Black Church Bible Myths About Gays Are Debunked. What does the Bible really say about homosexuality? NoMoreDownLow.TV talks to Dr. Sylvia Rhue, a biblical scholar who debunks common myths used to oppress the LGBT community. Our interview with Dee Rees, the writer/director behind the critically acclaimed feature film PARIAH. Plus, hear from Kim Wayans who is already garnering Oscar buzz for her starring role in the film. Then, LGBTQ youth activists tell us what’s on their mind from the annual Out on the Hill Summit sponsored by the National Black Justice Coalition. And finally, we take a trip to BENT-CON, an LGBT comic book convention where we meet black openly gay & lesbian comic book creators.
In this episode, our co-hosts Janora McDuffie and Kendell Hogan introduce us to some remarkable stories on location from the 3rd Annual Los Angeles Transgender Film Festival. Segment 1 features the tragic story of a black mother who lost her son to suicide and is now out to fight the bullies. Sirdeaner Walker tells the story of losing her son, Carl, at age eleven to suicide after being harassed at school. Carl’s mom talks with us during a visit to Capitol Hill, where she pushed lawmakers to sign anti-bullying legislation. We also talk exclusively to the superintendent of the Los Angeles Unified School District about what they are doing to make their schools a bully-free zone.
In segment 2, Sheryl Lee Ralph continues to raise awareness and money to fight HIV/AIDS in the black community with her “Divas Simply Singing” event. NoMoreDownLow.TV was on the red carpet talking to GLEE’s Amber Riley, Niecy Nash, The Voice’s Frenchie Davis, Jennifer Lewis and Flex Alexander (who lost his brother to HIV/AIDS).
Then, Merle “Conscious” Soden tells her remarkable story of going from being a homeless addict to working with Hollywood stars. She shares her journey about being a lesbian with HIV to meeting Queen Latifah out at the basketball court and how her one-woman show is connected to Lady Gaga.
And finally, with the holidays around the corner we take a look at homeless LGBTQ youth and a group that is ensuring that they have a nice Thanksgiving.
Our one-year anniversary episode features 100 Black LGBT Activists go to Capitol Hill and the White House, with National Black Justice correspondent Rodney Nickens, Jr.; Wanda Sykes Comes Out About Breast Cancer – And world-renown breast cancer expert Dr. Susan Love tells us why black lesbians may be at greater risk for the disease; Ivan and Wymond Get Married! Behind-the-scenes of a black gay couple’s wedding; Plus, watch the top 5 most popular segments on NoMoreDownLow.TV in its first year!