Someone here made a comment that the person who started this thread was "stirrin shit up" that doesn't matter. I disagree. It matters because this countries denial of racial disparities is its pathology. The sickness spreads and makes people blind to all the ways that racism still infects our society. While i see the advancement we've made, i'm not blind to the work we have left to do. Black White, Brown, Yellow, Gay Straight, Bi, TwinSpirit, LGBTQQLMNOP! We all have shit we need to deal with.
I made the 'stirrin' shit up' comment. And i may have been misunderstood. The 'social norm' the gay community has preferred to favor, is a capitalist media driven anglo supported conditioning through trends - fashion and art (of which things most if not many gay men gravitate toward). Like i said before; why not challenge it at its core? Roots still grow. Instead some wait for a magazine's choice in cover design to say something. There is no denying of racial disparities in my words by no means. I just wish people would 'open' their eyes and see how much their minds are being 'brain washed' by popular culture and society.
Also, as Timberoo stated previously;
"Are you saying black men are turned away from community centers, serving on committees, charities and other gay organizations?"
Does the structure in which, and by which, the 'Advocate' advocates and publishes have ethnic voices? This is a magazine, a business still - they probably did this to get your attention so that you would pick up and buy the darn publication so that they can continue to 'program' your mind with the predominantly white male model photos decorated within the literature. Hmmm... maybe there isn't any ethnic voices at the Advocate?!