Dec 01, 2008 6:38 PM GMT
SurrealLife saidPeople's views of gays have always been more negative than that of racialized groups. And people's views of gay men have usually been more negative then their views of lesbians. I remember the days when gays were thought of as dirty old men trying to corrupt boys or teenagers into their disgusting lifestyle. Often people thought of gay as being synonymous with pedophile.
Red_Vespa saidSurrealLife saidPeople's views of gays have always been more negative than that of racialized groups. And people's views of gay men have usually been more negative then their views of lesbians. I remember the days when gays were thought of as dirty old men trying to corrupt boys or teenagers into their disgusting lifestyle. Often people thought of gay as being synonymous with pedophile.
Why use the past tense? Many of these negative stereotypes remain current among our detractors.
GQjock saidAbsolutely ....dittio.
we are the New Black
Gay men in particular are the group who can be discriminated against without drawing boo's and hisses from the general population
We are tolerated but under the cover of anonymity ie: in the voting booth or during a drive by the code is very different
and You'll rot in hell
What's doubly imposing is that this is being overseen by one of the largest opinion makers in the America since its inception
The Christian Church
and sorry to say ... until they Lose power we won't gain it
MunchingZombie saidNot to discount the struggles of either the Black community or the GLBT community, but I don't understand the purpose of saying we are the new Black. Is it a way to try and legitimize our civil rights struggle by looking at it through the lens of familiar, racial oppression? It is like an inferiority complex in our own community, our right is not valid until we pin it to a valid one.
As the author of the article pointed out, there are similarities between the two struggles. But I fail to see how useful it is to do so. Sure, we could use similar tactics, but gaining support for GLBT rights in minority communities is completely different kettle of fish.
onslaught saidgay is nothing new, its just more accepted.
We fuck dude, nothing stylish about it or a trend
Up here we've heard this expression, that gays are the new black, but we're told it means that the emphasis is on 'new' and not meant as a replacement of racism against blacks.
A Japanese friend explained it this way. Canada was racist against the natives here, then when blacks came they were the new 'natives'. So we understand is as this:
gays are the new 'OK-to-discriminate-against' group. How thrilling to be the flavour of the day...even the g0ys hate us.
MikeOnMain saidFor anyone who can ask a question like "Should I come out to my boss?", gay will never be the new Black.
Of course, LGBTQ people are the targets of hateful discrimination every day, but the fact that most of us can exercise some control over who knows our sexuality and who doesn't gives us an advantage in society that few black men or women ever enjoyed.
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