About Us

BLACK, GAY, stuck at home is a project created by Michael Ward (@michaelxward) and Joshua Henry Jenkins (@joshjenks). As the world was asked to stay at home during the COVID-19 pandemic, a need for affinity and community remains.

BLACK, GAY, stuck at home is our effort to both gather folks together but to also center Black queer film, allowing for folks to engage with one another and build community but to also engage with familiar and perhaps new work centering Black queer experiences.

Our inaugural viewing and live chat featured Patrik Ian Polk's 2000 feature film debut Punks which has long been out of print and rarely screened in recent years. That event saw 500+ registrants.

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Upcoming Events

December 18,  2020
9pm EST

Some Kind of Christmas
by Davien Harlis

Featuring a scheduled live Q&A!

About the Film
For the first time in 5 years, Gary decides to break his tradition and go home and spend Christmas with his family. After confirming his presence with his mother, Rachel who constantly presses the issue of family, Gary hints to his mother that he wont be coming home alone. After an unexpected breakup he takes the advice of a friend and creates the perfect “Ken” to take home for Christmas. With Gary’s broken heart , sibling rivalry and unresolved childhood trauma it’s sure to be Some Kind Of Christmas!

Past Events

April 10, 2020 / Punks by Patrik-Ian Polk
April 24, 2020 / Dirty Laundry by Maurice Jamal
May 8, 2020 / Noah's Arc: Jumping the Broom by Patrik-Ian Polk
May 22, 2020 / Brother to Brother by Rodney Evans

June 5, 2020 / Looking for Langston by Isaac Julien & Tongues Untied by Marlon Riggs
June 19, 2020 / Paris is Burning by Jennie Livingston
July 3, 2020 / Chocolate Babies by Stephen Winter
July 15, 2020 / Jackie's Back by Robert Townsend
July 31, 2020 / The Skinny by Patrik-Ian Polk
August 14, 2020 / The Watermelon Woman by Cheryl Dunye
August 28, 2020 / Triple Feature: The DL Chronicles / Slow / Party-N-Play (with Q&A featuring Sampson McCormick)
September 11, 2020 / From Zero to I Love You (with Q&A featuring Doug Spearman, Darryl Stephens, Keili Lefkowitz, Jay Huguley, Gregory Zarian)
September 25, 2020 / Black Is...Black Ain't by Marlon Riggs (In Celebration of CNP's We Will Be Heard Week of Action)
October 9, 2020 / As I Am by Anthony Bawn / 90 Days by Nathan Hale Williams and Jennia Frederique Aponte
October 23, 2020 / Pay It No Mind: The Life and Times of Marsha P. Johnson
November 6, 2020 / Leave It on the Floor by Sheldon Larry
November 20, 2020 / Unstoppable Feat: The Dances of Ed Mock by Brontez Purnell
December 4, 2020 / A Diva's Christmas Carol (featuring a Q&A with Vanessa Williams and Richard Schenkman)


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