I don’t like the word homophobia, because I don’t think most people fear gays or lesbians. They just don’t understand their lifestyle. Especially as an American we dismiss anything what we cannot comprehend, instead of educating ourself. I will never understand how blacks cannot identify with the gay/lesbian struggle, seeing where we came from as a people.
Probably because most Blacks aren’t in touch with their heritage and if they were, they would see the parallels. Personally, I don’t understand how a man can be attracted to another man, but all things in life aren’t meant to be understood, they are meant to be accepted.
I say all of that as a preface to say this … There is nothing to commend about a gay person coming out of the closet. Since when is it a badge of honor to finally decide to be the person you truly are? We see it everyday on our timeline …The fake models, the niggas stuntin that they got bread, (supposedly) etc. It becomes an emotional ground breaking event because it takes a toll on you emotionally to keep up with living a lie.
No different from a drug user coming to terms with their addiction and finally seeking help. Gays/Lesbians have the luxury to hide who they are so they can be accepted by the masses. I have to wake up as a black man in America and deal with discrimination, stereotypes and racism head on because I have no choice but to wear my “liabilities”.
A woman has to go into their place of employment and work ten times harder to advance and break through that glass ceiling. So instead of applauding someone for being true to them self, I’ll just welcome them to reality. Till next time… -@MrPerfect15