Gay, but at least I’m white.

David Trahan
New York, NY

Someone once told me in conversations that even thought I was gay, at least I’m white. As if I wasn’t allowed to feel oppression and struggle, because white trumped gay. There’s another side to it, I know. In some ways it can be harder to be gay and black, but I’d rather not bring the race card into the gay community.

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  • Yeah, don’t fall into the trap of playing the ‘Oppression Olympics’. Being white is an advantage, and being gay is a disadvantage.

    You can be oppressed and privileged at the same time.


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