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Colorado Black Lesbians Come Out For The Love of Humanity


Colorado Black Lesbians come out for the love of Humanity…

Denver, CO March 17, 2011 - In honor of women everywhere and to commemorate Women’s History Month, the ladies of Girlz Pushing The Button, and allies, showed up and showed out in support of Habitat for Humanity of Metro Denver and each other. 

The ladies, of all different backgrounds, physical abilities and skills were on hand, helping to build a home for its new owners, who were also on site to assist in the build. 

Carolyn King, one of the participants in the Girlz Pushing The Button project, echoed a shared sentiment amongst her counterparts: “Participating with Girlz Pushing The Button was AWESOME! This large group of Black women, Black lesbians, no less, showing up en mass and it felt totally empowering! We were FEARLESS! WE ARE HERE and WE ARE HERE TO HELP!  Karen Collier, another of the Girlz said “I feel blessed to be at a point in my journey to involve myself in activities that can make a difference in people's lives, especially those less fortunate than me.”

The commitment to strengthening local communities through civic engagement and volunteering is a huge component of what Girlz Pushing The Button is all about.  “I felt changed! My friends were proud of me doing it and that felt especially good!!!” Carolyn stated.  Not only is it important to talk the talk but walk the walk.  “I am glad I had the opportunity to work with an amazing group of ladies who not only are making things happen for the community but who take me as I am”, said Tammy Tramble.  “I feel so honored”.

Girlz Pushing The Button, a program of The Kaleidoscope Project Colorado, is a newly formed organization consisting of Black Lesbians in Colorado connected and committed to community.  The organization is designed to mobilize Colorado’s Black Lesbian community towards community transformation. The organization, already comprised of a few hundred women is growing rapidly and impressively.  Founder, Nita Mosby Henry shares “Our vision is to belong and act as an investor, owner, and creator of our community.”


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