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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]
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.
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.
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.
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