So… in the couple of weeks that we have been away, there has been a lot going on and a lot of new information has come out about those who are…

  Cameron aka Social Cronic aka Rica Raw from da Eastside  aka Queen Kunta is taking over The BrownTable. So you know  we will be discussing all the foolish highways and byways of pop culture but also…

On this edition of The BrownTable, it’s Election Time!  We discuss the fight for Marijuana Legalization with Issues 2 & 3, and the Columbus Mayoral Election.  Followed by a segment on LGBT Incarceration.  But first we take a look…

  In the first half of our show we discuss the latest in hot topics, news, and politics.  And in the second half of the show we are breaking down relationships and dating for queer…

In the first half of our show we’re asking our guests this evening completely inappropriate questions about their personal lives, under the guise of getting to know them better… And in the second half of…

  Are you baby crazy? Like many of us in our thirties, we might be getting all mushy every time you see a little baby in the room. Or you might feel all warm and…

  QueerMinded host Orie and SaRea gather good friends and QM team members Cameron, James, & Kyle for a look back at all our crazy pride memories.  Also we play Never Have I Ever Pride…

Photo via www.facebook.com/shaanmichaelwade

Photo via www.facebook.com/shaanmichaelwade

 

“…I’ve also become accustomed to not being ‘something’ enough in my life. Its always been I’ve not been black enough… when I identified as a girl, I wasn’t passive enough…its always your not this enough your not that enough. And I think that hearing that my entire life once it came time for me to really take hold of my fem identity, it didn’t phase me anymore because I realize that even as just a Black person in America I’m not going to be enough…  I’m not going to continue to let people try to control who I am…When Even If I were a masculine heterosexual transman it still wouldn’t be enough.”

— Shaan Micheal Wade

 

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Photo via www.facebook.com/Nikki.Peet93

Continuing our series focused on Queer Voices of Color, we talk to two people in our Real Queer panel who challenge the stereotypes many hold about TransMen.  Nik Peet, a radical queer activist by his own definition, believes that being a man and having masculine identity doesn’t negate femininity. And, writer and activist Shaan Michael Wade talks to us about how TransMen who have sex with men are invisible within queer spaces, and the effects of that invisibility.

 

“To me being fem is to go against what western society considers as powerful.  Most often times masculinity is seen as powerful or more dominant or more acceptable.  And to be fem, to me, is to revolt against that.  To say I can be feminine and I can be just as strong as masculine men.”

–Nik Peet 

 

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Serving the first course in Evening Tea, show hosts Orie and SaRea discuss the new “Religious

Freedom” Law in Indiana, and its consequences for the Hoosier queer community. Also we have an update on

the story about Planet Fitness taking a stand against trans* phobia, and the similarities between this story

and the SAE scandal that rocked the nation, but not the minority community. And, has a UK student group gone too

far with a new rule enacted to keep white gay men from acting like black women? Maybe, maybe not…

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Yesterday marked the International day of Transgender Visibility, and an historic briefing by a US commission on Trans* Women of Color according to a report from the National Center For Transgender Equality. The commission now…