“Manhood is defined in so many ways and it’s challenged in so many ways. My father was principal in helping me define that. Growing up as a gay black boychild I always had a conflict with how manhood is defined… it’s often defined by how may women you sleep with, how aggressive you can be… it’s about your prowess.
My father taught me that manhood is actually about accountability, it’s about responsibility… Now I’m at an age where I am confident in knowing what it means to be a man. I am a proud, black, gay, educated man.”
– McLean School of Maryland | Potomac, Maryland