Black Gay Men Break Their Silence on Depression in this Compelling, Hard-Hitting Docu-Drama
(Miami, FL) Miami Beach Bruthaz (MBB) 2014 is set for July 17 through 20, bringing a series of activities and events to South Beach, including a rooftop welcome reception, a white masquerade party, a men’s swimwear fashion show and a Brazilian Carnival party.
This year, Miami Beach Bruthaz presents the Florida premiere of the acclaimed documentary:
About the Film
In this compelling and hard-hitting film, courageous Black gay men break their silence and speak out about their depression. The film gently blurs the lines between what is and what could be, moving into the realm of a docu-drama and illuminating, through examples, the raw truths behind the silent pain that many Black gay men experience, including denial of sexual identity and sexual orientation, racism, discrimination and stigma, sexual abuse and trauma, an HIV positive diagnosis, the propagation and promotion of homophobia from religious leaders and their congregants, and the perils of loneliness, a sense of isolation and abandonment experienced by many growing older in the Black gay community.
The film was produced by Antoine Craigwell, president and CEO of Depressed Black Gay Men (http://dbgm.org/
“In many Black families, in our communities and in societies, gay men exist. Yet, because of the silence imposed by culture, the homophobia, stigma and the discrimination, Black gay men are living hidden, secretive and unfulfilled lives. Black gay men have an opportunity to acknowledge their pain and reach out for help so that they could achieve their potential,” says Craigwell.
About Miami Beach Bruthaz
Miami Beach Bruthaz was founded in July 2006 as an annual summer lifestyle event for same-gender loving men and women from across the country. The event is focused around a central theme: Knowledge, Culture, Fashion, and includes a variety of knowledge-filled and cultural events that promote unity, camaraderie, empowerment, emotional well-being and a sense of belonging among its attendees. For more information, visit www.miamibeachbruthaz.com