Hidden in the Open is photo essay and collection of African-American gay male couples throughout history going as far back as the 19th century. The end result is speculative at best for want in applying a label. Not every gesture articulated between men was an indication of male to male intimacies. Assuredly, what all photographs in this book have in common are signs of Afro American male affection and love that were recorded for posterity without fear and shame.
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Jude Dry. Over the course of the last four years, there has been at least one queer film in the Oscar race each year. Oscars or not, there is still so much to celebrate in queer cinema. Smaller, independent films are garnering interest on the worldwide stage as streaming sites make content more accessible. Each year brings more varied and inspiring queer films, one just has to know where to look.
The coronavirus has halted large gatherings. Several cities have canceled parades and festivals altogether. Many will be celebrating online.
While the people I saw on soaps and in newspapers had the same orientation as me, they never looked like me. Media was white, and gay media whiter still. For a long time I thought being gay was a white thing, and I was an anomaly. We exist. The more we see of ourselves, the faster we can understand ourselves.