LGBTQ+ people face continuous discrimination in their personal lives, workplace and other social settings. Some resort to reclusive lifestyles to avoid the pain and trauma; most push through the agony of social rejection while others commit suicide. LGBTQ+ are also victims of brutal hate crimes sometimes resulting in death. Experiencing constant discrimination can have detrimental effects on the psyche of a LGBTQ+ person affecting their financial, mental and physical well being. I Am Me Inc was created to combat these issues.
Good Morning Wilmington Interview
Another Great Interview with Good Morning Wilmington!! Peirrce M., Latoya Growth and Makena Wormley sharing information about Me Fest!!
I Am Me Inc. was formed to offer safe social spaces with programs that uplift and unify the LGBTQ community. To show them through action that you are not alone, You are loved by a community of LGBTQ+ and Allies. A space where you can "Be You" and build positive social connections. The Board at I Am Me Inc. believe together we can heal support and collectively eliminate discrimination one person at a time by educating them about our community.
Our Seminars, Workshops, Forums and Events will build positive relationships between the LGBTQ+ community and its Allies. Together we will educate Delaware and end discrimination.
Board Members; Peirrce M., Latoya Baker and Dyon Hill speaking about upcoming Me Fest event August 6th on the Green in Dover, Delaware.
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LGBTQ+ and Ally Music Festival!! All welcome and open to the public. There will be Vendors, Adult/Child activities, Book Bag Giveaways and so much more!!
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Come Out for Pride Karaoke at Townsend Tavern!! Your guaranteed to have a good time!!
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Did you miss LGBTQ+ Holiday Party?
Don’t miss out on 2022 celebration of LGBTQ life, love and gathering of family at our 4th Annual LGBTQ Holiday Party!! Allies Welcome!! This Year the Party will be held at the Historical Society Museum included in your ticket Dinner, Live Entertainment, Vendors, Gift Giving and more. Christmas can be lonely but you don't have to be when you spend it with your Rainbow Family!! Get your early Bird Tickets!!
Pride & Prejudice I: Intersections at the African American Museum
Slide Show of Historical LGBTQ+ Black Figures
Marsha P. Johnson (left) Silva Rivera (right)
The Stonewall riots were a series of spontaneous demonstrations by members of the gay community in response to a police raid that began in the early morning hours of June 28, 1969, at the Stonewall Inn in the Greenwich Village neighborhood of New York City, New York, United States of America.
Stonewall sparked the fight for civil rights for LGBTQ+ and the reason why we celebrate pride!!
In 1952, The American Psychiatric Association (APA) added Homosexuality to its diagnostic manual as a sociopathic personality disturbance resulting in a series of psychiatric treatments including electroshock therapy. This continued until the 70's, Homosexuality was removed from the APA manual in 1973.
Being a Homophile was a criminal act from the 1930's until the early 1970's. LGBTQ+ people were arrested and photos were placed in the newspaper resulting in job loss, possible divorce and admission into an mental institution.
The Sodomy laws instituted in the early Puritian colonies during the 1600's called for execution of all LGBTQ+ people caught performing homophile acts.
Niankhkhnum and Khnumhotep loved each other into the afterlife. Two men buried at the necropolis of Saqqara. They were the overseers of manicurists in the palace of King Nuiserre.
Emperor Hadrian (left) and Antinous (right) epic love story that turned into religious worship in both the Greek East and Latin West. Following Antinous early death, Emperor Hadrian deified his beloved. Antinous was worshipped as the god Theos for over a hundred years after his death.
Before there was Rosa Parks, In 1940 Pauli Murray refused to give up her seat on a Montgomery, Alabama bus. She also lead dozens of sit-ins in the 1960's.
Bayard Rustin (Martin Luther Kings Right Hand)
Forgotten Ally, Victoria Woodhull born in 1838 was the first female to run for President and also advocate for Free Love without Government influence. Her writings was used in the Supreme Court case Lawrence V. Texas resulting in a win for LGBTQ+ Rights.
Baron Friedrich Wilhelm von Steuben, LGBTQ+ General credited with winning the American Revolutionary War. His codes of conduct are still in place for Military Troops.
Lesbian- A woman that has romantic feelings for another woman.
Gay- A male that has romantic feelings for another male.
Bisexual- A male or female who has the ability to feel romantic feelings for the same and opposite sex.
Transgender- A person whose gender identity is different from birth. Gender Identity is separate from Sexual Orientation, A Trans-person can be any of the following orientations: Heterosexual, Lesbian, Bisexual, Queer, Intersex, Asexual or Pansexual.
Queer- Any orientation or sexual identity that is not Heterosexual or Cisgender.
Intersex- A person born with a combination of female and male genitalia and/or hormones that's outside of the binary (female and male).
Asexual- A male or female that has little to no sexual attraction toward others.
Ally- A Heterosexual person who supports and advocates for the LGBTQ+ community.
Pansexual- A male or female whose sexual attraction is not dictated by gender or orientation.
LGBTQ+ People are Pedophiles!!! Myth!!!
All Gay men are on the down low. Myth!!
Bisexuals are greedy that want their cake and eat it too. Nope!! Cheaters want their cake and eat it to. Cheaters come in all orientations and Gender Identities.
Lesbians hate men!! Lesbians want to be men!! All Lesbians were raped!! Myth!!
LGBTQ+ are promiscuous!! Myth!!
Pansexuals sleep with everyone even relatives!! Myth!!
Queer people just want to be down with the LGBTQ+ Community.
Straight people that hang with LGBTQ+ people are really Gay.
Effeminate men are Gay. Myth!!
LGBTQ+ children are confused or influenced when it comes to their Sexual Orientation.
LGBTQ+ people are into bestiality and necrophilia. Myth!!