Black History Month-Cheril N. Clarke

Throughout the month of February, Family Equality Council is celebrating Black History Month by honoring the accomplishments, contributions, and lives of LGBT Black Americans, past and present.

Cheril N. Clarke—A Canadian-American writer and playwright, Clarke is the author of five novels, the play Asylum (2012), and the non-fiction Love and Romance: The Gay and Lesbian Guide to Dating and Romance. Her third novel, Intimate Chaos, was adapted into a play and opened in New Jersey and Philadelphia—it was also adapted into Spanish for performance in Puerto Rico. Clarke’s work spans the romance, drama, and comedy genres, and has garnered acclaim in a number of media outlets. She lives in New Jersey with her wife Monica, where they jointly run MyFamily!, which markets a range of products for children with LGBT parents. Learn more about Cheril on her website,