Penny For Your Thoughts With … JL KING

PENNY FOR YOUR THOUGHTS… WITH JL KING
Author JL King speaks on the black community, living on “the down low,” and his new novel. Presented by Electronic Urban Report.

JL King became known as the infamous “Mr. Down Low” after he guested on “The Oprah Winfrey Show” and shared the story of his double life as a loving husband who had homosexual affairs.

After writing two books on the subject, King has written a new novel called “Love on a Two Way Street,” due out tomorrow, that expects to be just as intriguing.

But the author and speaker explained that the road to the fictional project (or is it fact?) has been a bumpy, yet helpful ride.

“They say be careful what you ask for because it can either be beautiful or it can be hell. I’ve had experience in both,” King said of “coming out” about his life a few years back. “Because I came forward and pulled back a cover of a behavior that’s been going around since the beginning of time, I then became the poster boy of that type of behavior, even though I came forward and said I’ve changed.”

King protested that even though he’s no longer on the down low, no longer one of those “brothers that lie to women,” he still can’t shake the title and the ridicule. “I am one who wants to let people know that this type of behavior exists and it looks like me,” he said, “but the African American community did not let me change.”

King said that his wife has forgiven him, his children have forgiven him, and even the church has forgiven him - but the community as a whole has not.

That’s not who I am anymore. People just refuse to allow me to change…

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