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New book by Darian Aaron focuses on black gay men in committed relationships

Living OutLoud with Darian

Darian Aaron wants people to know that black gay men are in committed relationships with each other — something that that people don't typically see in the movies, TV shows, even in magazine ads.

As a black gay man in a committed relationship, he said he was tired of seeing images in the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender community that did not represent him. So, he wrote his own book about black, same-gender male couples titled, "When Love Takes Over: A Celebration of SGL Couples of Color."

"There's a quote from Toni Morrison that I truly believe in, 'If there's a book you really want to read, but it hasn't been written yet, then you must write it,'" Aaron says.

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‘Exclusively’ video by Atlanta gay artist shows two black men in love

We love the blog Living Out Loud with Darian and he’s tipped us off to a sweet video of two men courting each other in Piedmont Park. The video is for the song, “Exclusively,” by openly gay Atlanta artist Anye’ Elite.

“In a media market saturated with affirming images of white gays and lesbians it's a wonderful feeling to see images that reflect the experience of LGBT people of color,” he writes.