A large part of the reason I continue to work so hard to educate myself about the issues the LGBT community face, is because I strongly identify them as Black issues. You see, you cannot claim to love Blackness, if you do not embrace every single way in which it manifests. This means that when same gender loving people of colour are harassed, it is my damn business. They didn’t lose their status as Black people when they realized that they are gay. In fact, being Black and gay means that they are facing multiple oppressions and therefore require the support of the Black community as well as the GLBT community. This is something that I am very passionate about, despite the social meme that Blacks are uniquely homophobic.
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