Check out the organizations and find out more about the people featured in Episode 101 of NoMoreDownLow.TV:
GLAAD (Gay & Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation)
The Gay & Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation (GLAAD) amplifies the voice of the LGBT community by empowering real people to share their stories, holding the media accountable for the words and images they present, and helping grassroots organizations communicate effectively. By ensuring that the stories of LGBT people are heard through the media, GLAAD promotes understanding, increases acceptance, and advances equality.
Read more about Candy Bailey and her wife Lisa Shea Simth – an African American same gender loving lesbian, married couple who perform together in their band 805 South.
Photographer Duane Cramer has captured the images of President Bill Clinton, Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton, Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi, Maxine Waters, just to name a few. His new goal is to change the image of gay people of color one photograph at a time.
Read more about the San Francisco Rock Dogs and the San Francisco Gay Basketball Association.
“Shirts & Skins” follows the true-life story of the San Francisco Rockdogs, a young all-star basketball team who must reunite to uphold their city’s three-generation legacy of international gay games gold medal, and national tournament wins. After their last gold in 2006, the team fell apart, only to be rallied back together by their founders to defend their title at the upcoming National Gay Basketball Championship in Chicago. When the Rockdogs join together as family, they win. So will this new generation of talented players be able to put aside their interpersonal differences, love lives, and late night rumbles in time to get their game on and bring home the championship?
From Logo’s website: As the youngest player on the Rockdogs, Mike is a truly gifted basketball player with pro-ball aspirations. Robbed of the chance to play college ball, Mike is determined to prove his skills so he can get the attention of scouts, in the U.S. or abroad, focusing his sights first on the European Pro teams. With astonishing quickness, scoring and leaping ability, and heart, Mike quickly established himself as the Rockdogs starting point guard. After graduating from Michigan State — and with the encouragement of his teammates — Mike made the move out to San Francisco to join the Rockdogs full-time.
In Stolen Women, Gail Elizabeth Wyatt, Ph.D. draws upon her professional experience as a psychologist, sex researcher, and clinician, as well as her own personal experiences as a black woman, to examine the topic of African American women and sexuality.