So I've gotten a bit of press recently and wanted to share it with y'all. I was fortunate enough to be invited to Ubisoft Toronto to be part of the second Black Game Pros Mixer event in early February! Check out some of the coverage and when the video of the panel is available Games … Continue reading A bunch of neat coverage of the #UbiBGP Mixer & a highlight by @XBoxAmbassadors
Here's my current PAX Dev and PAX West panel schedule. Will be updated with panelist and links once they go up on the PAX Site. Who can I designate to make sure I am fed and watered that Saturday? INDG will also be in the Diversity Lounge on the 6th floor. I might also be … Continue reading My current #PAXDev and #PAXWest panel schedule
I'm honored to give the Saturday Keynote address at this year's Different Games Conference. Why Inclusion is Required, and Diversity is Not Enough Tanya DePass Often times we talk about diversity and inclusion but we don’t grasp what it means beyond the 101 level conversation. Diversity has been reduced to a meaningless buzz word to many, and inclusion is not … Continue reading ICYMI – I’m giving the Saturday Keynote at @DifferentGames conference!
I Need Diverse Games is part of … Continue reading Updated @TwitchCon schedule!
Announcing the Romance Option Podcast! Sex, Love, and Geekery. Two queer black women giving you frank talk about relationships. Hosted by @biancajand & @cypheroftyr See, if you leave me and Bianca alone for a few days, we come up with ideas! Romance Option will be a monthly podcast where we take your relationship questions and get … Continue reading Announcing the Romance Option Podcast!
I'm doing sooo much stuff in April, but it's cool and I'm excited even if I'm a little tired just thinking about it. That means streams will be sporadic and not on the usual Tues/Thurs/Saturday schedule. Here's what I'm up to starting next Friday: April 1 & 2: Queerness and Games Conference Los Angeles, CA … Continue reading Next weekend kicks off a super busy month for me!
The 2017 C2E2 schedule is finally live! So here's an updated and accurate schedule of panels I'll be on with links. You Have Died From Exposure: The Importance Of Compensating Geeky Marginalized Creators Jennifer Cross [M], Michi Trota, Suzanne Walker, Charlie Hawkins April 21, 6:45 - 7:45 pm S405a “Do It for the Exposure!” “Aren’t … Continue reading My updated @C2E2 schedule!
April 21 You Have Died From Exposure: The Importance Of Compensating Geeky Marginalized Creators Jennifer Cross [M], Michi Trota, Suzanne Walker, Ariela Housman “Do It for the Exposure!” “Aren’t you just grateful to have this opportunity?” Too often, marginalized creators are thrown these adages as compensation for their hard work and creativity in lieu … Continue reading My @C2E2 Schedule!
So yesterday I couldn't sleep and twitterpated all over about the Safetypin box and the reactions to it. Notably that some dude bro who didn't know anything about the creators (Leslie Mac and Marissa Johnson) I collated those over on Medium for anyone who wants to peep that first. On paying black women for the work … Continue reading On the value of black women’s work
Cross Posted from my Patreon, where it originally appeared on 9 May 2016. Another signal boost post, this time to focus on the works of POC, Bi, non-binary, trans and other marginalized creators. Re-using my caveat from my women's work post because it is what it is. I lost some of my own Patreon support … Continue reading Support the work of POC, bi, trans, non-binary, other LGBTQIA folks signal boosting edition
What can game developers do to better represent black women in games? “They need to get some fucking empathy,” says Tanya dePass, a campaigner for better representation inside game worlds and among those who create them. She curates websites, hosts podcasts, maintains the#INeedDiverseGames tag on Twitter, works as a diversity consultant andspeaks at conventions and … Continue reading ICYMI – I’m in this @Offworld piece by @sangfroid_san
So my GX3 schedule has changed a little bit, so here it is in it's final form. Changes noted in bold below GaymerX – San Jose, CA December 11 – 13, 2015 “We Need More Diverse Games: How to Get There” with Gil Almolgi, Katherine Cross, DJ Kirkland, Rachel Keslenski, and Arthur Chu Friday December 11th, … Continue reading My Updated @GaymerX Schedule
https://youtu.be/B9b2BT3phOw Well, my talk is up have a video of me talking about Why we Need Diverse Games Why we Need Diverse Games by Tanya C DePass A short talk on how the hashtag hit a nerve with the gaming community at just the right time, and continued on to become something tangible, something that people … Continue reading My @AlterConf Chicago talk is online
The Microaggression by a bi-woman who had a former school mate assume she MUST have a crush on every woman she knows “Girl:: Oh hey, so you’re bisexual? Me:: Yeah. Girl:: Do you have a crush on me then? Me:: Oh hey, so you’re straight? Girl:: Yeah. Me:: Do you have a crush on every … Continue reading On respecting the boundaries of your bisexual friends – inspired by Neo’s post
I already didn't like Dan Savage... but goddamn now I'm just bursting with anger. How the fuck, just how the everliving fuck does he even fix his mouth to spout the shit about bisexuals that he continues to let out into the ether? Via AngryBlackTumblr: Bisexuals You Need to Come Out to Your Friends and … Continue reading Dear Dan Savage, just stop talking about Bisexuals, it’s clear you know NOTHING about us.
In response to mainstream prides everywhere, including both the racism and sexism that pervades the larger gay community, Queer Women of Color and Friends (QWOC+ Boston) hosts OPTIONZ — in its fifth year — tonight, a highly anticipated annual pride party specifically created to provide a space for lesbian, gay,bisexual, transgender and queer women of … Continue reading Queer Women of Color Still Face Racism During Pride, Among Other Things (Repost from Spectra Speaks)
I'm very happy to host the most excellent Dennis Upkins, author of the soon to be released Hollowstone. He breezed through the windy city during a stop on his book tour. Hollowstone is due out on 17 June 2011. Q: Now, it's great to see more POC authors and queer authors getting their work out … Continue reading Next up: we host Dennis Upkins for a spell on his Hollowstone book tour
We Got Your Back Project is still alive and still seeking submissions! I had a chance to talk the project up at Gay Is the New Black? Event hosted by JF tonight. Hopefully this will generate some interest and new submissions. Can I ask a favor? Can anyone who comes across this post please signal … Continue reading WGYB Project is still alive, and we’re still taking your stories
So... Joy E. came up with a nifty idea. A project where LGBTQIA youth, straight allies, adults and others could share their stories to encourage and strengthen youth who may be getting bullied, harassed and otherwise mistreated for being who they are. This project will make sure that lgbtqia of color, bisexual and transgendered folks … Continue reading Introducing… The We Got Your Back Project
Reposting from Neo_Prodigy on LJ. Navigating Through This Post-Racial Society Neo_Prodigy once again nails something on the head so hard it howled for mercy that has been milling around in my head regarding the reaction to Lebron's leaving Cleveland and how Lebron's non-decision overshadowed the news of the cop that was convicted of the lowest … Continue reading Repost of: Navigating Through this Post Racial Society; via Neo_Prodigy on LJ
Did I miss the moment when racism ended? Because last I checked having a black president meant the Secret Service had more threats to investigate, not that America put away the bigotry. Not to mention that pesky little matter of black LGBT folks who are apparently officially figments of our collective imaginations.
Via LJ User slit I find it curious that African-American women are all lazy unwed welfare-cheating baby-making machines and African-American men are all violent drug-abusing absentee fathers RIGHT UNTIL they are standing in the way of gay rights, at which point they become socially conservative homophobes who can't see past their religious family values. If … Continue reading An open letter to white activists, re: Proposition 8
Objects of Suspicion Love a man, love a woman, either way they distrust you. What is it about bisexual women that lesbians hate so much? By Jennifer Baumgardner After Look Both Ways, my rah-rah book about having a love life with men and women, was published last year, I was pummeled by dating rejection from … Continue reading Advocate article on Bi-hatred by lesbians
Anti-Gay marriage petitioners come up short on the signatures they need. Marriage Opponents Scramble for Petition Signatures Supporters of a proposed constitutional amendment to ban same-sex marriage in Florida must gather 27,000 more petition signatures by February 1 to submit to the state's election supervisors. The measure also seeks to ban polygamy and group marriage … Continue reading Ha! Take that you bigots…
Obama issues 3-page memo defending gay-basher spokesman, explaining that McClurkin has no problem with "happy" gays by makeprofilelink("John Aravosis (DC)"); John Aravosis (DC) · 10/29/2007 02:12:00 PM ET Discuss this post here: CommentmyCount('8176134378288689317');s (275) · digg it · reddit · FARK · · Link Obama's campaign now says that McClurkin only wants to cure the unhappy gays. (The rest of … Continue reading *sigh* Obama is trying to kill his chances isn’t he?
Everything under a cut just cause I don't random assholes picking an e-fight with me over my opinions, again. For the record, I'm not a gay white male or a straight white male. I'm a black, bi female 34 who lives in Chicago. Why I'm stating all this is because I am really fucking furious … Continue reading Racism & Queer issues rant… you’re warned so leave now if you want