LGBT group seeks more inclusion at black colleges with film screening

Karess and Sam in The New Black Photo: Jen Lemen
Karess and Sam in The New Black
Photo: Jen Lemen

(AP) — The educational arm of an LGBT rights group is seeking to advance LGBT inclusion on the campuses of historically black colleges and universities.

The Human Rights Campaign Foundation has teamed up with Promised Land Film to award $4,000 grants to four schools to allow them to use the documentary, The New Black, to promote lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender inclusion.

The grants are to be given to Alabama State University, Johnson C. Smith University in North Carolina, Spelman College in Atlanta, and Tennessee State University.

The group says the documentary looks at how race, faith, justice and identity came together in Maryland’s politically powerful black community in 2013 as the state was getting ready to vote on whether gay marriage should be legal.

The schools will screen the documentary and host post-film discussions.


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