Womenfest Key West

Womenfest Key West The Southernmost Party for Lesbians and their friends in Key West, Florida. Presented by the Key West Business Guild
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Thank you to all Veterans
11/11/2020

Thank you to all Veterans

Gay Key West
11/03/2020

Gay Key West

If you haven't voted yet - Today's the Day!

Don't forget, Daylight Saving Time will end Sunday November 1 at 2 AM, at which time you should set your clocks back to ...
10/31/2020

Don't forget, Daylight Saving Time will end Sunday November 1 at 2 AM, at which time you should set your clocks back to 1 AM.

We imagine a world where the idea of coming out is a thing of the past and we can just simply exist. Until then - be you...
10/11/2020

We imagine a world where the idea of coming out is a thing of the past and we can just simply exist. Until then - be you, be proud, and live your truth on your terms! Happy #nationalcomingoutday🌈

Womenfest Key West's cover photo
10/09/2020

Womenfest Key West's cover photo

10/09/2020

We didn’t want the day to end without acknowledging #InternationalLesbianDay - we hope you celebrated proudly!🌈👩‍❤️‍💋‍👩

Support the cause for a cure. #octoberisbreastcancerawarenessmonth #KnowYourStatus #earlydetectioniskey #fightlikeagirl ...
10/02/2020

Support the cause for a cure. #octoberisbreastcancerawarenessmonth #KnowYourStatus #earlydetectioniskey #fightlikeagirl 💟

Human Rights Campaign
09/16/2020

Human Rights Campaign

It’s officially Bi Awareness Week and we’re celebrating bi+ visibility... ALL! WEEK! LONG!
Learn how you can support the bi+ community. https://www.hrc.org/bisexual

09/11/2020
We hope everyone has a safe and happy Labor Day!
09/07/2020

We hope everyone has a safe and happy Labor Day!

"Nigerian film ‘Ife’ goes online to avoid censorsThe Nigerian lesbian film Ife is set to to go online via an on-demand p...
08/29/2020
Nigerian film 'Ife' goes online to avoid censors | Lesbian News

"Nigerian film ‘Ife’ goes online to avoid censors
The Nigerian lesbian film Ife is set to to go online via an on-demand platform to avoid being censored by its own government.

A deeply religious country with LGBTQ people risking stigmatization, family rejection, and even stoning under Sharia law, Nigeria also has a 2014 law that criminalizes gay relationships with 14 years imprisonment.

Likewise, a 2019 survey by the Initiative for Equal Rights (TIERS) advocacy group showed that 75 percent of Nigerians support this ban on same-sex sexual activity.

Ife to be released online
Ife is Nigeria’s first lesbian feature film and the title means “love” in the Yoruba language. Since the trailer’s upload in YouTube, it has been watched thousands of times.

“In Nigeria, there has never been a film like Ife,” said its producer Pamela Adie, who is one of Nigeria’s most prominent LGBTQ activists.

Because the Nigerian film board might not approve Ife for distribution, Adie told Reuters that they plan to release it on an online on-demand platform this year.

She said, “Anyone who wants to watch will be able to do so from anywhere in the world.”

She further told said that, “No film has had the impact it will have, or already has in Nigeria.”

“The reception to the poster and the trailer has been mad. We expect that it will be madder when the full film is released,” she said.

Views on LGBTQ changing in Nigeria
Nigeria has arts and entertainment as its major cultural exports with a multibillion dollar film industry called Nollywood. However, in most of their films, LGBTQ characters are shown as mentally ill or possessed.

Likewise, in these films, spiritual leaders try to deliver them from the “demon of homosexuality.”

In response to this, TIERS has been producing popular LGBTQ films and TV series. Their male teenage love story We Don’t Live Here Anymore by Nigerian filmmaker Tope Oshin has won awards.

This has softened attitudes among Nigerians such that 30 percent say they would accept a gay family member in 2019 versus 11 percent in 2011.

Adie believes the media can help in changing hearts and minds in the country. She further said that by making Nigeria’s first lesbian love story, she can help other women struggling with their sexuality.

“This is one for us,” Adie said. “It will bring immense joy to the hearts of many of us who would be seeing people like us centered in a Nigerian film for the first time.”

Ife on LGBTQ love in Nigeria
The film Ife is about two Nigerian women: the titular character (Uzoamaka Aniunoh) and Adaora (Cindy Amadi). The two fall in love after a three-day date.

This was written and directed by first-timer Uyaiedu Ikpe-Etim. It was released in collaboration with the Equality Hub, an LGBTQ nonprofit organization in Nigeria.

The trailer shows scenes familiar to LGBTQ viewers, from the process of coming out to parents to the couple in bed talking.

Adie said the relationship in the film is “not an an exception.” She added: “It’s actually one that’s really common, and that’s the reason why it should be told.”

However, Adedayo Thomas, executive director of Nigeria’s National Film and Video Censors Board, told CNN that they “are monitoring the progress of the movie.”

Thomas said that “if it goes against the law by promoting homosexuality, we will be forced at some point to go after the producer and executive producer.”
♻️:https://www.lesbiannews.com/nigerian-film-ife-goes-online-to-avoid-censors/

Check out the trailer of the movie below:

The Nigerian lesbian film "Ife" is set to to go online to avoid being censored by its own government and to win hearts and minds among its people.

The National Center for Lesbian Rights
08/26/2020

The National Center for Lesbian Rights

Today is #WomensEqualityDay on the centenary of the #19thAmendment, but also a stark reminder that, 100 years later, may women – particularly Black and #Trans women – still lack full suffrage. If you need need more info or assistance with voting, visit https://www.headcount.org/vote-with-pride/

City of Key West -- Government
08/20/2020

City of Key West -- Government

During this week’s City Commission meeting, Mayor Teri Johnston proclaimed August 26th as Women’s Equality Day.
This month marks 100 years since the 19th Amendment, which allows women to vote, was ratified.
“The right to vote is the cornerstone of our democracy and the fundamental right upon which our civil liberties rest,” reads the proclamation.
However, it notes that the 19th Amendment did not guarantee suffrage for all women. Native Americans did not gain their right to vote until 1924. Asian Pacific Islander Americans did not gain the right until 1952. African American and Latin Americans suffered voter suppression until passage of the Voting Rights Act of 1965 and 1975.
“The fact that today women are active in local, state and national government and are running for office in unprecedented numbers reminds us that we all follow in the footsteps of these resolute American suffragists,” it continues. “The bold, courageous and powerful women who fought for the ratification of the 19th Amendment to the United States Constitution on August 26,1920, deserve special celebrations.”
Commissioner Sam Kaufman noted that Mayor Johnston, who was re-elected the day before the meeting, is the first female mayor to be elected for a second term in Key West’s history.

Women's suffrage at 100 - Today marks 100 years since women won the constitutional right to vote in the United States.#V...
08/18/2020

Women's suffrage at 100 - Today marks 100 years since women won the constitutional right to vote in the United States.
#VOTE #vote2020 #ExcerciseYourRightToVote #19thAmendment #womenpower #equality #equalityforall #WomanSuffrage

"Any great change must expect opposition, because it shakes the very foundation of privilege."
—Lucretia Mott

"Key West Mayor Teri Johnston will issue a Proclamation at the City Commission Meeting on August 19th which will declare...
08/14/2020
Key West, FL / Home

"Key West Mayor Teri Johnston will issue a Proclamation at the City Commission Meeting on August 19th which will declare Women’s Equality Day in the City on August 26th. This is the designated date the 19th Amendment was certified into the U.S. Constitution, 100 years ago. Visit cityofkeywest-fl.gov to watch, second on the agenda!"

The official website of the City of Key West, Florida

CLUB SKIRTS DINAH SHORE WEEKEND
08/12/2020

CLUB SKIRTS DINAH SHORE WEEKEND

CONGRATULATIONS Kamala Harris ON MAKING #HERSTORY 👏🏽👏🏽👏🏽

If elected, Kamala Harris would be the nation’s first female, first Black and first Asian American VP.

How are you celebrating?#NationalGirlfriendsDay 👩‍❤️‍👩👩‍❤️‍💋‍👩👭
08/01/2020

How are you celebrating?
#NationalGirlfriendsDay 👩‍❤️‍👩👩‍❤️‍💋‍👩👭

"We congratulate the U.S. House of Representatives for having the courage to pass a Defense Spending Bill that reverses ...
07/31/2020
House Votes To Block Trump’s Ban On Transgender Troops

"We congratulate the U.S. House of Representatives for having the courage to pass a Defense Spending Bill that reverses Trumps cruel and unnecessary #TransMilitaryBan. But since we clearly see that Bill going nowhere in a Senate chamber where the Majority has shown an utterly callous disregard for the lives of #LGBTQ – particularly #transgender – Americans, #NCLR and our partners at GLBTQ Legal Advocates & Defenders - GLAD will continue to fight every day until this pointless ban is finally overturned." #NoTransMilitaryBan

The amendment was one of several that passed ahead of the upcoming defense spending bill vote.

Womenfest Key West's cover photo
07/17/2020

Womenfest Key West's cover photo

It was a difficult decision to make, but we hope to have you in 2021  to celebrate bigger and better than ever before! #...
07/10/2020

It was a difficult decision to make, but we hope to have you in 2021 to celebrate bigger and better than ever before! #KeyWestWomenfest September 1st-5th, 2021

Let’s continue to fight for freedom, liberty, and justice for ALL!
07/04/2020

Let’s continue to fight for freedom, liberty, and justice for ALL!

06/28/2020

Remembering Stonewall 51 years later!
“... Eyewitnesses claim that the events preceding the Stonewall riots began as a police raid on the bar, a frequent and routine occurrence at gay bars during that time. A number of patrons were handcuffed and escorted outside by police. Among them was a butch lesbian who resisted arrest and repeatedly tried to escape before she was struck in the head with a baton. She then punched the cop, shouting to bystanders, “Why don't you guys do something?" This “first punch” is considered the inciting moment that motivated others to fight back against the police. The identity of this woman remains uncertain, but historical accounts suggest that it was Stormé DeLarverie, a Black biracial butch lesbian and drag king. In 2008, when DeLarverie was asked why she didn’t come forward and take credit for her actions, she answered, “Because it was never anybody’s business.”

https://www.them.us/story/who-threw-the-first-brick-at-stonewall/amp

Stay sexy my friends; know your status! 🎗
06/27/2020

Stay sexy my friends; know your status! 🎗

06/20/2020
Lady Gaga - Free Woman (Official Music Video)

Happy Saturday💪💪🏽💪🏾💪🏿🌈

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"I’ve loved every Pride Parade I have been lucky enough to walk in, but this one was particularly special," she said."Th...
06/18/2020
New Zealand prime minister becomes the first to march in gay pride parade

"I’ve loved every Pride Parade I have been lucky enough to walk in, but this one was particularly special," she said.

"The streets were packed, and what an important message that sends about diversity and inclusiveness. Thanks to everyone who came!"

'The streets were packed, and what an important message that sends about diversity and inclusiveness', says Jacinda Ardern

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Looking for friendly campgrounds close by during Womyns week. All suggestions would be appreciated 🙂
TRUCKER Author: Helen Dunn http://amzn.to/1mz1QqI Trucker set in 1975 – is lesbian historical fiction. Long distance butch truck driver, Toni Coletto pulls off the highway and goes into a diner where she ends up rescuing a young runaway, who calls herself Sonar. Toni and Sonar begin a hot relationship, and the girl feels like she belongs to someone for the first time. However, when Toni disappears, Sonar must make some hard decisions in order to survive. FREE TO THOSE WITH KINDLE UNLIMITED! Don't have a Kindle? No problem – a free app. at the book site will allow you to download this to any e-reading device. If you read this book and enjoy it, please leave a review at Amazon. Thank you.
THE LEZZIES VS THE FUNDIES (Humorous Fiction) Author: Helen Dunn Check it out at amazon: http://amzn.to/13OWw9O This is a novelette that takes a humorous look at the uproar between the GLBT community and the far right fundamentalist fanatics. A multi-cast of characters that include straight, lesbian and transgender individuals that all intertwine with each other in various humorous ways as their lives and their secrets get disrupted and everything hits the fan. FREE TO THOSE WITH KINDLE UNLIMITED! Don't have a Kindle – no problem – Amazon has a free app. at the book site that will allow you to download this book to any reading device. The URL given is for Amazon USA, but this book and all my books are available in other countries where Amazon is on-line. To see all my books and covers please visit my author's page at amazon. Blurbs & excerpts are at the screen for each individual book: http://amzn.to/1jh5IEN If you read this book and enjoy it, please consider leaving a review at amazon. It will be greatly appreciated. Thank you.
Crazy Hollywood/lesbian & erotic humor/in e-book & paperback http://www.amazon.com/dp/B00GAOIQK6 Author: Helen Dunn A humorous, fictional look at several lesbians in tinsel town. Some are on the way down. Some are trying to claw their way up. In addition, there are the predators who are always lurking, looking for any weak spot, who will do anything that has the smell of money about it—including wildly, wickedly illegal plastic surgeries and even murder! Read an excerpt at the Amazon page url given above. FREE to those with Kindle Unlimited. Don't have a Kindle – no problem. Amazon supplies a free app at the book site so you can download to any reading device. The URL given is for Amazon USA, but this book and all my books are available in other countries where Amazon is on-line. If you read this book and enjoy it, please leave a review at Amazon. It would be much appreciated. Thank you.
A THURSDAY KIND OF LOVE http://amzn.to/2mPSzOk As e-book & print book Author: Helen Dunn Historical lgbt fiction set in the mid 1970s. Hoping, wanting, dreaming, loving, heartbreak… A kaleidascopic look at life and love from the perspective of a cast of diverse characters... Natalie – the greatest love in her life is Anne, but can she give Anne everything she wants? Anne – does she want too much? Sally – money has always gotten her everything she wants Leroy – he's always been taken care of... Lucille – a woman in her mid-thirties, raising a daughter alone, with a husband too far away to meet her needs. Chloe – Lucille's twelve year old daughter, has a lot of natural curiosity and talent but will something evil happen to change that and almost destroy her life? Rex – he seemingly has everything: wealth, success, community respect...everything but the woman he loves Lance – is his secret too much for anyone to accept? Mel – every time he gets interested in a woman, a handsome butch gets in his way. Beth – we first meet her digging in dumpsters to survive Aunt Edna is a homophobe, she also has her devoted friend and nurse Gertrude…. The URL given is for Amazon USA, but this book and all my books are available in other countries where Amazon is on-line. You are invited to visit my amazon author's page to see all my books and covers. Blurbs & excerpts are at the screen for each individual book: http://amzn.to/1jh5IEN If you get this book and enjoy it, please leave a review at Amazon. It will be much appreciated. Thank you.
Title: VENUS [novella] Available in paperback and e-book http://amzn.to/1l2Gael Author: Helen Dunn African American lesbian historical fiction/mystery/romance - and a coming of age story set in 1970. Venus can't remember anything before the age of six and living with two white people, George and Beatrice Slocum. How did she, an African-American, come to be with them? After all, there was no love for her in that house. As she matures, Venus seeks the answers to the mysteries of her past, and why she has the terrible nightmares she has. Along the way she meets and falls in love with another African American girl; as well as falling into a trap she discovers was set for her long ago. FREE to those with Kindle Unlimited. Don't have a Kindle—you can still read this book – a free Amazon app available at the book site allows you to download this book to any reading device. The URL given is for Amazon USA, but this book and all my books are available in other countries where Amazon is on-line. To see all my books and covers please visit my author's page at amazon. Blurbs & excerpts are at the screen for each individual book: http://amzn.to/1jh5IEN If you read this book and enjoy it, please leave a review at Amazon. It will be greatly appreciated. Thank you.
Head to Sidebar tonight for a great last night of dancing with Citizen Jane!
Who invited Dorian to the party??? 🤬
Everything
WHERE IS KIKI SAX? Author: Helen Dunn A humorous lesbian adventure tale This is a lesbian comedy relating the adventures of the luscious Kiki Sax, who can't seem to stay out of trouble due to her desirability. Kiki is the prize some want to claim as theirs and they'll take any risk to have her. In the search for Kiki, several characters get their lives turned upside down. And who does Kiki love? What woman will end up with what woman in this crazy mix? E-book and paperback: http://www.amazon.com/dp/B0103KWPAY e-book FREE to those with Kindle Unlimited Don't have a Kindle – no problem with a free Amazon app you can download this book to any reading device. While the URL given is the USA Amazon—this book and all my books are available in any countries where Amazon is on line. If you enjoy reading this book, please leave a review at Amazon. Thank you.
Secrets in the Darkness http://amzn.to/1mYgvrA Novelette/available in both e-book & paperback Author: Helen Dunn Some strange supernatural experiences happen to the lesbians in Secrets in the Darkness, as they encounter beings who aren't quite human. Elizabeth's marriage is in trouble can she find happiness with Cassidy? Cassidy has a big secret—can Elizabeth accept it? Nancy has taken a trip to Asia and returned with a woman too beautiful to be real. She, too, has an unusual secret. FREE to those with Kindle Unlimited. Don't have a Kindle? No problem – a free app at the Amazon book site will allow you to download to any reading device. The URL given is for Amazon USA, but this book and all my books are available in other countries where Amazon is on-line. If you read this book and enjoy it, please leave a review at Amazon. It would be much appreciated. Thank you.
My spouse and I are coming from D.C. for our first Womenfest! We got a room at La Te Da. Anyone else ever stayed there before?