This month, as in the past, I like to offer on DQN In Northern Virginia a chance for all of us to explore our Black Queer heritage. That's the reason I refer to February as Black Queer History Month. Making this time relevant not only to our same gender loving community, but to our black naturist/nudist fraternity as well. Let's break it down and bring it home.
Each year I try to offer a different focus or theme for this occasion and 2013 Black Queer History Month is no exception. This time, I'll incorporate black queer bloggers as the feature with the underlying direction being our present. My rationale is while it's important to remember those who have come before us, it's equally right and good to honor those individuals who are significant in both our own time and our current lives. They are the men who are not only paving the way but also setting the standard for our future GLBT community.
The Black Queer History Month features will be featured weekly throughout February, every Friday beginning today. Other informative posts associated with this observance will be added as needed. I hope this format will offer all readers the chance to review new ideas and sample the thoughts and themes of a variety of different blogs and websites. A smorgasbord of contemporary black queer consciousness that is influencing and guiding our current GLBT culture.
The exception to this bloggers-only agenda is the piece for next Friday, February 8. That is a coming out story of former National Football League (NFL) player Wade Davis. In this entry, Davis discusses disclosing his being gay to his mother. I felt this reflection was important as more and more of our youth are actually coming out to their parent(s) every day. It isn't often that a sports celebrity is this candid about a personal and emotional event.