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meet Benjamin

Benjamin Carlton is an author, activist, actor, comedian and minister of love. He is founder of the Just Love Center and Co- Founder of BMe Community. Armed with a Masters of Business Administration from the Historic Florida Agricultural & Mechanical University, Benjamin has carved his own space around the nation.


Under his leadership, BMe, a national movement of community builders led by black men, has experienced massive growth. The program, has served over 1-million families, and BMe has influenced national policy, and committed more than $2,000,000 to local community leaders around the nation. Benjamin has committed his life to building caring and prosperous communities across America with the mission of transforming tomorrow’s future today!

He is a collaborative leader deeply rooted in the mission and values of his work. As a recognized and respected professional, he has over 10 years experience in public, government, and business relations.


He truly works for an America that empowers everyone. He leads campaigns that present Black men as assets and works to protect those in the lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer community from discrimination. He is actively involved in national human rights, social justice, and religious liberty efforts.

Benjamin recently took the internet by storm when he came out in a riveting article on "I'm Black, I'm a Minister and I'm Gay."


No stranger to transformative growth, Benjamin is excited to star in his first leading role as Matthew in His Double Life, a stage play that tells the story of a young man who craves the unconditional love of his father but finds that no matter what he does, he is unable to measure up. He is also known for his role as Cherard in I Know What I Am And I Am Not What You Call Me and as Marty in DREAMGIRLS in Concert. When not on stage or activating a movement you can find Benjamin somewhere relaxed on Miami Beach.

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