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Started in 2012
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Genre
Documentary
About
An explosive new documentary that uncovers the complicated and often combative histories of the African-American and LGBT civil rights movements.
Plot Outline
An explosive new documentary that uncovers the complicated and often combative histories of the African-American and LGBT civil rights movements.
Awards
2013 Audience Award - AFI Docs presented by Audi
2013 Frameline AT&T Audience Award for Best Documentary
2013 Frameline Honorable Mention Outstanding Documentary
Directed By
Yoruba Richen
Written By
Yoruba Richen and Erin Casper
Produced By
Yoruba Richen and Yvonne Welbon. Co-producer Angela Tucker
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STORY
In this thought-provoking film, director Yoruba Richen examines how African-American voters have become bitterly divided on the issue of gay marriage because of homophobia rampant in one of the pillars of the African-American community – the church. Focusing on the fight for marriage equality in the state of Maryland, it examines the complex intertwined histories of gays and blacks and the idea that this hot-button issue is a matter of civil rights. – AP