BiNet USA Prez Presents at BlaqOUT Conference

On Saturday I had the great pleasure of presenting my “Intersection Electric: An Interactive Tour of  Black Bi Histories and Culture (with games!)” workshop at the BlaqOUT Conference hosted by University of California, Riverside.

BiNet USA M&M’s proved popular!

In a fun turn of events I was honored with the opportunity to read some poetry to close out the conference. I chose “This Love Has Always Existed” which I originally wrote as part of my appeareance in the 2006 Emmy winning reality docu-series, “Black. White.”  It is wonderful to see the changes we’ve had for LGBT people in the last ten years, even if our road is not finished and our path yet complete.

Photo credit: BlaqOUT Conference, University of California, Riverside

I was also extremely honored to take a selfie with BlaqOUT Conference keynote speaker, Mandy Carter. Mandy Carter is a Durham, North Carolina African-American lesbian social justice activist with a 45-year movement history of social, racial and LGBT justice organizing since 1968.  Ms. Carter helped co-found two groundbreaking organizations: Southerners On New Ground (SONG) and the National Black Justice Coalition (NBJC).


BiNet USA President Faith Cheltenham with Mandy Carter, NBJC and SONG co-founder

Dropbox link to the “Intersection Electric” presentation is here if you’d like to educate yourself on the rich history of black, bisexual culture and queerness!