Skip to main content

LGBTQPOC Articles on #Orlando

I think darkest days are made brighter when you can help, and it was an honor provide social media consultation to Equality Florida last year as they developed their fund-raising efforts to support the victims and survivors of the Pulse nightclub shooting. In the end Equality Florida raised over $9 million and you can still donate today to support their efforts to #honorthemwithaction.





Below are some articles I collected reflecting the LGBTQIA people of color (POC) response to #Orlando 
(added to The Pulse Orlando syllabus on 6/20/16)

White queers, this is a betrayal. | Woman of Qolour
https://womanofqolour.com/2016/06/17/white-queers-this-is-a-betrayal/

My Pride is Bulletproof: A Queer Puerto Rican on Life After Orlando | Rolling Stone
http://www.rollingstone.com/culture/features/my-pride-is-bulletproof-a-queer-puerto-rican-on-life-after-orlando-20160616
Whitewashing the Orlando shooting victims only makes LGBTQ people of color more vulnerable to violence - Vox
http://www.vox.com/2016/6/16/11954668/whitewashing-orlando-victims-lgbt-violence
How To Be Tender With Your Grief While Holding Orlando In Your Heart – This Bridge Called Our Health: (Re)imagining Our Minds, Bodies, and Spirits
https://thisbridgecalledourhealth.wordpress.com/2016/06/14/how-to-be-tender-with-your-grief-while-holding-orlando-in-your-heart/
Activist: Latinx LGBTQ Community & Its Stories of Survival Should Be at Center of Orlando Response | Democracy Now!
http://www.democracynow.org/2016/6/14/activist_latinx_lgbtq_community_its_stories
American Ugliness: Queer and Trans People of Color Say "Not in Our Names"
http://www.truth-out.org/opinion/item/36430-american-ugliness-queer-and-trans-people-of-color-say-not-in-our-names
Pulse Nightclub Shooting Robbed the LGBT Latinx Community of a Sanctuary
http://remezcla.com/features/music/pulse-nightclub-sanctuary/
An East Bay Queer Artist-of-Color on Orlando's Horrific Nightclub Shooting | Opinion | East Bay Express
http://www.eastbayexpress.com/oakland/an-east-bay-queer-and-trans-artist-of-color-on-orlandos-horrific-nightclub-shooting/Content?oid=4832603
Orlando massacre: It’s not safe to be queer in America | Fusion
http://fusion.net/story/313181/queer-person-of-color-unsafe-america/
(30) Familia: Trans Queer Liberation Movement
https://www.facebook.com/Familiatqlm/videos/894654677347323/
What Queer Latinos Are Saying About The Orlando Shooting : Code Switch : NPR
http://www.npr.org/sections/codeswitch/2016/06/13/481859852/what-queer-latinos-are-saying-about-the-orlando-shooting
Do Not Militarize Our Mourning: Orlando and the Ongoing Tragedy Against LGBTSTGNC POC | Audre Lorde Project
http://alp.org/do-not-militarize-our-mourning-orlando-and-ongoing-tragedy-against-lgbtstgnc-poc
Response to Shooting in Orlando (6/12/16)
http://www.muslimalliance.org/masgd-speaks/87-response-to-shooting-in-orlando
From Charleston to Orlando: Reflections on Massacre in a Time of Backlash — Mediumhttps://medium.com/@Lyles/from-charleston-to-orlando-reflections-on-massacre-in-the-time-of-the-right-61e546db6c86#.g2vd1hgx3
Here Is What LGBT Muslims Want You To Know After The Orlando Shooting
https://www.buzzfeed.com/skarlan/here-is-what-lgbt-muslims-want-you-to-know-after-the-orlando?utm_term=.ghLQl7mEO#.sfvb5Bgqm
Queer Latinx: Tired of Being Targets | Advocate.com
http://www.advocate.com/commentary/2016/6/15/queer-latinx-tired-being-targets
To My Fellow QTPoC Mourning the Orlando Pulse Shooting
http://wearyourvoicemag.com/identities/lgbtq-identities/qtpoc-mourning-orlando-pulse-shooting
Only When I’m Dancing Can I Feel This Free - MTV
http://www.mtv.com/news/2891842/only-when-im-dancing-can-i-feel-this-free/
Queer, Muslim, & Unwelcome at the "New Stonewall"
http://muftah.org/queer-muslim-unwelcome-new-stonewall/#.V2jJjLgrJAj
In Honor of Our Dead: Latinx, Queer, Trans, Muslim, Black — We Will Be Free | En Honor a Nuestros Muertos: Latinx, Queer, Trans, Musulmanes, Negros – Seremos Libres | Black Lives Matter
http://blacklivesmatter.com/in-honor-of-our-dead-queer-trans-muslim-black-we-will-be-free/
WeFight2Live — As we mourn the 50 dead and over 50 injured in...
http://wefight2live.tumblr.com/post/145869493810/as-we-mourn-the-50-dead-and-over-50-injured-in
Take Two | 80 percent of LGBT people killed are minorities | 89.3 KPCC
http://www.scpr.org/programs/take-two/2016/06/14/49669/80-percent-of-lgbt-people-killed-are-minorities/
Despite the Orlando Attack, LGBT People of Color Will Find Our Resilience in Our Clubs - HIV/AIDS Resource Center for Gay Men - TheBody.com
http://www.thebody.com/content/77751/despite-the-orlando-attack-lgbt-people-of-color-wi.html

Popular posts from this blog

STATEMENT BY THEFAYTH ABOUT THE BISEXUAL COMMUNITY

STATEMENT BY THEFAYTH ABOUT THE BISEXUAL COMMUNITY

By thefayth, BiNet USA President
With additional edits/support from Juba Kalamka, BiNet USA VP

Bisexual communities have been notified of my intent to remove my networks, support and help from those who center white supremacy or practice trans exclusionary radical feminism. Simply put, I do not believe bisexual exclusionary communities (or beci's) to represent the bisexual community.

When I emailed, messaged and tweeted at "Jayne Shea" and messaged her last Tuesday, I did so because I'd seen Seattle continuing to thrive with TERF's, or people who exclude trans people.

It occurred to me, that the same group reported to BiNet USA for allowing cis only women was possibly closely associated with Jayne Shea; this has now been confirmed. And now the rest is history, Black-bisexual-intersex-trans history as I, thefayth, recently became more public in my transition from assumed cis female to known intersex trans multi-gender…

No, I didn’t attempt to steal the bisexual pride flag

No, I didn’t attempt to steal the bisexual pride flag
(but people I knew said I did, so did "the news")
By the artist formerly known as Faith Cheltenham, and the activist formerly known as thefayth

With my stepping away from bisexual community; I am returning home to those who love me; not something always found in bisexual, or LGBTQIA communities. The true upheaval for me personally is most profound in that I turn away from the concept of giving, entirely. thefayth is no more as I must admit I have no faith in humans, if I ever did. Further, I decline to serve with my body, my mind or spirit to provide such faith to humans without benefit to me first and always.

My bigger shame? Direct donating hundreds of thousands of dollars to advocacy between 2004-2017 focused on bi communities worldwide, while also working for free at same time; I should have picked one or the other!

My shame is particular, in that I feel, I may have been treated better if I’d been giving only to peopl…

Faith Cheltenham Bio

Faith Cheltenham

activist/writer/speaker

There are so many different aspects of Faith Cheltenham’s life and career––writer, community organizer, advocate, activist, lecturer, poet, social media expert, digital strategist––that she is currently working to develop a single unifying “theory of Faith.” (It might be easier if you keep in mind Faith lives with hyperthymesia, or the inability to forget her own memories.) Then you too might be able to “keep thefayth” and learn to live in a future where gender and sexuality quite easily bend and every single Black life matters. 

Faith got her start in LGBT advocacy as a Human Rights Campaign intern on the Gore 2000 campaign, and in 2002, she co-founded UCLA’s BlaQue for LGBT/SGL students of African descent. In 2006, she appeared in the Emmy winning reality series on race in America, “Black. White.” produced by Ice Cube. 

After spending time working in corporate America doing digital strategy for Sarah Ferguson, the Duchess of York and co-creating …