QofG Profile Submission: J Mase III

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Introduce yourself! Who are you? What should we call you?

My name is J Mase III. (jay-mace-tha-third). You can call me Mase or J Mase for short. Neva “J”.

How do you identify in terms of gender, sexuality, gender expression, etc?

I identify as a transfag. I think that comes closest to how I see my sexuality and the way that I express masculinity as a person that sometimes is read as a femme boy, sometimes a butch girl, but always as really, really queer.

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QofG Profile Submission: Jordyn Samuels

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Introduce yourself! Who are you? What should we call you?

My name is Jordyn Samuels. I chose the name “Jordyn” to reflect the uni-genderism of my gender presentation. I am a passionate Equity and Social Justice advocate and Equity/Anti-Oppression workshop facilitator in Toronto. I’m also an aspiring future politician.

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Culture Meets Queerness: Sha’ma Nathan

In this piece, 17 year old Queer youth writer Sha’ma Nathan takes on traditional cisheteronormative Caribbean culture and the ways it alienates QTPOC from their roots.

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Growing up, queerness was not a possibility for me; it was a foreign world muddled with “immorality” and “vile” choices. My family, whom I love dearly, constantly reminded me that my religion did not approve of this “lifestyle” – and also that being queer was not a “black thing.” Although I have matured with my own beliefs, this unsettling understanding continues to haunt me.

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QofG Submission: Ignacio Rivera (NSFW)

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Introduce yourself! Who are you? What should we call you?

Hello, Hola and Takaji! I’m Ignacio Rivera aka Papí Coxxx. You can call me Ignacio, IG or Papí. I was conceived on the island of Boriken (aka Puerto Rico) and raised in the “melting pot” of Brooklyn, New York–currently living in Baltimore, Maryland. I identify as a Black Boricua Taíno. In addition to English, I speak Spanish (sometimes Spanglish), small amount of the Taíno language (still learning), and some sign language. I’m 40-something. I’m a pensive person, sometimes to a fault. I’m a libra always struggling to balance the scales. I’d like to think I’m a compassionate person, a community oriented person, a mentor, a friend and a person who likes the simple things. I struggle with anxiety disorder and PTSD. I’m a survivor. I’m sober and I’m spiritual. I’m also known for a variety of other things. I’m an activist, writer, filmmaker, educator, sex(uality) liberationist, sex worker, performance artist and mother.

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QofG Profile Submission: Justin Rodriguez

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Introduce yourself! Who are you? What should we call you?

My name is Justin Rodriguez. I pronounce my first name as either Justin or Justine, but it’s still spelled as Justin. I’m a 27 year old activist and community organizer. I consider myself to be an amateur poet as well.

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The return of QofG: Thursday, September 18th, 2014!

Hey all!

We will be back to our #QueeringThursday weekly posting schedule as of Thursday, September 18th, 2014. 

Are you ready!?

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