‘Truth.Be.Told’ TV series to highlight black LGBT pioneers

truthbetoldBY GLENNISHA MORGAN
Huffington Post Gay Voices

Filmmaker, writer and activist Katina Parker has created “Truth.Be.Told.,” a television series that documents the lives of queer black visionaries. A slew of notable people have committed to being featured in the first two seasons, such as Tony Award-winning poet Staceyann Chin, “Noah Arc” creator Patrik-Ian Polk, filmmaker and transgender advocate Dr. Kortney Ryan Ziegler and more, as Black Enterprise notes.

Parker, a former communications consultant fo GLAAD and the National Black Justice Coalition, explained the lack of visibility for black lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) people. “While our stories are told more frequently than they used to be, our lives are shared in sound bites,” she said. “We need more prime time real estate in media so that we can more fully engage in dialogues about who we are and what we stand for.”

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