Every month (kind of...) bbh posts submissions by family, friends, lovers and loved ones, shouting out bois from all over who are doing their thang.
THANK YOU to the people submitting; for taking a few mintues to give love. Y'all know I believe in activism-as-living and this is a great way to give face/voice to our community. -mo
If you've submitted but don't see your submission yet, don't worry. Since we got so many, we'll stagger to give each star their shine. ;]
Presenting...BOIS OF THE MONTH!
Renee is an amazing woman with a heart of gold, integrity of steel and a smile that's golden. She carries herself with poise, class and certainly dresses like the grown and sexy woman she is. Everyone I know who knows her is better off for it. She's definitely a boi of the month----AND designed the layout for the Bois Will Be Bois Calendar!
(Submitted by: C Sphinx)
Owen is my boifriend of one year and I am madly in love with him. He is a Youth Violence Prevention Educator in Boulder, Colorado. He teaches youth about social justice, building community, and building healthy relationships through art and other forms of creative expression. At work he gives trainings about LGBTQ inclusivity/safety and serves on a community that is working to create safer and more accessible services and facilities for trans and gender non-comforming folks. He is a community organizer, an advocate, an educator, and an all around inspiring human being. He is also a full-time graduate student in the field of Art Therapy.
Owen is also a big fan of ties, vests and newsboy hats which makes him pretty damn adorable.
(Submitted by: Chelsea O'Neil)
Fabian Romero is a Queer Chicano poet, performance artist and community organizer. They co-founded several writing and performance groups including Hijas de Su Madre, Las Mamalogues and Mixed Messages: Stories by People of Color. Their sincere poetry and stories arise from their experience as as Economic Refugee, speaking two languages, Queerness, gender-queerness, brown skin, time as a migrant worker.and childhood in poverty. They were born in Michoacán, Mexico and came to North America when they were seven years old. Since 2007 they have performed throughout the Pacific Northwest, California and New York City. Often times you can hear them spit poetry at Palestinian Solidarity and Immigrant Rights events. They are finishing their BA at The Evergreen State College in Olympia, WA with a focus in writing, social justice and education.
Fabi just returned home from a crazy Greyhound adventure after co-facilitating a workshop at the Queer People of Color Conference in LA last weekend just in time to make it to class this morning! Though they are always on the go, Fabi is always actively contributing to their community via their art and poetry and they're quite talented (Their work will be published later this year in an anthology with other trans and gender queer writers and poets). Fabi is sweet, kind, down-to-earth and sincere. Even with their busy schedule, they still make plenty of time for their friends and family and are a dedicated, supportive and amazing partner.
I think they'd make an excellent boi of the month :)
(Submitted by: Caylo McNeal)