Gay and black is truly me.

image1 (4)Matthew English,
Lakeland, FL.

Michele was at my college today for convocation. Her words spoke the truth. I will always listen.

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2 Responses to "Gay and black is truly me."
  1. Why the constant need to equate gay and black? The two experiences are worlds apart and it actually detracts from the fight.

    • christopherallen says:

      Roland, it has nothing to do with the two being alike or different. It’s simply who he is and it’s significant because of the challenges being gay and minority present, particularly within the black community where beliefs about homosexuality are archaic and men are expected to live up to deluded hyper-masculine performances. It took me a while too to accept and be comfortable with all of me without having to remove myself from one part or the other.

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