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Love is Love:Except if you’re Black: Poem

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Is there really an LGBTQ community?

And if so, is it just based on your sexuality and not your humanity?

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I say this because I have experienced just as much anti-Black White supremacy in the LGBTQ community as I have in the straight White community

Love is Love

So love who you want, but lets make sure to be a community of humanity and not just focus on someone’s sexuality.

-Leon Kwasi Kuntuo-Asare

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By: Leon Kwasi Kuntuo-Asare

Wealthy and influential Democratic donor, Ed Buck was finally arrested for his sick and predatory behavior on homeless and other vulnerable gay Black men in the Los Angeles area.

On Tuesday, Buck was charged with operating a drug house, administering methamphetamine, and battery after another man suffered an overdose at Buck’s L.A home last week.

The 37-year-old man somehow managed to survive the overdose, after Buck injected him with an almost-lethal amount of methamphetamine.

This is the 3rd overdose at Buck’s L.A home since 2017, two Black men who also suffered overdoses, died at Buck’s home in the past.

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By: Leon Kwasi Kuntuo-Asare

To the surprise of absolutely no one, the homophobic organizers of “Straight Pride” are White supremacists, What’s next someone is going to discover that they are sexist too, haha.

The organizers of the proposed parade in Boston, Massachusetts are heavily linked with far-right organizations and White nationalist protest.

The three main organizers of the proposed event are John Hugo, Mark Sahady and Chris Bartley, according to Yahoo news they all have strong-ties to Resist Marxism, an ultra- conservative group with links to White supremacist organizations throughout America.

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By: Leon kwasi Kuntuo-Asare

The Family and lawyers of Roxsana Hernandez Rodriguez, are looking for answers in how she died.

According to her family and their representatives, Rodriguez, was an HIV positive transgender woman from Honduras, who was seeking Asylum in the United States.

On May 13, she was taken into ICE custody, at the Ysidro Port of entry near the border of San Diego, California. On May 16, She would be transferred to a for-profit ICE detention center, the Cibola County Correctional Center in New Mexico, and placed in a unit for transgender detainees.

Nine days later, she would die at the Lovelace medical Center in Albuquerque, New Mexico. It was originally determined that she died of cardiac arrest. Later, a private autopsy, which was paid for by the Transgender Law Center, which is presenting Rodriguez’s family, later revealed that they believed she died of dehydration, in combination with her HIV infection, the autopsy, would also show signs of possible abuse, she reportedly had shackle marks on her wrist and bruising on her stomach and back, which could suggest that she was beaten.

According to CNN, “TLC sent a written notice of a personal injury and wrongful death claim to the state of New Mexico on November 19, the first step in filing a lawsuit.”

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By: Leon Kwasi Kuntuo-Asare

If some were to mention โ€œDivas Night Clubโ€ to the average San Francisco resident in the Tenderloin neighborhood, the word โ€œHavenโ€ would not probably be the last word to come to mind. Words like dangerous, scary, drugs, homeless, hookers, police, vice, squad, are words more commonly used to describe the poverty-stricken (but quickly being gentrified) area that surrounds San Franciscoโ€™s #1 transgender nightclub. defines โ€œHavenโ€ as: โ€œany place of shelter and safety; refuge; a asylum.โ€™โ€™

And a place of shelter and relative safety is exactly Divas has been to San Franciscoโ€™s transgender community, the most vulnerable community, within the LGBTQ community. Even in one of the most gay-friendly cities in the entire world, the transgender population is still heavily discriminated against, so much so that many of them are today, being forced in the illegal sex industry, just to survive and afford their daily needs.

The National Center for Transgender equality, states: The National Discrimination Survey showed that: โ€œ26% of trans people lost a job due to bias, 50% were harassed on the job, 20% were evicted or denied housing, and 78% of trans students were harassed or assaulted. And the transphobia that drives the discrimination is exacerbated when the trans person is a person of color and also faces compounding racism. Trans people of color face higher rates of discrimination.โ€

Long before Lavarne Cox from โ€œOrange is the New Blackโ€ and Caitlyn Jenner brought the transgender movement to mainstream America, Divas was at the forefront of the transgender movement.

Despite that fact, many transgender Bills are sweeping across red-state America, attempting to disenfranchise even more, an already marginalized people, like a controversial transgender Bill that was proposed last year by South Carolina Senator Lee Bright, that aimed to block transgender people from using the bathroom for the gender they identify with. But you will not find people crying about that here, in this four-story club, with three open to the public, which has always sought to empower trans-people, by giving them jobs as bartenders, cocktail waitresses, DJโ€™s, dancers, promoters, etc.

And though far from perfect; if you were to walk pass Divas on 1081 Post street, which is next to a SFPD firehouse and a weed shop, during the night hours you will soon notice many scantily clad transgender women walking up and down the street, people buying weed at the pot dispensary next door and some shady characters in this โ€œNot so Tenderโ€, Tenderloin neighborhood.

All that being said, Divas is still the number #1 hangout spot for pre-op trans-people, crossdressers, post-op trans-people, drag queens, gender benders, female impersonators, and non-binary gender people within the SF Bay Area. It is also a place where men questioning their sexuality, bi-sexual men, straight men, and men interested in trans-women and trans-women interested in men can explore their sexuality without the harsh judgement of bigots.

Dance shows happen on Wednesday and Thursday

On Friday Night, a couple of weeks ago, I walked into Divas and met a trans-women, who goes by the name Shelley Wilde, she was behind the bar, tending to patrons, she kind of looked like a 40ish version of Adele.

When asked has Divas in her opinion been good for the transgender community? Wilde said: โ€œIt can be very good if you allow it. It has been good for men, but unfortunately a lot of trans-women you see are in the sex industryโ€™โ€™.

When asked if she is originally from San Francisco? Wilde said: โ€œNo. I am originally from Texas, I moved to San Francisco 13 years ago.โ€

When asked how long has Divas existed? Wilde said: โ€œfor over 30 years, it was first called the Motherlode, it was at another location. It has been at this location for over 15 years.โ€

After Wilde returns from serving several thirsty patrons at her bar, which is starting to get busy this evening, she is asked if she believes Divas has been good for the transgender community? Wilde said: I would say yes. Most of us are so busy with our own lives, but when weโ€™re here together, itโ€™s a little community.โ€

As it got later in the night and various demographics of people continued to arrive, drink and party, Wilde was asked one last question. Would you say Divas is friendly to non-trans and LGBTQ people? Wilde said: โ€œYes. All people are welcome. Most of our patrons are straight men.โ€

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Hello friends and family, I have a book coming out the beginning of July.

The book is titled the Revolution Will be Downloaded!  A manifesto : How to Fight a Peaceful Revolution with Tools From the Tech Revolution

It’s a guide on how to use social media to fund progressive candidates, grassroots causes and form our own businesses in these tough economic times using social media tools.