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DENISE UYEHARA is an award-winning performance artist, writer, and playwright whose work has been presented across the U.S. and in London, Vancouver, Helsinki and Tokyo. For over two decades she has investigated what marks us in our migration across borders of identity through interdisciplinary performance. A founding member of the Sacred Naked Nature Girls, she conducts workshops for artists and a wide range of communities – LGBTQ, women, people of color.
LINDA VILLAROSA is a journalist, author, editor and now novelist. For several years, she edited the health pages for the New York Times, working on health coverage for Science Times and for the newspaper at large. She was also the executive editor of Essence Magazine—two different times--where she wrote or edited a number of award-winning articles that she is extremely proud of.
TOSHI REAGON is a one-woman celebration of all that’s dynamic, progressive and uplifting in American music. Since first taking to the stage at age 17, this versatile singer-songwriter-guitarist has moved audiences of all kinds with her big hearted, hold-nothing-back approach to rock, blues, R, country, folk, spirituals and funk.
A look Back at Black History Month: Famous Black LGBT Writers
SAPPHIRE emerged on the scene with the release of Precious: Based on the Novel Push by Sapphire. Sapphire is also an acclaimed poet and performance poet that has been a part of the black lesbian arts movement since the 1970s. She is a former member of United Lesbians of Color for Change, Inc., and self-published a collection of poems, titled “Meditations on the Rainbow” in 1987.
C.C. CARTER is a writer, poet, performance artist, and teacher. She has helped to develop audiences for poetry, music by women of color, writing by women in prison, African American literature and art, and women’s health awareness. As a fund-raiser and board member she has also helped to sustain numerous groups.
Voices from the Gaps
ALICE WALKERWalker is an American author, poet, and activist. She has written both fiction and essays about race and gender. She is best known for the critically acclaimed novel The Color Purple (1982) for which she won the National Book Award and the Pulitzer Prize. In 2011 shooting began on "Beauty in Truth", a documentary film about Walker's life.
DORIA ROBERTS (@doriaroberts), a regular on the national singer/songwriter circuit, creates songs that have been described as "a delicious, bohemian blend of folk, jazz and pop". Doria’s versatility as a songwriter and entertainer is never lost whether she is performing solo or with her band. Furthermore, she is an activist, a bodega owner, and started her own record label.
Tracy Chapman photos from 2007 to 2008
TRACY CHAPMAN is an American folk, blues-rock, pop, and soul singer-songwriter, best known for her singles "Fast Car", "Talkin' 'bout a Revolution", "Baby Can I Hold You", "Crossroads", "Give Me One Reason" and "Telling Stories". She is a multi-platinum and four-time Grammy Award-winning artist.
GAYE ADEGBALOLA is an American blues singer and guitarist, teacher, lecturer, activist, and photographer. By maintaining the blues legacy, she now sees herself as a contemporary griot – keeping the history alive, delivering messages of empowerment, ministering to the heartbroken, and finding joy in the mundane.
Marla Glen - Wikipedia
MARLA GLEN is an American jazz and rhythm and blues singer. Glen is known for her haunting lyrics, for her fierce commitment to social change and the cause of human unity. Most recently, she has dedicated her time and efforts to the education of children, and was declared the "patron saint" of the Knowledge Festival, organized by Bildung ohne Grenzen (Education without Barriers) in Hamburg, Germany.
Azealia Banks - Wikipedia
AZEALIA BANKS (@AZEALIAWORLD) is an American rapper, singer and lyricist from Harlem, New York signed to Interscope/Polydor, and formerly known under the pseudonym Miss Bank$. Banks rose in notability in 2011 when she topped NME's "Cool List" for the year. On December 5, 2011, the BBC announced that Banks had been nominated for the Sound of 2012, where she ultimately finished third. Her debut single, "212" featuring Lazy Jay, was released on December 6, 2011, charting in some European countries.
The Glee Project's Tyler Ford Speaks with GLAAD
TYLER FORD (@tywrent) is a 21-year-old multi-racial transgender contestant on The Glee Project's second season. Tyler, a student at Vanderbilt University, has been performing for 11 years and lists his biggest musical influences as Lady Gaga and Sia. He said in an interview with GLAAD, "The show is lacking in the "BTQ" half of "LGBTQ," but hopefully I can add some spice there! I would definitely love to see more trans* and queer characters - especially people of color."
AZMARIE LIVINGSTON (@iamaziam) is an androgynous model who was recently a contestant on America's Next Top Model Cycle 18. She states, "My goal in life is to touch as many individuals as possible opening their minds up to awareness and acceptance of ones-self. Through my work I want to set an example that no matter what one feels may be hindering them from success, it can be defeated."
Lesbian Life Interview with Michelle Bonilla Page 2
KAREN WILLIAMS has been an out lesbian stand-up comedian for 25 years. She started in the California Bay Area in the 1980s and performed at women's music festivals and toured the country doing her one-woman show. She was one of the stars of Laughing Matters and her one-woman show "I Need a Snack" was featured on Logo. Karen currently lives in the Cleveland area and teaches stand-up comedy at Cleveland State University.