Thursday, October 15, 2009

Links I'm Loving: The Sexuality of Our Communities

Here are some links that I find fascinating today. Not all of them are directly connected to sexuality or Latinos, pero they are all important for us to be "in the know." If you follow me on Twitter you already know about these stories.

First some shameless plugs:

My book reviews are up of the following books (site NSFW):
The Slow Fix by Ivan Coyote.

Sexual Fluidity: Understanding Women’s Love and Desire By Lisa M. Diamond

Vodou Love Magic: A Practical Guide to Love, Sex, and Relationships
By Kenaz Filan

Do you know of the Zoot Suit Riots? Did you know that women also wore/wear Zoot Suits? If not read on! Zoot Suits Make the Man --And The Woman! The author of Women In The Zoot Suit gives an overview.

Protest are going on in Puerto Rico regarding the economy, unemployment, and general unrest. Read more about the demonstrations here and see a fotogalaria here.

A young man asked President of the United States (POTUS) Obama "Why do people hate you? They supposed to love you. God is love." Watch the video and hear Obama's response.

A lesbian high school student was banned from being in her school yearbook. Why was she banned? For not conforming to the gender expectations for how she *should* express her gender identity.

If you are in the DC metro area check out the DC Latin American Film Showcase!

Jamaican performer Buju Banton meet with gay activistsprior to his San Francisco show.

An interview with author/artist Sapphire (Push) on Charlie Rose.

Today a lot of people were saying "Happy Birthday" to Fela Kuti. It's important to know more than one story, here's a video of author/artist Chimamanda Adichie (Purple Hibiscus) speaking on The danger of a single story:

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