BlackOut’s first Black Gay Slay of 2018 is activist, organiser and trainer, Dennis Carney. Come through! Continue reading #BlACKGAYSLAY: Dennis Carney ON THE FRONT LINE
BlackOut is proud to introduce BlackGaySlay; a series of photos and interviews with Black Gay Men who make an impact. Men you should know; if you don’t already. Continue reading Launching BlackGaySlay:Black and White
If signs of racism stare us in the face and we are unable to recognise them we are lost as Black gay men. Continue reading Read: Righting Reflex
On the 30th Anniversary of his death Baldwin’s words punch and echo with powerful contemporary relevance. A renewed public interest sees a campaign where celebrities urge the public to Know Your Baldwin. Led by Samuel L. Jackson, Lupita Nyong’o, Ashton Sanders (of Moonlight fame) and others contribute to a short video where each take turn to emphatically articulate what they are not! ‘I’m Not Your Negro; Not Your Thug; … Continue reading Read: Vigilant as not to be erased!
We Know Our Baldwin and we know that Baldwin was not only unapologetically Black, he was also unapologetically Queer Continue reading Write: What James Baldwin means to you?
They and you affirm what we know; there is a strong appetite for spaces to engage in conversations that celebrate, protect, save and ultimately serve Black gay men in all our diversity Continue reading Read: BlackOut Launched in London
At the end of my post yesterday On Moonlight and Reading Critical Reviews I assert the importance of reading Black gay writers and how the words I read take on a different meaning when I believe the writer possesses a meaningful awareness of my perspective. Is this true for you? Let see! Over the next month BlackOut wants to encourage viewers to read the words and ideas … Continue reading #BlackOutUKfundamentals
We’re counting down the days until the screening of Moonlight at the Ritzy on Thursday 9th February at 9pm and the Moonlight Celebration Event on the 12 February at 7.30pm at the Upstairs at Ritzy. We hope to see you at both these BlackOut Launch events! I’ve been lucky to attend a screening of the Moonlight in an intimate space; a small wooden panelled theatre in a private … Continue reading On Moonlight and Reading Critical Reviews #BlackOutUKfundamentals
I was born this way, but I didn’t always know it. . .My gay age starts; my gay birth if you will; from when I began to accept my sexual identity more deeply; when I began a more complex negotiation and linkage of what I desired sexually and my role in society. Continue reading Read: Born this way? My gay age
On World AIDS Day BlackOutUK is compelled speak our truth. There’s guaranteed to be a wealth of statistics quoted throughout the day by professionals about Black Gay men. Over the last 40 years we have experienced the loss of dozens of friends, and lovers and a mother; among the earliest casualties of this global epidemic. Today we are reminded that in the UK, the US, and globally, Black Gay men are disproportionately impacted by HIV Continue reading Read: 30 years with HIV – celebrating life
In this series, we ask contributors to share tips and advice on creating content – How to start writing or Evidence to support the claim Sylvester is THE Ultimate Gay Icon Continue reading Create: Finding your voice
Black Gay Lives Matter and our lives deserve Film’s full attention! Continue reading Read: Black Gay Men On Film: The Age of Moonlight