GLAAD recently asked Pariah director Dee Rees some questions about the film and her own journey as an out African American lesbian. Pariah opened in select theaters across the nation last week and has continued to garner much media attention especially in outlets geared toward the African American community. Here’s what various Black media outlets recently had to say.
This week, Salon.com teamed up with New America Media to run a series of coming out stories by LGBT youth of color and LGBT immigrant youth. Titled "Pariah Personals," the series is inspired by the recently released film "Pariah," a coming-of-age story about an African American teen named Alike, who is embracing her identity as a lesbian.
A campaign by women’s and LGBT groups in Ecuador seeking the closure of 200 "ex-gay" torture centers whose victims have mostly been lesbians is quickly gaining momentum as well as international attention. For more information, please visit Fundación Causana and AllOut’s petitions available in both English and Spanish to get the Ecuadorian federal government to take action.