chungo44 saidThis article is written by a bitter bigoted self loathing lesbian. I seriously find the whole thing offensive.
and just so she knows there is a huge different from being complacent in the issue of gay marriage and actively voting to remove a right for another group of people. That is exactly what these people did. they took an active measure to remove a right from Gay people who live in california, this would be the same as a movement to ban interracial marriage and enact a miscegenation law. Grants thanks to Loving v. Virginia hat is not possible, and technically the words of loving v. virginia, are very much in the favor of Gay Marriage. I'm not asking for the black community to give us money, but I am asking them the be human beings and realizing what they are doing is on par with enacting slavery. yes that is a gross exageration, but at the end of the day both actions remove rights from people.
This woman also has absolutely no conception of the english language. The words are civil rights, not religious rights. the black civil rights movement may have been intertwined with the church because that is where they found there strength, ironic in many ways, but it was still a fight for civil rights, thats right, rights that are controlled by the government not by the church. we are asking for civil marriage, which is a civil right, not religious marriage.
Now on to the issue of black gays facing other issues and white middle - upper class gay wildly blowing money all over the place. AIDS heres and wild Idea CONDOMS. AIDS education in this country is huge and you have to be stupid to not know that condoms prevent HIV. maybe if black gays would stop being on the DL and admit to themselves and the black community what they really are this would not be such an issue, but instead they tend to hide. Maybe the reason the Gay movement has a largely white face is because we were willing to take risks and stop hiding.
And just so you know those extravagant Galas cost a hell of a lot more to attend than they do to produce. one table at one of those gala events can cost 10K or more. Do you really think it costs that much to feed ten people? and its not just gays that do that I went to a Gala this summer for an organization that is all about protecting battered women, and that was probably the nicest Gala I have ever been to. But in the end all the extra money collected goes to the Charity and to doing good. Is there something wrong with enjoying a nice night out in exchange for a few thousand dollars, much of which is going to a great cause?
1. Because Cannick isn't spouting rhetoric à la Etheridge or Degeneres, she's a self-loathing lesbian? As the diverse ideologies in this thread indicate, there is always more than one side to a story. Narrow-minded thinking, i.e., refusing to consider alternate views, is one of the reasons we're in this mess. And right now you're guilty of it.
2. This an aside LOL. But Jasmyne's a good writer. I'd like to see your work.
3. Coming out isn't easy for everyone. In general, white gays have an easier time coming out than black gays. You're fortunate, in that regard. Arguing that black gays should just grow some balls and kick open the closet door is naively insensitive
. Do you know anything
about African American culture? How about African culture? It's not that simple. Walk in my shoes for a day--I'm Nigerian and
gay--and then get back to me.
4. The gay community has a largely white face for many reasons. I doubt the reason you provide is the only or the most significant one.