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About FemmeNoir

FemmeNoir is about community and bringing that community closer to other lesbians of color. Whether you live in North America, South America, Africa, the United Kingdom, anywhere in the world, you can find information about our lifestyles and culture via FemmeNoir.

A labor of love, which has grown into a mission to teach, empower, and to share the wonder of our loves and our lives.

FemmeNoir is about community and bringing that community closer to other lesbians of color. Whether you live in North America, South America, Africa, the United Kingdom, anywhere in the world, you can find information about our lifestyles and culture via FemmeNoir.

Though FemmeNoir's content is geared primarily toward lesbians of color, we also introduce you to non-lesbian identified women of color who serve as positive role models in our communities and our content will provide information we can use as women, such as gardening, home life, cooking, finances, fashion and sports.

FemmeNoir is designed to build self-esteem through our history and culture; to encourage a more powerful self-concept via the bridge called our sisters backs who are "doing it" in the communities; and to provide a platform for lesbians of color to express themselves at a time when information truly is power on this information superhighway.

It is FemmeNoir's ambitious hope to bring information and the ability to communicate with one another as close as your desktop. FemmeNoir serves as a portal to other sites of interest to lesbians of color. In addition, we will provide original content pertaining to our community, our loves, our lives, our music, our theater, our films, our publications, and our culture. Welcome to FemmeNoir, you are home.

FemmeNoir is dedicated to the honor and memory of Christine Adams Tripp, J.D. and was established to continue her legacy and to her dedication and tireless work for Gays & Lesbians of Color.

Privacy Policy

FemmeNoir(TM) is committed to providing you the opportunity for a positive experience during your visit to our website, while respecting and striving to protect your on-line privacy. We have adopted this policy to use all reasonable efforts to safeguard your personal information and to protect its confidentiality. We will use all reasonable efforts not to disclose any personal information to other organizations.

Our site may contain links to other sites. We will make every effort to link only to sites that we believe share our high standards and respect for privacy. However, we are not responsible for the content or privacy practices employed by organizations sponsoring these other sites. In addition, while visiting our site, you may have the opportunity to give out your personal information on-line to third parties, such as through various chat rooms. In these instances, we cannot guaranty the security and privacy of any information that you provide voluntarily to these third parties.

FemmeNoir(TM) collects personal information from our visitors on a voluntary basis only. Personal information may include name, title, company, address, phone number, e-mail address, etc. This individual information we collect is used only to facilitate the on-line experience through enhanced navigation or to suggest areas in which we may improve the structure and content of the site. Unless given exclusive permission by you, we shall not sell, rent or transmit personal information to other organizations. If you do provide us with your personal information, or if you contact us with questions or comments, we reserve the right to use your personal information in order to be able to respond to your questions or comments. We reserve the right to file your comments for future reference.

All personal information you provide to FemmeNoir(TM) is secured on our server with restricted access. We reserve the right to use agents and consultants to perform storage and processing functions. In such instances, we use all reasonable efforts to have these agents and consultants be bound by strict confidentiality guidelines, although we cannot be responsible if these agents or consultants violate these guidelines. Only designated employees, consultants or agents who need to carry out legitimate business functions are permitted to view your personal information.

This paragraph describes certain information relating to "cookies." A cookie is a piece of data stored on your hard drive containing information about you. Usage of a cookie is in no way linked to any personally identifiable information while on our site. Once you close your browser, the cookie simply terminates.

There may be instances where we need to make exceptions to these policies. We will release any personal information about you in order to comply with any judicial or legal process. In addition, we may also release personal information if we reasonably believe there is an attempted breach of the security of our site or if we believe there may be a personal threat to you or to other individuals.

If you have any questions concerning our privacy policy, please direct them to us at ado @

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