What can we do to create an inclusive community for Trans and Gender Non-conforming folxs? This conversation is led by a dynamic team of community activists that have donated hours to ensuring the Transgender community is a better place for everyone. For POC Transgender and Gender Non-conforming only.
HIV, suicide and the use of PnP drugs (e.g. meth and ecstasy/MDMA, alcohol), has reached epidemic proportions within the Black, Queer community. This session will explore this manifestation, and provide the Black, Queer community with tools to advocate for self and for folx impacted by the epidemic
Research suggests that the LGBTQIA community is continually negotiating and comparing its expectations to hetero-normative standards, while also encountering expectations within the queer community and queer relationships. This workshop will address how ideas of hetero-normative relationships have shaped our views and keep us bound to a particular prospective. Panelists will share emergent themes useful in navigating hetero-normative stereotypes, pursuing legitimacy through language and/or ceremony, and how to construct our own relationship ideals and rituals.
The purpose of this workshop is to illustrate the need for building trusting communities for African Americans who identify as LGBTQIA and have historically been (and continue to be) discriminated against. Through open dialogue and thoughtful activities, we will discuss how to build robust support systems, especially when the family of origin is absent.
WORKSHOP : iELEVATE SEATTLE, Black-Queer-Christian - Transcending the Status Quo, It's Not Complicated
A panel of esteemed LGBTQ and Allied clergy will examine the stigma and seemingly inherent conflict that has often been associated with being Black, LGBTQIA, and Christian. Participants will leave the session with a better understanding of faith and its
intersection with the black same-gender-loving/queer community. The workshop will also provide strategies to begin the healing of church hurt/trauma.
Black and Gay In America, Dr. Daniel Omotosho Black is a native of Kansas City, Missouri, yet spent the majority of his childhood years in Blackwell, Arkansas. He was granted a full scholarship to Clark College in Atlanta, Georgia, where he majored in English. He was awarded the Oxford Modern British Studies Scholarship and studied abroad at Oxford University, Oxford, England. Upon graduation from Clark College (magna cum laude in 1988), he was granted a full graduate fellowship to Temple University in pursuit of a Ph.D. in African-American Studies. Omotosho, as he prefers to be called, is the founder of the Nzinga-Ndugu rites of passage (or initiation) society—a group whose focus is instilling principle and character in the lives of African-American youth. The author of "Perfect Peace" an Oprah's Book Club selection, he is currently working on his next novel.
FX’s TV show "Pose" (Ryan Murphy, Janet Mock) reintroduces the ball culture back to the general public more than two decades after the documentary "Paris Is Burning." But, how many know the real history of the ballroom community? How did these Black LGBTQIA elders develop intentional communities that provided supportive spaces for youth, homeless, and LGBTQIA people estranged from their families of origin?
WHATS A BLACK PRIDE …. WITHOUT A KIKI!!!!
LOOK IN THOSE CLOSETS …. And LETS GO BACK TO THE 90’s
Where “Martin”, “Fresh Prince of Bel-Air”, “Kid-n-Play House Party”, “Boomerang” “Poetic Justice” and so many more Great Black Cinema and TV Shows ruled !!!!!!
CASH PRIZE CATEGORIES INCLUDED !!!!
FREE ADMISSION !!!!!!