The Curved Road

sometimes the road less traveled isn't always straight.

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boisofbaltimore:

It’s Ted Talk Tuesday… “Beyond the Gender Binary”

Check out this quick talk by Yee Won Chong about the gender identity, gender expression, sex assigned at birth, and the difference between the three!!

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thefemaletyrant:

living-in-technicolor:

ktempest:

One of the winners of this year’s James Tipree Jr. Award is: Ancient, Ancient by Kiini Ibura Salaam

YAY

From the website:

In Ancient, Ancient, Kiini Ibura Salaam’s startling stories combine science fiction, fantasy, and mythology in a sensuous exploration of what it means to live while struggling to define self and other. Salaam’s language is poetic and sensuous — a unique and original voice. The stories are ambitious and challenging, demonstrating excellent range in both storytelling style and imagery, from the mundane to the fully fantastical. Salaam is particularly interested in agency in oppressive social realities and explores how oppression works on our gendered bodies.

You can buy the paperback and eBook versions from the Aqueduct Press website.

Looks like I have another  book to read.

This will be worth it!

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a look at queer events in the city of amsterdam.

hey everyone!

so i’ve been on a bit of a hiatus from The Curved Road, but because February is one of my favorite months-black history month, groundhog’s day, my birthday-my inspiration is back.

i’m also learning how to manage better and ask for help and all that jazz

i started The Curved Road because I wanted to highlight queer people of color who travel, domestically and internationally and the cool things qpoc were doing anywhere and everywhere. 

so i’m getting back to that. if you want to help (and LISTEN HELP IS MUCH MUCH APPRECIATED)/have any advice/or just want to say hello, holla at me.

love,

me

Owning our story can be hard but not nearly as difficult as spending our lives running from it. Embracing our vulnerabilities is risky but not nearly as dangerous as giving up on love and belonging and joy—the experiences that make us the most vulnerable. Only when we are brave enough to explore the darkness will we discover the infinite power of our light.
thesmithian:


…the documentary examines the relationship between American evangelical churches, their missionaries, and anti-gay laws in Africa like Uganda’s so-called “Kill The Gays” bill… “God Loves Uganda” exposes the subversive segment of U.S. churches that export dangerous anti-gay belief systems, which have provided momentum for some of the worst anti-gay laws in the world.

more.

thesmithian:

…the documentary examines the relationship between American evangelical churches, their missionaries, and anti-gay laws in Africa like Uganda’s so-called “Kill The Gays” bill… “God Loves Uganda” exposes the subversive segment of U.S. churches that export dangerous anti-gay belief systems, which have provided momentum for some of the worst anti-gay laws in the world.

more.

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thank you for supporting The Curved Road. currently doing a bit of restructuring, but thank you for all the love through this short hiatus. will be back soon and in full force!

much love.

tranqualizer:

[photo: black and white image of Black lesbians at the 1972 Black lesbian caucus at New York Gay Pride]

amazonfeminist:

The Black Lesbian Caucus 1972 NY Gay Pride 

(Source: Flickr / mmilleryoung)

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The Curved Road, a travel, culture  and activism collective for LGBTQ people of color, is looking to highlight dope qtpoc who are doing cool things (!!!!!) in 2013. 

whether you’re travelling to a new place, paint, write, inspire, do community work, etc, we want to hear from you. send us at thecurvedroad@gmail.com a photo and a short description of yourself and you’ll be featured on The Curved Road.

peace !