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‘The New Black’ – Film Attempts To Highlight Struggles Between The Gay & Black Community

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When it comes to the black church and same-sex marriage, the two become polar opposites for the black community. The division between equality continues to be a focus for change and congruent with the gay rights vs. civil rights movement debate. The documentary “The New Black” attempts to...

A Letter To My Black Gay Brothers

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Gay black men and straight black women have enjoyed beautiful, incomparable, amorous friendships since…well, since forever. We’ve battled homophobia, patriarchy, misogyny, and sexism together — forces that render us both marginalized — throughout history (see: Toni Morrison and James Baldwin). However, we both still enjoy...