Black Gay Thirty: Kyle

Movember’s Rooted & Rising series featuring digital content creators committed to inspire young Black men to live happier, healthier, longer lives.

Black Gay Thirty: Kyle

In Episode Two, Xavier sits down with his best friend of 15 years, Kyle. Kyle is a drag queen who performs under the name Suadé in the Los Angeles area. We discuss his journey to thirty: the trials, the tribulations, the trauma which led him to find self care in drag.

You can find more of Xavier’s videos on Instagram.

About Xavier D’leau

Xavier D’Leau is a blogger, vlogger, social commentator, and digital content creator living in Los Angeles, CA. He writes about the everyday musings of what it is to be a Black male in a large city at XavierDLeau.com. Xavier takes his social commentary to his Spotify Partner podcast, Jade + XD. He’s also a multi-award-winning producer for the second season of the web series Quarter Century and a featured speaker at the 2015 TEDx Conference.

About the Series

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Rooted & Rising is a collective of digital entrepreneurs who have joined forces to create self-care videos and tips that address the mental and physical well-being challenges that are relevant to young black men, and to inspire them to live happier, healthier, longer lives.

Special thanks to National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) for the generous support of the stipends granted to our 2021 Rooted & Rising participants.

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