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Black, Lesbian And Muslim In The South

Cover Image for A Documentary about Black, Lesbian Muslim Women in the South

Atlanta is considered the Black Gay Mecca of the United States.

But when filmmaker Red Summer moved there, she wanted to document the stories of a much smaller subset of that community: black, lesbian women who also identify as Muslim. She began her initial search on online forums and Facebook, and she eventually brought together five women who sought to establish community for black, lesbian Muslims where there was none. Her film Al Nisa: Black Muslim Women In Atlanta’s Gay Mecca tells that story and will be featured at the North Carolina Gay and Lesbian Film Festival this weekend. 

Host Frank Stasio talks to Summer and Kini Foster, one of the women featured in the film, about being black, lesbian Muslims in Atlanta. Here's the trailer:


Anita Rao is an award-winning journalist, host, creator, and executive editor of "Embodied," a weekly radio show and podcast about sex, relationships & health.
Longtime NPR correspondent Frank Stasio was named permanent host of The State of Things in June 2006. A native of Buffalo, Frank has been in radio since the age of 19. He began his public radio career at WOI in Ames, Iowa, where he was a magazine show anchor and the station's News Director.
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