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Sep 09 2015
Why Are Gay Guys Obsessed With Storytelling?: Darryl Stephens On His New Book REQUIRED READING Comments (0)
 

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Darryl Stephens, one of the actors who starred in the film version of Boy Culture (2006), and who is known to many for his titular role in the series Noah's Arc (2005-2006), and/or from the series DTLA (2012), contributes this essay on the occasion of the publication of his first book, Required Reading.

As always, he expresses himself with conviction and intelligence. I'm honored to include his work on the site.—Matt

Screen Shot 2015-09-04 at 1.09.55 AMI recently wrote and published a book called Required Reading: How to Get Your Life for GoodIt’s part memoir, part motivational, and intended for anyone who might be interested in discovering how I’ve managed to make it to 41 years old as an unapologetic, openly gay black man. 

Since Noah’s Arc first aired ten years ago, I’ve been hearing from people from all over the world, asking my advice on dating/relationships, or coming out to their families/friends, or navigating their careers as openly LGBT artists. The visibility that series provided me really opened my eyes to how many people are really struggling with these issues.

Initially, my book was going to be more “Dear Abby” in tone, as I’d planned to include people’s real questions on topics affecting the LGBT community and then share my advice as tidy, politically correct, inspiring responses. But as I was writing, I realized that without the context of how I came to reach these various understandings, readers would have no reason to consider my opinion worthy of their consideration. Personalizing the lessons by rooting them in my own experiences, be they “failures” or “successes,” seemed to make my conclusions more relatable. Making it personal also allowed for the tone to be more conversational, which meant that I could be honest about the things I’m still struggling with, rather than throwing advice down from the proverbial mountain top.

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Aug 21 2015
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Aug 20 2015
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This is me as I made the decision to book a trip to Maui.

I fly out today. Even if my flight vanishes (I suggested it, so there's no way it will happen), I have posted lots of stuff on Boy Culture to keep your brains and at least one of your hands busy until I return.

Feel free to share the HELL out of anything you like, which will help my traffic avoid cratering.

 
Jul 06 2015
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Come follow me on Facebook, and/or follow Boy Culture on Facebook. I'm also on Twitter and Instagram. Grindr, Tinder and Daddy Hunt, too, but let's make you work to find those.

 
Apr 03 2015
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Check out Batty Bwoy by Max-Arthur Mantle, a rarely told kind of story: Coming-of-age as gay in Jamaica. Full press release after the jump...

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Mar 23 2015
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My friend and the director/cowriter of the movie version of Boy Culture, Allan Brocka, will be directing upcoming episodes of People You Know, which is as good enticement as any for me to watch them, you know?

Check out a taste if you're not familiar with it...

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Feb 28 2015
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Come follow me on Facebook if you haven't already.

 
Jan 03 2015
#5 With A Bullet Comments (0)

What an honor to be included on Wicked Gay Blog's readers' list of Top 5 blogs of 2014...and in such good company, too!

 


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