Category: Gay Studies
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On The Down Low In The Black Church
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As society debates the moral and legal ramifications of same-sex marriages, there are some Blacks in the gay and lesbian community who are struggling with the compound issues of race, sexual preference and the church....
Should Gays Be Treated as Minorities?
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The Epidemic of Downlow Living
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The Down Low: No Longer a Secret
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Articulate and out-spoken, Keith Boykin, author of Beyond the Down Low: Sex, Lies, and Denial in Black America, exposes a secret fraternity called the “down low,” which some say is the cause of the high incidence of H...
Are Black Gays Part of the Family?
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A new political backlash has emerged in the Black community that could hurt Sen. John Kerry, since 91% of Black voters are likely to oppose President George Bush. Black preachers, opposed to same-sex marriage, threate...
Straight Up On The Down Low
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In a new book called Straight Up, Michael Stevens, Sr., a Black preacher, takes a hard line stance on what has come to be known as the down-low phenomenon: Black men in a secret society who have sex with other men, bu...