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PRTA Launches a New Online ProjectPlease Circulate

Progressive Research & Training for Action (PRTA) promotes community-driven approaches to create opportunities for people who are stigmatized and oppressed because of race, ethnicity, gender, sexual orientation, age, disability or economic status so that they may participate fully in society

Join us for the Eastern Regional
Womyn of Colour for Equality Conference

AALLU is hosting a conference that would be the first of it's kind in our area. It will be a conference that represent Eastern Regional Womyn of Colour. We thought what better way to provide a greater impact within the l/g/b/t community is to invite positive and productive leaders, organizers, and promoters of womyn of colour organization. We would like to think we will be able to transfer the reputation of an "AALLU Conference" to something greater and more influential.

Black Lesbian Filmmaker Needs Your Assistance

I am currently a fourth year graduate film student in the Cinema/Television Program at the University of Southern California. While attending USC, I have developed my skills as a storyteller and my voice as a filmmaker. I am currently in the process of making a 581, which is a master thesis film. I was one of few selected in a very competitive process.

My master thesis film is called Triple Minority. Triple Minority is about a gay black woman named Clair, who wants to reconcile her relationship with her religious parents without compromising her identity. Clair's experience with coming out traumatizes her. She is ostracized from her family, her church, and her neighborhood. Clair is left alone to care for herself and struggles to find her identity.

Applications Invited for William Randolph Hearst Endowed Scholarship for Minority Students

Deadline: March 15, 2005

The Nonprofit Sector Research Fund ( ), a grantmaking program of the Aspen Institute in Washington, D.C., annually offers the William Randolph Hearst Endowed Scholarship.

The scholarship, which is based on academic excellence and need, is open to both undergraduate and graduate students who are members of minority groups. The Hearst Scholar serves as a summer intern with the fund. Through the program, the fund seeks to introduce a diverse group of students to issues relating to philanthropy, voluntarism, and nonprofit organizations. In addition, recipients may arrange with their colleges or universities to receive academic credit for the experience.


Longing, Lust and Love
Black Lesbian Stories

Edited by Fiona Zedde


Most of us have been through it, the various stages of lesbian love. It starts with the lingering looks across the room at an interesting stranger, romantic e-mails, flowers, and wearing leather on your first date. Then once you have her, stage two kicks off with all night sex sessions that leave you sore but still wanting more. Soon you don't even want to leave the house for months, and some of your friends even forget your name. At this point even the smell of her dirty underwear gets you wet. Then, if you're lucky (and not on the second date, mind you), the third stage comes around and you've settled into the comfy couch of your relationship, taking relaxing baths together, holding hands as you watch the sun set from the deck of the condo you bought together five years ago. After the kids are in bed, the two of you snuggle on the sofa with hot tea and each other's loving touch. We want stories that show one of these three stages of lesbian relationships. Just remember, the lust part is good, but so is the other stuff. [Deadline Extended to February 2005]

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