#ThatBlackCouple Ep 17 – Janelle Monae-osexual

In the first segment, Jenn and Daren talk about Janelle Monae coming out as queer and what the resurgence of queerness means for this generation.

In the second segment, Jenn and Daren discuss queerness as a set of gender politics and a set of sexual politics.

In the third segment, Daren reflects on being a heterosexual Black man coupled with a queer Black woman and Jenn reflects on identifying as bisexual, then pansexual, and now queer.

Articles for reference:
* Why, As A Queer Black Woman, It’s Important That I Write About Culture

Why, As A Queer Black Woman, It’s Important That I Write About Culture


* To be a Black, Queer, Unrespectable Christian in an Era of Unrest
http://watercoolerconvos.com/2015/09/01/to-be-a-black-queer-unrespectable-christian-in-an-era-of-unrest/
* I was most comfortable with my identity when I was anti-Black

I was most comfortable with my identity when I was anti-Black


* Watch: Janelle Monáe – Dirty Computer [Emotion Picture]

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Podcast Summary:
This is an accidentally funny podcast about the realities of Blackness and adult life. We do “adult” differently. We are That Black Couple.
Our goal is to create a space for Black millennials to discuss and embody adult life on their own terms. We aren’t beholden to “traditional” gender or parenting roles, queerness is fluid and present in the ways we show up in our relationships and in the world, and we want to build community with other 30-something Black folx who are trying to figure this ish out.

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