I do. Also lived in Rockville and Bristow and nothing but location changed.
Good for you. I doubt one could compare the dating pool in Austin to those in Rockville and Bristow. (Have you ever visited or lived in Austin, TX?) Also, your selection criteria might be easy to satisfy.
I hope this isn't an offensive question, I dont mean it to be. I just dont know the answer so I am going to ask.
Politically in the South, the black community, which is normally very progressive, is VERY conservative and opposed to the gay community and gay rights. It seems to be a cultural/religious issue (although not being black I cannot speak to the black experience).
I guess I have two questions:
1. What do you think is the root of this, considering that if anyone could understand the dangers of legal prejudice it is the AA community who had to struggle for hundreds of years. (I would point out that the only other community that understands legal/institutional bias is the Jewish community and they have embraced LGBT issues)
2. More personally, as an African American man, has this impacted on your journey or caused you to struggle? Has it made it more difficult? In what way? if you dont want to talk about your personal life, I dont blame you, but we might all benefit from understanding the perspective of a gay black American in the South.
I know people dont like to talk about racial divides, but in the South they are often real and I find discussing them with kindness and senstivity helps to break down barriers with understanding and knowledge. Please take this in that light.