The DLC RETURNS Campaign
$2,725 raised
80 contributors
6 Years running
Help support diverse images that chronicle the history and capture the lives of the Black LGBT experience!

In the spirit of the pioneers of Black LGBT film such as Marlon Riggs (Tongues Untied), Isaac Julien (Looking for Langston), Cheryl Dunye (The ...
Due to the success of our 2012 fundraiser we were successfully able to produce a NEW pilot episode of The DL Chronicles RETURNS, Episode Thomas. Episode Thomas premiere screening took place at Outfest Fusion FIlm Festival 2013 on March 22 to rave reviews and a packed house in Hollywood, CA and is now embarking on a multi-city U.S. tour. This launch would not have been possible without the backing of our fans and supporters!

However, that is just the beginning. We still have 5 episodes to go before The DL Chronicles RETURNS can be completed and we need our fans and supporters to... BE THE PRODUCERS. Help FAN FUND the return.

We are concurrently fundraising at GoFund Me @ through our official website and through Fundrazr on Facebook.

Please support our efforts as we continue to push forward to bring this series back to you!


In 2005, creators Quincy LeNear and Deondray Gossett were inspired to create The DL Chronicles after recognizing the absence of Black LGBT people in popular television and film. Furthermore, the series was inspired to discuss and explore the hot bed topic of the “DL” aka the Down-low, a term coined to denote men of color who lead double sexual lives. The filmmakers approached the topic from an anthological point of view; each episode explored the story of a different character and the distinct circumstances of the life that surrounded the character’s decision to live closeted.

The DL Chronicles served as a sociological and cultural window into sexuality vs. sexually acceptable behavior within the African American community and would eventually turn the stereotype of the Down-low upside down by providing a mirror back to the society that created and condemned it.

The DL Chronicles would find its way onto national cable TV in the U.S. and Canada in 2007 and was awarded the 2008 GLAAD Media Award for Best Anthology/Mini-series, becoming the first African American TV series to win. It was later distributed on DVD and went on to further critical acclaim and notable commendations internationally. The series production was untimely discontinued by its cable TV network, and for the last three years has been missing from its fans.

In FALL 2011 the series rights returned to the original creators, and at the urging of loyal supporters, they have launched a fundraising campaign to independently produce and distribute the continuation of the series in 2012, via Direct to DVD, Video on Demand, and through Broadband Broadcast (Netflix, iTunes, Google TV, etc.)

The capital is being raised through a series of public fundraisers called Crowdsource funding (for the people, by the people). Without the support of the thousands of viewers and fans across the country, this endeavor would not be made possible.

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