Celebrations of U.S. African-American LGBT identity include various black gay prides in heavily black urban areas of the United States. In addition, various endeavors to increase African-American representation in LGBT media have been undertaken in the 21st century, such as the short-lived television series Noah's Arc. Martin Gay Black (19 November – 26 October ) was the son of William Black, who was the founder of the Methodist congregation in Nova Scotia. Martin Black was raised in a home dedicated to the evangelical religious practices of Methodism. He became a successful businessman and moved into banking. This paper summarizes the coming-out experiences of twelve gay black men in college who participated in extensive, audiotaped interviews about their personal experiences. Results of the study highlight both the diversity and commonality of experiences among these students. A qualitative, cross-case pattern analysis of.