Tag Archives: sexuality

Camp It Up 2010

23 Aug

I’m back! Well I have been back in Atlanta for a couple of weeks now but it took me many days to recover from the time difference and to come down off the natural high that is, CAMP IT UP!  CIU was the first family camp for gay and lesbian in California and has been going strong since 1990.  I have been a senior counselor at CIU since 2006 and I have loved every minute of my time there. A one of a kind camp, CIU brings together LGBTQ families from all over the world and gives them 7 days of bliss in the redwoods of Quincy, Ca. As a lesbian CIU gives me a place to see happy and healthy LGBTQ families and to inspire their children to know that their families are more all American than apple pie and baseball.

This year was especially fun because I missed camp last year because I had just moved to Atlanta. I have so many great stories and pictures that I will post soon but I have included a video that was made by one of this years CIU art specialist, Callum. A tribute to the staff of CIU! Enjoy! (See if you can find me in the video)

http://campitup.org/index.html

NOH8

18 Jun

The Women of Brewster Place…

30 Apr

is what  inspired me to start this blog. A 1989 film starring Oprah Winfrey, The Women of Brewster Place is a movie about women empowering other women. All the women living in the housing tenement are trying to survive. They deal with issues like abuse, poverty and trying to maintain a family. Two of the characters in the film are a lesbian couple who live together at Brewster Place and spark conversation in the neighborhood about sexuality and acceptance. Even in a non traditional relationship the two women strive for the same thing that all the women living at Brewster Place want, acceptance. The film is about sisterhood, something I believe is lacking in the black community. I miss the days of my childhood when making a friend was as easy as just asking. We as women have to support each other. So smile next time you pass a women on the street or tell her you like her shoes instead of snarling because you don’t have them. We only have each other!