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45+ IBPOC Marginalised Genders group

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This Facebook group is a Reparations and Mutual Aid for Marginalised Genders who are Indigenous, Black or People of Colour, as well being over 45 years old. It’s the only one of it’s kind that I’ve heard of. Usually Old=white, and BIPOC=young. It’s beyond relief that the two parts can come together for once!

There are a few support initiatives for Black, Indigenous, and People of Colour (but very little in the U.K). There is more support for Older white people in the U.K. But I can only think of one other place that says they support Older people who are BIPOC folks and Queer (Opening Doors LGBT). They are not a Mutual Aid organisation. However, the two times I attended their group aimed at Older Black Queer people, I was subject to A LOT of Biphobia. The moderators of the group did nothing in both cases. Older Black and bisexual people exist at the axis of many different oppressions. We shouldn’t have to face even more when we are trying to access support.

P.S – I’ve also attended Opening Doors LGBT’s Trans and Nonbinary group, which is open to all ethnicities. I haven’t had any troubles in that group, even though I’m always the only Black person there.

Speculative (and erotic) poem

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After the great session at WorldCon on Speculative poetry, I was reminded of something I wrote a few years back – set in Chislehurst Caves, just outside London. Caves feature in my work an awful lot: I’m sure there’s something psychological about that, but I’ve never found any relatable meaning in my research.

This is a long rhyming poem, but one I love to reread often.  I hope everyone (over the age of 18) enjoys it too!

Stain upon the floor

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I curated the chapter on Bisexuals of Colour!

Thursday is our big day!
At long last, Purple Prose: Bisexuality in Britain will hit bookstore shelves on Thursday, September 1! By now you should have your backer copies (let us know if they didn’t make it). This Friday, September 2, we’ll be gathering at 7:30 p.m. at the Brixton Community Centre. Please join us if you can–and bring your friends!

Help us spread the word!

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Order it at Waterstones http://waterstones.com/book/purple-prose/kate-harrad/9780996460163
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