Cleo Manago, founder of Black Men’s XChange in New York and AmASSI in California, participated on a panel at the Rev. Al Sharpton’s National Action Network 2009 Summer Conference in Atlanta. If only we had more panels like this in all communities of color.

The panelists and the audience discussed a variety of issues affecting “same-gender loving” black men from the perspective of the black community, including HIV/AIDS, homophobia, stigma and civil rights.

Manago and others offered insightful ideas that are well worth the 20-minute investment.

Watch the video:


Hat tip to the LGBT blog Queerty for this story!