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  1. Natamaxxx says

    This is incredibly brave of them. It’s no secret that the African-American community still has a long way to go when it comes to accepting LGBT persons, and marriage. There is bound to be blowback on them for this from within their community, so I applaud them for making this video.

  2. Derrick from Philly says

    “It’s no secret that the African-American community still has a long way to go when it comes to accepting LGBT persons, and marriage”

    Yes, the marriage equality issue is still an issue with many Black folks, NATAMAXXX, but things are getting better. The other day Towleroad ran a story about the latest PEW poll that said that the Black America’s views about marriage for Gays has greatly improved–probably because of the President.

    But there’s something you may not know about Black folks, NATAMAXXX: Black Lesbian couples have been accepted as parents for decades now. Almost any Black person in any Black neighborhood can tell you about Lesbian couples raising children. It’s never been hidden.

  3. Belthazar says

    “It’s no secret that the African-American community still has a long way to go when it comes to accepting LGBT persons, and marriage.”

    Based on what evidence? As an contrarian example, without AA support (who’s vote is significant enough to effect ballot outcomes) in MD, Marriage Equality would not have passed. See NY Times.

    Second, the Constitutional Amendments put forward and passed in 31 other states were put forward by White Men. DOMA & DADT was passed by Whites. Nearly every anti-gay law(s) on the books were passed by the power brokers of this country – White Men. There are entire [predominately white] organizations that are anti-gay and built around stopping marriage equality — NOM, AFA, FRC. So does White community “have a long way to go when it comes to accepting LGBT persons and marriage”? I would say NO more than any other group!

    Moreover, whenever there is “positive” news or a show of support from the AA community or individual, someone will invariably make statements like the above. It no longer surprises me that this myth is continually perpetuated. Can positive news be just positive news?

  4. Marty says

    That’s what always amazes me about this whole debate about how anti gay black people are…as was just noted, ALL the anti gay bills, legislation, ballot initiatives, court cases etc have been put forth by WHITE PEOPLE. WHITE PEOPLE.

  5. JonathanJamal says

    I think ALL communities have a ways to go, but I was happy to see so many people clarify the AA community (my community also). In actuality, the AA community has been very accepting of gays, with varying degrees based on religious backgrounds or experiences. Although one view is that everyone has to be out an supporting or marching along with everyone else, another view is often “I accept you for who you are, you can bring your person over for dinner and to every family event, but we got bigger things to deal with than simply who you sleep with.” So some initially think that our community “is not” supportive when they don’t put a banner in the front yard, in fact they are, but they are supportive in another way. Many in my family love me unconditionally and have met my past boyfriends and loved my boyfriends but simply have a broader perspective of life. Yes, video statements like this are so powerful but ALSO powerful is the way we ALL live our life (LGBT or not).

  6. ratbastard says

    Enough with the ENDLESS trolling and bating posts on this site. The trolls posting than answering themselves if ridiculous. It’s so effing obvious it’s painful.

    It’s a nice story. Good for him. ‘nough said.

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