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BBZ or "Babes" is Building Spaces for Marginalized People

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How would you react if someone told you they'd started a collective (or a movement, if you want) for the need of deeper and more expansive friendships? Enthralled, am I right? That's exactly how I felt when Tia Simon-Campbell, co-founder of South East London-based BBZ, told me that exact thing. She, alongside Naeem Davis, started the organization to help build intentional spaces for queer, trans and non-binary people of color. Currently, the members consist of spoken word poets, writers, casting directors, DJs, dancers and more from across all of London. Now, 3 years after the inauguration, more than ever the group feels like they are able to inhabit and participate in spaces all over the British capital. But the mission doesn't stop there. We met up with Tia during The Standard, London's celebratory dinner for BBZ alternative graduate show...

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Wear (and Drink) Orange with Us for Gun Violence Awareness Weekend

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Join us for Wear Orange in NY, LA, and Miami this weekend. 

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PHOTOS: Everytown x The Standard, High Line's Powerful Parkland 17 Installation

New York-Stand Up

A recap of the powerful March For Our Lives installation at The Standard, High Line. 

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The Standard Telephone Co. Wants YOU to Ring Your Rep

New York-Stand Up

Make the call to Congress at all five Standard hotels with Ring Your Rep.

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Dian Hanson, 'the Queen of Sex,' on #MeToo, #TimesUp, and Speaking Up

Los Angeles-Stand Up

We went back to the “Queen of Sex” for a unique take on #MeToo and #TimesUp movements.

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