The second part of the exclusive series I’ve crafted for the Huffington Post has just been published!  The series, entitled“Depression’s Peculiar Grip on Black LGBTQs, Part Two,” explores how depression can have a disproportionate impact on, and different ramifications for Black LGBTQ individuals. 

     In this installment, I discuss in detail exactly how and why depression is so stigmatized in the black community as a whole.  And, it serves as the jumping off point into my first major bout with the disease.