HRC awards grants to four schools for documentary promoting LGBT inclusion

Scene from "The New Black"

Scene from "The New Black" Jen Lemen

WASHINGTON — The educational arm of the nation’s largest LGBT rights group is seeking to advance LGBT inclusion on the campuses of historically black colleges and universities.

Scene from "The New Black"Jen Lemen

Scene from “The New Black”

The Human Rights Campaign Foundation has teamed up with Promised Land Film to award $4,000 grants to four schools to allow them to use the documentary, “The New Black,” to promote lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender inclusion.

The grants are to be given to Alabama State University, Johnson C. Smith University in North Carolina, Spelman College in Atlanta, and Tennessee State University.

The group says the documentary looks at how race, faith, justice and identity came together in Maryland‘s politically powerful black community in 2013 as the state was getting ready to vote on whether same-sex marriage should be legal.

The schools will screen the documentary and host post-film discussions.

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