Wednesday, August 17, 2016

'Moonlight' tells needs-to-be-seen story of young gay black men

The problem I have with African-American oriented movies is that the good ones are mostly historical and the comedic ones are too proud. And hardly any of them feature any lgbts of color.

Moonlight, a movie coming out in October looks like it's going to be good. It's a contemporary story about a young gay black man grappling with his orientation. The trailer is simply devastating. This movie looks like it could win some awards. That would be nice because then we could simultaneously start a conversation about lgbts of color in the black community and focus on the next step in motion pictures - featuring an lgbt of color ALREADY content with his or her sexuality.

'25 crazy reasons the religious right supports Trump' & other Wed. midday news briefs

‘God’s Guy’: 25 Religious Right Justifications For Supporting Donald Trump - It's like I said in my last post. Morality to the religious right gets turned on and off as quickly as a light bulb. 

 Expo, community picnic and more on tap at SC Black Pride Week in Columbia - A little bragging is in order. The organization I helped to start in South Carolina will be having its 11th annual Expo! Sweet! Pay attention to us Southern lgbts of color. 

  Directive to require trans bathroom access in federal buildings - Wonderful move by the Obama Administration. 

A Gay MP Was Questioned About Sharing A Bed With His Partner In A New York Hotel - I would have LOVED to have been asked the question. The snarkiness would be strong in me. 

 One of America's Least Gay-Friendly Universities Drops Its License to Discriminate (But Why?) - Fear of losing money has always been a great equalizer.