A Must See Panel Discussion: Black Manhood & Sexual Diversity!

By OckyDub | Posted May 10 2012 | 5 Comments  

I AM A MAN: Black Manhood & Sexual Diversity Panelists;

Cleo Manago, Rev. Al Sharpton, Dr. Marc Lamont Hill, Esther Armah, Dr. R L’Heureux Lewis, Bishop John SeldersRarely discussed in a progressive informative format and even more elusively discussed in and by the black community.  This panel discussion features premier voices in our community tackling black male sexuality, masculinity, manhood, our history and the influence of white gay culture.

Please view this eye opening and informative short documentary below, that at the very least will make you take pause and examine yourself, your fellow brothers and the black homosexual community.


During and after viewing this documentary, I had a sense of clarity and gratification because I knew some of the ideals and thoughts that the creators of Cypher Ave have expressed in private conversation and in previous posts on this website were not confined only to ourselves.

I am grateful to the panelists for their eloquent words and to Cleo Manago, founder of the Black Mens Xchange and the National Action Network for this production.  Please share your thoughts after viewing the panel discussion.
About the Author

Octavius is a founder and editor of Cypher Avenue. He's here to help speak for us and show the world that masculine gay / bisexual men of color are not a part of the stereotypical gay normal that is seen and fed to the masses. No...we are a distinct breed, filled with character and pride. Cypher Avenue is here to show the world how we are different.

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5 Comments Feel Free To Join The Cypher.

  1. Nick D | July 7th, 2013

    Interesting documentary. Especially the observations made about the “down low” craze. The racial double-standard. Handsome educator Dr Marc Lamont Hill is spot on here…I don’t agree with all of the opinions he gives on his TVONE show and Fox News/MSNBC/CNN appearances but he definitely poses intelligent topics for debate.

  2. Marcel | July 7th, 2013

    I actually stumbled upon this site via a blog i was looking at, and I have to say the articles and posts have really opened my eyes to things in and outside of the black homosexual community. especially this video. The fem-on-fem hate article, I am a Man, the friends first post….all of these I read word for word & intend on applying to my life. Thank you. 🙂

    • Ocky | July 7th, 2013

      Yes…we aim to please. Glad you found our site

      Please feel free to search and read as much as you like. Also please feel free to provide feedback and your criticism on what you see fit. We welcome your opinion!

  3. Coshamo | July 7th, 2013

    Very powerful video and forum. This is my second or third or fourth (ha ha) time watching this piece. I enjoyed it immensely. Thank you bringing this much needed perspective about this information. This is the reason I come here because of the realness I get and feel when being here. The piece was very enlightening. I only wish I was in the audience, but especially during the question and answer period.

    Please keep up the good work that you are doing. Nobody else is doing what you are doing, at least not to the depth with which you are doing it.

  4. jamaicanbiglove | August 21st, 2013

    Such an insightful and though provocing video. Enjoyed the discussion.

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