A (Mostly) Black Gay Workshop

B.Michael was a participant in this gathering along with Ronald K. Brown, Craig Harris, Rod McCoy, Len Richardson, Steve Williams, Donald Woods, and What I Miss? contributor, Robert E. Penn, among others.

The workshop was most likely creative in nature, though the venue, date, and names of the other participants are not known at this time. We do know that B.Michael was present since these photos appear on the same roll of film, in his possession, that contains images from another retreat that B.Michael also attended. The latter retreat took place circa 1990-91. If you were in the room and can shed some light on the details, please let us know!

Kwanzaa + Craig Harris

In 1990, Craig Harris sent out a Kwanzaa greeting, which B.Michael received, in which he cites some of his Black Queer literary contemporaries, including Donald Woods and Assotto Saint.


That year, Craig also hosted a beautiful Kwanzaa spread in his New Jersey apartment. B.Michael attended with his new lover John Manzon-Santos whom he introduced to Craig for the first time. Let us know if you were present! Bonus if you can remind us which of the seven Kwanzaa principles Craig chose to celebrate.