Straight Black Man, Gay Black Family by Christopher BoydStraight Black Man, Gay Black Family by Christopher Boyd

Straight Black Man, Gay Black Family

byChristopher Boyd

Paperback | November 15, 2016

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Chris is a young boy being raised in a single-parent home by a mother who is a lesbian. She clearly was not ready for motherhood; she has two older sons who are being raised by her mother, the oldest suffering from mental problems. Once her mother passes away, she is left with the responsibility of being a mother for all three of her children. She is torn between taking care of her own kids and the love for her lifestyle.

The middle son, a teenager, is dealing with his own sexuality. He is left with the responsibility of caring for both his younger and older siblings. His tarnished relationship with his mother causes him to direct his hostility toward his younger brother, who his mother seemed the closest to. This story shows how one family member’s decision has a detrimental effect on everyone. Straight Black Man, Gay Black Family takes you on a journey of love, betrayal, happiness, abuse, religion, sex, and violence.

Christopher Boyd is an African American, a single father of four, and a native of Philadelphia. He has an associate degree in culinary arts and is currently employed as a chef supervisor at a hospital. He has loved the art of writing since his teenage years; he wrote poetry, but his biggest love was hip-hop music. Aspiring to be an art...
Title:Straight Black Man, Gay Black FamilyFormat:PaperbackDimensions:176 pages, 9 × 6 × 0.38 inPublished:November 15, 2016Publisher:Christopher BoydLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:1946043710

ISBN - 13:9781946043719


Table of Contents

ContentsThe Genesis: "O-o-h Child," by the Five Stairsteps 1Changing Season: "That's the Way of the World," by Earth, Wind & Fire 18Finding Our Place: "Sir Duke," by Stevie Wonder 25Coffee and Dee: "Lady Love," by Lou Rawls 39In the Life: "Reunited," by Peaches and Herb 48Summer in the City: "Too Hot," by Kool and the Gang 57A New Beginning: "I'm Coming Out," by Diana Ross 64I Bear Witness: "Just the Two of Us," by Bill Withers 70On the Move: "The Double Dutch Bus," by Frankie Smith 82Chickens Come Home to Roost: "Karma Chameleon," by Culture Club 93The Pros: "When Doves Cry," by Prince 101Ludlow Street: "Count Me Out," by New Edition 110The Cons: "The Pleasure Principle," by Janet Jackson 119The Same Ol' Song: "I Ain't No Joke," by Eric B. and Rakim 130A Life of My Own: "My Prerogative," by Bobby Brown 134A Hell of a Drug: "Strictly Business," by EPMD 147No Way Out: "Fight the Power," by Public Enemy 157