Join Affinity and the Morten Group for a celebration of
Black History with a QUEER twist!
The program will start with a screening of “Leaving the Shadows Behind,” a short video that features interviews with Black LGBT activists from the mid-nineties. A panel discussion with activists will follow.
The panelists are: Iman Crutcher of Earth Pearl Collective, Mary Morten, President of the Morten Group, Michael O’Connor, co-founder of The Rocks Pride Event, Lisa Marie Pickens, co-founder of Affinity and one of the activists featured in the video, and Fresco Steez, youth organizer. D. Jamari White, Affinity board member and Scholar Alum, will moderate.
+”lesbians can’t have real sex”/”you’re not pansexual, you’ll always be a lesbian to me”/”so pansexuality is like bisexuality for special snowflakes”/”i don’t believe you’re dating a man”/”how do you know you’re not a lesbian if the only guy you’ve had sex with was trans?”/et al.
This year’s is called The Comfort of Queer Family Wisdom, and it’s about our legacies and histories, that keep us safe when we feel lonely.
From Elisha Lim’s etsy:
“I didn’t have the best year. I felt isolated in a new, smaller town, and it occurred to me that I took big-city-living for granted. It was humbling. In the past, I’d thought that activism was overrated, and that a little nuance was in order. Not this year. This is all-out, gloves off, direct action TLC. These are the voices and role models that I sought out for comfort and strength. This is the calendar that I’d wished I’d had: full of family trees and loving words to remind you that you belong. A lot of the advice is also for facing racism.
Like the Sissy calendar, it’s 11”x8.5” and it’s in full, glossy colour. It’s my loudest, brightest piece of gay art ever, and I’m extremely proud of it.
This calendar comes with so much love! It’s 2013 and everything’s gonna be okay, because we’ve got each other.