Author: Tamika Wright

10 Awesome LGBTQ+ Artists to Follow!

10 Awesome LGBTQ+ Artists to Follow!

By Tamika Wright It is #20gayteen and it’s time to show my support for my favorite LGBTQ+ artists! Loran Iris (@loraniristattoos) Yes, tattoo artists are artists too! Loran Iris is known for her beautiful depictions of flowers and animals, often favoring tattoo outlines (as opposed to shading/coloring the tattoo in).      2. Vilela Valentin…

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About Mykki Blanco

About Mykki Blanco

“Exploring my trans-ness was a journey of healing and love. The idea that there is “one singular transgender narrative” of being born in the “wrong body” is false and not true for everyone.

About Janet Mock

About Janet Mock

Industry(ies): Entertainment, Activism Years active: 2011–present Hometown: Honolulu, HI What they do/Genre: Journalist, Activist, Author, TV Host Most known for: Her memoir and debut book, Redefining Realness. Their Biggest “Splash”: On July 8, Janet Mock made history in directing her first ever TV episode, making her the first transwoman of color to direct an episode. The episode in question is…

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About Alan Cumming

About Alan Cumming

      Years Active: 1980-present Hometown: Aberfeldy, Scotland What they do/Genre: Actor, Singer, Writer, Photographer, Director, Activist Most Known For:His characters on The Good Wife (Eli Gold), Cabaret (for which he won a Tony Award), Not my Father’s Son, and Spy Kids (Fegan Floop). Their Biggest “Splash”: Winning the Tony Award for his role of “Master of…

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Together We S.T.A.N

Together We S.T.A.N

By Tamika Wright Tw: sexual assault It’s no secret that everyone is problematic in one way or another. For example, I’m problematic for actively avoiding environmental organizations whenever I see them on campus despite being an Environmental Studies major because I’m broke and shy. However, it’s also no secret that problematic tendencies should be acknowledged…

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Racial Preferences In The Gay Community

Racial Preferences In The Gay Community

By Tamika Wright I’m a little late but It’s PRIDE month! Which means rainbows, parades, glitter, “clever” marketing tactics, and an endless stream of complaints against cis white gays. The most popular issue is that many cis white gays have racial preferences, often favoring other white men with Grindr profiles proudly displaying their “No Asians,…

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Rachel Dolezal Is Not Black

Rachel Dolezal Is Not Black

By Tamika Wright I’ve watched The Rachel Divide three times. The first time was with skepticism, the second with sympathy and the third with disbelief. The intention was to see how she could possibly defend her actions and keep up the charade without remorse. The documentary was aesthetically pleasing, to say the least. Everything filmed…

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Everyone Has A Safe Space

Everyone Has A Safe Space

By Tamika Wright In more recent times, the phrase “safe space” has been used in a negative way in order to push the narrative that millennials are “snowflakes” in mainstream (mostly conservative) media. A safe space has been misconstrued as an area where speech is limited, strict “sensitive” rules are enforced and everyone is very…”touchy-feely”…

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