Wednesday, May 14, 2008
Being Gay and Black - A Heavily Understated Issue?
Before I close (for the third and final time), I was reading one of the discussions centered on Alan's Wikipedia entry regarding his living family's awareness of his sexual orientation and felt I had to add something here: I remembering having dinner with Alan in this Italian restaurant and his mention of the black community's lack of acceptance of homosexuality (more so than the white community) and the additional challenges he encountered with having to deal with its (the black community) strong affliction against homosexuality. This was totally new to me... I thought it quite intriguing to be made aware that there are even differences in certain social stigmas (besides the obvious ones) present among racial groups (in the US).
Posted by DavidCharlesRocks at 5:52 PM