In 2006 The Washington Post released a series of articles and documentaries depicting the lives of Black men in America. In a world where Black men have overcome insurmountable obstacles to achieve success, our contribution to society is often questioned by "the man" as well as within our own community.
Consider this and then add homosexuality to the mix, and you've got yourself a very challenging life. The original title of the piece was "Being A Black Man", and in response a group of gay men in D.C. decided to discuss over dinner their life experiences as Black gay men.
The men discuss coming out, relationships, rejection from the church, starting families, and the need to identify as both Black and gay without claiming one part of their identity as superior.
It's a very intimate look into the minds and hearts of a group of men who's stories are often deemed unimportant in the larger Black community.
This documentary is a 2007 GLAAD nominee in the Outstanding Digital Journalism category.
Being A Gay Black Man
by Ben de la Cruz, Pierre Kattar, and Sholnn Z. Freeman