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“In the Life Atlanta’s official Black Gay Pride events get underway tonight with a candlelight vigil created as ‘a celebration of life and an opportunity for attendees to share and honor those in our lives who have passed.’” [SoVo]

By:           Andrew Belonksy
On:           Aug 28, 2008
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  • 3 Comments
    • chapeau
      chapeau

      I have yet to understand why there is a separate “black” gay pride in Atlanta.

      We celebrated “Gay Pride” several weeks ago — which included queers of all shapes, sizes and shades.

      Aug 28, 2008 at 4:58 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • John
      John

      Take a look at all the venomous “black homophobia” and “blacks are uncivilized savages” comments on this site.

      If you still don’t understand, then it is because you don’t want to understand.

      Aug 28, 2008 at 5:08 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • CTnSF
      CTnSF

      I live in San Francisco and I went to this year’s pride celebration and I walked nearly every corner and I could never find the African American stage, while the Latin, Asian, lesbian and techno stages were prominently located near the center of the action. Also when I attend many of the other gay events in the city, there is a feel of exclusivity to them. None of this is shocking to me because gay mainstream culture mirrors the rest of mainstream, pop society–its dominated by images of Euro-caucasian culture.

      Black prides are necessary for blacks to feel comfortable in their skin and around people who are supportive and reaffirming of black gay identity. I agree with John, if you don’t understand this, its because you prefer not to.

      Aug 28, 2008 at 5:46 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·

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