Our Silence on Homelessness and HIV Is Killing Young Black Men

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    Sep 26, 2015 4:24 PM GMT
    http://www.advocate.com/commentary/2015/9/21/our-silence-homelessness-and-hiv-killing-young-black-men
    Love and trust.

    Those two words are always included in conversations I have had with young gay men speaking about their HIV infection. They were in search of love. They were comforted by trust.
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    But these topics are never included in the conversation about how to curb HIV infections with those most impacted today: young gay and bisexual black and brown men...

    ...When young people are treated as throwaways by families, society, and the state systems of support developed to keep them safe, they internalize those experiences as messages that damage their self-esteem. No one can thrive without love, safety, and positive self-regard...

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    Sep 26, 2015 5:44 PM GMT
    sonofyoda saidI think it's quite telling that it's acceptable within the gay community to still refer to nonwhites as "people of color". Isn't that term outdated like "Negro" or "colored people". There's a derogatory aura to "people of color". Maybe the gay community should treat nonwhites like regular gay people like how they do with whites where white people seem to be over represented and presented as the norm. It's like there's an intentional effort in the gay community to make nonwhites appear to be powerless or nonexistent where they don't matter. Even reading gay community news websites, that message resonates. Then those same sites try to act self righteous as if they are so perfect, making articles pointing out people's flaws such as being prejudiced when they themselves are also prejudiced as reflected in their news feeds. Whites often dominate the entire news section even when it comes to the eye candy based articles which almost all of the time features heterosexual white men.

    They say that Kim Davis and other people who are homophobic are threats to the gay community which is true. Yet they as news outlets that speak to and for the gay community, they are just as much of a threat if not bigger. When a group of people with a population are ignored by an entity that is supposed them as well as others because they aren't of a certain skin color or ethnicity, that is just as harmful as homophobia. In fact it's worse because it's done by another gay person. I often see too many gay men acting self righteous saying how they're better than the homophobes that antagonize them but they do the same thing those homophobes do to their own. They and the homophobes are one in the same.


    Actually POC is a neutral term to refer non-whites that purposefully lacks the historical weight of other terms. And while the experience of all minorities isn't the same, there are important similarities in their experiences interacting with the dominant white culture. Pretending that race/ethnicity doesn't matter won't make it go away.
    But I agree with you that the media, even 'our' media needs to write about POC more often in neutral ways as well. They can profile Frank Ocean or Margaret Cho or Everett Lynn Harris in a way that emphasizes their talents rather than "oh look, it's the token POC for the year"
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    Sep 26, 2015 6:25 PM GMT
    I think it's quite telling that the immediate derail would be towards racism generally and away from homeless youth specifically.
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    Sep 26, 2015 6:31 PM GMT
    sonofyoda saidI think it's quite telling that it's acceptable within the gay community to still refer to nonwhites as "people of color". Isn't that term outdated like "Negro" or "colored people". There's a derogatory aura to "people of color". Maybe the gay community should treat nonwhites like regular gay people like how they do with whites where white people seem to be over represented and presented as the norm. It's like there's an intentional effort in the gay community to make nonwhites appear to be powerless or nonexistent where they don't matter. Even reading gay community news websites, that message resonates. Then those same sites try to act self righteous as if they are so perfect, making articles pointing out people's flaws such as being prejudiced when they themselves are also prejudiced as reflected in their news feeds. Whites often dominate the entire news section even when it comes to the eye candy based articles which almost all of the time features heterosexual white men.

    They say that Kim Davis and other people who are homophobic are threats to the gay community which is true. Yet they as news outlets that speak to and for the gay community, they are just as much of a threat if not bigger. When a group of people with a population are ignored by an entity that is supposed them as well as others because they aren't of a certain skin color or ethnicity, that is just as harmful as homophobia. In fact it's worse because it's done by another gay person. I often see too many gay men acting self righteous saying how they're better than the homophobes that antagonize them but they do the same thing those homophobes do to their own. They and the homophobes are one in the same.


    Oh, so you are pazzy. how funny. I'd seen the reports but did't read you that closely until just now. I bolded the quintessential pazzyism.
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    Sep 27, 2015 5:28 PM GMT
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    sonofyoda saidI think it's quite telling that it's acceptable within the gay community to still refer to nonwhites as "people of color". Isn't that term outdated like "Negro" or "colored people". There's a derogatory aura to "people of color". Maybe the gay community should treat nonwhites like regular gay people like how they do with whites where white people seem to be over represented and presented as the norm. It's like there's an intentional effort in the gay community to make nonwhites appear to be powerless or nonexistent where they don't matter. Even reading gay community news websites, that message resonates. Then those same sites try to act self righteous as if they are so perfect, making articles pointing out people's flaws such as being prejudiced when they themselves are also prejudiced as reflected in their news feeds. Whites often dominate the entire news section even when it comes to the eye candy based articles which almost all of the time features heterosexual white men.

    They say that Kim Davis and other people who are homophobic are threats to the gay community which is true. Yet they as news outlets that speak to and for the gay community, they are just as much of a threat if not bigger. When a group of people with a population are ignored by an entity that is supposed them as well as others because they aren't of a certain skin color or ethnicity, that is just as harmful as homophobia. In fact it's worse because it's done by another gay person. I often see too many gay men acting self righteous saying how they're better than the homophobes that antagonize them but they do the same thing those homophobes do to their own. They and the homophobes are one in the same.


    Oh, so you are pazzy. how funny. I'd seen the reports but did't read you that closely until just now. I bolded the quintessential pazzyism.



    I told ya!!!icon_surprised.gif
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    Sep 28, 2015 1:09 AM GMT
    sonofyoda saidI think it's quite telling that it's acceptable within the gay community to still refer to nonwhites as "people of color". Isn't that term outdated like "Negro" or "colored people". There's a derogatory aura to "people of color". Maybe the gay community should treat nonwhites like regular gay people like how they do with whites where white people seem to be over represented and presented as the norm. It's like there's an intentional effort in the gay community to make nonwhites appear to be powerless or nonexistent where they don't matter. Even reading gay community news websites, that message resonates. Then those same sites try to act self righteous as if they are so perfect, making articles pointing out people's flaws such as being prejudiced when they themselves are also prejudiced as reflected in their news feeds. Whites often dominate the entire news section even when it comes to the eye candy based articles which almost all of the time features heterosexual white men.

    They say that Kim Davis and other people who are homophobic are threats to the gay community which is true. Yet they as news outlets that speak to and for the gay community, they are just as much of a threat if not bigger. When a group of people with a population are ignored by an entity that is supposed them as well as others because they aren't of a certain skin color or ethnicity, that is just as harmful as homophobia. In fact it's worse because it's done by another gay person. I often see too many gay men acting self righteous saying how they're better than the homophobes that antagonize them but they do the same thing those homophobes do to their own. They and the homophobes are one in the same.


    Have to block the profile and ignore all posts.

    Son of Yoda is not verified.
    Son of Yoda has no regular picture which is worse than a headless picture.
    Son of Yoda's profile is hardly complete.

    But worst of all, this post does not have a call to action.

    The title of this thread grabbed my attention.
    If you're going to reference yoda, be wise and talented and worthy of the respect due the elderly and wise or the son of someone wise and talented.

    And what verified RealJock wants to bond with you, given the above--oh, I'll come into this online community and keep a mask on--I'll speak from my closet?

    "When a group of people with a population are ignored by an entity that is supposed them as well as others because they aren't of a certain skin color or ethnicity..."

    What?

    What did the OP inform us about homelessness and HIV?
    What references were given for further information?

    Please join Toastmasters or something.

    Do your topic some justice.

    #1 The White Gay Media (which seems to be your gripe) did not cause homelessness. Did the majority of young Black men get infected by White men?

    What are the causes of this homelessness?
    What are the causes of HIV infection?

    How is high school sex education helping/hindering the problem?

    Is it the attitude towards gays and bisexuals in the Black community more responsible than the White media?

    You want to present a sober topic and you want the RealJock to give you sincere attention but you cannot remove the Yoda mask and bring dignity to your topic, presenting yourself professionally with a serious life and death issue?

    I am being a Shark Tank shark or a Gordon Ramsay about this because you're not showing up in a presentable manner. You have a sound byte. Your presentation is ill-prepared. You have no call to action.

    You have two matters and neither one is developed for reader consumption.