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Best Builder of Queer Black Community Queer Black Women Alliance

Everyone deserves a room of their own, and in that spirit, Arijah Rashid and her team at Queer Black Women Alliance have created a much-needed room to accommodate Austin’s Black queer community. Where other organizations strive for all-encompassing inclusivity, the exclusivity with which QBWA approaches their events allows for a historically underserved group to flourish…

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Qmmunity: Come Sail Away

Queer Black Women Alliance sets sail for a Juneteenth boat party, plus Pride-themed provisions Juneteenth lands on a Monday this year, but Queer Black Women Alliance sets sail for their celebration on June 17 at 7pm. (They’ve also just won a Best of Austin award, so kudos to y’all!) In partnership with ATX ChocLit LGBT, boatgoers will depart from Aquaholics in Volente and enjoy a…

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Qmmunity: Queer Black Womanhood

Local nonprofit Queer Black Women Alliance makes space for their community, plus more queer events Specific spaces are necessary, even in the already specific realm of queerness. Such is the power of nonprofit Queer Black Women Alliance, a local (for now) organization dedicated to elevating the mental health and business pursuits of LGBTQ Black women. They…

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