Meeting you on the Beaches of the World
Many Gay Black men complain about Gay Black men, however never offer anything positives to say about being a Gay black man. Other than stating the fashion and theater world would be nowhere with Gay men’s contributions, nothing is said directing relating to them personally.
Some of them will throw up the name Bayard Rustin, the architect of historical marches in the Civil Rights Movements but it really doesn’t play into them personally being proud of being a Gay Black Man.
Yes, there are a “few” examples of high profile Black Gay men in high profile positions, primarily in the political realm. As individuals and a race we can stand proud of being Black, historically from where we’ve come, to where we are now with our long list of accomplishments.
My thought provoking thoughts to you older Black Gay men who have been gay for so long; what are the positives about being gay, what is there to be proud about in being a Black Gay man? What positive things do we tell our gay and/or questioning Black male youths who need positive gay images in their life, young males who need positive black gay role models? What is good about being Black and gay? What’s the pride in being a Black Gay male? Since we are the elders of the Black Gay community, what do we have to show why we should be positive about our sexual orientation? (Rhetorical questions)
p.s Youngbloods can chime in if they would like!