TV Series Seeks to Document Lives of Black LGBT Visionaries

Black Enterprise Magazine has a wonderful story about an upcoming TV series on Black LGBT Voices. Kudos to Black Enterprise and to the producers of the upcoming TV series.

Katina Parker a filmmaker and activist has launched Truth.Be.Told., a documentary that provides a platform for black LGBT people to share their stories of challenge, radical self-inquiry, transformation, and triumph.

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“As queer black people we have been pushed to question everything about our multiple layers of identity — race, gender, sexuality, class, vocation — and then reconcile who we know ourselves to be with the identities our families and society at large have constructed for us,” says Parker, an instructor with the Center for Documentaries Studies at Duke University.

Each half-hour episode will feature an intimate conversation with a noteworthy interviewee as they discuss their lives, loves, and passions, as well as their experiences, realities, and identities that fuel them.

“We have only scratched the surface when it comes to visibility for black LGBT people. While our stories are told more frequently than they used to be, our lives are shared in sound bites,” says Parker. “We need more prime time real estate in media so that we can more fully engage in dialogues about who we are and what we stand for,” she adds.

Read the full story here.

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