Alienation…

“A qualitative survey just released by the Los Angeles based multicultural market research company New American Dimensions shows that African-American and Hispanic gays and lesbians overwhelmingly consider themselves to be members of at least two minority groups: one defined by sexual orientation and the other defined by race or ethnicity. Lesbians face discrimination on an additional front, as women. To which group do they really belong? Many respondents suggested that they feel comfortable in no traditional group at all… Both Black and Hispanic gays and lesbians confessed they felt at odds with the “gay community,” which many said is very Caucasian in its focus. As a result, these gays and lesbians of color often prefer to develop their own small, personal, multicultural communities.” [Earth Times]