Now You See Us
Essence|June 2019
Now You See Us

YES, BLACK LGBTQ+ CREATIVES ARE BREAKING GLASS CEILINGS, BUSTING OUT OF CLOSETS AND BEATING DOWN DOORS—BUT THERE’S STILL MORE TO BE DONE

Tre’vell Anderson

The first time I saw a glimmer of myself reflected back at me on-screen was in Patrik-Ian Polk’s 2005 series, Noah’s Arc, a Black gay Sex and the City of sorts. I’d watch it behind closed doors and at a barely audible volume, in fear of my mom overhearing and finding out my tea. But, starved for authentic representations of my true self, I gladly took the risk.

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June 2019