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June 26, 2020

The Griot Book Project is collecting writings and audio recordings of and by Afro-American LGBTQ griots who were born before 1960. The writings will be used in an upcoming book.


Email Doug Cooper-Spencer if you would like to interviewed, or if you have an interview or other writings or digital audio recording to submit (fiction & non-fiction).


June 9, 2020

Paducah, Kentucky, has an LGBTQ center. Paducah. Kentucky. Ryan Allen points this out to say both How wonderful for Paducah, Kentucky, a town of 25,000 people, and How, exactly, could Paducah have one and not Cincinnati? A city with more than 300,000 residents.


May 12, 2020

Black Policy Lab: COVID while Black and Queer Survey

From trying to get testing to being misinformed about COVID, the Black Policy Lab and the National Black Justice Coalition (NBJC) are gathering our experiences during 2020 COVID-19. Please take a moment to share. THIS INFORMATION IS COMPLETELY CONFIDENTIAL AND PROVIDING YOUR NAME IS OPTIONAL.

Source: Black Policy Lab + Team NBJC


June 28, 2019

Black Alphabet Film Festival Highlights Spectrum of LGBTQ Experiences

Visibility and representation in media has an impact on how people perceive themselves and can be especially important for marginalized communities within communities. Spectrum News 1 visited one event during Cincinnati Pride designed to give voice to LGBTQ...


June 15, 2020

Black Pride Events Save LGBTQ+ Lives. Now What?

Twenty-nine years ago in Washington, D.C., Ernest Hopkins, Theodore Kirkland, and Welmore Cook organized the “first Black PRIDE.” It was held on Memorial Day weekend in tribute to the Club House, a social club that, over its 15-year tenure, became a pillar of the Black LGBTQ+ community. Funds from that first PRIDE event were distributed to local AIDS and HIV organizations that provided services for members of...

Source: Refinery29

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May 28, 2020

Dr. Leo Moore is "The Practical MD"

Dr. Moore is an internal medicine and public health physician based in Los Angeles, California. He is a medical graduate (MD) of Morehouse School of Medicine, completed Primary Care Internal Medicine residency at Yale University School of Medicine, and is an alumnus of the Robert Wood Johnson Clinical Scholars Program through which he completed his Master of Science in Health Policy and...


May 8, 2020

Center for Black Equity: 2020 Black LGBTQ+ Prides Calendar

We organize and promote a multinational network of Black Prides dedicated to: building solidarity; health and wellness; promoting unity; and ensuring the development of education, economic empowerment, and individual and collective work, responsibility and self-determination.

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June 3, 2019

Exploring Ohio Pride Celebrations You May Not Know About…But Should

Years ago, Cincinnati residents Doug and Greg Cooper Spencer organized the Open Eyes Festival, but when they moved to New York in 2009, the festivities left with them.  Enter: Tim’m T. West. The Cincinnati native/artist/educator returned...

Source: Prizm News


June 12, 2020

2020 Cincinnati Black Pride Goes Virtual

Scheduled for June 25-28, all events will be held virtually due to COVID-19. "It just wasn’t an option to do away with CBP,” says Tim’m T. West, co-founder and Board Chair of Cincinnati Black Pride.

Source: CityBeat


May 17, 2020

Moonlight Watch


An LGBTQ+ Community Initiative through Teach For America, the It Gets Better Project, and the National Black Justice Coalition come together May 17th at 2 PM Eastern standard time for a Netflix watch party of Moonlight, directed by Barry Jenkins and written by Tarell Alvin McCraney. The post-watch party discussion will happen on Thursday as follow up at 7pm EST.



May 4, 2020


The Brave Educator Podcast

w/ Tim'm West

On the Brave Educator post, author, poet, Hip Hop artist, and education advocate Tim’m West will share a story, converse with someone he loves and continues to learn from, and he will close with some poetry. All are encouraged to submit questions on topics covered on the podcast...

Source: Tim'm West

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