Black LGBTQ visibility in media has made strides, but we need more than representation

It was 2005 when director Patrik-Ian Polk introduced us to Noah’s Arc, a dramedy centered around the lives and experiences of African-American and Latino gay men. Prior to this we saw Black queer characters only as side-kicks or, at best, in limited roles.

Although the show aired for only two seasons, the Bravo original series remains a cult classic and is considered a historic moment for the LGBTQ community’s continuing fight for visibility and representation in media. A little over...

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