As I was perusing After Elton, one of my favorite gay websites, I got the inspiration for this post. It' simple- yet the images, history, and the memories tied to them are invaluable.
There's quite a few television shows and films with gay characters but only a handful of them consist of gay men of color, and I can't think of a single project currently airing that features a black, latino, or asian gay character in a leading role. It's a fact audiences are drawn to characters they can identify with on some level and this includes gay audiences.
Below are four screen captures taken from television shows The Wire, The DL Chronicles, Noah's Arc, and the new YouTube series Drama Queenz. Heterosexuals take for granted the widespread acceptance and recognition of their relationships on screen because their opposite sex affection is considered "normal", so when SGL relationships are shown not only is it rare but often considered to be groundbreaking.
Just like a classic song can conjure up sweet memories of days gone by, so can the moment when Wade kissed Noah or Omar kissed Dante for the first time.
Relive those moments by clicking on the title of the show below and hopefully you'll be lucky enough to have someone to create your own special moments with over the weekend. Until Monday...
The DL Chronicles
It's the way you love me
It's a feeling like this
It's centrifugal motion
It's perpetual bliss
It's that pivotal moment
This kiss, this kiss (Unsinkable)
This kiss, this kiss