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9 comments | Friday, May 15, 2009

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 Wire

The DL Chronicles

Noah's Arc

Drama Queenz

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
It's unthinkable
This kiss, this kiss (Unsinkable)
This kiss, this kiss

-Faith Hill


<$BlogCommentAuthor$> said...

N.A and DL.C are of coarse my favorite gay oriented tv shows to date. It seems as if any public expression gay related is ground breaking. Enjoyed the post much!

May 15, 2009 9:06 AM

<$BlogCommentAuthor$> said...

We do have Calvin on ABC Family's Greek. He is a black gay male and he is a terrific rep for us. They have given him some attention on the show but they refuse to develop his character like they should.

May 15, 2009 11:29 AM

<$BlogCommentAuthor$> said...

I LLLLOOOOOOVVVVVEEEE the DL Chronicles. Oh yeah, of course "Finding Me".

May 15, 2009 12:51 PM

<$BlogCommentAuthor$> said...

what a sight to behold...

May 15, 2009 1:14 PM

<$BlogCommentAuthor$> said...

Wow!!! This topic and these pictures stir up so so many emotions and thoughts. I do recall my first episode of N.A., seeing men of color, people I could relate to, embrace and kiss each other. I was so giggly, like a little kid, but please at the same time, it helped me get over some unsure'ness about myself and my interaction with the same sex. Great Post.

May 15, 2009 1:43 PM

<$BlogCommentAuthor$> said...

seeing noah's arc the movie and finding me reminded me how much more we need to be shown in loving ways like this.everytime i see the wedding scene with wade and noah it brings me to tears everytime...its so powerful.there is nothing greater than black gay love from the heart

May 15, 2009 9:07 PM

<$BlogCommentAuthor$> said...

I only like the last pic with the couple kissing by the bridge, it out of all of them signifies love the others seem more about sex

May 15, 2009 10:05 PM

<$BlogCommentAuthor$> said...

Good post but where is the kiss from Punks. That truly started it all in cinema. The kiss between the Darby and Marcus at the pool is classic!

May 16, 2009 9:27 AM

<$BlogCommentAuthor$> said...

Love, love, love this post. Yes, we need to see more intimacy that portrays gay relationships or just love as what it is...love.

May 16, 2009 11:20 PM


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