PRIDE & Prejudice: Confronting Homophobia in Communities of Color

Mo Beasley, Regie Cabico, Minister L. Renair Amin Covington, Leslie Duprey #cconpride CatalystCon East, Sunday March 17, 2013


  1. “Men of the Choir can join the Men’s Ministry if they’re ready to deal with their faulty wiring.” I dream about being with other men but I don’t act on it!” “Faggots don’t wanna listen to Dykes talk about eating p&*^^y and vice versa…you can’t put them in the same show!” “ President Obama lost my vote this year when he went against his Christian values by supporting gay marriage”. “White folks brought that gay shit to us, Africa didn’t have any gays before Europeans showed up…”  are just a handful of LGBTQ slurs and criticisms shared within communities of color when the “mainstream” isn’t listening. Join a panel of Lesbian, Gay, Queer, and Straight artists/activists of color committed to strengthening understanding and acceptance amongst their sisters and brothers of varying sexual orientations. This panel challenges the concept of Sexual Tolerance as too short-sighted at time when gay marriage is supported by our current administration in Washington, DC and the “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell” policy of the United States Armed Services has been repealed, while, simultaneously, black and brown family members are still trying to “pray the Gay away” in their sisters, brothers, sons and daughters.