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Toronto’s queer Muslims are cultivating spaces where their identities can co-exist

Toronto’s queer Muslims are cultivating spaces where their identities can co-exist | BLACKOUT UK | Scoop.it
After the Orlando massacre, members of the queer Muslim community are creating spaces where their identities can co-exist
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Can you recognize the face in the comb?

Can you recognize the face in the comb? | BLACKOUT UK | Scoop.it
Artist Fred Martins uses the symbol of the Afro Comb to celebrate activists jailed fighting for freedom and fairness
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#AirBnBWhileBlack exposes racial prejudice against black renters in ‘sharing economy’

#AirBnBWhileBlack exposes racial prejudice against black renters in ‘sharing economy’ | BLACKOUT UK | Scoop.it
#AirBnBWhileBlack exposes racial prejudice against black renters in ‘sharing economy’

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JK Rowling calls critics of black Hermione 'a bunch of racists'

JK Rowling calls critics of black Hermione 'a bunch of racists' | BLACKOUT UK | Scoop.it
JK Rowling's newest play, Harry Potter and the Cursed Child, sold over 175,000 tickets in 24 hours — but not everyone is equally enthusiastic.
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Audre Lorde on the Vulnerability of Visibility and Our Responsibility, to Ourselves and Others, to Break Our Silences

Audre Lorde on the Vulnerability of Visibility and Our Responsibility, to Ourselves and Others, to Break Our Silences | BLACKOUT UK | Scoop.it
"That visibility which makes us most vulnerable is that which also is the source of our greatest strength."
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The story behind the ‘American Dream’ photo at West Point that went viral

The story behind the ‘American Dream’ photo at West Point that went viral | BLACKOUT UK | Scoop.it
'Thank you for giving me a shot at the American Dream,' the new lieutenant wrote.
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How barbershops can keep men healthy

How barbershops can keep men healthy | BLACKOUT UK | Scoop.it
The barbershop can be a safe haven for black men, a place for honest conversation and trust -- and, as physician Joseph Ravenell suggests, a good place to bring up tough topics about health.
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Why White People Don’t Use White Emoji

Light-skin-tone symbols are used far less often in the U.S. than their darker counterparts. Does shame explain the disparity?
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An artist's unflinching look at racial violence

An artist's unflinching look at racial violence | BLACKOUT UK | Scoop.it
Conceptual artist and TED Fellow Sanford Biggers uses painting, sculpture, video and performance to spark challenging conversations about the history and trauma of black America.
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I Went to a Eurovision Sex Party

It's almost time for the Eurovision Song Contest. That point in the year where every country in Europe dusts off their flags and their uplifting late-90s EDM tracks and competes to see who can vote the most politically. But sadly, the road to Eurovision doesn't hold the same uniting, Brexit-defying thrill for me as it 100 percent definitely does for you. Why? Because I ruined it for myself that time I went to a Eurovision-themed sex party.


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The Day My Politics Changed: The Leaders of Black Lives Matter Showed Me That I Could Be Black, Queer, and Fearless

The Day My Politics Changed: The Leaders of Black Lives Matter Showed Me That I Could Be Black, Queer, and Fearless | BLACKOUT UK | Scoop.it
The idea that black social movements tend to be led only by male leaders of African-American churches is being left in the past.
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Taking Creative Action Against Prejudice

Taking Creative Action Against Prejudice | BLACKOUT UK | Scoop.it
Event date: Thu 21 Apr 2016, 6:45pm Venue: Free Word Lecture Theatre Lisa Bretherick, The Celebration of Naz, Prints on Fuji DPII Silver Halide mounted on MDF, 40 x 30 cm (each panel), 2014 ...
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Laverne Cox explores trans inmate struggles in 'Orange is the New Black' Season 4

Laverne Cox explores trans inmate struggles in 'Orange is the New Black' Season 4 | BLACKOUT UK | Scoop.it
Laverne Cox may not have had a lot of screen time in Orange Is the New Black's fourth season, but her storyline was anything but insignificant.
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Living in a poor neighborhood changes everything about your life

Living in a poor neighborhood changes everything about your life | BLACKOUT UK | Scoop.it
How racism created two, divergent American neighborhoods
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Nike was so inspired by the LGBTQ+ community, it created a rainbow collection

Nike was so inspired by the LGBTQ+ community, it created a rainbow collection | BLACKOUT UK | Scoop.it
June will be a gay ol' time at the Nike store.
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Science Fiction Isn’t Just for White Nerds, It’s for Black Nerds Too | VICE | United States

Meeting M. Asli Dukan, whose documentary 'Invisible Universe' aims to highlight the important role African Americans have played in modern science fiction.
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How Older Brothers Influence Homosexuality

How Older Brothers Influence Homosexuality | BLACKOUT UK | Scoop.it
Homosexuality might be partly driven by a mother’s immune response to her male fetus—which increases with each son she has.
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Why are black female victims seemingly invisible?

Why are black female victims seemingly invisible? | BLACKOUT UK | Scoop.it
The representation of black women victims needs to be drastically improved to
prevent dehumanisation, argues Joy Goh-Mah.
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What to Do With White Privilege?

What to Do With White Privilege? | BLACKOUT UK | Scoop.it
In certain corners of the country, white Americans are not only embracing the concept, but deciding that it might be key to resolving racial inequalities.
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Chaos on House floor as Dems, Republicans clash over LGBT proposal

Chaos on House floor as Dems, Republicans clash over LGBT proposal | BLACKOUT UK | Scoop.it
House Democrats and Republicans on Thursday angrily confronted each other after a Democratic proposal to ban taxpayer money for federal contractors who discriminate against LGBT workers was defeated minutes after it appeared to have the votes to...
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Are we ready for a gay Disney princess? We may be closer than you think.

Are we ready for a gay Disney princess? We may be closer than you think. | BLACKOUT UK | Scoop.it
A girlfriend for Elsa? Maybe not. But kids’ movies are subtly reflecting shifts in social norms.
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These LGBTQ homeless youth are getting free glasses. It could change their lives.

These LGBTQ homeless youth are getting free glasses. It could change their lives. | BLACKOUT UK | Scoop.it
Blocked from accessing comprehensive eye care, LGBTQ homeless youth often go without glasses -- but one initiative is trying to change that.
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The Criminalization of Black Girls in Schools

The Criminalization of Black Girls in Schools | BLACKOUT UK | Scoop.it
Monique W. Morris, the co-founder of the National Black Women’s Justice Institute, offers tactics to work against damaging stigmas.
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Airport Confiscates Gay Man's Ashes Because His Husband Was Not Recognized as Next of Kin - Towleroad

Airport Confiscates Gay Man's Ashes Because His Husband Was Not Recognized as Next of Kin - Towleroad | BLACKOUT UK | Scoop.it
A British gay man was forced by staff at Hong Kong airport to hand over the ashes of his husband who had died days earlier on the couple’s honeymoon.
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