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@Queer|Art, NYC’s home for connecting and empowering generations of LGBTQ+ artists, is pleased to introduce The Illumina...
07/09/2020

@Queer|Art, NYC’s home for connecting and empowering generations of LGBTQ+ artists, is pleased to introduce The Illuminations Grant for Black Trans Women Visual Artists. Developed and named in partnership with Mariette Pathy Allen, Aaryn Lang, and Serena Jara, this new annual $10,000 grant, awarded to draw attention to an existing body of work, sheds light on the under-recognized contributions of Black trans women visual artists and provides critical support to their continuing work. Winning artists will receive additional professional development resources and further guidance to bolster their creative development in the field.

The Illuminations Grant is made possible entirely through support provided by visual artist Mariette Pathy Allen, whose body of photographic work over the last forty years has been squarely focused on expanding cultural consciousness around gender and transformation. The development of this grant was stewarded by consultant and writer Aaryn Lang, working in collaboration with Mariette Pathy Allen, Serena Jara, and Queer|Art. “The Illuminations Grant not only highlights the lacking representation of Black trans women in the visual arts,” says Lang, “but also seeks to confront the systemic barriers that deny them artistic opportunities and a sustainable craft. By supporting this grant, Mariette Pathy Allen challenges herself and the art industry to see Black trans women as more than mere subjects, while forging a new pathway for visual artists within this community to thrive.” Throughout her work, Lang champions the social, economic, and political well being of the transgender community, specifically the needs of Black transgender women. Mariette Pathy Allen reflects further: “This grant is the first to be offered specifically for Black transgender women and femmes in support of their path within visual arts. I believe that it will have an important impact on the artists themselves and their influence on the art world.”

The Illuminations Grant is administered through Queer|Art with a rotating panel of judges, each of whom will conduct a studio visit with the winning artist as part of the award’s focus on supporting creative and professional development. Judges for the 2020 grant cycle include Thelma Golden, Juliana Huxtable, Texas Isaiah, and Kiyan Williams. Queer|Art staff will also provide the winning artist with consultations and further access to many of the tools they have developed in conjunction with the oganization’s cornerstone creative and professional development program, Queer|Art|Mentorship.

Qualified artists must be self-identified Black trans women and trans femmes working in visual art and based in the United States. Applications open June 29, 2020-August 30, 2020 and the grant will be awarded November 2020. For questions, email Illuminations Grant Manager ray ferreira at [email protected].

Top 5 Noah’s Arc Rona Chronicle Moments
07/09/2020
Top 5 Noah’s Arc Rona Chronicle Moments

Top 5 Noah’s Arc Rona Chronicle Moments

Remember Love came on and I was instantly back to when I was 19 years old and I have seen the pilot for Noah’s Arc on a random LGBTQ website. Back then I wasn’t so hopeful as I had not seen too many shows out that featuring people that looked like me nor were there too […]

We got a chance to sit with Lambda Vodka & now Lambda Lounge owners Charles Hughes & Richard Solomon who just opened the...
07/09/2020

We got a chance to sit with Lambda Vodka & now Lambda Lounge owners Charles Hughes & Richard Solomon who just opened the second #blackowned #LGBT bar in #NYC #blackqueermagic #blackqueerentrepreneurs checkout their amazing interview 🔗https://soule.mx/34fVLWY

#DoTell – June 20, 2016
07/08/2020
#DoTell – June 20, 2016

#DoTell – June 20, 2016

#DoTell will launch June 20, 2016 and will be available every other Monday via SoundCloud and iTunes. See you in June! Stay connected with the podcast and follow along on social media @dotellpodcast! Website: dotellpodcast.com Email: [email protected] Advertisements

Get Your Second Taste Of The Sip
07/08/2020
Get Your Second Taste Of The Sip

Get Your Second Taste Of The Sip

This is Part II of a Two-Part Series Ever have a desire to get your side of a story on the airwaves? get tired of one type of voice out there in media. Lenox Magee, David Dodd and Isaac King felt the same way. We talked to them about their journey to start the podcast The […]

How Do You Make It On The G-List? Ask Waddie G Himself
07/07/2020
How Do You Make It On The G-List? Ask Waddie G Himself

How Do You Make It On The G-List? Ask Waddie G Himself

Who is Waddie G. and what does he want you to know about The G-Listed? What does community mean in the spectrum of the gay Black man? What is the Black LGBTQ narrative? Waddie G. takes us into the world of blackness and queerness through a nonconforming media outlet and shows us just how committed h...

Review: “Party-N-Play” A Comedy Thriller by Sampson McCormick
07/07/2020
Review: “Party-N-Play” A Comedy Thriller by Sampson McCormick

Review: “Party-N-Play” A Comedy Thriller by Sampson McCormick

“Party-N-Play” by comedian and writer Sampson McCormick (BET, TV One, VICELAND) takes a comedic and interesting perspective on what it means to be a part of the Beyhive. The short film centers the identities of black gay men experiencing their lives. Blue is one of the main characters who is at ...

Are Friends With Benefits Still A Thing?
07/07/2020
Are Friends With Benefits Still A Thing?

Are Friends With Benefits Still A Thing?

Single, ready to mingle BUT don’t want anything serious? Maybe you’re thinking you should keep a couple of friends with benefits around and this can solve this issue for you. Or, will it just make it worse? What are people who still rely on friends with benefits to feel close to someone (tempora...

Meet Mr. Antoine Ward: The Man Behind The Mankini
07/06/2020
Meet Mr. Antoine Ward: The Man Behind The Mankini

Meet Mr. Antoine Ward: The Man Behind The Mankini

RompHim??? That was SO last week. Let us introduce the new Viral Summer Trender Contender… the Mankini! Circulating widely over the internet just days after the RompHim craze, the Mankini, designed by WardBody’s own Antoine Ward, is making some new waves–at the beach this summer!! ( 😉 See w...

Overqualified & Drunk – Ep  5: #FriendZone
07/06/2020
Overqualified & Drunk – Ep 5: #FriendZone

Overqualified & Drunk – Ep 5: #FriendZone

In this “ON LOCATION” episode we define, discuss and dissect what FRIENDSHIP means, and the role it plays in our daily lives, and where it fits in our romantic relationships. Friends, how many of us have them? Advertisements

10 Signs You’re Spending Too Much Time With Your Bae
07/05/2020
10 Signs You’re Spending Too Much Time With Your Bae

10 Signs You’re Spending Too Much Time With Your Bae

You and bae are attached at the hip. But lately you’ve been less like lovers, and more like Siamese twins – that hip attachment is getting a little too permanent. If your friends have filed a missing persons report and your boss has removed you from payroll, then you need to take a little time [...

I have been receiving A LOT of calls and messages about where to see this evening's show.  I am sending an easy text mes...
07/05/2020

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Patrik-Ian Polk Entertainment announced the highly anticipated scripted reunion special, “Noah’s Arc: The ‘Rona Chronicles,” presented by Gilead Sciences, Inc., will air TONIGHT, Sunday, July 5 at 8PM ET / 5PM PT. The event celebrates the 15th anniversary of the show’s premiere and will stream on Entertainment Weekly, GLAAD, Logo and Patrik-Ian Polk Entertainment’s pages, as well as on Patrik-Ian Polk Entertainment’s YouTube.

Facebook LIVE: https://www.facebook.com/patrikianpolkentertainment

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YouTube LIVE: https://www.youtube.com/user/JaganIverson

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The virtual event will raise funds for several non-profits that support Black LGBTQ people.

NOAH'S ARC Virtual Reunion Charity Fundraiser
Go Fund Me: gf.me/u/x9i5z4

07/05/2020

Ally Charly Palmer supporting LGBTQ Youth of Color!

07/05/2020
Visibility Is Revolutionary #noahsarcreunion

#noaharcreunion. Why Noah's Arc came to be !!

#ILoveSoulCinema NOAH'S ARC is featured in multiple episodes of the Apple TV limited series VISIBLE: OUT ON TV produced by Wilson Cruz and Wanda Sykes, among…

GILEAD presents PATRIK-IAN POLK ENTERTAINMENT’sTHE 'RONA CHRONICLESA "NOAH'S ARC" 15th ANNIVERSARY VIRTUAL REUNION SPECI...
07/05/2020
THE "LOVE" LETTER — byLOVEJONES

GILEAD presents PATRIK-IAN POLK ENTERTAINMENT’s
THE 'RONA CHRONICLES
A "NOAH'S ARC" 15th ANNIVERSARY VIRTUAL REUNION SPECIAL
“Social distancing & social unrest brings them together”
Original Cast Reunites for Scripted Special
and Live Q&A with Karamo Brown Sunday, July 5
For more information visit the event page (https://noahsarcreunion.eventbrite.com), the charity fundraiser that the event will support: https://bit.ly/NOAHSARCVirtualReunionCharityFundraiser and to bid on virtual auction: (https://bit.ly/NOAHSARCBlackTogetherPainting)

Rodney LoveJones June 29, 2020 ARTIST CHARLY PALMER REIMAGINES BLACK LOVE Rodney LoveJones June 29, 2020 NOAH’S ARC: A PORTRAIT OF BEAUTIFUL BLACK BOY JOY This original portrait will be sold via Silent-Virtual Auction at byLOVEJONES.com Proceeds will benefit The SOULE Foundation for Creative Profe...

$9 Million Grant for HIV Prevention App Could Save Lives
07/05/2020
$9 Million Grant for HIV Prevention App Could Save Lives

$9 Million Grant for HIV Prevention App Could Save Lives

Researchers from three universities were recently awarded a $9 Mil to save lives. HIV infection rates have risen over the last ten years again in the gay community and specifically among people of color. To curb this rise the National Institutes of Health (NIH) are working with researchers from the....

How To Date A Dominatrix
07/05/2020
How To Date A Dominatrix

How To Date A Dominatrix

In college, my best friend dated an escort. Because my friend is one of the most jealous people I’ve ever met, I had my reservations—wouldn’t she be angry that her partner was sleeping with other people? Wouldn’t she resent her partner? Instead, they formed a healthy, open, communicative rel...

Everything You Need To Know About ‘Love at First Night’
07/04/2020
Everything You Need To Know About ‘Love at First Night’

Everything You Need To Know About ‘Love at First Night’

Anyone familiar with the work of The Torringtons ( Sean Torrington & Terry Torrington) knows that they don’t shy from anything. Since creating the hit webseries ‘No Shade’ in 2014, the couple has continued flowing their creative juices by pushing out various music videos and shorts via their p...

Mo’ Money Mo’ (Relationship) Problems – Do Finances Really Matter In Love?
07/03/2020
Mo’ Money Mo’ (Relationship) Problems – Do Finances Really Matter In Love?

Mo’ Money Mo’ (Relationship) Problems – Do Finances Really Matter In Love?

Do finances matter in a relationship? Mo’ money, mo’ problems. No money, mo’ problems. Some money, mo’ problems. Regardless of your bank statement, you and your partner need to get your finances in order before those finances start draining your relationship. In order to do that, let’s deb...

Top 10 LGBTQ Museums You Didn’t Know About
07/03/2020
Top 10 LGBTQ Museums You Didn’t Know About

Top 10 LGBTQ Museums You Didn’t Know About

As an openly gay millennial, it’s up to me to learn about my community’s history, since many of the hard-won fights that led to my ability to be ‘out,’ were carried out decades ago by people who I’ll never meet, never hear from, or never thank in person. But that’s the beauty of LGBT mus...

Kobe Bryant’s Death Sparks Debate Over Safety In Helicopters
07/02/2020
Kobe Bryant’s Death Sparks Debate Over Safety In Helicopters

Kobe Bryant’s Death Sparks Debate Over Safety In Helicopters

The government regulates air travel, and with good reason. However, there have been loosened regulations for privately chartered helicopters that did not apply to medical transport helicopters and commercial jetliners. All-American basketball star Kobe Bryant’s death has brought attention to the r...

Your Partner Doesn’t Want Kids – Now What Do You Do?
07/02/2020
Your Partner Doesn’t Want Kids – Now What Do You Do?

Your Partner Doesn’t Want Kids – Now What Do You Do?

First comes love, then comes marriage, then comes a baby in a baby carriage – Record scratch. But what if your partner doesn’t want a baby? Should you immediately call it quits? Should you try to reason with them? Should you put their seed in a turkey baster and impregnate yourself Jane the Virg...

I Was Always Me: DC’s High Priestess of Love, Rayceen Pendarvis
07/02/2020
I Was Always Me: DC’s High Priestess of Love, Rayceen Pendarvis

I Was Always Me: DC’s High Priestess of Love, Rayceen Pendarvis

In the DC LGBTQ community, it’s hard to miss Rayceen Pendarvis. Born and raised in the District, Rayceen is a product both of an accepting family and a city that nurtured this enormously charming persona. From hosting the monthly live entertainment show, The Ask Rayceen Show, to co-hosting events ...

Holiday Survival
07/01/2020
Holiday Survival

Holiday Survival

I’m blessed to have a loving family – a husband who’s a true partner-in-crime, an unconditionally supportive mother, welcoming in-laws. But when we gather around the table for Christmas dinner, there will be a glaring absence – my father.   I haven’t had a relationship with him for almost...

Get Deep Into The Love* Plays
07/01/2020
Get Deep Into The Love* Plays

Get Deep Into The Love* Plays

Acknowledging the trauma that Queer, Black folks have endured, I was filled with gratitude for the radicalism of James Baldwin, Bayard Rustin, Marsha P. Johnson, Audre Lorde, and so many other revolutionaries; yet I was still aching of curiosity for the subtle stories of those everyday people who ar...

#EveryInchMatters Is here !!!!!  😍 Every Inch Matters explores those that exist on the fringes when it comes to size. Li...
06/30/2020

#EveryInchMatters Is here !!!!! 😍 Every Inch Matters explores those that exist on the fringes when it comes to size. Listen to this weeks episode ft a 6'9" bottom. 🍑😂
#lgbtq #sexpositive #sexy #top #bottom #queer

🔗https://soule.mx/eim1

Top 10 Shows That Deserve A Second Chance
06/30/2020
Top 10 Shows That Deserve A Second Chance

Top 10 Shows That Deserve A Second Chance

With the rise of both streaming services and cable offerings (in addition to traditional broadcast channels), there are countless options for great television nowadays. I guarantee you at least ONE show designed for your unique tastes exists out there, as do the dozens you INITIALLY watched but soon...

STAR Set To Spotlight LGBTQ Conversion Therapy This Wednesday
06/30/2020
STAR Set To Spotlight LGBTQ Conversion Therapy This Wednesday

STAR Set To Spotlight LGBTQ Conversion Therapy This Wednesday

Star if you haven’t tuned in already to into Star on Fox, you need to get into it. It a very great show that shines a light on the harsh reality of music, but life itself. The casting is phenomenal with the likes of Queen Latifah, Tyrese, Lenny Kravtiz and Benjamin Bratt gracing this wonderful sho...

Here is What an Abolished Police Force Looks Like
06/29/2020
Here is What an Abolished Police Force Looks Like

Here is What an Abolished Police Force Looks Like

Let’s abolish the police force. “But…what about black on black crime? I mean…black people are out here killing black people every day? How come no one talks about that?”   ** insert eye roll**   First of all there are DOZENS of groups of people who are talking about it. Just because YOU ...

We Are More Than Our Sexuality
06/29/2020
We Are More Than Our Sexuality

We Are More Than Our Sexuality

It is 2015. The nation’s first Black President has appeared on the cover of Out, an LGBT magazine. A 2012 report by Gallup revealed that African-Americans are the largest group of people who identify as LGBT. Yet, many within the LGBTQI Community still fail to see LGBTQI Women of Color past the on...

It’s Time For LGBTQ People To Invade The Boardroom
06/29/2020
It’s Time For LGBTQ People To Invade The Boardroom

It’s Time For LGBTQ People To Invade The Boardroom

Tim Cook is the only openly gay Fortune 500 CEO in America. In America! Let that sink in for a moment. Based on research that was last conducted in late 2014, Cook was in a class all his own and not because of Apple’s sleek and innovative products. This batch of stats revealed even more […]

Why Jean-Michel Basquiat Was ‘The Crowned King’ Of The Art World
06/28/2020
Why Jean-Michel Basquiat Was ‘The Crowned King’ Of The Art World

Why Jean-Michel Basquiat Was ‘The Crowned King’ Of The Art World

Neo-expressionist painter Jean-Michel Basquiat was born December 22, 1960. With his mother’s encouragement, the Brooklyn native showed an investment in art at a young age. He was an active museum-goer and reader of symbolist poetry which heavily influenced his mark on the art world. Basquiat was t...

I’m a Black Man and I was raped
06/28/2020
I’m a Black Man and I was raped

I’m a Black Man and I was raped

Last year I was raped. And because I’m a stubborn man, I didn’t even begin to deal with it until months later. I was newly single and living a faux fabulous life; not necessarily ready to be physical with someone yet, but I jumped on “the app” to get a little attention and see what […]

MOBI presents: ‘MOBImic’ Monthly Queer Artist Showcase, Meet The Artists
06/27/2020
MOBI presents: ‘MOBImic’ Monthly Queer Artist Showcase, Meet The Artists

MOBI presents: ‘MOBImic’ Monthly Queer Artist Showcase, Meet The Artists

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE MOBImic Monthly Queer Artist Showcase Tuesday, October 22nd @7:30pm The Delancey – 168 Delancey St. New York, NY DJ: Kheezus (@kheezus) Tanduay Open Bar: 8pm – 9pm Performances: 9 – 10:30pm Party: 10:30pm – midnight Following MOBI’s other initiatives to celebrate and ...

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