Courtney Johnson (co-creator, Podcast producer) I am inspired by the resiliency of many black gay pioneers. They have given me a zeal to support young black gay men in their journey of self-actualization through the development of stigma free safe spaces. These nonjudgmental spaces allow for freedom of self-expression, an increased capacity to love, and holistic healing. By dwelling in these spaces with each other, we can optimally address issues related to stigma, pain, loneliness, and self-acceptance.
Daryl Stewart (creator, co-founder) is a proud New Jersey native. His work as an award winning actor, director, producer, writer, activist and arts advocate has reached audiences in the thousands. As a director and choreographer, Stewart has staged new and canonical theatrical works including stage productions of The Amen Corner, Once On This Island, Disney's The Lion King Experience, Guys and Dolls, The Jungle Book, Seussical, High School Musical, Once Upon A Mattress, Curtains, Into The Woods, Annie, Hairspray, Black Broadway: A Musical Review and This Wonderful Life. He is the 2018 recipient of the Eulace Peacock Unsung Hero Award, a 2014 Urban League Honoree for the Arts, a recipient of the NYU Wasserman Award for Service in the Arts and a citizen artist with the US Department of Arts and Culture. Stewart resides in New Jersey and is a self professed lover of poetry, prosecco and brunch.
Victor Hogue (creator, co-founder) was born in Mississippi. He currently resides in Harlem. EDUCATION B.S. in biology and chemistry, Tennessee State University; Master of Public Health, Meharry Medical College BIG PRIZE On Dec. 1, 2015 (World AIDS Day), Hogue received the Commissioner’s Special Recognition Award from the State Department of Health for his HIV/AIDS outreach and advocacy work. Hogue is the co-founder of the Brown Boys Network and the popular Brown Boys Brunch series.