Dear Black People,
took “The A Train,” a gay Black man wrote the music that conducted his trip. A gay Black man was the chief organizer of the historic 1963 March on Washington. When you rallied to ‘Free #AngelaDavis
,’ you were freeing a gay Black woman.
—to so many others whose contributions to the uplift of our race are too numerous to name—gay Black people have been in the trenches fighting for people who look like us.
helped put that movement on map. He is a gay Black man. But, when it comes to standing up for the dignity of gay Black people, too many of us are silent (and complicit) in bigotry targeted at an integral part of the Black family.
And frankly, it’s ignorant as hell.
Most gay Black folks have been too busy fighting to survive—as Black people—in a country designed to oppress us all to advocate for gay rights. There simply isn’t enough time to tackle homophobia too. But, come on. It’s time for our community to collectively step up and say “enough.” Hate speech isn’t funny. It’s toxic—and it causes people to hide. You don’t want folks to be on the downlow, right? How does that even work if gay Black people know that even their own support their oppression? It’s silly—and #DONALDTRUMP
IS THE PRESIDENT. We have much bigger fish to fry than your marginalization of your gay Black brothers and sisters because of your need to feel superior.
(a gay Black woman) said it best almost fifty years ago. “Homosexuality is two people of similar sex doing it. That’s all.” So basically, it’s time to cut the shit and build together. We seriously don’t have time for this. 🤷🏽♂️ Respectfully, Courtney Baker-Oliver
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