Thursday, September 18th, 7:00pm
Curated by Hellura Lyle
The New Black
Yoruba Richen, 2013, 74 min.
The New Black 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. The film documents activists, families and clergy on both sides of the campaign to legalize gay marriage and examines homophobia in the black community’s institutional pillar—the black church and reveals the Christian right wing’s strategy of exploiting this phenomenon in order to pursue an anti-gay political agenda
Followed by Q&A with Director Yoruba Richen.
(Preceded by…) Flying Solo: A Transgender Widow Fights Discrimination
Leslie Von Pless, 2014, 8 min.
At 92, Robina Asti, a World War II veteran and pilot, tells her story of living as a transgender woman since 1976 and her fight to be treated like any other widow.
Post-screening reception sponsored by Harlem Pride.
Fostering fellowship and informed discussion within Harlem’s LGBT community.