I am a firm believer that it is not cool to dumb down, be ignorant, be stuck on a view that alienates your intellectual growth, not opening your perception to become aware that we live in a world of a diverse group of people and that there are issues that exist in our world that folks lend their voice to with the hope to make a profound difference. Boyce lend her voice to eradicate social change for lesbian women of color during a time in our society that it was a struggle to be black too. Candice Boyce went on home and she would be surely be missed by folks who knew what she stood for and loved her.
R.I.P. my sista girl.
Early collective member and activist Candice Boyce noted that, at the time of the group’s founding, “there was no other place for women of color to go and sit down and talk about what it means to be a black lesbian in America” The founders hoped to create “an organization that is helpful and inspiring to third world gay women” and to “share in the strengthening and productivity of the whole gay community.”
Snatched from @ddirty531 host of the Da Doo Dirty Show by #1 Lesbian Fan comment.:
Candice was also co-founder of the African Ancestral Lesbians United for Societal Change (formerly known as The Salsa Soul Sisters, Third World Wimmin Inc Collective). Candice leave behind a her wife Linda, family and countless friends. She left her mark on this earth and I thank her very much. I met her about almost ten years ago when I first came out and went to a AALUSC Meeting at the LGBT Center that still takes place to this day. Viewing will be held on
Friday, August 6, 2010, 4:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.
Remembrances of Candice, 7:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.
Services will be held from on
Saturday, August 7, 2010, 9:00 a.m. – 10:00 a.m.
J. Foster Phillips Funeral Home
179-24 Linden Blvd.
Jamaica, NY 11434
Travel Directions: http://www.jfosterphillips.com/home3.asp?FHID=15731&topic=9
Saturday, August 7, 2010 at
Mt. Holiness Memorial Park