It’s hard to believe but we are at Episode 111, (that’s season one, show eleven), and since we launched this monthly web show on October 11, 2010, National Coming Out Day, your response has been phenomenal! We are so grateful for your support.
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On this edition of NoMoreDownLow, we continue our discussion about the historic NAACP Town Hall on LGBT issues moderated by CNN anchor Don Lemon and featuring Wanda Sykes and civil rights icon Julian Bond.
The segment features a heated exchange with the NAACP leaders defending their pro-gay rights stance. Plus, watch an all-new exclusive interview with Ravi Perry. Ravi, is the openly gay president of the Worcester, MA, local chapter of the NAACP. He is just one of a hand full of LGBT chapter presidents under 30, representing the new blood of the organization.
We also profile Chonsie Bullock, a “very direct lesbian with a smile,” as she refers to herself. Chonsie has gone where very few women have gone before as owner of a successful auto body shop in Los Angeles. She talks about her struggles to get recognized by her male counterparts in the industry.
Then, taking nothing away from Lady Gaga’s “Born This Way”, did you know that there was another gay anthem with a similar title that was embraced by the Gay Liberation Movement? Thirty-three years ago “I Was Born This Way,” was tearing up the dance floor and for the first time on camera, Carl Bean breaks his silence in our exclusive interview about the making of this Motown classic.
And finally, at LA’s gay and lesbian film festival, Outfest, we met a straight guy with an incredible story of redemption, who produced an amazing gay short film called “SLOW.” We profile, Darius Monroe and get a sneak peek at his award winning film.
All that and more as co-hosts Kendell Hogan & Janora McDuffie, go on location to the “Gayborhood,” in Long Beach, CA, to discuss the recent incidents of violence threatening the community. We also get great advice on how to stay safe from our resident law enforcement cutie, Sgt. Christopher Landavazo. We hope you enjoy this episode.
EPISODE 111: INDIVIDUAL SEGMENTS
Gay Leaders at the NAACP
NAACP hosts a historic town hall of LGBT issues with Wanda Sykes, Don Lemon and Julian Bond. Plus, meet one of the openly gay leaders at the NAACP.
Openly Lesbian Custom Motors
Meet & support Chonsie Bullock, an openly lesbian business owner of a custom motors auto shop.
Before Lady Gaga’s Born This Way
It wasn’t Lady Gaga that made “Born This Way” a gay anthem. A history lesson from Motown star Carl Bean who topped the charts with the gay anthem of the same name.
Straight Black Ally Directs Gay Film
Darius Monroe talks about going from prison to NYU film school to premiering his new gay-themed film at the Outfest LGBT film festival.