The Indigo Girls Continue to Expand on Their Influence

Indigo Girls: One Lost Day
Indigo Girls: One Lost Day

“In many ways, One Lost Day builds on the Indigo Girls’ well-established authenticity of voice and narrative. The album tells stories of loves never realized (“Elizabeth”) and loves left behind (“Learned It On Me”). There are also stories of dealing with grief (“Happy in the Sorrow Key”), addiction (“If I Don’t Leave Here Now”), as well as political accounts such as “The Rise of the Black Messiah” centered on Herman Wallace of the Angola 3. Throughout their career, the Indigo Girls have been known for songs that focus on self-awareness as well as social action.”

For complete article, visit PopMatters.

Luiz Rodrigues – The Environmentalist

Luiz Rodrigues, Executive Director for the Environmental Coalition of Miami & the Beaches (ECOMB)
Luiz Rodrigues, Executive Director for the Environmental Coalition of Miami & the Beaches (ECOMB)

As far as connecting the LGBT community to environmental actions, Rodrigues would like to see more of us “taking the lead and showing the world that we are all concerned about our planet.”

For complete article, see South Florida Gay News.

Luigi Ferrer – The HIV/AIDS and Bisexual Rights Activist

Luigi Ferrer
Luigi Ferrer, Program Director and Director of HIV Services at Pridelines Youth Services

“[A]s we support today’s youth, we are also mentoring and training the next generation of LGBT leaders, activists, and organizers.”

– HIV/ AIDS and bisexual rights activist Luigi Ferrer

For complete article, see South Florida Gay News.

The Pride Center Offers Discussion Panel on Transgender Women & Lesbians

On Tuesday, September 24, 2013, from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m., The Pride Center in Wilton Manors, offers a panel discussion called “Are Trans Women Our Sisters?”

The event is part of The Community Collaborative Transgender Educational Series coordinated by several local organizations:  The Pride Center, The T-House/ Broward County Department of Health, and SunServe.

According to The Pride Center website, the upcoming discussion will “facilitate an open dialogue on ‘women born women only politics’ and its impact on the relationships between lesbian and transgender women.”

A professional panel will inform the conversation with their experience and insights:  Denise Spivak, President of Women in Network (WIN); Robin Schwartz, President of Aqua Foundation for Women; Tori Bertran, Activist/ Board Member of Aqua Foundation for Women; and Diana O’Brien, Activist/ AIDS Healthcare Foundation (AHF) Coordinator.

For complete article, see South Florida Gay News.

Lessons from Transgender Activists: Ryan Sallans

“Help[ing]5x7 people develop more faith in themselves is something I’m extremely passionate about.”

For complete profiles, see p. 34-36 in the latest edition of  South Florida Gay News Magazine, The Mirror.

Lessons from Transgender Activists: KOKUMO

“…The era of others making art about me is over.  I have a new story to tell.”

For complete profiles, see p. 34- 36 in tThere Will Come A Dayhe latest edition of South Florida Gay News Magazine, The Mirror.

Lessons from Transgender Activists: Bamby Salcedo

BambySalcedo-Photo By TransLatinaCoalition“Immigration issues are trans issues…”

For complete profiles, see p. 34- 36 in the latest edition of South Florida Gay News Magazine, The Mirror.