Below is a photo slideshow of our Black Community Spotlight Preview Party. Special thanks to our storytellers who were in attendance (actress Laverne Cox, Stephen Winter, and Khary), DJ Missy B, El Dorado Rum, the Lesbian Herstory Archives, and all the donors who donated all of our incredible raffle prizes and silent auction items. Our Black Community Spotlight stories will be posted online February 6 – 10, and as the attendees of the event know, they’re all incredible stories you won’t want to miss. Continue Reading to see the photos.
Black Community Spotlight Preview Party Photos
by Brandon Hines
Closeted Gay Athlete In Small Town Finds Hope in Will & Grace. “That Show Saved My Life.”
My name is Brandon Hines. I’m from Dublin, Georgia. When I was about, I would say 10 or so years old, I was very masc
Queer Woman Honors Friend’s Life By Coming Out And Living Fearlessly.
My name is Jina and I’m from Marietta, Georgia. When I was growing up in Marietta, which is this majority white conse
by Darshan Shah
“If My Personality Is Multifaceted, Why Can’t My Experiences Be?” Queer South Asian Embraces How He Doesn’t Fit Perfectly Anywhere.
Hi, I’m Darshan Shah. I’m from Lake Mary, Florida. It was my sophomore year at the University of Florida. New to co
Gay Sex Worker Finds Confidence In Himself & His Work. “What Is There To Be Ashamed Of?”
My name is Tomik Dash. I am from Brooklyn, New York. Nine years ago, I was living in London, England. I went there on the plan to be there for two weeks. All these things started h...
From Anderson Cooper to Heartstopper, Gay Man Learns the Value of Living for Himself.
My name is Kevin Bentley, and I’m from Baltimore, Maryland. When I was 17, my brother came out as bisexual. He put it out there and was just, “This is it. No room for discussio...
“I Felt This Sense of Coming Home.” The Importance of Lesbian Bars Like Cubbyhole and Henrietta Hudson.
I’m Kinsey and I’m from Detroit, Michigan. Almost three years ago, I moved to New York from Detroit. I moved here for many reasons, one of them being, that I was looking for mo...