The Black Gays/Gaze 2016-12-24T03:05:04+00:00

B/GLAM: The Black Gays/Gaze
SomArts, 934 Brannan @ 8th St
B/GLAM (Black Gay Letters and Arts Movement) in conjunction with the QCC presents “The Black Gays/Gaze,” a series consisting of a reading, an art exhibit, a screening, a performance and a conversation that looks at the intersections of blackness, desire, sexuality, race and spirit.

Black Inches: (re) Measuring Blackness, Desire, Art and Pornography
Wednesdays-Sundays, June 5-16
Artists’ Reception: Thursday June 13; 6 pm

Exhibitions showcasing black gay artists who use pornography that features black gay men as the impetus for thinking about and creating art.
Featuring:

Kemit Amenophis
Duane Cramer
Todd King
Ran-D
Michael Ross
Hopeton Stewart
Tim Taylor
Marvin K. White

The Mangina Monologues
B/GLAM
Friday, June 14; 8 pm
Location: SomArts, 934 Brannan @ 8th St

An evening of performance (monologues, song, dance) that celebrates Black male sexuality, our sexual awakenings, our de-flowerings, our self-sex concepts, our formation/enjoyment/participation in top/bottom dynamics, our desires of the “other,” our fetishes, and all the stories that talk about our “manginas.” The evening will be choreographed/organized/conceptualized by Marvin K. White. We are looking for truths, revelations, and celebrations.
Featuring:

Marlon Bailey
Louie Butler
Matt Florence
Jeff Ingram
Lester Jones
Juba Kalamka
Kaya Nyati
Ralowe
Jamez Smith
Walter Thompson
Graylin Thornton
Ayanna U’Dongo
Tim’m West

Between Pathos and Seduction: The Erotic Read
B/GLAM
Saturday, June 15; 8 pm
Location: SomArts, 934 Brannan @ 8th St

An erotic reading that voices a myriad of Black gay writers whose ideas about desire, fantasy, love and sex are both different and similar.
Featuring Nationally Known Authors:

James Earl Hardy
Darieck Scott
Antonio Le Mons