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…
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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…
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
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…
Heartbreak. Aint it grand. We love and lose for different reasons, but we'll never be able to keep it until we can accept ourselves. Analytical Williams shares an open letter to her exes. *sniff*…Continue
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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!…
I get relatively bothered by people who take it upon themselves to jump to conclusions and label me just by looking at me. By looking at me, I'm automatically called an African, a lesbian, a chick "who had nothing better to do…Continue
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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…
Added by Gender Bent on October 12, 2012 at 11:59am — No Comments
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