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.
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).
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.
Who are you lifting up this month?
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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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...