How to be #GENDER WOKE” in 2019:

A Basic Guide for Allies Dedicated to Supporting Gender Diversity Phew! We made it to 2019! 2018 was an iconic year for transgender rights and generally elevating the visibility of gender diversity. We have a brand new year ahead to tackle trans and broader LGBTIQ+ rights and we need you allies to become more involved in education folks more than ever before. Specifically, we need you to tackle the prejudices you hear and see on a daily basis. With everything that’s been going on, in 2019, there is no reason for allies to not be up to scratch with the… Keep Reading

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Community Nest Foundation’s First Annual Black Tie Red Carpet Gala Honors LGBT Philanthropists

LOS ANGELES, December 19, 2018 ( – On Sunday, Dec. 9, 2018, The Community Nest Foundation (CNF), hosted the first annual Black Tie, Red Carpet Gala at Echo’s in Pico in Los Angeles. The elegant Gala honoring the LGBT community’s finest philanthropists far surpassed peoples’ highest expectations. CNF, a Southern California based non-profit dedicated to uplifting the LGBT community, awarded two prestigious awards to two LGBT philanthropic champions, jump-started Amber’s toy drive, and raised funds for the LGBT Center, Lunch on Me, and CNF. During the Gala, the foundation awarded Amber Lee Whittington the Humanitarian of the Year award, and… Keep Reading

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A Blank Canvas: Notes on Fashion & Gender Nonconformity

I have a red plaid shirt that I cannot get rid of. It is buried in a storage container filled with clothes that I will never wear again, yet, I cannot find the will to toss any of it away. Especially within the fibres of that plaid shirt, holds early memories of my coming out days. Around six years ago, I found myself in a sweaty club twirling on the dance floor, exchanging partner dance moves between two women who invited me. Excited and nervous, I already knew how the night would end. As we were about to leave, I… Keep Reading

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Strength – Poetry

Have Strength, Pull Through You’re Strong Enough For It. When You Break Down Those Are The Words You Will Hear Each And Every Time. How Strong Can You Be When You Just ….Keep Falling? How Can You Stay Strong When You Just Feel Like You Don’t Have It In You No More? Strength In Life Can Be Used In Many Different Ways But When You’re Alone. Nobody Around, In The Dark, Alone With Just Your Thoughts. Where’s The Strength Then? When Every Part Of Your Body Is Telling You No, When You’re Losing Yourself And Can’t Seem To Find The… Keep Reading

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Thank You For Voting-Highlights of the 2018 Midterm-Elections and Why Your Vote Matters

The 2018 midterm-elections became the focal point for American politics this past November as we experienced an impressive nationwide push getting citizens inspired to exercise our right to vote. Major governmental issues have been at the forefront of of conversation when it comes to the political stance of candidates such as immigration, gun laws, gay rights, environmental needs, abortion laws and women’s rights, and policies on state and federal levels. Another major issue that came up this year was a brand new law that was passed creating voter suppression in rural communities, such as my home reservation of the Turtle… Keep Reading

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Love has no gender

There’s something I wish society could understand… That our hearts are blind to who we love What you look like doesn’t matter Boy or girl That doesn’t matter Our hearts still melt in the presence of the one we love Our souls still sing when they walk into the room And we still get butterflies just by thinking about them Maybe that’s why they say love is blind Because our hearts fall in love with souls   Writer instagram @astra_writes Keep Reading

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