Read More, Worry Less (November 2019)

End of year can bring many emotions, one of them being panic. Did you meet your goals this year? What do you hope to achieve in the next year? A decade is ending, how will you change because of it? I don’t have the answers, but I do know of something that may help take…

Coriander’s Light By MJ Vaughn (Book Review)

Recently, I reviewed the book Coriander’s Light by independent author MJ Vaughn. Is it worth adding to your fall reading list? Watch the review to find out. I’m also a reviewer for reedsydiscovery, so, if you like my reviews, you can head over there and provide tips as a form of gratitude and appreciation. -Porscheoy…

Revisiting the Web Series ‘Little Horribles’ [Review]

Am I the only one who missed the Little Horribles web series during its original release? In order to catch-up, I watched the first eight episodes of the series. Executive produced by Issa Rae, Little Horribles appears to be quite funny and captures the awkwardness of queer dating. Specifically, the mellow dramatics of lesbian dating…

‘Eat, Pray, Love’ By Elizabeth Gilbert [Book Review]

Earlier this year, while planning the travel I embarked on this summer, I decided to read the book of a film that had always resonated with me in some capacity, Eat, Pray, Love by Elizabeth Gilbert. As expected, the book was more detailed and differed from the movie in many ways. See my review of…

LGBTQ+ News: Weekly Recap (8/28/19)

Here is a rundown of some of the top LGBTQ+ news stories you might have missed recently: 1. In an interview for Paper magazine, Jaah Kelly speaks about the challenge of coming out and how nerve-wrecking it was. 2. Waka Flocka landed in the waters of social media backlash after stating that he views gay…

Looking For A Great Read? ‘Puerto Rico Strong’ Is It!

Even in the midst of my summer travels, I have been on a quest to read amazing books that pull me in and teach me new knowledge. Puerto Rico Strong, the anthology that was created to provide support and relief to Puerto Rico after Hurricane Maria has been one of those reads for me. As…

A Closer Look at the Evolution of Aina Brei’Yon [Interview]

Where were you when you were first introduced to the artistry of Aina Brei’Yon? I can still recall distinctly being a young lesbian preparing to cross the street on the eastside of Chicago when out of my peripheral I saw a car turning the corner. Inside was someone with a striking face and a gorgeous…

The Chills! Watch The Newest Trailer For ‘Queen & Slim’

When is the last time you were so impacted that you found yourself with chills you hadn’t expected? For me, it was last week with the extended trailer for Queen & Slim. The film starring Jodie Turner-Smith and Daniel Kaluuya (Get Out) will be directed by Melina Matsoukas with a screenplay written by Emmy winner…

‘Magic Hour’: A New Queer Web Series Worthy of Your Funds

If you are a fan of science fiction or enjoy seeing the exploration of Black queerness in new and exploratory ways, there is a new series whose creation you can support, Magic Hour! Seeing oneself represented in aspirational capacities can be a life-altering and transformational experience. Humans often require an example of what is possible…

LGBTQ+ News: Weekly Recap (7/4/19-7/10/19)

Here is a rundown of some of the top LGBTQ+ news stories you might have missed over the past week: 1. Have you ever been in awe at the youth? Recently a valedictorian received a standing ovation after announcing his bisexuality during his commencement speech. 2. Waka Flocka landed in the waters of social media…

LGBTQ+ News: Weekly Recap (6/27/19-7/3/19)

1. In honor of the 50th anniversary of the Stonewall Inn uprising, an LGBTQ plaque was unveiled at the NY Yankees Monument Park. 2. Janelle Monae is on the cover of Paper Magazine’s Pride issue. 3. Historical changes have been made in Philadelphia for trans rights. 4. Aaron Philip, a Black, transgender and disabled model…

A Black Man Will Head the Human Rights Campaign

For the first time in history, the Human Rights Campaign will have a person of color as its president. Alphonso David, a Black man, will lead the organization. David has had a storied career in New York and Pennsylvania as a law professor, legal advisor and civil rights attorney. In his own words, as reported…

As You Prepare For Pride Parade Today Ask Yourself This One Question

“Congress should oppose any effort to recognize homosexuals as a discrete and insular minority entitled to the protection of anti-discrimination laws similar to those extended to women and ethnic minorities.” – Vice President Mike Pence, 2000. While this statement was made 19 years ago and the LGBTQ+ community now has the right to marry in…

LGBTQ+ News: Weekly Recap (6/19/19-6/26/19)

Pride month is drawing to a close but the news continues. Here is a rundown of some of the top LGBTQ+ news stories you might have missed over the past week: 1. Can you imagine launching a campaign for your wildest dreams, then having them come true? That happened for this trans model who will…

Watch These Older Lesbians Share Advice With Youngsters

“You’re the authority on yourself.” Listen, hunny, I don’t know who needed to hear this but I’m glad it was shared! So often, society teaches us from an early age to subscribe to prescribed expectations. To hear an elder confirm for a younger questioning soul that the ultimate voice for their life is their own…

5 Lessons Learned From Traveling Solo

Traveling has become one of my greatest loves. Not only for the freedom it provides, but also for the lessons that it teaches. Lesson 1: You can do it alone Whenever I am out alone (whether traveling or catching a performance) people often tell me how brave I am, but I don’t view it as…