Before I start with this post: No doubt everyone is talking about GetEqual's protest at the Democratic fundraiser. I understand their anger and frustration but sometimes I wish groups like this would protest organizations like Focus on the Family, Concerned Women for America, or the American Family Association with as much fervor as they protest President Obama. This problem of our equality didn't start with Obama and it won't end with him, no matter what he does or doesn't sign. As long as religious right groups are free to propagandize and push their mess without a backlash, they will continue to have more power in Congress and in public.
In spite of all of the hoopla going on, I want to point everyone to this incredible bit of news:
To coincide with National Coming Out Day, the web series NoMoreDownLow.TV launches its premiere episode today featuring interviews with Wanda Sykes, Wilson Cruz, photographer Duane Cramer, among other members of the African American lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) community.
Co-hosted by Jonathan Plummer and Janora McDuffie, NoMoreDownLow.TV is a groundbreaking, one-of a-kind lifestyle and entertainment series dedicated to dispelling myths and stereotypes about same gender-loving people in the African American community.
Watch the episode at http://www.nomoredownlow.tv/
Interestingly, on Thursday Oprah interviewed J. L. King, who wrote the best-selling book “On the Down Low: A Journey into the Lives of ‘Straight’ Black Men Who Sleep With Men.” He originally introduced the term, the “down low,” to mainstream America on The Oprah Winfrey Show in 2004.
Executive producer of NoMoreDownLow.TV, Earnest Winborne said he named the series “No More Down Low” as a response to the negative implications King’s book had on the black gay community. “Our show will put a real face on same gender loving people who are traditionally overlooked by the mainstream media. We’ll feature people who are open and honest about who they are and those who are contributing to their communities in the fields of entertainment, sports, politics, health, music, and social activism.”
A show like this is needed and I hope it gets a lot of attention.