Documentary explores homophobia in black community
A new documentary is exploring a very rampant but taboo topic in the black community.
The New Black, directed by Yoruba Richen, tells the story of how the African-American community deals with gay rights in light of the same-sex marriage movement.
The film documents activists, families and clergy on both sides of the campaign to legalize gay marriage and examines homophobia in the black community’s institutional pillar—the black church and reveals the Christian right wing’s strategy of exploiting this phenomenon in order to pursue an anti-gay political agenda.
Watch the film’s trailer:
The documentary features perspectives from the pews of black churches to the streets where those who both protest against and fight for marriage equality march.
Thoughts on the film’s premise and trailer?
What is the main contributor to homophobia thriving in the black community? How can we dismantle it?
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