In honor of Valentine’s Day and Black History Month, the National Black Justice Coalition, a civil rights organization dedicated to empowering Black LGBT people, released excerpts from the documentary: “Black Love: The Quest for Marriage Equality.” NBJC commissioned “Black Love” to celebrate the uplifting stories of Black gay and lesbian coupes who have courageously stood on the front lines of the fight for marriage equality.
“Black Love: The Quest for Marriage Equality” follows four gay and lesbian couples on their quest to marry and demonstrates how their commitment to love impacted their lives. The film examines the special rewards and challenges of same-gender relationships, how marriage equality can be a part of the solution to the structural and economic issues faced by many Black families, and the strategies that are needed to bring full acceptance of gay and lesbian people to the Black community.
In this video, four African American gay and lesbian couples share their journey towards marriage. The featured couples are: Rev. Darlene Garner and Rev. Candy Holmes, Angelisa Young and Sinjoyla Townsend, Ivan Walker and Wymond Satterwhite, and Reginald Stanley and Rocky Galloway.