It appears that the gay community and maybe some outside it are under the impression that being gay is for everybody. It’s for anyone who believes wholeheartedly that they enjoy and love the same sex as themselves. Well, nothing could be further from the truth if you were privy to the bird’s eye view on the news and on blogs exposing white gay rights activists hurling racial slurs, threats, and more during the protest over Proposition 8 (California’s legislation that bans gay marriage). It’s apparent that the openly white gay community hasn’t come out the closet on it’s racist opinions of African Americans.
It may be a little naive on the parts of African American homosexuals to believe that racism within the gay community doesn’t exist. Or it could be that it’s not African American gays that are naive about this topic, maybe it’s the media. They gave the general public the impression that the white gay community, by being threatening and abusive to African Americans that stood with them on Proposition 8, was somehow shocking behavior. But, if someone is a racist, then being gay (or any other member of an oppressed group) is, if it wasn’t before, obviously not the antidote.
But, the record had to be set straight within the gay community to rectify any semblance of confusion on the issue of rights and the part that African Americans play in the homosexual world. An African American journalist by the name of Jasmyne Cannick, who is also a lesbian, let the white gay males have it in her latest blog on the issue. It obviously became necessary for her to also appear on Fox News, of all places, to clear up the controversy on the topic of gay rights vs. civil rights. Apparently, this has been an issue for some time, but it appears to be “family” business. So, it’s only fitting that Cannick, both black and lesbian, settle the issue. Read here and be enlightened…we have been.