Hey BlaqOUT Conference,
I wanted to share with you some resources for those who work with and/or support LGBTQ communities of color. This month, Darnell Moore and Wade Davis launched an exciting multimedia campaign called #ThisIsLuv, designed to highlight stories and images of acceptance and love for LGBTQ people in black communities. The campaign stretches across Ebony, Tumblr and the Huffington Post.
Some of the writings include:
"How My Dad Became a Queer Black Feminist" by Alexis Pauline Gumbs.
"They Loved Me as a Daughter, They Love Me as a Son" by Tiq Milan.
"A Black Bisexual Manifesto" by Crystal Fleming.
Finally, here's a link to a HuffPostLive conversation with some of the people involved in the campaign!
BlaqOUT Planning Committee
Saturday, February 21, 2015
All presenters, including co-presenters, must also apply to attend BlaqOUT and self-identify as Black/African American or of African descent; and as Same Gender Loving, Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Queer, Questioning or somewhere on the LGBT spectrum.
Please note that all rooms will include a white board, dry erase markers, and a projector. However, you must provide your own laptop. If you are using a Mac, please provide your own adapter for projector use. Internet access will be available for presenters.
We especially encourage you to propose programs that are interactive, create dialogue, or are action-oriented.
Please note your workshop proposal is not complete until you and any co-presenters also apply to attend BlaqOUT.
CLICK HERE to fill out the Workshop Proposal Form!