Very nice. Indie artist and activist JaVonne Armstrong has created a new vlog series entitled "In the Basement with JaVonne." The first episode features R20 friend Rev. Kevin E. Taylor, the New Jersey-based pastor, gay activist, author and producer. Taylor discusses his relationship with the church, longtime career with BET and friendships with Natalie Cole and Patti Labelle.
Taylor also discusses his childhood and growing up gay. "Other kids also found out that I was smart and there were trying to determine how they could use this to your advantage," adds Rev Kev. "Because being in the 'hood, sometimes being 'smart' is more dangerous than being gay."
Kevin E. Taylor is one of the contributors to the critically-acclaimed new anthology For Colored Boys Who Have Considered Suicide When The Rainbow Is Still Not Enough. Talor discusses this topic at length in his essay "pop Quiz."
It's a great interview. Watch it AFTER THE JUMP ...
JaVonne and her partner Cheryl wrote and performed a beautiful track dedicated to love and marriage equality. Here is "Waiting All My Life."