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Last Updated Thursday, November 20, 2003
|Photo Lisa Moore (right) with Chicagoan C.C. Carter. Photo by Tracy Baim
LAMBDA Names Lisa C. Moore Editor
of LAMBDA Book Report
The Lambda Literary Foundation announced
that Lisa C. Moore has been named editor of its flagship publication, The Lambda Book Report.
Her appointment marks what
the Foundation believes is the first time an African-American lesbian has headed a national Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual and Transgender
magazine aimed at the general GLBT audience.
Moore’s appointment “actually formalizes a role she has been
serving in the publication for over six months,” said Foundation Executive Director Jim Marks, who will assume the Senior
Editor title. [Read More]
A Spoken Word Performance to Benefit Fire & Ink,
A Writers Festival for GLBT People of African Descent
Over the years there have been many writer’s conferences. On September 2002 there was a first. A writer’s
festival for GLBT people of African descent. It was the brainchild of a group that included Sharon Bridgforth, Dorothy Randall
Gray, Reginald Harris, G. Winston James and Lisa C. Moore. (Read more about the conference here.)
Join Lisa C. Moore and others for A Spoken Word Performance to Benefit Fire & Ink.
Saturday December 6, at 7 PM
ChangeMakers, 6536 Telegraph Ave.,
$5-$12, sliding scale
host: Karen X Carla Trujillo
Earthlyn M. Manuel
Marvin K. White
Michelle Tea Marvin
|A. D. Odom
A Cathartic Drive
plan last evening was to see a play a co-worker was performing in at the West Angeles Theater for Performing Arts. Going
also meant I would be in Christine’s old neighborhood for the first time in months. This was something I had been
avoiding for a very long time and I tried very hard to talk myself out of doing this last night. But, I felt I needed
to address my fears and concerns and do it thus, I forced myself to dress – lavishly, I might add – put on makeup,
layered my scents and prepared myself for the journey. I felt if I my interior self was not feeling its best, at least
my exterior self would appear stunningly chic and hopefully would mask what I felt inside. [Read More]
Neale battles ignorance and raises consciousness about black gays and lesbians through speaking, writing,
and entrepreneurship. A Brown University graduate, he is the founder and resource manager of Black Lavender Resources.
Neale's crusade began during his senior year at an all male, Catholic
high school in Maryland. Unwilling to remain silent any longer in the face of regular harassment from those who already perceived
him to be gay, Neale came-out. The harassment intensified, but Neale — a straight-A, model student — received
little support from the school's administration for his act of self-empowerment and self-acceptance. When the school's principal prevented him from publishing an article about his experiences
as a gay student in the school newspaper, Neale took matters into his own hands. With the help of his mother, he made 800
photocopies of the 3-page article and distributed as many as he could himself before the administration confiscated the articles.
Neale’s coming-out story is chronicled in Being Different: Lambda Youths Speak Out (Franklin Watts, 1995). [Read More]
Moving In Love
how to find them and how to keep them, is a hot topic for today’s lesbian. People are always looking for the one partner
who will compliment their needs, satisfy their desires and of course hoping that the journey will take them to the “Happily
Ever After”. When we met 3 years ago, we both were with other partners and were drawn to each other. We chose not to
flirt or cheat while still emotionally attached and chose to act honorably. [Read More]