Dr. Sylvia Rhue, Ph.D.


Dr. Sylvia Rhue, Ph.D. earned a degree in Psychology/Sociology from Oakwood College (now University), and a Master of Social Work from UCLA. In 1986, Rhue graduated from the Institute for the Advanced Study of Human Sexuality, becoming the first African American to receive a Ph.D. in Human Sexuality. In 1988, she helped found the Black Gay and Lesbian Leadership Forum. Then in 1996, Dr. Rhue co-produced and co-directed (with Oscar-nominated directors Frances Reid and Dee Mosbacher) the documentary “All God's Children” which dealt with African American family and religious values, civil rights, and homophobia. The film won several awards, including Best Documentary at the National Black Arts Film Festival, and a Lambda Liberty Award from the Lambda Legal Defense and Education Fund.

 Dr. Sylvia Rhue - Who Am I? - Long Journey Home - Sabbath AM Worship

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