Thursday, July 03, 2008

Black, Happy & Gay

Just because Black people who happen to be gay seem to have to be troubled and miserable, I wanted to raise the rainbow flag and mention two new books that hit the shelves in June.

Passing for Black by Linda Villarosa is a novel about a Black woman who leaves her handsome, Black stud-muffin boyfriend for a White woman. Scandal. And Craig Seymour's new memoir, All I Could Bare: My Life in the Strip Clubs of Gay D.C., is a laugh-out loud tell all of, well, the author's life in the strip clubs of gay D.C.

I just wanted to announce the arrival of these books because in both breezy tomes, there's a happy ending and the lives of gay people of color are explored in non-pathological ways. They're just kind of living and loving. Like everybody else. As it should be.

So there it is.


1 comment:

glamah16 said...

Good to see more positive books about being being black and gay. Its all so very hush hush still(at least in my world). I say live and be true to yourself.And thanks to Logo channel and L Word, the media is showing another side .