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Not One With You: Why Bisexuals Like Me Are Always Missing From Gay History

#FAITHBOOK EXCERPT:
“WHEN WE RISE” DID NOT JUST BRING UP LADY GAGA ON THE RANDO
Not One With You: Why Bisexuals Like Me Are Always Missing From Gay History
Remember that time a whole bunch of bisexual activists worked so hard to be nice about being left out of the Cleve Jones led March on Washington (MOW) in 2009? Remember those days when Faith cared a bit more about being a respectable bisexual? Oh, those days? They are no more!
Remember when bisexuals shared name after name of amazing bi community advocates, experts, filmmakers and subject matter expert speakers with the 2009 MOW programming team? Remember when we stocked bi hopes in gay dreams?
Only to be told the ONE bi, pan, fluid, queer (bi+) community speaker at the March would be a musical icon who hadn’t yet identified herself as an activist for bisexual communities?
I remember, but did not see that history represented in ABC Network’s When We Rise, a television miniseries on the history of the LGBT movement.
From: Tanner E. (MOW…

When Will Black Women Get Seen? #GetOut Syllabus

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From my homie's homie I saw this, #GetOut Syllabus: Crystal Boson, PhD...well done work by Crystal Boson/americanexpat.com that speaks to why I did not go opening weekend myself, namely that the refrain of "SHOW BLACK WOMEN. PAY BLACK WOMEN. RESPECT BLACK WOMEN" was missing, both neatly and nearly entirely in the marketing of the film, Get Out.
You would think with the amount of people who say they love BeyoncĂ©, BLACK WOMEN WOULD BE SEEN MORE OFTEN IN FILM. 
You would think with the amount of people who say they love Viola Davis, BLACK WOMEN WOULD DIRECT MORE FILMS.
As a person in an interracial relationship, I believe you CAN include Black women's stories, fears, rage and tears just as much as every other. 
I suspect and hope that Jordan is just getting started, but if Black men start getting paid to do excellent work that speaks to racial reality, can Black women see that dream come true more often too? 
First on my list for a 4 picture deal too: Dee Rees Cheryl Dunye Ava …