Black Television Takes a Look at Gay Marriage

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    Aug 02, 2013 11:18 PM GMT
    This is a first that Black television would tread on such a hot, sensitive topic. Judging from the clip there were only a few mildly unintentional offenses with the humor. Overall, it's great that the debate has started.

    http://www.gaystarnews.com/article/tv-show-starring-cedric-entertainer-takes-same-sex-marriage010813
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    Aug 03, 2013 1:36 PM GMT
    Not sure why we had to make it about race, but sure, that's cool I guess....
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    Aug 03, 2013 1:49 PM GMT
    Dekiruman saidNot sure why we had to make it about race, but sure, that's cool I guess....


    He indicated Black television because it is kinda unheard of for blacks to produce any type of media on this. It's showing more acceptance in a community that is known to strongly being against homosexuals.
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    Aug 03, 2013 2:00 PM GMT
    E_84 said
    Dekiruman saidNot sure why we had to make it about race, but sure, that's cool I guess....


    He indicated Black television because it is kinda unheard of for blacks to produce any type of media on this. It's showing more acceptance in a community that is known to strongly being against homosexuals.


    But It's not though.

    Women of Brewster Place

    Pariah

    Paris is Burning

    Stud life

    You are Not Alone (a film all gay black men should see)

    I could name many more, but most people can't. But I'm tired of people using their limited exposure to give traction to the idea that the black community is vastly more discriminatory against gays. As if white people or latinos or Asians are singing our praises in the streets.
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    Aug 03, 2013 3:41 PM GMT
    Dekiruman saidNot sure why we had to make it about race, but sure, that's cool I guess....
    Being fortunate enough to live in a community such as RPV you may never have experienced the homophobia entrenched in contemporary Black churches. Think back to Prop 8 in your state and to the demographics of the base that defeated the proposition. There were Black clergy who would not support Obama in his second bid for the White House because of his positions on gay issues. I get shit [quoted scriptures] from relatives that are no longer part of my inner circle. This is one topic many will not discuss unless the purpose is condemnation. Seeing an attempt at addressing the subject in a manner which doesn't condemn is a big step forward. A larger base of comparison will become yours with increasing age. My wish for you is to have a rich one blossom in your life. Thanks for the recommendation to see You Are Not Alone.

    failscarf saidBut I'm tired of people using their limited exposure to give traction to the idea that the black community is vastly more discriminatory against gays. As if white people or latinos or Asians are singing our praises in the streets.
    That was not the point. Ask any RJ member to talk about homophobia within his ethnic population and you will hear the same things that have been said about Black homophobia. This is my personal experience that I chose to share.
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    Aug 03, 2013 4:18 PM GMT
    Dekiruman said
    E_84 said
    Dekiruman saidNot sure why we had to make it about race, but sure, that's cool I guess....


    He indicated Black television because it is kinda unheard of for blacks to produce any type of media on this. It's showing more acceptance in a community that is known to strongly being against homosexuals.


    But It's not though.

    Women of Brewster Place

    Pariah

    Paris is Burning

    Stud life

    You are Not Alone (a film all gay black men should see)

    I could name many more, but most people can't. But I'm tired of people using their limited exposure to give traction to the idea that the black community is vastly more discriminatory against gays. As if white people or latinos or Asians are singing our praises in the streets.


    Schooled! It's not anything new or unheard of at all. Add Precious, Friday After Next, Love & Hip-Hop ATL, La La's Full Court, The Haves and the Have Nots, BET's Let's Stay Together and TV One's R&B Divas to the list. Just off the top of my head.