First out African American lesbian to run for city council in Oakland
When I first met Peggy Moore I instantly knew we were going to be friends.
Besides being a Black out lesbian, she is very politically active and in touch with the community.
In the past year, I’ve had the opportunity to interact with Peggy on a variety of levels, the most recent being at Stanford University where we both sat on a panel discussing same-gender loving issues in the Black community.
Peggy has an award winning smile and friendly personality. She exudes confidence and is one of the few Black lesbians that I know of that has run for office. Peggy recently ran for the Oakland City Council. Although she lost, she holds her head up high and I am sure she’ll make another run for it in the near future and with her charm and tenacity, I have no doubt that she’ll be successful.
One thing I can tell you for sure and that’s Peggy loves Oakland and Black people. She reps Oakland to the fullest and is always looking out for Black lesbians and making sure we have a voice. She participates in Oakland’s city politics and sits on several taskforces.
Peggy is the founder of Oakland’s "Sistah’s Steppin in Pride," the annual East Bay Dyke March and Festival that happens every year on the Saturday before Labor Day in Oakland, California, at Lake Merritt and Bay Area’s Black In the Life.
Ladies and gentlemen…I give you this week’s Lesbian I Love profile…Peggy Moore.
About Peggy Moore
Born in Oklahoma City but Oakland, California is home.
Single, Dating, or Married:
Children? Yes, No, In the Future:
Special Event Consultant
What’s your favorite color?
Black, orange, blue, green, red, and white
What’s your favorite food?
L Word or Girlfriends?
Do you prefer fem or butch women and why?
I prefer women who know who they are and can walk the walk.
Favorite body part and why?
Shoulders and the curve of the back to the butt down to the legs. Yes!
As Black a woman do you prefer nappy or straight hair and why?
I like both, nappy hair is just so rich and strong. I enjoy healthy hair.
What in your opinion are the biggest issues facing Black lesbians and our solutions if any?
Our health and visibility as lesbians within the broader communities.
Who’s in your iPod?
I do not have an iPod.
What’s your favorite quote?
Be impeccable with you word, don’t take anything personally, and don’t make assumptions.
When you watch television what do you watch?
The Bravo channel and “Dancing With the Stars.”
What’s something that many people don’t know about you?
I have a dog. We have only been together for 6 months. I love him. His name is JP.
Photo credit: Anissa Primus Alston