Introduction to Brother to Brother: New Writings by Black Gay Men. ed. essex Hemphill. washington, D.c.: Redbone press, xxxv–lviii. ———, ed. Brother to. Brother to brother: new writings by Black gay men Imprint: Washington, D.C.: Redbone Press, c Physical description Gay men's writings, American. Brother to Brother: New Writings by Black Gay Men, begun by Joseph Beam and completed by Essex Hemphill after Beam's death in , is a collection of.