Pure, simple and ugly. [MG]
This kind of ignorant thinking scares the hell out of me.
Let’s see Hauslaib and Belonsky put on “Vote No on 8” T-shirts and go walking through Crown heights if they want to see real racism.
Ok, so far I have gotten 5 mass e-mails from the “No on 8” people basically telling me that to to even mention the fact that the African American Community voted overwhelmingly against our rights was racist and bad. Now Queerty is posting this. Ok, I get it, everybody is against racism and racism is bad. HOWEVER, can I point out that by pretending that there is not a bigotry against gays in the black community, and by pretending that everything is just fine and dandy you are preventing a much needed dialog about where that hate is coming from and how to deal with it. IT is NOT bigotry to point out that a community has issues with another minority. If 70% of the White community had voted AGAINST Obama, the black community would be screaming racism. It is fair for the gay community to ask “Why do 70% of the African American community want to deny us our rights?”
@ No. 3 CAM,
Yes, but the people who are most hurt by African American homophobia are African American GLBT. The only reason non-black GLBT are finally paying attention to it is because this time around its effecting them otherwise they’d probably shrug and say, “Well, it’s not my problem. I’m not black.” Our racism hurts them more than their homophobia hurt us in California…no matter how many people screech incessantly about the exit polls.
BTW, QUEER knows no race, color, creed, national origin, gender, age, marital status, and physical or mental ability…and its time the Privileged Few got off their asses and did something for others.
I agree #4. Prop 8 has just shown how selfish everyone is.
I’m out with friends and immediate family, never been much of an “activist.” I’m at college right now for Recording Arts and Music Business, and was expecting to get an internship at a recording studio, and so on.
But after Prop. 8 passed, I feel much more compelled to do something to fight for equality. Activist organizations always need people good with media, to get the message out. The more I think about it, the more it burns in me to make this more than a donation to some organization or wearing a pin.
I think LGBT are really going to take this as a time to come together with renewed strength. Those who voted for Prop. 8 may not realize that this vote may have given us more motivation than just letting marriage stay.
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