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4 comments | Thursday, February 11, 2010




My first piece for AOL Black Voices is currently live on the site featuring the beautiful love story of Seanmichael Rodgers and Damien Ramsey, a couple I profiled late last year in our Coupled Up series.


As I expected there's tons of homophobic vitriol being spewed by my straight brothers and sisters who can't seem to keep their minds out of Damien & Seanmichael's bedroom long enough to focus on the core of the piece which is about the love they share.


A special thanks to Angela Bronner Helm, Senior Editor at Black Voices Life & Style for having the courage to show the black community a true example of black SGL men & same gender love that isn't entrenched in the hysteria of the down low.


Read the entire article here and by all means join the discussion.

4 Comments:

<$BlogCommentAuthor$> said...

Darian, I'll just take this moment to congratulate you for your first piece for AOL Black Voices. I hope that Damien & Seanmichael keep going strong. I'll certainly comment on the AOL Black Voices website as well; the homophobia, though expected, is working my nerves.

February 11, 2010 2:21 PM

 
<$BlogCommentAuthor$> said...

I won't bother commenting on Black Voices. I know what kind of rancor the chatters on there have for gays and lesbians.
Anyway, I can't reiterate enough how much I love "coupled up."

February 11, 2010 3:17 PM

 
<$BlogCommentAuthor$> said...

Thanks so much Ashley! And welcome to the blog, it's nice to have you around.

February 11, 2010 3:17 PM

 
<$BlogCommentAuthor$> said...

You're very welcome Darian. I wasn't expecting that reply from you, so thank you for acknowledging me & welcoming me to your blog.

There are a lot of homophobes ranting and raving on AOL Black Voices, but there are also some people commenting in support of Damien & Seanmichael, including ToddyEnglish, who said he wouldn't "bother commenting on Black Voices".

February 11, 2010 6:02 PM

 

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