To be fair, I think it's appropriate that we realize that LGBT rights is more of a Western thing for the most part and most non-Western countries in general are far behind us in that department. Look at Russia, most of the MIddle-East outside Israel, and other parts of the world that is more or less Westernized (there are exceptions, but I'm not going to sit here and name countries and their statuses).
To say that black people are "just genetically that way " and there's nothing we can do about it is a very defeatest (spelling) standpoint, and is nothing but a statement of opinion (And this is coming from a hardcore pessimist). And it's wrong to say that when there are whole other groups of people the same way.
We also need to realize that there are black gays as well. We exist. It wasn't brought up in this thread, but I remember it was either here or another gay forum where a participant said that he would never extend his hand to a gay black person because their communities and countries are homophobic as hell. The logic here there was lacking of course.
I must admit that within the gay black community, we do have some issues to work out. I personally think that there are a lot of factors involved, both self-inficted and from the outside. This includes religious views that may seem backwards (some blacks believe literal translations of the bible), as well as certain problems that seem to get advertised in the black and mainstream media as normal and okay. What we see on BET doesn't represent me, for example, or my situation. We need to tackle these problems one at a time and surround homophobia in the black community and then attack it's center. I don't feel as though a father being present has anything at all to do with it.
Oddly enough, where I'm originally from (a small town in North-East Tennessee), these problems are common within the white population too, scratch the media representation. Often, when a hate crime happens around the areas where I live, nobody says a damn thing about, and this is a predominantly white area.
Btw, I had to laugh out loud at the statement that Black Americans were going to go over there and support the African governments in torturing gays. HOW do you think they are going to do that? I don't see a bunch of Black Americans paying money to go over to Africa to torture gays....lol. Also, there isn't going to be a war within the gay community based on race, because honestly outside of forums, I see very little interaction anyway between gay black men and gay white men. They barely even speak to each other it seems, let alone fight each other....maybe an internet fight or something over rude profiles or something but that's it. Other than that, I really see no evidence that there's going to be a race war within the gay community. The existence of a gay community can be debated as well in some sense...but I won't get into that here.
As for Africa, all I can do is lend my heart-filled support to the gays in Africa, as well as the ones in the middle east and in Russia. DON'T GIVE UP, KEEP FIGHTING! That's all I can say. Most countries have had their struggles in the past, Africa and the Carribean need to have theirs. But they need to fend for themeselves. I agree that the US needs to stop giving so much aide to countries...period. But again, that's another topic. If there was a way to help them more I totally could. But as I said earlier, there is not much difference discrimination-wise around here when it comes between white gay families and black gay families, at least I don't think so. The problem in Africa is that many of the countries are too multicultural, too religious, and have too many social problems that seem to spill over each other. They have to find the time to fix their own problems, simple as that. Social movements need to happen within, from the people of the country, because they are the only one's that understand their countrymen.