest and most important thing we can possess for ourselves and for others. I keep my personal life very much to myself. I want everybody to focus on my music.""I feel love has no sexual orientation. Love has no religious belief. Love is the purest and most important…Continue
Out Magazine published a list of 38 Queer Black Musicians, including Josephine Baker, Bessie Smith, Little Richard, Doug Pinnick, Mykki Blanco, Frank Ocean, Rahsaan Patterson, Kele Okereke of Bloc Party and many more.
Check the full list here and let us know who you would add to it.…
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
In a world where some tend to wonder first if a girl "asked for it" when she gets raped, isn't it time to shift the conversation and ask what in the world makes someone think it's OK to rape?
The Nation published an article titled "Ten Things to End Rape Culture". - L.
"1. Name the real problems: Violent masculinity and victim-blaming. These are the…
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
Check out "Beyond the 'angry Black woman' ", conversation on Al Jazeera's The Stream about "stereotypes used historically by Whites to justify slavery and racial inferiority".
Excerpts: "Some say today's reality TV shows and Hollywood movies help to reinforce those stereotypes, perpetuating the negative perceptions of African-American women."
"Why do these racist depictions continue to resurface in mainstream media? What's the societal impact for African-American…
Added by Gender Bent on March 1, 2013 at 11:22am — No Comments
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.)…
Added by Gender Bent on February 4, 2013 at 5:07am — No Comments
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…
There are those who have relationships that are on life support or total corpses and these folks wanna use stones, herbs and/or candles to bring the relationship back to life. Boy, are these folks the depressive sort.
By: The Black Witch,…Continue
Candy Magazine, The first transgender fashion magazine of it's kind, paid homage to First Lady Michelle Obama in this month's issue. Notably in drag culture, cultural icons and respectable public figures are saluted as a noteworthy subjects to be represented in drag, such as…Continue
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.…
Added by Gender Bent on November 30, 2012 at 11:57am — No Comments
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!!!…
Added by Gender Bent on November 23, 2012 at 8:04am — No Comments
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
It's Friday! FINALLY! If you are near Georgia State University, we have something to for you to do so you can kick off your weekend.Continue