The fallout about the passage of Prop 8 in California and the subsequent racism exemplified by the white gay community towards blacks continues. After all of the finger pointing is done I hope gay leaders on both sides are willing to roll up their sleeves and put in the necessary work to move our community in the right direction. God knows there are plenty of social conservatives who are enjoying watching us at each other's throats.
I've read plenty of blog posts and opinion pieces over the past week (as I'm sure you have) on this issue and today I'm numb. I simply cannot read another "blame" piece until there are pieces written by those on both sides that are willing to take responsibility for their racism and their homophobia, only then do I think the healing process will begin and we can move beyond this ugly moment in our community.
So for all of the organizations who have called me in the past 24 hours or have e-mailed me for a response on the racism from the white gay community and the homophobia of the black community regarding Prop 8, allow me to direct you to a recent post because today and maybe for the rest of the week I can't talk about it anymore.
Besides the louder voices in the black gay community would like everyone to believe that gay marriage is not our issue so my position is far from popular.
LOLDARIAN.com on Prop 8
Placing The Blame On Black California Voters If Prop 8 Passes
In Case You Missed It:
No-on-8's White Bias -Jasmyne Cannick
Dear Black California…About Your Support of Prop. 8 -Jamyne Cannick