A Moment for Marlon: Celebrating One of the Black Gay Greats

Today is the birthday of the Emmy award winning filmmaker, activist and author  Marlon Riggs!

Happy birthday Marlon!

It’s not a surprise to me that Marlon was an Aquarius. In so many ways, he embodied the Aquarian ideal.  He was a forward thinker, pushing the boundaries of the discourse on skin color, desire, and race. He also was a true “water bearer”, offering us opportunities to engage our emotional selves through his exploration of Black Gay loneliness, frustration and rage..

Words cannot express how grateful I am for Marlon’s pioneering work. He has never ceased to be an inspiration and a model to which I look to.

To celebrate his birthday today  I decided to collect a number of  clips, links, interviews, and reels from his work to share with you.  Please share them. Remember Marlon! Remember our legacy! Remember our stories!!

For a full bio of Marlon, Click HERE:

Tongues Untied:




“How to Snap! Like A Diva” From Tongues Untied


Ethnic Notions:


Color Adjustment:



Black is Black Ain’t


I Shall Not Be Removed: A Documentary on Marlon Riggs’ Life



Listening to the Heartbeat: An Interview with Marlon Riggs: HERE


Tongues: Re-Tied? HERE


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