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

Friday, September 24, 2021
9pm EST


Strange Fruit
featuring Q&A with writer/director Kyle Schickner

ABOUT THE FILM
As a gay African-American, William Boyals (Kent Faulcon) has escaped his small, racist hometown in Louisiana for a better life in New York City, where he now works as a successful lawyer. But, when he hears that one of his gay friends has been lynched, he heads home to find the killers.

In his pursuit of justice, William encounters many of the same old prejudices that existed in his childhood. He battles racist cops and homophobic locals while trying to stay alive and uncover the truth.

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)
December 18, 2020 / Some Kind of Christmas (featuring a Q&A with Davien Harlis)
January 29, 2021 / Kiki
February 12, 2021 / Finding Me (featuring a Q&A with RayMartell Moore, J'Nara Corbin, Eugene E. Turner & writer/director Roger Omeus Jr.)
February 26, 2021 / The Lives of LaMott Atkins, The Queer Harlem Renaissance, & a sneak preview of a new short narrated by Billy Porter 
March 26, 2021 / Love the One You're With featuring a Q&A with Sampson & cast!
April 9, 2021 / Gun Hill Road in partnership with NYHAAD
April 23, 2021 / PUNKS (one year BGSAH anniversary screening) featuring a Q&A with Jazzmun & Rodney Chester
May 7, 2021 / Fat Ham (in partnership with Wilma Theater, featuring Q&A with James Ijames)
May 21, 2021 / Young Soul Rebels
June 4, 2021 / The Ski Trip
June 18, 2021 / To Wong Foo, Thanks for Everything! Julie Newmar
July 15, 2021 / Jackie's Back by Robert Townsend (featuring a Q&A with T.V. Blake)
July 30, 2021 / parTy boi by Micheal Rice (featuring a Q&A with Micheal Rice)
August 13, 2021 / Mahogany
August 27, 2021 / Starrbooty
September 10, 2021 / For the Boys (featuring a Q&A with Mekhai Lee, Ellis Dawson, Drew Coleman)

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