T.J. Holmes Will Host VH1 Roundtable Discussion on Being Openly Gay in the Hip-Hop Community

October 15, 2015

On October 19th, VH1 will present “LHH: Out in Hip Hop” at 11PM ET/PT, an hour-long roundtable discussion celebrating being out in the hip hop community and posing the question: Is hip hop homophobic?

The New Black will be featured in the conversation as will two characters from the film:

Sharon Lettman-Hicks- is the Executive Director of the National Black Justice Coalition. She is featured in a documentary called “The New Black,” which explores traditional church attitudes toward the LGBT community.

Pastor Delman Coates- is the Pastor of Mt. Ennon Baptist Church in Maryland and a vocal supporter of marriage equality and LGBT acceptance within the church.

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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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