Filmmaker Takes a Stand Against Anti-Gay Harlem Church | NBC News

by Alamin Yohannes

My Harlem

In his new film, “My Harlem,” filmmaker Jeff L. Lieberman takes a stand against Harlem’s anti-gay ATLAH Worldwide Missionary Church.

The Vancouver native, who has documentary “The Amazing Nina Simone” under his belt, uses his new film to examine important themes including homophobia, gentrification and violence against the LGBTQ community.

In “My Harlem,” the two main characters, Nathan and Langston, initially bond over an anti-gay sign outside ATLAH, a real-life Harlem church that has made countless headlines due to its offensive messaging.

NBC OUT talked to Lieberman about his upcoming film, the intersectionality it portrays and his decision to include ATLAH.

Read more: Filmmaker Takes a Stand Against Anti-Gay Harlem Church | NBC News

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