Jason Howard Green

Jason Howard Green

Thursday, February 11, 2021

Celebrate Black Queer Voices: Feb 11 - black./womyn

In my Wendy Williams voice "You know, I am a person of a certain age." And for people my age, when were young, LGBT visibility was something that didn't exist. The few representations in media were negative. The mention of it in a social setting, in the church, hell - even in the law, was negative. Imagine being black, same gender loving, and female. 

Image having to live in world of racism, homophobia and gender-bias. The dvd "black./womyn: conversations with lesbians of African-descent" came out in 2008. I purchased it immediately. I wanted to hear and see black faces talk about their life. We've come a long way since this film came out. Media has changed. Society has changed. Laws have changed. I won't say we've reached utopia - but we have moved in the right direction. 

I still find value in this work and in these voices because “black./womyn” was ground breaking at the time of its release. These voices still need to be heard. Check out the trailer below:


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