It seems many people within the black gay community noticed the absence of gay people of color from the highly watched CNN special Black In America late last year. Contrary to what was shown during the special, African-Americans are not monolithic and LGBT individuals exist within the black community.
Georgia State University's LGBT group Blackout sponsored a forum last month that addressed the issues facing black Americans who also identify as gay, lesbian, or transgender.
Loldarian.com affiliate and host of 3LWTV Lonnell Williams was present and captured video footage from this important event.
Panelists included Dr. Adia Harvey Wingfield, an Assistant Professor specializing in Race, Class & Gender, Moya Bailey, a Spelman Cum Laude graduate currently attending Emory University as a Women's Studies Graduate Fellow, Andrea Clairborne, a Financial Advisor, professional entertainer and transgender female, and Charles Stephens, Program Coordinator for the Deeper Love Project, a sexual health and community empowerment program targeting black gay men.
Get into the discussion in the video below.