Jan 18 2011

Allied Media Projects ran a “Train-the-Trainers” video production class for the Ruth Ellis Center, a residential and drop-in center for Detroit LGBTQ youth. Through the class, Ruth Ellis youth produced a documentary on voguing. Voguing is a highly-stylized modern house dance started in New York clubs in the 80s that lives on in the African American LGBTQ community and brings together Ruth Ellis Center’s youth.

(Source: alliedmedia.org)

Feb 22 2010

Allied Media Conference accepting proposals for 2010

The Colorado Anti Violence Program (http://www.coavp.org) in collaboration with FIERCE (http://www.fiercenyc.org) is organizing the first ever Trans & Queer Youth Media Track at the Allied Media Conference. We are seeking youth led workshops, caucuses, meet ups etc that center LGBTQ experiences. We are especially excited to see sessions that incorporate digital storytelling, participatory action research, community mapping, performance or documentary film as tools for healing, education and community organizing. The Trans & Queer Youth Track is a creative grounds for year-round collaboration and we encourage session proposals that are coming from multiple groups and make space for ongoing networking and working
partnerships.

For questions or details feel free to contact Eleanor Dewey at eleanor@coavp.org or 303.839.5204 or Manny Vaz at ellen@fiercenyc.org. See you in Detroit!!

http://alliedmediaconference.org/program/tracks

The Colorado Anti Violence Program (http://www.coavp.org) in collaboration with
FIERCE (http://www.fiercenyc.org) is organizing the first ever Trans & Queer Youth Media Track at the Allied Media Conference. We are seeking youth led workshops, caucuses, meet ups etc that center LGBTQ experiences. We are especially excited to see sessions that incorporate digital storytelling, participatory action research, community mapping, performance or documentary film as tools for healing, education and community organizing. The Trans & Queer Youth Track is a creative grounds for year-round collaboration and we encourage session proposals that are coming from multiple groups and make space for ongoing networking and working
partnerships.

For questions or details feel free to contact Eleanor Dewey at eleanor@coavp.org or 303.839.5204 or Manny Vaz at ellen@fiercenyc.org. See you in Detroit!!

Jan 4 2010
" In “If Men Could Menstruate,” Gloria Steinem makes the persuasive argument that “Whatever a ‘superior’ group has will be used to justify its superiority, and whatever an ‘inferior’ group has will be used to justify its plight.”

For too long the definition of racism has been a fight between white and black manhood or “who’s the bigger man”, so to speak. We’ve trivialized the existence of gender between both groups of men in favor for discussion of the “bigger issue”.

This has historically enabled white female supremacy—the most unchallenged form of white supremacy—to escape any critical thought.
What If Black Women Were White Women? (Things That Make You Go Hmm…) (via amandaw) (via materialworld)
Dec 30 2009
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Dec 4 2009
transpride:

fuckyeahtrannies:

Today we bring you two honorees from the 2009 “School Days” Out 100 — this year’s look at the 100 gay, lesbian, and trans people who have impacted gay and mainstream culture in the past 12 months — Kehinde Wiley and Bebe Zahara Benet. […] Nea Marshall Kudi’s drag persona, Bebe Zahara Benet (above, right) was born when, while working a Parisian runway, the male model was asked to fill in for female models who’d gone MIA. Raised in the West African Republic of Cameroon, Marshall took the pole position on RuPaul’s Drag Race in March and is preparing to release his first EP.

transpride:

fuckyeahtrannies:

Today we bring you two honorees from the 2009 “School Days” Out 100 — this year’s look at the 100 gay, lesbian, and trans people who have impacted gay and mainstream culture in the past 12 months — Kehinde Wiley and Bebe Zahara Benet.

[…]

Nea Marshall Kudi’s drag persona, Bebe Zahara Benet (above, right) was born when, while working a Parisian runway, the male model was asked to fill in for female models who’d gone MIA. Raised in the West African Republic of Cameroon, Marshall took the pole position on RuPaul’s Drag Race in March and is preparing to release his first EP.
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