NIA Collective is a non-profit organization that’s been around for 24 years and is for Lesbians of African Descent.
In addition to the annual weekend retreat (every third weekend in November) - which sistas from all over the globe attend, we also support other groups that address the needs of Lesbians & SGL women of African descent.
Come “Like” our new fan page on Facebook & please spread the word.
Blessings Afro Queers and Good People of the Like!
This post is centered around the sharing of an awesomely amazing and brilliant project entitled, Hidden in the Open: A Photographic Essay of Afro American Male Couples. For those of you who may already know about this collection, please do continue to share and spread the wonders of this project!
Hidden in the Open is the work of curator, Trent Kelly. Trent has assembled an in depth collection of images, prints, and photographs that reveal the affections, coupling, and/or romance of Black Gay Men. The collection tells the stories and histories of Black Gay Men in America with a remarkable visual truth and insight that adds to the visual culture and fabric of the narrative of Afro Queer folks.
Please do enjoy your stroll through this collection and share with your loved ones!
Please Please Please take a look see at the link above to learn more about The Untitled Black Lesbian Elder Project, its creators, and how you may support their work. The project is definitely one that both inspires and ignites the work and creativity of Afro Qwe’re just as it may do the same for you and yours.
Black America Web News recently published a brief article that details the work South African lesbian activists and community folk in Cape Town are organizing around corrective rape targeting lesbians. Yesterday, Monday, March 14th, there were multiple demonstrations outside of parliament and there has been much mobilization of petitions globally!
Keeping an ear to the ground of South Africa’s struggles around violence and hate crimes is a necessary stand in solidarity and in building a conscious network of effective organizing and resistance!
Black gay activist, Duncan Teague donated his papers to the Auburn Avenue Research Library in 2009 and now celebrations of public viewings of the works are underway this weekend! If you are anywhere near Atlanta, you should definitely try to make your way to the party to share in OUR documented history…our stories!
Shifting the Vantage Point invites the submission of original, engaging, well-written, truth-telling, and previously unpublished Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgendered, and Queer [LGBT] love stories, personal essays, creative non-fiction, interviews, novel excerpts, and/poetry for a forthcoming anthology, Same-Sex, Same-Gender: Stories of Transformation, Hope and Love. This anthology is being prepared for publication online and for print at a small independent publishing house. Shifting the Vantage Point welcomes all stories of love, struggle, change, the search for identity, gender re-assignment, gender roles, living in secret, coming out, living as “butch” or “femme”, labeling in the LGBTQ community, parenting an LGBTQ child, etc.
SVP strongly encourages submissions from LGBTQ people of color.
As Afro Qwe’re spreads the word of its coming…. the project is receiving much love and support in return! It is never too early or too late to say Thank You and giving thanks is exactly what this message is all about. THANK YOU to all those who have parted words of encouragement, excitement, and energy onto the building of this project. This visibility arts project would be no where without its grounding in community and the lives/peoples it encounters daily.
Thank You! Thank You! And Thank You again! Be on the look out for the launch of Afro Qwe’re through the initial “Call for Participants”! Spring 2011!