The Erotic Read

B/GLAM: The Black Gays/Gaze
SomArts, 934 Brannan @ 8th St
B/GLAM (Black Gay Letters and Arts Movement) in conjunction with the QCC presents “The Black Gays/Gaze,” a series consisting of a reading, an art exhibit, a screening, a performance and a conversation that looks at the intersections of blackness, desire, sexuality, race and spirit.

Black Inches: (re) Measuring Blackness, Desire, Art and Pornography
Wednesdays-Sundays, June 5-16
Artists’ Reception: Thursday June 13; 6 pm

Exhibitions showcasing black gay artists who use pornography that features black gay men as the impetus for thinking about and creating art.

Kemit Amenophis
Duane Cramer
Todd King
Michael Ross
Hopeton Stewart
Tim Taylor
Marvin K. White

The Mangina Monologues
Friday, June 14; 8 pm
Location: SomArts, 934 Brannan @ 8th St

An evening of performance (monologues, song, dance) that celebrates Black male sexuality, our sexual awakenings, our de-flowerings, our self-sex concepts, our formation/enjoyment/participation in top/bottom dynamics, our desires of the “other,” our fetishes, and all the stories that talk about our “manginas.” The evening will be choreographed/organized/conceptualized by Marvin K. White. We are looking for truths, revelations, and celebrations.

Marlon Bailey
Louie Butler
Matt Florence
Jeff Ingram
Lester Jones
Juba Kalamka
Kaya Nyati
Jamez Smith
Walter Thompson
Graylin Thornton
Ayanna U’Dongo
Tim’m West

Between Pathos and Seduction: The Erotic Read
Saturday, June 15; 8 pm
Location: SomArts, 934 Brannan @ 8th St

An erotic reading that voices a myriad of Black gay writers whose ideas about desire, fantasy, love and sex are both different and similar.
Featuring Nationally Known Authors:

James Earl Hardy
Darieck Scott
Antonio Le Mons