This morning, the 27th Annual GLAAD Media Awards were announced and the BET.com original Holler If You Hear Me: Black and Gay in the Church received a nomination for Outstanding Digitial Journalism (Multimedia). Clay Cane, the creator and producer of the documentary, says, "I am so thankful GLAAD recognized this work. This doc gives voice to a community who have been silenced. I am grateful their voices have been heard and now recognized by GLAAD." This is the first nomination from GLAAD for a BET digital original.
The GLAAD Media Awards recognizes and honors media for fair, accurate and inclusive representations of the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender community and the issues that affect their lives.
Holler If You Hear Me: Black and Gay in the Church puts the narrative in the hands of Black LGBT people who are struggling with the intersections of sexuality, faith and race. The stories in the documentary are varied, passionate and inspiring. Clay Cane, who created and produced the film, traveled to Atlanta, where church and LGBT culture cross paths like nowhere else, to dive into one of the most taboo topics in the Black community. With extraordinary access and without judgment, Cane and BET.com tackle this controversial but important issue through the journeys of those who are living it everyday and whose stories prove we all deserve to be heard and loved.
See a full list of this year's GLAAD Awards nominees here and watch Holler If You Hear Me: Black and Gay in the Church in its entirety below.
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