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This blog is for women of color interested in other women of color. This is a safe space for WOC and gender non-conforming POC. The primary point of this blog is for queer WOC to come together and share common interests that could perhaps lead to more. WOCWLWOC is a place to meet others like yourself, which may be difficult in your offline life. This blog operates much like GWLG, but current events and queer/feminist texts can also be shared, and it's highly encouraged. QTPOC are encouraged to submit as well.


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5centsapound:

Zanele Muholi: Of Love & Loss (2014) - Currently showing at Stevenson Gallery in Johannesberg (South Africa) from 14 February - 4 April 2014.

The opening coincides with the presentation of a prestigious Prince Claus Award to Muholi.

Gallery Statement:

In times of increasingly homophobic legislation enacted by African countries and in a climate of intolerance towards homosexuals in the Western world, South Africa distinguishes itself with a Constitution that recognises same-sex marriages; yet the black LGBTI (lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and intersex) community is plagued by hate crimes. Black lesbians are particularly vulnerable and are regularly victims of brutal murders and ‘curatives rapes’ at the hand of neighbours or ‘friends’.

Since 2013 Muholi has been documenting weddings and funerals in the black LGBTI community in South Africa, joyful and painful events that often seem to go hand in hand. The show features photographs, video works and an installation highlighting how manifestations of sorrow and celebration bear similarities and are occasions to underline the need for a safe space to express individual identities.

As Muholi writes:

Ayanda Magoloza and Nhlanhla Moremi’s wedding in Katlehong took place four months after Duduzile Zozo was murdered in Thokoza. Promise Meyer and Gift Sammone’s wedding in Daveyton took place on 22 December in Daveyton, 15 days after Maleshwane Radebe was buried in Ratanda. Six months earlier, Ziningi and Delisile Ndlela were married in Chesterville, Durban. Many in the area attended the ceremony, blessed the newlywed couple and prayed for them and their children. We long for such blessings as we continue to read about the trials and tribulations that LGBTI persons experience in their churches, where homosexuality is persecuted. In 2014, when South African democracy celebrates its 20 years, it seems more important than ever to raise again our voice against hate crimes and discriminations made towards the LGBTI community.

The exhibition includes also a series of autobiographical images, intimate portraits of Muholi and her partner taken during their travels, a tender counterpoint to the tension still generated in South Africa today by same-sex and interracial relationships.

see her past work here.

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janetmock:

Proud to be ELIXHER’s cover girl! In the Body Issue we create a space to celebrate our bodies, our narratives and our truths.
I’ve written about my experience shooting the cover and helping shape the theme of the issue with ELIXHER editor in chief Kimberley McLeod.
Lastly, I will be joined by Kimberley and the other queer women of the Body Issue who bravely bare all — Kim Crosby, Mia McKenzie and Tiona McClodden — on Thursday April 24 for a LIVE conversation via Google Hangouts at 3pm ET/12pm PT.

janetmock:

Proud to be ELIXHER’s cover girl! In the Body Issue we create a space to celebrate our bodies, our narratives and our truths.

I’ve written about my experience shooting the cover and helping shape the theme of the issue with ELIXHER editor in chief Kimberley McLeod.

Lastly, I will be joined by Kimberley and the other queer women of the Body Issue who bravely bare all — Kim Crosby, Mia McKenzie and Tiona McClodden — on Thursday April 24 for a LIVE conversation via Google Hangouts at 3pm ET/12pm PT.

Reblogged from girlswholikegirls
girlswholikegirls:

Nicki. 20. A writer and an utter nerd residing in good ol’ SC.
I feel like talking to new people, so maybe drop by? c:
lesbian-supreme.tumblr.com

girlswholikegirls:

Nicki. 20. A writer and an utter nerd residing in good ol’ SC.

I feel like talking to new people, so maybe drop by? c:

lesbian-supreme.tumblr.com

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lezbhonest:

dattch-app:

dattch-app:


What is Dattch?

Dattch is a lesbian social app developed for women and by women. Women aren’t the same as men, so how do you expect to find your princess charming in a dating website built by guys? With a sleek design, Dattch helps you meet with great women in your area, whether it’s for coffee, friendship or… well, you’re big enough to work that one out. 

Interesting, how can I download it?

You can download it for free in the iTunes UK store. We are only available for iOS in the United Kingdom at the moment, but that’s soon gonna change. If you want to see Dattch in your country, feel free to drop us a word to say where you’d like to have it. In fact, feel free to contact us for anything: critique, feedback or even to just say hi! (Hi!)

When is it coming out for Android?
We are already developing an Android version, so be sure that when it’s out in the Play Store, we’ll be posting it on every social media of ours! While you wait, why not subscribe to our newsletter? That way you can know as soon as it’s out. You can also follow us on Twitter or Facebook.
How can I contact you?

We love feedback so you can get in touch any way you want! Ask us a question on Tumblr or any other platform and we will reply ASAP. It’s really important that we know what you find of the app so we can deliver the best experience for you. 

I meet someone great on Dattch, I’m so happy!

That is awesome. We totally knew you would. Why don’t you submit a post to us telling how that happened? First impressions, first dates, we’d love to hear! 

I still haven’t met anyone at Dattch. Sadface.

Ok, first of all, say hi to some girls! And why don’t you submit us your profile? Submit a post with your picture saying how old you are, your interests, Tumblr username and name on Dattch, then someone who likes you can send you a message. Yay!

Where else can I find you?
Apart from here and the iTunes Store, you can catch us on our blog, Facebook, Pinterest, Twitter and Instagram.  We really like social media. 
So what are you trying to do?

Right now we just wanted to get the word around about Dattch, so hopefully we can help lots of gay girls meet other gay girls! So if you like the app, reblog this, like this and tell your friends.


Download Dattch now on the iTunes App store!

We have recently updated this post and our about page to add some of you guys most frequent questions.
If there is anything you want to know, fire away. 

Another awesome dating app for queer ladies!! Good luck, lesbos. Remember to always always always bring an apartment rental guide to the second date.

lezbhonest:

dattch-app:

dattch-app:

What is Dattch?

  • Dattch is a lesbian social app developed for women and by women. Women aren’t the same as men, so how do you expect to find your princess charming in a dating website built by guys? With a sleek design, Dattch helps you meet with great women in your area, whether it’s for coffee, friendship or… well, you’re big enough to work that one out.

Interesting, how can I download it?

  • You can download it for free in the iTunes UK store. We are only available for iOS in the United Kingdom at the moment, but that’s soon gonna change. If you want to see Dattch in your country, feel free to drop us a word to say where you’d like to have it. In fact, feel free to contact us for anything: critique, feedback or even to just say hi! (Hi!)

When is it coming out for Android?

  • We are already developing an Android version, so be sure that when it’s out in the Play Store, we’ll be posting it on every social media of ours! While you wait, why not subscribe to our newsletter? That way you can know as soon as it’s out. You can also follow us on Twitter or Facebook.

How can I contact you?

  • We love feedback so you can get in touch any way you want! Ask us a question on Tumblr or any other platform and we will reply ASAP. It’s really important that we know what you find of the app so we can deliver the best experience for you.

I meet someone great on Dattch, I’m so happy!

  • That is awesome. We totally knew you would. Why don’t you submit a post to us telling how that happened? First impressions, first dates, we’d love to hear!

I still haven’t met anyone at Dattch. Sadface.

  • Ok, first of all, say hi to some girls! And why don’t you submit us your profile? Submit a post with your picture saying how old you are, your interests, Tumblr username and name on Dattch, then someone who likes you can send you a message. Yay!

Where else can I find you?

So what are you trying to do?

  • Right now we just wanted to get the word around about Dattch, so hopefully we can help lots of gay girls meet other gay girls! So if you like the app, reblog this, like this and tell your friends.

Download Dattch now on the iTunes App store!

We have recently updated this post and our about page to add some of you guys most frequent questions.

If there is anything you want to know, fire away

Another awesome dating app for queer ladies!! Good luck, lesbos. Remember to always always always bring an apartment rental guide to the second date.

(via lezbhonest)

Reblogged from blacklesbiancouples
queerwoc:

Love!
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Reblogged from soafrolicious
Reblogged from lottastuff
lottastuff:

Event: QPOC Warriors, Elders, and AncestorsDate: April 16th, 2014Time: 6:30pm-8:00pmLocation: Gender Equity Resource Center                202 Cesar Chavez                UC Berkeley, Ca
"QPOC Warriors, Elders and Ancestors" will highlight historical and contemporary narratives of powerful qpoc figures. Raising awareness of these various figures will reveal how vastly more diverse the qpoc movement has been than commonly thought. With a deeper understanding of qpoc historical narratives, attendees will have real time examples of struggles and triumphs to share with their home communities and peers. At the same time, more effective outreach will be possible due to an increased awareness of the cultural realities and sensitivities that have historically affected the various identities within the qpoc community. There will be queer-identified educators and activists of color on a panel providing their empowering voices of insight to the space.~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ABOUT QPOC TOGETHERIn creating a safe and brave space for queer identified students of color at UC Berkeley, we come together with our commonalities and differences as a form of self-love and self-care. As Audre Lorde put it, “caring for myself is not self-indulgence, it is self-preservation, and that is an act of political warfare.”QPOC Together is that ‘act of political warfare.’
FB Event Link: https://www.facebook.com/events/241146782738909/ 

lottastuff:

Event: QPOC Warriors, Elders, and Ancestors
Date: April 16th, 2014
Time: 6:30pm-8:00pm
Location: Gender Equity Resource Center
                202 Cesar Chavez
                UC Berkeley, Ca

"QPOC Warriors, Elders and Ancestors" will highlight historical and contemporary narratives of powerful qpoc figures. Raising awareness of these various figures will reveal how vastly more diverse the qpoc movement has been than commonly thought. 

With a deeper understanding of qpoc historical narratives, attendees will have real time examples of struggles and triumphs to share with their home communities and peers. At the same time, more effective outreach will be possible due to an increased awareness of the cultural realities and sensitivities that have historically affected the various identities within the qpoc community. There will be queer-identified educators and activists of color on a panel providing their empowering voices of insight to the space.

~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

ABOUT QPOC TOGETHER

In creating a safe and brave space for queer identified students of color at UC Berkeley, we come together with our commonalities and differences as a form of self-love and self-care. 


As Audre Lorde put it, “caring for myself is not self-indulgence, it is self-preservation, and that is an act of political warfare.”
QPOC Together is that ‘act of political warfare.’


FB Event Link: https://www.facebook.com/events/241146782738909/ 

(via fuckyeahlgbtqblackpeople)

Hello everyone!

Hope you’re all having a lovely day!

possibly submitted before, but i like new friends. Jas, 23, MD/DMV. hiiiii :)

possibly submitted before, but i like new friends. Jas, 23, MD/DMV. hiiiii :)

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Reblogged from afrolez

Black Lesbians Have Been at the Forefront of Raising Black Sexual Politics

afrolez:

#SAAM #BelieveSurvivors #NOtheRapeDocumentary #BlackLesbians


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Barbara Smith and Aishah Shahidah Simmons (photo credit: Joan Brannon, 1999)

"Black lesbians have definitely been at the forefront of raising issues of sexual politics in the Black community generally and also working on issues violence against women. Since we are outcasts anyway, of course we’re going to speak out on principle and for justice and against oppression whatever the results are because it’s not like we’re ever going to be that acceptable.” ~ Barbara Smith, Co-Founder, Combahee River Collective (1974), Kitchen Table: Women of Color Press, & Council Member, Albany, NY in NOtheRapeDocumentary.org 



Reblogged from adorablelesbiancouples
adorablelesbiancouples:

Me and my baby <3. @_genieb

adorablelesbiancouples:

Me and my baby <3. @_genieb