"Considering our project is housed in Harlem, we want to make sure that we not only point out how deplorable Pastor Manning’s hate speech is, but that we also respond to this hatred with overwhelming love and acceptance. Our hope is to make sure that the community we love and work in is welcoming to same-gender-loving individuals. Often Black men and their same-sex partners are pushed to the fringes of society and forced to endure ignorance and hatred alone. Our project is dedicated to making sure that folks do not continue to feel this way. We want to empower Black men and their same-sex partners to express their #loveeverywhere."
Responding To Harlem’s Anti-Gay Pastor With Love And Beauty | Eric E. Arnold, coordinator of Connect ‘N Unite at the National Institutes of Health