One man’s riveting, contemporary journey through multiple comings-out to authentically live his unique identity.
Black Enough, Man Enough
Embracing My Mixed Race and Sexual Fluidity
I knew I was different, called ‘f****t-ass half-breed,’ teased for my light bright skin, soft curly afro, freckly face, and feminine ways. Growing up the child of a black daddy and white momma in the black Gullah Geechee culture on James Island, South Carolina in the 80’s, I was an outsider.
My adolescent identity crisis of racial and sexual confusion lead to a trip down the aisle with my high school sweetheart, the joy of fatherhood, and then into the shadows of the down-low before divorce and a tumultuous custody battle. As I embraced all of who I am, I developed my voice, using it to speak out on the racial and LGBT equality movements, as well as to say ‘I do’ to marry the man I love and create a realistic 21st century blended family.
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After watching the conversation with you and your son on YouTube, and the following panel discussion regarding LGBTQ and fatherhood, I just had to get this book. It was so refreshing and was just authentic! Thank you for sharing that very personal and vulnerable experience we call life with the world. I am so grateful and just love everything about your story. I hope I can visit you guys’ restaurant in Atlanta one day. Thank you again!
This book was the most transparent and vulnerable, that I’ve ever witnessed while reading. Thank you Gee for providing us with so much insight on your life. This book has really inspired my Husband and I, and has given us the confidence to continue building our legacy. Thank you.