‘Black, Gifted and Gay,’ Profiling LGBT African-Americans, Released



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“Black, Gifted and Gay,” Profiling LGBT African-Americans, Released 


Black, Gifted and Gay” is a new book profiling the lives and accomplishments of the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) community’s living icons – who just happen to be of African descent.
The book “Black, Gifted and Gay” by LGBT media pioneer Leyla Farah (with assistance from prolific LGBT celebrity reporter Sarah Toce) highlights portraits of 20 living African-American icons who have had the courage to claim their place in the LGBT community as well.

“There always seems to be a gap in the conversation when the African-American element of the LGBT experience comes up,” said Farah. “I’ve been out for almost 20 years now, and I’ve never seen anything quite like this book. I wish I’d had access to something like it when I first came out.”
Originally inspired by Lorraine Hansberry‘s book “To Be Young, Gifted and Black,” as well as “I Dream A World,” the groundbreaking book of African-American portraiture, Farah and Toce have created a book that challenges the notion that the African-American community is poorly represented in the public sphere. The book includes profiles of prominent artists, athletes, activists and entertainers like Wanda Sykes, John Amaechi, Lee Daniels, Linda Villarosa and many others.
“I so enjoyed working on this project,” said Toce. “The courage, commitment and accomplishments of the 20 ground-breaking men and women profiled in ‘Black, Gifted and Gay’ serve as an inspiration to us all.”
Black, Gifted and Gay” is now available at Amazon.com. To request more information about the book, or its authors, please contact info@cause-pr.com or visit http://cause-pr.com/2011/04/black-gifted-and-gay/


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