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02 November 2015

Atlanta the Focus of New BET Documentary That Explores Being Gay in the Black Church

BET premiered an exclusive online only documentary today that is sure to create a lot of discussion in the black community.

"HOLLER IF YOU HEAR ME: BLACK AND GAY IN THE CHURCH" is a one-hour presentation that explores homophobia in the black church and 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.

Atlanta is at the center of this film.

Journalist Clay Cane travels around Georgia's capital city, where church and LGBT culture cross paths like nowhere else, to dive into one of the most taboo topics in the black community from young people such as Hannah a 24-year-old living in a homeless shelter after being thrown out of her house for being a lesbian to Bishop Allen who leads the most famous LGBT church in the country, Vision Church of Atlanta, with his husband First Gentleman Rashad.

Sneak Peak: Holler If You Hear Me

"I felt like I was a prostitute."Holler If You Hear Me: Black and Gay in the Church hits the BET NOW App on Nov. 2 and Nov. 3. Watch & share! #HollerBET

Posted by BET on Friday, October 30, 2015