‘The New Black’ is a touching documentary about the gay marriage movement and the fight over civil rights within the African American community in Maryland. The film gives insight into the lives of the activists, families and the church, on both sides of the movement, to legalize gay marriage. The movie also focuses on homophobia within the Black community and the church, as well as the Christian right wing’s plan to take advantage of this phenomenon (in order to move forward with an anti-gay political agenda). The New Black takes viewers to the kitchen tables and tells the story of the fight to win marriage equality, focusing on the main characters of the documentary.
If you are interested in the film, feel free to check if it’s currently being screened in your area.
By Pascal Rosenast
Organizational Change Management degree candidate at the New School for Public Engagement