Welcome to our site and thank you for coming. We are a group of Black artists-activists committed to Black communities. European colonization of Africa, enslavement of Black people, and the ongoing system of white supremacy have caused a number of traumas within our communities including the embrace of dehumanizing, limiting values and myths about manhood and masculinity as well as fears and hostilities toward sexual diversity.
Although there has been progress toward the embrace of Black gay men and lesbian women, people are still very suspicious of Black men on the bi+ spectrum (i.e., bisexual, pansexual, sexually fluid, and/or non-monosexual queer). Myths about Black bi+ men prevail: they are really self-hating gay men; they can’t be monogamous; they never tell their partners that they are bi+; they are responsible for Black women contracting HIV; etc.
Because we are Black men on the bi+ spectrum, we know firsthand the harm these stereotypes have on mental health, family, community, and wellbeing. We’ve created this project to use the arts to build conversations within Black communities that foster greater unity and eliminate biphobia and hostility toward male sexual fluidity. Join us in the conversation.
Here is one of our artists, H. “Herukhuti” Sharif Williams, speaking in more detail about these issues at the 2018 New York City Pride Rally in front of the Stonewall National Park and Monument: