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John Amaechi: Gays Are Harmed By The Same Ill-Fitting Stereotypes As Blacks

“If I took my understanding of what it was to be gay in popular culture in America, and in Britain, basically, then I just wouldn’t fit,” says John Amaechi. “Because there are no gay people that look like this. I would have to change everything. … And the same with being black: We need to get past the point where being black and a male means I am likely to mug you for your wallet, a -15 on my IQ, likely to not go to college, and likely to wear my pants below my ass.” [via Big Think]