Why Does Ford Want to Tell the Story of the Black Church’s Evolution on LGBT Equality?

May 30, 2014

Karess Taylor-Hughes is a 24-year-old native of Long Island, New York, who didn’t come out to her family because she felt that it would cause them shame. Now her story is one of many that round out the new documentary The New Black, a film that, with the help of the Ford Foundation, uses Maryland’s 2012 legislative fight for same-sex marriage as a backdrop to explore the complex role of the black church in the fight for marriage equality…

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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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