The hardest man to be in the world, the gay black man.
WHY IS IT SO HARD TO BE BLACK AND GAY?
So what’s the one thing that’s worst that being black in America these days? If you guessed being gay and black then you’re are right. Being gay in America takes a lot of courage in itself. You have to be strong and confident in yourself. In fact, most of the happy male homosexual relationships that I see involve at least one man ok with being himself. This is despite everything a homosexual man must deal with involuntarily. Add in color and you have to be nearly superman to deal.
THE BLACK CULTURE
So why is it so much harder for Black homosexual men to live happily and freely in America? Well, let’s think about the black culture. I know what you saying, IT HAS NOTHING TO DO WITH RACISM, WHAT?. No, it doesn’t. In fact, the biggest issues come from members of our own race. Growing up black I learned that in the black community it was almost a crime to be “gay”. The bullying starts at home for many homosexual black men and women. I have friends who could tell everyone else of their orientation but wouldn’t dare mention it to their own family. For black men this is hard. You get called worst names than queer and everyone treats you different. No one wants to be considered gay so some may avoid you. If your black and gay you may as well prepare to be an outcast. Black sheep anyone?
STIGMAS OF A BLACK FAMILY
Some of the black parents that I have run across are so delusional that their homosexual sons still pretend in front of their parents and fear being outed only in front of them. Many have told every friend that they have but can’t and won’t tell their family. This has led to a repressed black homosexual community filled with mental disorders and anxiety. Why would we do this to our own community? I have experimented myself just as we were taught that many other teens did in high school. I am straight but talking about my sexuality amongst some of my black friends is the worst experience in my life and it needs to change.
LET’S STOP THE STIGMA!
LETS MAKE A CHANGE!