This interwoven intersectionality of the Black LGBTQIA communities is on display now more than ever, and it is also reflected in the 2020 independent short film LiME, written and directed by Donta Storey.
Their film, LiME, is a snapshot of a day in the life of a young queer Black boy named DeShawn (Urian Ross).
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In addition to their gender identity, Storey affirms “I’m a Black person first though.
But despite these challenges, Storey acknowledges that, similar to DeShawn, they grew up with the love and support of community, especially Black women.
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Sweet limes are native to Eurasia and North Africa, and when asked about the symbolism of the rare sweet lime and its ties to Africa, Storey tells theGrio, “I thought it was a great way to represent my Blackness and also my queerness.”