The Columbus Dispatch: Documentary ‘The New Black’ traces change in attitudes on gay marriage

May 20, 2014

By 2012, 32 states had given voters the chance to legalize same-sex marriage.

And 32 times, voters rejected the concept.

“What I want people to understand is the complexity of the LGBT issue for African-Americans is that, in understanding our evolution of it, you have to understand our legacy of civil rights,” Richen said. “Like everybody in this country, there is an evolution of thinking on this issue.”

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The New Black

The New Black is a documentary that tells the story of how the African-American community is grappling with the gay rights issue in light of the recent gay marriage movement and the fight over civil rights. Continue Reading

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