This week, BET premiered a documentary that shows the experiences of being queer and black in the church and explores LGBTQ individuals of faith navigating religious communities that provide support and belonging for one identity, but may reject the other. The film, titled “Holler If You Hear Me: Black and Gay in the Church,” looks at the intersection of black and queer identities that has grown more visible in the last year as black LGBTQ individuals and their narratives have entered the mainstream, from reality TV to scripted dramas and magazine covers.
Clay Cane, the creator and producer of the film, told The Huffington Post about his inspiration for the documentary.
“With ‘Holler: Being Black and Gay in the Church’ my intent was to put the narrative in the hands of black LGBT folk in the church, and to hear their stories,” he said.
Cane, a first-time filmmaker, has addressed the issue of LGBTQ identity within the black church community as a journalist for The Advocate, Gawker, and other media outlets.
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…..just going to leave this here as it’s all too relevant.