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8 comments | Friday, August 28, 2009

As promised yesterday during our initial coverage of The No H8 Campaign featuring The Real Housewives of Atlanta we bring to you one of the most controversial individuals on the hit Bravo show; Atlanta salon owner, fashionista, and close confidant to NeNe Leakes Mr. Dwight Eubanks.

With very little representation of black gay men on television and a media that seems intent on showcasing us as one dimensional, limp-wristed, flamboyant sidekicks to straight women it was inevitable that Eubanks would draw his share of criticism for his unapologetic "diva" behavior.

But is the Dwight Eubanks we see on The Real Housewives of Atlanta all there is to this successful black gay man?

Loldarian.com had a chance to speak with Eubanks at length during his participation in the NO H8 Campaign about how he's portrayed on the show, the criticism he receives from other gay men, and those heterosexual marriage rumors.

Get into the video below:

Photo via Freddy O


<$BlogCommentAuthor$> said...

OK I LOVE Mr. Eubanks! I dont watch television much, but I am happy how in your face he is with living his life. He truly stands in his light and I love it! I had the chance to meet him briefly in ATL and it was truly a thrill. Thank you Darian, yet again....in bed with another man....you trollop!

August 29, 2009 1:30 AM

<$BlogCommentAuthor$> said...

Nice interview...Mr. Eubanks was still giving it in this piece. I was a bit taken by the "women are all upon the dick" comment...but I digress. Haven't watched one episode of the show but have heard much.

August 30, 2009 12:37 AM

<$BlogCommentAuthor$> said...

It was refreshing to hear that Dwight has a "deep side" as the media does seem to portray him as a very superficial and stereotypical individual on television. I admire his confidence in truly living his life as he sees fit even if we don't get to see those other parts of his life that has been edited out by BRAVO. Thanks for the interview Darian!

August 30, 2009 12:47 AM

<$BlogCommentAuthor$> said...

sorry, no matter how you try to wrap it. a buffoon is a buffoon. he is so fake, i so tired of people like him claiming to be real. please, he does care what people think.

August 30, 2009 8:26 AM

<$BlogCommentAuthor$> said...

He's a caricature of a gay man. Nothing more nothing less. He's no role model for me. He is being pimped out by Bravo. Like everyone else on the show.

August 30, 2009 11:39 AM

<$BlogCommentAuthor$> said...

Why should Dwight have to bear the burden of being the black gay poster child? If more gay blacks were as comfortable in their own skin as he is, then maybe the black gay community would have broader representation. Let's not sit here and act as if people like him don't exist in the black gay culture. I applaude him for being himself. I'd rather him be over the top than be insecure, toxic tongued, jealous, disrespectful, and arrogant.

August 30, 2009 9:21 PM

<$BlogCommentAuthor$> said...

It's not Mr. Eubanks' fault that so-called "straight acting" gay black men won't come out of the closet and/or leave the "down-low" behind. If "straight acting" gay black men want to be "represented" they HAVE TO come out and represent themselves.

August 30, 2009 11:34 PM

<$BlogCommentAuthor$> said...

one of the most profound statements ever: It's not Mr. Eubanks' fault that so-called "straight acting" gay black men won't come out of the closet and/or leave the "down-low" behind. If "straight acting" gay black men want to be "represented" they HAVE TO come out and represent themselves.

Thanks for keeping it simple yet profound.

August 30, 2009 11:52 PM


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