The New Black

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  • About the Film

    Sam on Election Day

    The New Black examines how the African American community is grappling with the gay rights issue in light of the marriage equality movement and the fight over LGBT rights. The film documents activists, families, and clergy on both sides of the campaign to legalize gay marriage in Maryland.

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  • Marriage Equality in the News

    Canvassing for Question 6

    Stories of new laws, new debates, and new court rulings pop up almost daily in the fight for LGBT civil rights. This handy news feed will help you keep up with the latest developments on LGBT marriage equality laws.


  • Yoruba Richen Expands the Conversation on Marriage Equality

    The New Black filmmaker Yoruba Richen

    Filmmaker Yoruba Richen spoke with us about her film, including how the idea came to her on election day, 2008, how she got African American pastors opposed to marriage equality to open up, and where the conversation is going within black communities.


  • Talkback

    Black church patrons

    Has your own state dealt with a similar divide within communities over gay marriage? If you’re part of an African American household, how has the topic of gay rights been handled within your family? Do you see a parallel between African American civil rights movement and LGBT rights struggles?

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