Otta Benga, Formerly Enslaved
The Epitome of a Nubian Knight

Otta Benga, Formerly Enslaved<br>The Epitome of a Nubian Knight

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"Whenever I use BLACK it relates to some history of Africans in that particular place. It’s the idea of the color BLACK as a metaphor, or as a representation of African-Americans. It’s the notion of BLACK- BLACKNESS - and all its other meanings in relation to the history of race..."

- Fred Wilson

"Most of my fortitude to continue doing the work comes from the moral outrage I feel about the injustices that Black people endure disproportionately daily."

- N. Abdul-Wakil

"In the end, what matters is not skin shade but pan-African consciousness. Loving your complexion, your nose, lips, hair length and texture, no matter what the politics or trends decide, and simply be. That's the problem with us (African folks). We're still learning how to love ourselves. So used to glorifying others and putting others first..."

- Dredlocks Tree

The REEL Black Same Gender Loving Filmography Resource (A 24/7 ONLINE FILM DATABASE)

The REEL Black Same Gender Loving Filmography Resource (A 24/7 ONLINE FILM DATABASE)
Click The Pic To Access The Film Library Database! (166 Films)
LAST UPDATE: Monday, December 3rd, 2012

Friday, December 30, 2011

ROD PATRICK RISBROOK Photographic|Imagery

Greetings FAMILY!!

Today, I PURPOSEFULLY choose to launch and announce my new website ROD PATRICK RISBROOK Photographic|Imagery; the 4th day of KWANZAA in which we reflect on Ujamaa (oo-JAH-mah-AH): Cooperative Economics. The ROD PATRICK RISBROOK Photographic|Imagery website http://www.rodpatrickrisbrook.com features the mixed media of still photography and motion pictures (videos).

This marks a new foundation and path for me in which I can promote my photography and videography/cinematography work and take more control of an independent entrepreneurial lifestyle.

High profile clients of mine have been the likes of R&B music artist Nhojj, the BLOOM Party events, and THPAC (Thelma Hill Performing Arts Center) with dance theater. Additionally, my nature photography work is featured in a newly released book called Words of Simplicity For Life by Willifred S. James. Please pick up a copy of the book at http://bookstore.authorhouse.com/Products/SKU-000420143/Words-of-Simplicity-For-Life.aspx
or at Amazon: http://www.amazon.com/Words-Simplicity-Life-Willifred-James/dp/1467076589/

The home page of my website greets, graces and treats you to a 5 minute montage of my photography portfolio with percussion music (turn those speakers on!!!). You can also see my complete CROSS-SAMPLING PORTFOLIO at your leisure by navigating the easy menu (orange lettering) on the home page ---> Photographic|Imagery | CROSS-SAMPLING PORFOLIO where I have 10 different galleries hi-liting the various genres of my work.

You can also create a "favorites" list and also purchase prints of any of the images on my website and have them shipped to you. Simple click and buy.

Next, my first (experimental short) film TWO (2008) is featured on my website also, BUT -- this time around it is REMASTERED in a LETTER-BOXED HI-DEFINITION 720P presentation with a newly added stereo sound EFX track layer and new titles... so if even if you already saw the film back in 2008 please check out the slightly newer version. TWO is set in 1970 Vietnam and about an African-American soldier (code named "Pocket Knife") where his platoon of men are killed in a surprise ambush by enemy Viet Cong forces. Armed with just his training, his wits, his weapon and a mysterious photograph, Pocket Knife is determined to complete the vital mission alone. Or can he? --

As a complementary piece to TWO, on the home page under Motion|Picture Imagery | Behind-The-Scenes EXTRAS there is a 64-page PDF that is available for downloading and viewing which explains in detail the behind-the-scenes production of TWO from the conceptual storyboards to principal photography to the post-production workflow in the digital domain. It's a nice convergence of still photography and video, especially with the explosion of DSLR cameras offering both art forms in one.

Additionally, my videography reel (which will be uploaded shortly - just after new year's) showcasing my video work is under the orange menu ---> Motion|Picture Imagery | Videography Reel so be sure to check that out. I'm working with up & coming young artist Doice John (doicejohn.carbonmade.com)

My biography is available on the website and I am based in New York City. Currently I am working on a documentary about the Black same gender loving (SGL) organization ADODI.

I look forward to working with anyone in the future to create some photographic|imagery (still images) and motion picture|imagery (videos/films) magic for your project or event.

You can easily contact me about discussing a project or event, and price quotes by using the CONTACT link on my website's home page.

Finally, for those wanting to create their own website, please visit my multi-media hosting partner www.zenfolio.com/
and hold onto and use my REFERRAL CODE: SHM-PWP-RJZ to receive a 10% discount. Because I also get an accredited discount whenever you use my Zenfolio discount
REFERRAL CODE it benefits both of us...

So, on that note I come full circle and end with the spirit of Ujamaa (oo-JAH-mah-AH): Cooperative Economics.

THANKS FAM! Smiley Teeth.gif


Ujamaa (oo-JAH-mah-AH): Cooperative Economics

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Thursday, November 24, 2011

Her Word As Witness: Portraits of Women Writers of the African Diaspora
December 1st, 2011 (6 to 8pm) - March 31st, 2012 - Brooklyn, NYC

Image: Sonia Sanchez, poet, educator, activist
Philadelphia, 2011
(c) Laylah Amatullah Barrayn

Skylight Gallery of the Center for Arts & Culture
of the Bedford Stuyvesant Restoration Corporation


Her Word As Witness:
Portraits of Women Writers of the African Diaspora

Curated and photographed by Laylah Amatullah Barrayn

Opening Reception: Thursday, December 1, 2011 (6 to 8pm)
On View: December 1, 2011 - March 31, 2012

Her Word As Witness is an exhibition of photographic portraits of a diverse group of contemporary women writers, celebrating their ability to incite our imagination, to expand our vision, to investigate, and to document. Novelists, poets, journalists, and songwriters, these women of letters are also daughters of the Diaspora; cocoa, crimson, amber, ginger-toned. Their stories are born in tongues of Kreyòl, English, patois, Spanish, Twi, Gullah/Geechee. They use the pen to witness for their lives and the lives of those around them.

The Writers: Malaika Adero ■ Elizabeth Alexander ■ Tomika Anderson ■ asha bandele ■ Kristal Brent Zook ■ Nana Ekua Brew-Hammond ■ Raquel Cepeda ■ Kandia Crazy Horse ■ Edwidge Danticat ■ Tananarive Due ■ Coco Fusco ■ Carolina González ■ Karen Good Marable ■ Farah Jasmine Griffin ■ Tayari Jones ■ Juleyka Lantigua-Williams ■ Demetria L. Lucas ■ Dominga Martin ■ Kierna Mayo ■ Bernice L. McFadden ■ Nekesa Moody ■ jessica Care moore ■ Joan Morgan ■ Jill Nelson ■ Liza Jessie Peterson ■ Sharifa Rhodes-Pitts ■ Sonia Sanchez ■ Danyel Smith ■ Akiba Solomon ■ Esperanza Spalding ■ Mecca Jamilah Sullivan ■ Susan L. Taylor ■ Hanifah Walidah ■ Terrie Williams ■ Ibi Aanu Zoboi ■ Nana Camille Yarbrough

Skylight Gallery
1368 Fulton Street
(between Brooklyn & New York Avenues in Bed-Stuy)
Brooklyn, New York 11216
"A" or "C" train to Nostrand Avenue

Presented with The Institute for Research in African-American Studies of Columbia University (IRAAS)/Towards An Intellectual History of Black Women Project

With special thanks April R. Silver of AKILA WORKSONGS, Inc.

For more information, contact the gallery at 718.636.6949 or 646.573.2422. www.restorationplaza.org

Wednesday, November 9, 2011

Detroit Police Search For Transgender Teen Missing For 2 weeks

KICK - The Agency for LGBT African-Americans
November 9, 2011
For Immediate Release
Your friends at KICK!
(313) 285-9733
KICK - The Agency for LGBT African-Americans

Detroit police search for transgender teen missing for 2 weeks
We at KICK humbly requests your help ...
As posted in the Detroit Free Press, by staff writer Tammy Stables Battaglia, dated November 8, 2011:

Detroit Police investigators are searching for a transgender teen who has been missing for two weeks.

Henry Hilliard, Jr., 19, also known as Shelley or Treasure, was last seen at 1:20 a.m. Oct. 23 in the 900 block Longfellow wearing a silver dress, according to request for help issued by the Detroit Police Monday.

A cab driver that Hilliard often used for rides dropped Hilliard off at a home where three men were waiting for her, his mother, Lyniece Nelson, said today.

But Hilliard immediately called the driver back, voicing concern about the situation, Nelson said.

Henry Hilliard, Jr., 19, also known as Shelley or Treasure, was last seen at 1:20 a.m. Oct. 23 in the 900 block Longfellow wearing a silver dress, according to request for help issued by the Detroit Police Monday, November 7, 2011. / DPD
The driver "started to hear her say, 'What are you doing,' then scream out loud 'No,' then her phone dropped, a few muffling noises, then the phone went dead," Nelson said. "By the time he got back around the corner, there was no one in sight."

Hilliard, who models and does hair, hasn't contacted family members or posted on Facebook, both which typically happen every day, Nelson said.

Hilliard has a piercing on the left eyebrow and several tattoos including a design of cherries on the upper right arm, according to police.

We at KICK humbly request that anyone with information pertaining to the disappearance of Shelley aka Treasure please come forward.

Anyone with information is asked to call Detroit Police at 313-596-2200 or Crimestoppers at 1-800-SPEAKUP.

KICK - The Agency for LGBT African-Americans' mission is to increase awareness of and support to Detroit's dynamic LGBT culture through education and advocacy with integrity and pride. Always visit us at www.e-kick.org.

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Tuesday, November 8, 2011

Part II of III: REEL Productions Featuring Black & Latino SGL Persons or Characters(20)

(version 8.0)
No copyright infringement of the words and pictures used in this compilation of work are intended. It is the sole purpose of the author of this reference and resource compilation to enlighten, educate and make exciting FUN for the public the body of film and television work out there depicting the lives of Same Gender Loving (SGL) people of African descent.

SGL is a culturally affirming and coined term that emerged in the early 1990s to offer Black women who love women and Black men who love men (and other people of color) a way of identifying that resonated with the uniqueness of Black life and culture. SGL was created to affirm, embrace, reference and lovingly umbrella homosexual, bisexual and transgender people of African descent.Please reference and take note of this electronic blog edition if you wish, and go happy DVD (and maybe Blu-ray disc) shopping. A few reputable e-commerce web links have been provided below for your shopping convenience!

This compilation is meant to ACKNOWLEDGE, APPRECIATE, AFFIRM, ACCEPT & ACHÉ all same gender loving people of the African Diaspora! LOVE!
You can contact me (ROD) to suggest a film I missed, ask a question or send me comments to: BIG.ROD02[at]GMAIL.COM



Amazon.com: www.amazon.com

CD Universe:

Deep Discount:

DVD Empire:

DVD Planet:

www.netflix.com (Rental Only)

TLA Video:

Wolfe Video:

Rare Black Video and DVD Fair (Harlem, New York City):

Ph: 212-749-5298 (Call For More Information)

Sisters in Cinema:
African American SGL Women Produced Film, Video, and Multimedia www.sistersincinema.com/forum/lesbianfilms.html

REEL Productions Featuring
Black & Latino SGL Persons or Characters

PART II looks at film or television productions where the stories feature real life Black and Latino same gender loving persons or fictitious characters, however, they are NOT the primary focus of the story or their same gender love experiences.


Throughout this REEL Black Same Gender Loving Filmography Resource, there is a DVD logo next to certain movie titles which means those titles are available for rental/sale on the DVD format. I provide a bunch of links (above) to reputable Internet/on-line resources.

Badass Supermama (1996)
Running Time: 16 minutes
Genre: Documentary/Lyrical Video
Badass Supermama is a playful, but questioning personal exploration of race, gender, sexuality, and adolescent notions of beauty and representation. These multi-layered, inter-connected issues are intimately examined through 1970ís "blaxploitation" movie goddess Pam Grier and her characters, particularly Foxy Brown. The videomaker tries on the powerful badass supermama role of Foxy Brown while exploring the space between body and image. This lyrical video is gently critical, playing with the idea of masquerade, as well as childhood and adolescent fantasies of black womanhood.

Brother Outsider: The Life of Bayard Rustin (2003)
Running Time: 83 minutes

Bayard Rustin was a civil rights leader who was the architect of the 1963 March on Washington. He was also marginalized by other Black civil rights leaders because of his homosexuality, and asked to take a back seat on the very march he was asked to put together.

Car Wash (1976)

Running Time: 97 minutes
Richard Pryor, Antonio Fargas (Starsky and Hutch), Bill Duke (Predator) and George Carlin.

A hilarious day-in-the-life tale set in modern day Los Angeles. At Sully Boyar's car wash, a juvenile, motley crew of city dwellers "work their fingers to the bone" waiting on the eccentric and sometimes haughty clientele. Throughout the day, the young men find time to indulge in personal pursuits: one fellow fantasizes about the pretty waitress working at a local restaurant, a militant preaches politics, while more disgruntled workers find a way to justify their laziness. As the day wears on, the many levels of oppression that control each individual's lives gradually become apparent.

Color Purple, The (1985)

Running Time: 154 minutes
Genre: Drama
Whoopi Goldberg stars in the film based on the novel by Alice Walker. Goldberg plays Celie, a shy, withdrawn woman who secretly writes to her sister after they are seperated. She goes from an abusive marriage with her husband Albert (Danny Glover) into a loving, nurturing same gender loving relationship with blues singer Shug (Margaret Avery).

Get On The Bus (1996)

Running Time: 120 minutes
Genre: Drama
Directed by Spike Lee. Starring Ossie Davis, Andre Braugher, Richard Belzer, Hill Harper, Wendell Pierce, Roger Guenveur Smith, Isaiah Washington, Charles S. Dutton and Thomas Jefferson Bryd.

Get on the Bus follows several Black men on a cross country bus trip to the Million Man March. On the bus are an eclectic set of characters including a laid off aircraft worker, a former Gang Banger, a Hollywood actor, a cop who is of mixed racial background, two Black same gender loving men, and a white bus driver, all make the trek discussing issues surrounding the march, manhood, religion, politics, sexuality and race.

James Baldwin: The Price of the Ticket (1990)
Running Time: 87 minutes
Directed by Karen L. Thorson

A biographical video of writer James Baldwin, covering his entire life history. Opening and closing scenes are of his funeral, and there are numerous flashbacks (both in color and black-and-white) of his homes, his friends, and his family. The intent of the producti
on is to reveal to the viewer the hardships imposed on Baldwin and others of his race during his lifetime. Baldwin never tried to hide the facts that he was black, impoverished, or homosexual, and many of his books are written about these very personal subjects. A serious documentary about the lifetime of this author, lecturer, and teacher.
DVD Sales: http://newsreel.org/nav/title.asp?tc=CN0049

L.A. Complex, The (2012)
Running Time:
13 minutes
(per episode - approx.)

Genre: Drama
(ensemble tv series)

Season 1:
6 episodes

Produced in Canada
Starring Benjamin Charles Watson (as hip-hop producer Tariq Muhammad) and Andra Fuller (as hip-hop artist Kaldrick "KING").

Full of new relationships, salacious temptations and make-it-or-break it decisions, THE L.A. Complex's coming-of-age dwellers grapple with life's defining moments as they deal with the unreality of the show-biz industry.

NOTE: Still scenes are from season 1, episode 3: "Do Something"

La Mission (2009)
Running Time: 117 minutes
Genre: Drama

Written and directed by Peter Bratt
Starring Benjamin Bratt (Law & Order) and Erika Alexander (Living Single)

Growing up in the Mission district of San Francisco, Che Rivera (Benjamin Bratt) has always had to be tough to survive. He's a powerful man respected throughout the Mission barrio for his masculinity and his strength, as well as for his hobby building beautiful lowrider cars. A reformed inmate and recovering alcoholic, Che has worked hard to redeem his life and do right by his pride and joy: his only son, Jes, whom he has raised on his own after the death of his wife. Che's path to redemption is tested, however, when he discovers Jes is homosexual. To survive his neighborhood, Che has always lived with his fists. To survive as a complete man, he'll have to embrace a side of himself he's never shown.

M & M Smith: For Posterity's Sake (1997)
Running Time: 57 minutes
Genre: Documentary
Eartha Kitt cameo
Narrated by Ruby Dee
Morgan and Marvin Smith, twin brothers and prolific African American artists, boldly moved from Kentucky to New York in 1933 to pursue artistic careers. By 1937 they had opened a photo studio next door to Harlem's renowned Apollo Theater. Thus began 50-year-long careers as still and motion picture photographers, painters and sound recordists. The Smiths captured events large and small within Harlem: street corner preachers, political rallies, Easter parades and the thriving theater and club scene. The Smiths also contributed their work to numerous community concerns such as the "Don't Buy Where you Can't Work" campaign and the Anti-Lynching Bill and eloquently photographed the training ground of the great Joe Louis, world heavyweight champion and African American symbol of hope. This story is richly visualized through the Smiths' photos, films and paintings and poignantly told by Morgan and Marvin Smith and friends such as Eartha Kitt. M & M Smith: For Posterity's Sake is a presentation of the Independent Television Service (ITVS).

Maestro (2004)

Running Time: 77 minutes + 146 minute additional supplemental bonus disc
Genre: Documentary

Maestro is a feature length documentary on the origins of the New York City dance music underground. Maestro takes you deep into the world of Larry Levan's Paradise Garage and David Mancuso's Loft as they became the center of underground culture, which evolved into the dance music of today. Through rare footage and interviews, Maestro brings out a true, candid understanding of the lifestyle and the music that went on to influence future generations. This documentary features appearances by Larry Levan, David Mancuso, Frankie Knuckles, Nicky Sciano, Francois K, Francis Grasso, Jellybean Benitez, Danny Tenaglia, Tony Humphries, Tee Scott, Dimitri From Paris, Danny Krivit, Pete Tong, Joe Claussell, Little Louie Vega, Keith Haring, and many of the original Loft and Garage club members.

Mississippi Damned (2009)
Running Time: 120 minutes
Written and directed by Tina Mabry
Starring D.B. Woodside and Malcolm David Kelley
Based on true events and spanning between 1986 and 1998, Mississippi Damned follows three young African Americans in the rural south as they suffer through the devastating cycles of poverty, addiction and abuse. Leigh is a same gender loving sistah with an unhealthy, and long-lasting, obsession with her girlfriend. Sammy gives up his youth, innocence and body for a shot at his basketball dreams. Kari, the most promising of the three, has aspirations to attend New York University to further develop her musical talents, but fights to keep her head above water as her relatives and circumstances drag her down.

Above Picture
Left: Tina Mabry (Writer-Director)
Right: Morgan Stiff (Producer-Editor)

DVD Sales: http://www.mississippidamned.com/store

Rent (2005)

Running Time: 135 minutes
Starring Jesse L. Martin and Rosario Dawson

This film adaptation of Jonathan Larson's Pulitzer Prize and Tony Award winning rock opera tells the story of one year in the life of a group of bohemians struggling in modern day East Village New York.

Ring of Fire: The Emile Griffith Story (2005)
Running Time: 87 minutes
Featuring Emile Griffith as himself

A story of violence, love, sex, politics and media centered around the life of Griffith, a six-time world welterweight champion. Within this documentary, Emile’s sexuality is called into question.

Ritual (2000)

Running Time: 78 minutes
Directed by Stanley Bennett Clay

This psychological domestic drama tells the story of the Becker family, a seemingly shining example of the American dream. Leon Becker is a wealthy attorney at the head of his flawless household: beautiful wife, doting daughter, and son in attendance at an ivy league college. But while he views his achievement as an example that success is possible for all in the black diaspora, he is becoming increasingly alienated from that community. All is not so well at home, either, as his wife descends into an alcoholism he refuses to recognize, and his daughter's affections seem less innocent than they should be. When Leon's SGL son Mason drops out of college to come home in an attempt to redeem his family, he is forced to confront the issues head-on.

Six Degrees of Separation (1993)

Running Time: 112 minutes
Starring Will Smith and Donald Sutherland

Fifth Avenue socialite Ouisa Kittredge (Stockard Channing) and her purveyor of high-art husband Flan (Donald Sutherland), are pedigree parents of "two at Harvard and one at Groton." But the privileged insular world inhabited by the Kittredge family, as well as their public status as distinguished arbiters of culture, makes them easy prey for a consummate con-artist like Paul (Will Smith). One night, he mysteriously shows up at their front door injured and bleeding claiming to be Sidney Poitier's son and a close college crony of the Kittredges' Ivy League progeny. Impressing Ouisa and Flan with his articulate literary expositions, Paul proves to be a sharp-witted, learned young man with epicurean taste and surprising culinary skill. His highbrow facade is so charmingly persuasive, Paul soon has the Kittredges loaning him money, putting him up for the night and taking satisfaction in his appraisal of their posh lifestyle. Paul’s world begins to unravel in one instance where he is caught in bed with another man in the Kittredge’s guest bedroom.

Star Maps (1997)

Running Time: 86 minutes
Written and directed by Miguel Arteta
Starring Doug Spain

After spending two years with relatives in Mexico, a young man with grand visions of stardom returns to Hollywood, only to have his sadistic, world-weary father force him into the family business: he becomes a male prostitute posing as a vendor of maps to the stars' homes. While resignedly turning tricks (both male and female), he never loses sight of his dream despite the turmoil surrounding him.

Stranger Inside (2001)

Running Time: 97 minutes
Written and directed by Cheryl Dunye

Treasure Lee has been serving time for her crimes since her teenage years. Reaching adulthood she is now being transferred to an adult maximum security prison. Here she is taken in by Brownie, a woman who has been hardened by a life behind bars. Treasure joins Brownie and a sisterhood of female inmates who protect one another from the harsh realities on the inside. Entering this world, Treasure is about to discover that being in a protected family can also bring an individual closer to danger.

Trois (2000)

Running Time: 93 minutes

A man convinces his wife to have sex with a bisexual woman which leads to disaster in their relationship.

Wire, The (2002 — 2007)

Running Time: 60 minutes (60 episodes / 5 seasons total)
Genre: Drama
Created by writer/producer and former police reporter David Simon (“Homicide: Life On The Street”)

Set in Baltimore, this show centers around the city's inner-city drug scene. The show depicts the lives of every part of the drug "food chain", from junkies to dealers, and from cops to politicians.

Women of Brewster Place, The (1989)
Running Time: 200 minutes
Starring Oprah Winfrey, Mary Alice, Robin Givens, Moses Gunn, Jackee Harry, Leon, Lonette McKee, Paul Winfield and Cicely Tyson.

Based on the novel by Gloria Naylor, in which a group of strong-willed women who live in the same rundown housing project located on Brewster Place, and tells about their lives as they struggle against racism, poverty and troublesome men through three decades. Two of the women who are same gender loving struggle to maintain their relationship in their environment.

Please be advised that any title on the market may have a tendency to become DISCONTINUED by the home video publisher at any time. Since the SGL (Same Gender Loving) Africentric experience is unique and a sub-genre/sub-culture within the larger African Diaspora, and not always fiscally supported by the larger movie viewing population due to lack of interest, demand or marginalization, I suggest that you buy an SGL title that you come across and want as soon as possible to insure you have it in your collection.

I have a SGL title such as Blind Faith on VHS Tape that is DISCONTINUED and no longer available and is still not published on DVD (yet!). Hopefully they will! You will have to do further research to see if a title is available on the new high definition Blu-ray Disc format.

As you navigate the Internet and do your own detective work regarding SGL DVD titles, some DVD titles are available (from) outside or imported into the United States but may have been encoded with a different REGION CODE and may NOT be playable on your DVD player or DVD-ROM/RW computer player.
Each DVD-Video disc contains one or more region codes, denoting the area(s) of the world in which distribution and playback are intended (see below). The commercial DVD player specification dictates that a player must only play discs that contain its region code. In theory, this allows the motion picture studios to control the various aspects of a release (including content, date and price) region-by-region. In practice, many DVD players allow playback of any disc, or can be modified to do so. Entirely independent of encryption, region coding pertains to regional lockout, which originated in the video game industry.

Check and verify the DVD REGION CODE before you buy from non-familiar independent merchant sources!

Region 0: Informal term meaning "playable in all regions" - aka "region free"

Region 1: Bermuda, Canada, the Cayman Islands, United States and U.S. territories

Region 2: The UK, Middle East, Iceland, Western Europe, Central Europe, Egypt, French overseas territories, Greenland, Japan, Lesotho, South Africa, and Swaziland

Region 3: Southeast Asia, Hong Kong, Macau, South Korea, and Taiwan

Region 4: Australia, New Zealand, Central America, the Caribbean, Mexico, Oceania, and South America (except French Guyana)

Region 5: The rest of Africa, Former Soviet Union, the Indian subcontinent, Mongolia, and North Korea

Region 6: Mainland China

Region 7: Reserved for future use (found in use on protected screener copies of MPAA-related DVDs, and "media-copies" of pre-releases in Asia)

Region 8: International venues such as aircraft, cruise ships, etc.

ROD’s All-Time Favorite SGL Films
1) Rag Tag (2006)
2) Brother To Brother (2004)
3) Blueprint (2007)
4) The DL Chronicles (2005-2007
, 2012, 2014)
5) Dakan (1997)
6) Four Rent Boys And A Sangoma (2004)
7) Surrender (2000)
8) The Reception (2005)
9) Rude (1995)
10) Billy Turner’s Secret (1990)
11) Blind Faith (1998)
12) Looking For Langston (1988)
13) Before Night Falls (2000)
14) Our Lady of the Assassins (2001)
15) Batty Man (2006)
16) Living With Pride: Ruth C. Ellis @ 100 (1999)
17) Happy Hookers (2006)

18) Moonlight (2016)



Affirmations (1990)

After Nine (2007)

Alma's Rainbow (1993)
All God's Children (1996)Anthem (1991)

B.D. Women (1994)

Badass Supermama (1996)

Bangkok Love Story (2007)

Batty Man (2006)

Beautiful Boxer (2003)

Before Night Falls (2000)

Being Proud Black & LGBT in America (2007)

Beneath The Surface (2004?)

Billy Turner’s Secret (1990)

Black Aura On An Angel (2004)

Black Beulahs (2006)

Black Men and Me (2006)

Black Nations/Queer Nations? (1995)

Black./Womyn.:Conversations with Lesbians of African Descent (2008)

Blind Faith (1998)

Blood (2005)

Blueprint (2007)

BMX-NY: What is Our Relationship To “Black Pride” in the New Millennium? (2006)

Broken Sky (2006)

Brooklyn’s Bridge To Jordan (2005)

Brother Outsider: The Life Of Bayard Rustin (2003)

Brother To Brother (2004)

Burnt Money (2000)

Butch Mystique (2003)

Car Wash (1976)

Chocolate Babies (1997)

Christopher Street TV (2007)

Closet, The (2004)

Color Purple, The (1985)

Cover (2007)

Dakan {Destiny} (1997)

Dani & Alice (2005)

Darker Side of Black, The (1993)

De Colores (2001)

Desperate For Love (2005)

Did I Just Look At Her (2004)

Different Image, A (1982)

Different Kind of Black Man, A (2001)

Dirty Laundry (2007)

DL Chronicles, The (2005)

Dos Patrias Cuba y La Noche (2007)

Dream Deferred: The Sakia Gunn Film Project (2008)

Dreams of Passion (1989)

East Palace, West Palace (1996)

Epidemic Chronicles, The (2010)

Everything Must Come To Light (2002)

Finding Me (2008)

Finding Me: Truth (2010)

Fire (1996)

Fleeing By Night (2000)

Fluidity (2006)

Four Rent Boys and a Sangoma (2004)

Get On The Bus (1996)

Happy Hookers (2006)

Happy Together (1997)

Harsh Beauty (2006)

Holiday Heart (2000)

Homoteens (1993)

How Do I Look (2005)

If I Wuz Yo Gyrl ( 2001)

Immaculate (2004?)

It’s Me, It’s Me (2005)

James Baldwin: The Price Of The Ticket (1990)

Jihad For Love, A (2007)

Journey, The {Sancharram} (2004)

Jumpin’ The Broom: The New Convenant (2006)

Just (2007)

Just Between Us (2006?)

Karmen Gei (2001)

Kevin’s Room (2001)

Kevin’s Room II: Trust (2004)

L.A. Complex, The (2012) 

La Mission (2009)

Lan Yu (2001)

Leave It On The Floor (2011)

Legacy (2006)

Life on Christopher Street (2002)

Litany For Survival: The Life and Work of Audre Lorde, A (1995)

Living With Pride: Ruth Ellis @ 100 (1999)

Looking For Langston (1988)

Luv Tale, A (1999)

M & M Smith: For Posterity's Sake (1997)

Madame Satã (2002)

Maestro (2004)

Make A Move (2006)

Markova (2001)

Masseur, The {Masahista} (2005)

Mississippi Damned (2009)

My Beautiful Laundrette (1985)

My Brother… Nikhil (2005)

Naked-Boy Business, Part I, The (2006)

NIA Project, The: Image of African American Lesbians (1993)

Night (2005)

Noah’s Arc (tv series) (2005—2006)

Noah’s Arc: Jumping The Broom (2008)

No Regret (Non, Je Ne Regrette Rien) (1992)

No Regret (2006)

Normal Daughter: The Life and Times of Kewpie of District 6, A (1998)

Norman… Is That You? (1976)

Odds and Ends: A New-Age Amazon Fable (1993)

Of Men and Gods [Des Hommes et Dieux] (2002)

On The Downlow (2004)

On The Downlow (2007)

On The Low (2005)

One On One (2010)

Our Lady Of The Assassins (2001)

Out. The Glenn Burke Story (2011)

Pariah (2011) 

Paris Is Burning (1990)

The Polymath, or The Life and Opinions of Samuel R. Delany, Gentleman (2007)

Portrait of Jason (1967)

Princesa (2001)

Punks (2000)

Rag Tag (2006)

Reception, The (2005)

Rent (2005)

Right By Me (2005)

Ring of Fire: The Emile Griffith Story (2005)

Ritual (2000)

Rivers Wash Over Me (2009)

Rude (1995)

Sarang Song (2006)

Saving Face (2004)

Shades of Love: Black Homosexuality Volume 1 (2007)
Shades of Love: Black Homosexuality Volume 2 (2007)
Shades of Love: Black Homosexuality Volume 3 (2007)

She Hate Me (2004)

She Wasn't Last Night (2009)

Six Degrees of Separation (1993)

Ski Trip, The (2004)

Slow (2011)

Songs of Freedom (2002)

Star Maps (1997)

Storme: The Lady of the Jewel Box (1987)

Strange Fruit (2004)

Stranger Inside (2001)

Summer Heat (2006)

Sunshine Boutique (2006)

Surrender (2000) Taboo (1999)

Testify (2006)

Thousand Clouds of Peace, A (2003)

To Be Happy In Chile (2006)

Tongues Untied (1990)

Trois (2000)

TWO (2008)

Two Faces of Janus, The (2008)

U People (2007)

Underneath (2007)

Via New York (1995)

Vintage: Families of Value (1995)

Way We Write, The (2006)

White Shadows (2006)

Wire, The (2002 — 2007 cable tv series)

Women of Brewster Place, The (1989)

Woubi Cheri (1998)
Young and Evil, The (2008) 

Young Soul Rebels (1991)



PART I looks at film and television productions where the stories' main focus centers on the same gender love experiences of real life persons or characters specifically from the African Diaspora.


PART III looks at film and television productions where the stories' main focus centers on the same gender love experiences of real life persons or characters from the Asian, Indian (Middle East) and Latino Diasporas.