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Kai M. Green


Kai is a filmmaker and a spoken word poet who examines through film and poetry questions of gendered and racialized violence. His most recent film, "It Gets Messy in Here," is a 32-minute short that examines the lives of transgender men and masculine identified women of color and their bathroom experiences. Kai is a PhD candidate in the department of American Studies and Ethnicity at The University of Southern California. He is currently writing a dissertation that will serve as one historical/ethnographic account of Black LGBT lives in Los Angeles. Kai is committed to creating consciousness-raising art and scholarship. Learn more about him on Youtube and his blogs, Kai's (Bi)Weekly Jams and In The Darkness: My Dissertation Journey.


Catching the Incurable Contagion: Black Los Angeles' Disco Queers

Disco music was a space of reconciliation for many black homosexuals who experienced the Christian church as a site of violence and alienation.
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