Where our story began.

The Counter Narrative Project was founded on April 21, 2014 in Atlanta, GA. Charles Stephens founded CNP to create a political home for black gay men. In the first year, the Counter Narrative Project took on a number of initiatives including hosting a screening of Tongues Untied and organizing an intergenerational discussion between black gay men. Additionally, CNP selected Georgia Equality to become their fiscal sponsor and recruited their first advisory board. From the beginning CNP was committed to the three themes that would continue to shape our work: collective memory, cultural organizing, and political education.