trans men and butch women: a summary perspective

This is unedited and jumps all over the place. I do not apologize, I was following multiple trains of thought. Butch Lesbians and Trans guys   female masculinity and male masculinity   born in the right body and born in the wrong body   being mistaken for a man and being mistaken for a woman   female identity and male […]

Hard Candy Calendar Update Plus

The Real Housewives of Atlanta reunion show is coming. Check out some video previews over at Black Gay Gossip’s entertainment blog. The Hard Candy Calendar Update  From the photographer/designers own pen: The calendar is almost done. I’ve been hard at work trying to finalize everything. It won’t be long now. That’s what she said. I’m definitely looking forward to the […]

In My Twenties

In my twenties… I stopped listening to the crowd. I never went along anyway. And was often the odd one out. I would find myself going. In the opposite direction. What I didn’t realize then. Was that I was self-deflecting. You know the gay saying “I can’t even think straight”. I realized some thoughts I […]

The Invention of Lying

The Invention of Lying is a movie with two edges, one dull and one sharp. Ricky Gervais and Jennifer Garner make an odd couple who are almost too opposite for any attraction. The premise of the movie is that everyone tells the truth. There is nothing else to do and if you have ever said aloud something […]

The Morehouse Man’s Dress Code

We are talking about five students who are living a gay lifestyle that is leading them to dress a way we do not expect in Morehouse men.” — Dr. William Bynum, vice president for Student Services See, if it weren’t for this well placed caveat I wouldn’t have much of an issue with the newly vamped dress […]

I Bleed Ink

A Brown Girl I Bleed Ink is an online magazine celebrating the literary and artistic talents of the LGBTQ community. We are in need of submissions for our targeted launch date of November 1, 2009. Please submit your literary submissions as a MS Word attachment. Submissions must be original works with rights held and retained […]

Barack Obama Wins Nobel Peace Prize

Congratulations, Mr. President. What an honor. Right wing heads are popping all over the place today. They’re speaking of their disbelief that the Nobel Peace Prize was awarded to a young, African American, sitting president. He’s only the third US President to achieve such an honor. After Chicago lost the Olympic bid (thank goodness) conservatives couldn’t help […]

Chicago Cop Under Investigation

  Members of the Gay Liberation Network and attorneys for 22 people falsely arrested by a Town Hall District police officer released police videotape during a well attended press conference Tuesday showing that the officer trumped up the bogus charges. Officer Richard Fiorito is charged with targeting lesbian and gay motorists for wrongful DUI arrests, […]

The Beautiful Part I

The beautiful are unafraid to bear the deepest parts of the soul They face fears without regard to any sentiment that may engulf They bravely take the charge don’t cry foul when the tables turn ’round The beautiful reflect the good in some while never once on us looking down The beautiful are the rarest […]

Gone But Not Forgotten

My mom’s oldest brother was my favorite uncle. He passed away a few weeks ago from complications of an inoperable tumor. Although he was sick for some time his death was sudden. He had so much good left in him to share with others, but I know he’s in a peaceful place now. He left behind my aunt Diane, brothers and sisters, […]