Honored to make up 1/4 of the portrait for The Advocate’s Black Queer And American cover (other faces include fellow The Out List stars Twiggy Pucci Garcon, Wanda Sykes & Wade Davis). 

The cover story, "Black, LGBT, American",  was written by my dear brother Darnell L. Moore

There’s also a wonderful piece by Laverne Cox on her journey as a black trans woman, where she shouts out Dr. Kortney Ryan Ziegler's film Still Black: A Portrait of Black Trans Men.

Teen Wolf Conventions! (A MasterPost)

With so many Teen Wolf conventions popping up this year (and next!), we thought it would be a good idea to start a big post with all of the current information we have on these events. We’ll be keeping this post updated and will reblog when new information is received. 

Also, you can visit our “TW Cons" tag to see other posts on these conventions!

As always, you guys can always visit our Teen Wolf Events page for more links to the websites and the conventions’ social media pages!

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The world in which you were born is just one model of reality; other cultures are not failed attempts at being you. They are unique manifestations of the human spirit.
—  Wade Davis, ethnobotonist
Former NFL player Wade Davis on coming out in sports
  • Wade Davis:I believe that it's okay to be gay and play sports or be a rapper or an actor. I just think we're moving in that direction. I can't say it's in the next five or ten years, but I definitely think it's on the horizon.
  • Amy K. Nelson:Does it have to be the quarterback [who comes out]? Can it be the reserved player at first?
  • Wade Davis:I'll be flat-out honest with you. It probably shouldn't if he wants to keep his job. If he wants to keep his job, if he's the 53rd man on the roster, if he's a free agent who's fighting for a job, maybe he shouldn't. I would hope that he would, I would hope that he feels that he can, but if you want me to be flat-foot honest with you, it probably shouldn't be, just because I don't want to tell someone to give up their lifelong dream of playing in the NFL to ... you know what, yes, it should be. You know, screw it. It should be. I don't want to be in the business of telling anyone they can't live their life authentically. I don't want to do that anymore. It's just not what I'm about anymore. So I want anyone, whether you're the first man or the 25th man or the last man or even someone on the practice squad, to come out and say, "You know what? I'm gay, I'm still a great athlete, and I'm an even better human being."
Sensitivity to nature is not an innate attribute of indigenous peoples. It is a consequence of adaptive choices that have resulted in the development of highly specialized peripheral skills. but those choices in turn spring from a comprehensive view of nature and the universe in which man and woman are perceived as but elements inextricably linked to the whole.
—  Wade Davis

Yesterday Texas Senator Wendy Davis (D-Fort Worth) filibustered a Republican bill outlawing most abortions in the state long enough to help block the bill. That meant standing for nearly 11 hours. The clock ultimately ran out on the bill, the vote occurring after midnight as is constitutionally mandated in the state.

For some background on the abortion debate in Texas (and nationwide), an interview with Texas Observer writer Carolyn Jones about her own abortion and the state’s controversial sonogram law.

And an interview with Carolyn Cline, executive director and CEO of Involved for Life, and an anti-abortion advocate and proponent of pregnancy centers in Texas.

Image of Texas Sen. Wendy Davis’ pink sneakers as she filibustered the abortion bill yesterday in the Texas State House via The Washington Post