My Father, The Queen is a largely true Black daughter’s story of being raised by a closeted gay man and the trauma they both endured because of society’s prejudice, and their path towards healing.

The film looks at the intersection of the LGBTQ+ community and the Black Church during the 80s and 90s and shows how integral gospel music was and is to the community.

It’s a conversation that’s long overdue and is told through the eyes of a daughter who longs for a loving relationship with her father regardless of who he loves.

Friday, November 3 · 6:30 – 8pm CDT
The Connection
4321 S Cottage Grove Ave.
Chicago, IL 60653

Get tickets here: My Father, The Queen

Come meet the film’s writer, director, and producer, Lisa N. Alexander along with:

Kathryn J. Hatam—My Father, The Queen, Producer—Panelist
Adam McMath—Black Alphabet, Executive Director—Panelist
Bob Marovich — Journal of Gospel, Founder & Gospel Music Historian — Panelist
Antonio V. King — Chicago Department of Public Health, Public Health Administrator/LGBTQ Health & Outreach Liaison—Panelist
Linda Robinson—My Father, The Queen, Actor and Executive Producer—Emcee
Gerald Montgomery—Windy City Gospel Music—Moderator
The event is by donation and no donation is too small!

Lite bites will be served.

Attire is business casual.

This is a fundraising event.

Street parking is available.

This event will be live-streamed thanks to TrajectoryTV and e360tv.

Thank you to all of our sponsors!

Chicago Department of Public Health, Black Alphabet, PrettyWork Studios, TrajectoryTV and e360tv

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Written by : Bob Marovich

Bob Marovich is a gospel music historian, author, and radio host. Founder of Journal of Gospel Music blog (formally The Black Gospel Blog) and producer of the Gospel Memories Radio Show.