I’m writing this on Trans Visibility Day (March 31st), thinking about how West Virginia has the highest rate of trans-youth in the country. I dream of taking a big gay bus of Appalachian LGBTQI+ plus 21+-year-olds to BUSHWIG! Maybe you’ll hold that vision with me.
I was happy to find the new WEST VIRGINIA BLACK PRIDE ORGANIZATION. Please give them a follow.
In other news, I published an op-ed for the Gazette-Mail,Closing The Digital Divide Starts With The FCC. I would love your feedback.
BBG is seeking an ” urban business owner” to recommend for the West Virginias Broadband Enhancement Council. The council comprises all (cis) white men. Therefore, diversifying this vital body is critical.
I am so excited about the WVU Film Festival Next Week.
After the screening of”Running With My Girls, I will be hosting a panel.”
This film is excellent. You will be inspired. The director, Rebekah Henderson, also has a West Virginia connection. She is the niece of Herb Henderson, namesake of the Herb Henderson Office Of Minority Affairs.
Free popcorn and political game after this film with Del. Walker and Charlene Marshall.
I’ll close this note with a big hug #kissesnocovid, and thank you for all your donations and continued support.
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We are not writing our elegy but our future and printing it too!
Founder/Publisher Black By God THE WEST VIRGINIAN