The official word from the Frye:
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 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.
The post-film discussion will focus on how the Black LGBTQ community finds spiritual healing in Seattle.
Tomorrow's post-film panel discussion will feature Monisha Harrell of Equal Rights Washington, Luzviminda Uzuri Carpenter of the Seattle Lesbian Gay Bisexual and Transgender Commission, and Rev. Darrell Goodwin-Moultry of the Liberation United Church of Christ, moderated by Dominique Stephens, the coordinator of the Langston Hughes African American Film Festival.
(Speaking of the intersection of African-American communities of faith and the fight for marriage equality, this week brought an insane new video from the anti-gay extremists of the Coalition of African-American Pastors. Watch at your own risk.)