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LGBTQ History Is Black History

June gets all the attention for Pride, but did you know that October is LGBTQ History Month? Here are three queer, history-making icons we're celebrating this month:

Fifty years ago, Marsha "Pay It No Mind" Johnson took a stand at the Stonewall Inn, refusing to let law enforcement render the lives of transgender women and other queer folks illegal.
Marsha P. Johnson. Smiling Black woman.

Activist, writer and feminist Audre Lorde worked to lift up the lived experiences and politics of queer Black women, and her essay "Uses of the Erotic: The Erotic As Power" is a foundational text for The Turn On (minus her concerns about the pornographic, lol).
Audre Lorde. Smiling Black woman.

Rev. Dr. Pauli Murray was a civil rights attorney, groundbreaking Episcopal priest and a leader in both the Civil Rights and Women's Rights Movements. Murray was literally sainted by the church, used she/her pronouns and identified as a heterosexual man.
Paulie Murray. Black person.

Who are you lifting up this month?
Episode Spotlight
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Episode 8 | Feel The Fire

In Episode 8 of The Turn On, we read from Kenya Wright's "Fire Baptized" and talk about our experiences playing with fire (bka being friends with exes).

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Episode 8.5 | The Turn On x Chloé Cook

In Episode 8.5 of The Turn On, we interview therapist Chloé Cook about the ins and outs of relationships that form as the result of shared trauma.

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Song of the Week
The latest addition to #TheTurnOnMixtape is Stephanie Mills and Teddy Pendergrass' song about loving and feeling loved, "Feel The Fire." Listen to Episode 8 to find out why...
Stephanie Mills and Teddy Pendergrass looking sharp as shit singing into mics on a stage.
The Climax
Yrsa Daley-Ward. Black woman in silhouette.
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