Reverend Irene Monroe, who will not blindly support Barack Obama, definitely has something to say about tonight’s HRC/Logo “gay debates”. Like what? Like “Will it revolve solely around cracker ass faggots.” The good reverend and some of her black peers, however, remain a little more nuanced – but just as cynical.
Monroe maintains that HRC, Logo and gay press consistently ignore black issues, which makes her wonder whether tonight’s forum won’t do the same.
…Much of the overwhelming disinterest in LGBTQ communities of African descent about this upcoming historic debate is the belief that issues pertinent to them will once again be left out of not only the public discourse but also left out of the overall interest of politicians wooing this community as an important and vital voter bloc to have. The queer community is a decisive electoral force that politicians have learned over the years, for their own campaign survival, that they must at least wink at.
Two issues Monroe would like the Democrats to discuss: homeless black gay youth and AIDS in black communities. Will Monroe get her wish? Only time – and the presidential candidates – will tell…
(Note: It seems some of you are confused as to whether or not Monroe uses the phrase “crack ass faggots”. We think our next sentence makes clear she did not use such a phrase. It would, however, be funny if she had.)