In search of my queer fathers (in response to Bishop Eddie Long)

E. Patrick Johnson*

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This poetic meditation engages homosexuality as pathology and inherited "disease" as propagated by some factions of the Black church. Reinterpreting the notion of genealogical "inheritance" the author pays tribute to his queer ancestors, tracing a legacy of racial and sexual struggle and how the two are imbricated. At the same time, the meditation points to the hypocrisy of Black clergy who always already carry within them a part of the Black queer.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)124-127
Number of pages4
JournalCultural Studies - Critical Methodologies
Issue number2
StatePublished - Apr 2014


  • Black church
  • Eddie Long
  • homophobia
  • queer ancestors

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Cultural Studies
  • Arts and Humanities (miscellaneous)


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