Melange Lavonne is an actress and hip-hop artist whose music addresses issues like gay bashing, domestic violence, AIDS, gay parenting and discrimination. Her music has been featured on LOGO and at numerous film festivals worldwide. Melange was recently named in BET’s Who’s Who in the Black LGBT Community – an honor she shares with numerous politicians, actors, musicians and authors. Hear Melange discuss: her music, racism in the gay community, hypocritical gay rights organizations and her own coming out story.
Archive for September 2009
A quick thought regarding the Caster Semenya gender identity scandal . . .
I am completely outraged that Caster had to undergo embarrassing and degrading scrutiny because some people were bothered by her less than traditional feminine qualities.
But . . . (and there’s always a but)
I’m even more annoyed by the self-proclaimed pro-female feminists who are crying foul about Caster even though they continue to support the Michigan Women’s music festival – an event that is known for its longtime ban of transgender male-to-female women because they were not born a “womon” (that means they don’t have suitable genitalia).
Do these pro-Caster/anti-MTF feminists think they’re foolin’ anyone? What gives?
In my opinion (and this is JUST my opinion), anyone who is outraged by the Semenya gender scandal would be equally outraged my Michfest’s ban on MTFs. I don’t know. Call me crazy.
What I Posted on Twitter Yesterday:
- 14:23 Best Gay Bar in the World Contest: tr.im/ymG2 #
- 14:43 Speech heckler Rep. Joe Wilson (R-SC) apologizes; President Obama accepts –
tr.im/ymM7 (South Carolina politicians need help!) #
- 14:46 Christian Billboards Inspire and Outrage with Gay-Friendly Messages – tr.im/ymNh #
- 14:48 Levi Johnston To Pose Nearly Nude For Gay Website – bit.ly/bSKsh #
- 14:53 Fired Soap Star Patricia Mauceri Pulls a Carrie Prejean – tr.im/ymPj #
- 14:56 LGBT pressure builds on Boxer, Feinstein – tr.im/ymPW #
- 14:57 Lesbian star Ellen DeGeneres named as American Idol judge – tr.im/ymQy #
- 15:26 @not_tonight00 Is that HRC dinner the typical upper-class $1000 per plate event? #
- 15:31 Facebook won’t load for me. Too many people rushin’ to use their new @mention feature? #
- 15:46 @dmcrawford and @not_tonight00 Finally! An HRC dinner us regular queers can afford. Well . . . sorta! #
- 17:42 Huck[abee] News was following this lesbian tweeter? I just can’t have that kind of nonsense. #
- 18:01 @crystalchappell and @KimmyT22 – Please let me know when you’re available for an interview on SistersTalk Radio #
- 18:20 @lesliepenny Can you send your contact info to geniastevens[at]gmail.com? Would love to add you to SistersTalk Radio’s PR list. #
- 23:46 Checkin’ out Facebook Lite. I think I might actually like it. tr.im/yoSR #
- 00:19 Ben & Jerry’s Joins Gay Marriage Equality Battle- bit.ly/QM6PP #
- 00:21 LGBTQ Equality Activists Discuss DC Gay Rights March on SistersTalk Radio – bit.ly/vTBzk #
- 01:38 What were you doing on 9/11/2001? #
- 01:46 @nazbear I was working at Borders in Rockford, IL when we heard the news. We closed to store and headed home to be with family. #
- 01:54 @MydniteAngel My partner was in Americorps at the time and they sent her and her crew to do 9/11 disaster relief. #
- 03:10 The complexities of gender: tr.im/ypvH (that article will piss off more than a few people) #
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