This topic has been flying around the media like wildfire lately, so I think its only fair we dab on it a bit. Now at NO POINT will religion be mentioned nor do I want it to be. This is not about just being gay, that’s NOT the topic. Don’t do it…
So, Is gay the new black?
Well…. lets gone ahead and dive in. I get where they tried to go with it. What I take from it, they are classing the LGBT as a minority, just as blacks (still are).
However… unlike blacks, gays do have a choice. No, I don’t mean they get the choice to be gay, but I do believe they get the choice to disclose that information. Hence, where being in the “closet” comes in. Black people, who get no choice, are at a disadvantage, because they are unable to hide the fact they are black. If a gay man goes into a job interview its up to him to let it be known he is LGBT, a black man can not hide the fact he is black- its instantly known.
Lately it does seem like the trend or “in thing” to come out as gay and even explore being gay, when was the last time someone made an attempt to be black? … I’ll wait. Never has it been a trend to be black. Plenty of queens get invited to events and paid to just be… well gay, not saying its okay to be showcased and put on display, but again gays have the opportunity to choose to participate, and they make money from it. When was the last time a black person got paid, asked to be somewhere and accepted just for being black.?
Many people actually suspect and believe blacks should be the ones to help uplift and support the LGBT community because they’ve been where they are. Well sorry but the world hasn’t even fully accepted blacks yet, so how the hell are they to help another minority when they haven’t even gained an upper hand yet.
I don’t want to dive too deep into this conversation because it can go so many ways. Fact is both sides have people that discriminate against the other, some gays are racists, just as some blacks are homophobic. So its not to be said that either side will fully understand the other. Are gays a minority, yes, because they don’t fit the mold of what seems to be normal, do they experience discrimination, hate crimes and being outcast? yes again, but will it compare to all that blacks endured and still go through, nope. I’ve said my piece, I’d like for you to weigh in.