Holler If You Can Hear Me: Black and Gay in the Church

holler if You can Hear Me: Black and Gay in the Church

A few years ago I published an article entitled Love Thy Church Member that highlighted how we as “Christians” often treat our fellow gay brothers and sisters within the body of Christ and why we needed to check ourselves on how we deal with homesexuality in the black church.

Needless to say that today I am very pleased to learn that BET.com and journalist Clay Cane have teamed up to try and shine light on the issue with the groundbreaking documentary Holler If You Hear Me: Black and Gay in the Church. 

Clay Cane, BET.com’s Entertainment Editor, has written about and provided extensive commentary on homophobia in the Black church for years. He wrote the essay “Religious Zombies” in KeithBoykin‘s award-winning anthology For Colored Boys and has been called to discuss the topic on a variety of media outlets, from The Advocate to HuffPost Live.  Created and produced by

Cane’s Holler If You Can Hear Me: Black and Gay in the Church, film puts the narrative in the hands of Black LGBT people who are torn between their faith and the way they are treated by their church, the stories are varied, passionate and inspiring. Cane traveled to Atlanta, Georgia, where church and LGBT culture cross paths like nowhere else, to dive into one of the most taboo topics in the Black community. With extraordinary access and without judgment, Cane and BET.com tackle this controversial but important issue through the journeys of those who are living it everyday and whose stories prove we all deserve to be heard and loved.  

Watch the emotional trailer for Holler If You Hear Me: Black and Gay In the Church, below, which is coming soon. In addition follow the film on social media here: @HollerBET on Twitter,@BETHollerIfYouHearMe on Facebook and @BETHollerIfYouHearMe on Instagram.