Chris is a young boy being raised in a single-parent home by a mother who is a lesbian. She clearly was not ready for motherhood; she has two older sons who are being raised by her mother, the oldest suffering from mental problems. Once her mother passes away, she is left with the responsibility of being a mother for all three of her children. She is torn between taking care of her own kids and the love for her lifestyle.
The middle son, a teenager, is dealing with his own sexuality. He is left with the responsibility of caring for both his younger and older siblings. His tarnished relationship with his mother causes him to direct his hostility toward his younger brother, who his mother seemed the closest to. This story shows how one family member's decision has a detrimental effect on everyone. Straight Black Man, Gay Black Family takes you on a journey of love, betrayal, happiness, abuse, religion, sex, and violence.