In 1978, amid the second wave of feminism in the aftermath of Roe v. Wade, Roadwork – a multiracial coalition – put women’s art, particularly that of women of color, on the road. Building the roads where they didn’t already exist, Roadwork created an intersection of opportunity and social change, wherein artists from diverse backgrounds […]
Category: BIPOC LGBTQ+ Artist Spotlight
Robert Moses Kin: Bootstraps Initiative connects choreography and community
For more than 25 years, Robert Moses has been a powerful force in the Bay Area arts community. His choreographic work for his own San Francisco-based troupe, Robert Moses Kin (RMK), and companies worldwide has attracted both praise and controversy, as it often deals with subjects such as race, identity, social justice and power. Beyond […]
Gay creative Dwight Allen O’Neal is making big things happen on social media and beyond
What does it mean for someone to make a difference in their community? While the first thought may be community service and fundraising, in the age of social media, the phrase means so much more. It means using their influence and voice. Dwight Allen O’Neal is the first person that comes to mind as I […]
Elijah McKinnon: A Chicago creative talks about Open Television and intersectionality
Elijah McKinnon (they/them/their) is definitely marching to the beat of their own drummer—and many people are benefiting from this individual’s vision.
Author De’Shawn Charles Winslow on his latest novel, “Decent People”
Readers know that a writer has created an effective murder mystery when they are kept guessing, and then are utterly surprised by the revelation of the guilty party. Prize-winning gay author De’Shawn Charles Winslow does precisely that in his second novel “Decent People” (Bloomsbury, 2023). Like his debut novel, “In West Mills,” the follow-up “Decent […]
Camille Ora-Nicole is revolutionizing the queer media industry one day at a time
Changing the world is a lofty goal, but for Camille Ora-Nicole, change is a necessity. The California-based designer, producer and artist has their eye set on building a queer media empire that empowers creatives to thrive in a way that’s almost unheard of today. The vehicle for this change? The Queer 26, a media non-profit […]
“Sisterfire” returns to the Kennedy Center
The Kennedy Center is hosting “Sisterfire Lovesongs” on March 4 for the annual “Sisterfire” showcase. This year’s theme of love songs invites three queer, Black DMV-based artists to share their interpretations of love.