In the Life: LGBTQ Documentary Film Series

Thursday, February 20, 2014 at 6:00pm

618 Building, 4th Floor 618 S. Michigan, Chicago, IL

Please join African American Cultural Affairs and The LGBTQ Office of Culture and Community for a screening and lively discussion of the  film, The New Black.

Film synopsis:

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. 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.

Post screening discussion will be lead by the Center on Halsted's Tim'm West.


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