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Smithsonian Adds Trans Items To Expanded LGBT History Collection

in History/Monica Roberts

Yesterday The Smithsonian’s National Museum of American History added hundreds of photographs, papers and historical objects to its collection to document the history of trans, bisexual, gay and lesbian people.   And in case you’re wondering about it, yes, the trans end was ably represented on this day.  One of the trans items donated was a wooden…

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Inaugural BlaqOut Conference Coming Next Month

in Monica Roberts

The inaugural BlaqOUT Conference will be held April 18-19 on the UC Riverside campus! The University of California, Riverside cordially invites all folks who self identify as Black/African American or of African descent and as Same Gender Loving, Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Queer, Questioning or somewhere on the LGBT spectrum to apply to attend. So what does it cost to attend BlaqOUT?…

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Back In H-town From #LGBTMedia14

in Monica Roberts/Opinion

After another exciting weekend and destroying some Pappas barbecue to celebrate my safe airborne arrival at Hobby, I’m back from my trip inside the beltway for the 2014 edition of the LGBT Media Journalists Convening.  So what were my takeaways from this trip? That elements of the community have a serious beef with GLAAD on multiple…

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Monica Roberts’ Speech To Houston City Council

in Monica Roberts/Politics

Speech To Houston City Council January 7, 2014 By Monica Roberts Happy New Year and good afternoon to you Mayor Parker, distinguished members of City Council, and my fellow Houstonians. I am Monica Roberts, a proud native Houstonian who grew up and resides in District D. I’m standing at this podium today because I’m one…

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Open Letter To My Black Transbrothers

in Monica Roberts

  Dear Transbrothers, Ever since I met Alexander John Goodrum at the 1999 Creating Change in Oakland I have been in love with y’all and was moved today to declare it publicly. I have had a ringside seat as I watched mid to late 90’s leaders like Alexander and Marcelle Cook-Daniels not only step out…

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