By GLAAD | January 31, 2017
Other Boys NYC comes at a time in which race, sexuality and gender identity are hot button topics discussed in politics, the media and homes around the world. The series aims to inspire empathy and discussion through taking an intimate look at those topics as well as others like dating, family, masculinity, socio-economics, religion and career.
Filmmakers Abdool Corlette and Adam Vazquez produced the series to accurately reflect their experiences as queer men of color in the media.
“All too often the default portrayal of LGBTQ men in the media is cisgender, gay and white,” said Abdool Corlette. “However, the LGBTQ community is one that cannot be represented as a singular identity – it is an intersection of people from all races, cultures and religions. Growing up, I didn’t see myself or my story represented in the media, so instead of waiting for them to share our stories, Adam and I decided to make something that shines a spotlight on the richness of our community.
Other Boys NYC presents a more inclusive and accurate picture of what it looks like to be a man of color within the LGBTQ community. The series offers a dynamic view of humanity that will propel forward the dialogue around race, gender, and sexuality.”
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Other Boys NYC is a new way to meet people of color and to see their stories told honestly. It creates an opportunity to listen, learn and find commonality. Other Boys NYC was created to bring people together through awareness and understanding.”