(PRWEB) July 8, 2005
Reaching into nearly 16 million households, the worldÂs first black gay/lesbian, TV news/talk show debuts across America on DirecTV channel 227 and on Comcast Cable TV101 Southern California.
The Herndon Davis Reports, http://herndondavis.com, hosted by its creator and namesake, is a one hour long, black gay/lesbian focused, empowerment news program. The nationally syndicated show aggressively tackles a variety of socioeconomic and political issues impacting the gay/lesbian community but from a distinctly black gay/lesbian affirming perspective.
Broadcasting on DirecTV channel 227, the news/talk show can be seen on Sunday mornings beginning July 17, from 8am-9am and on Comcast Cable TV101 Southern California starting July 18, 7-8am. ÂIÂm very excited about the opportunity to spotlight the accomplishments and the challenges of the black gay/lesbian communityÂ adds Davis.
ÂFrom understanding the DL Âdown lowÂ phenomena, to fighting for gay marriage rights, to the challenges of embracing spirituality, raising children, and coping with depression and homophobia, The Herndon Davis Reports will deeply explore into the vibrant and diverse lives of the entire black gay/lesbian community, past, present and futureÂ he adds.
In addition, the show is already looking to expand its 16 million households to other cable and satellite networks as well. At the showÂs website, http://herndondavis.com, visitors are encouraged to use a template letter to email and fax it to their local cable providers requesting that the show be added to their programming schedule.
The showÂs host, Herndon Davis, is a black and openly gay author and lecturer. In 2004, he self-published the spiritual empowerment book, ÂBlack, Gay & Christian,Â http://blackgaychristian.com, a book which challenged the status quo of homophobia within the black church as well as its scriptural interpretation of biblical text surrounding homosexuality. The book also provided inspirational and motivational resources and texts for black gays/lesbians in order to jointly embrace and reconcile their homosexuality with their spirituality.
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