It’s ok, if I’m gay? I stumbled across a woman, who told me “Marry Her,” because of my attributes (Dressing, eloquent, schooling, working, intelligent…such and such…) As a Black man nowadays, I must be a myth to have all of these things and not be homosexual, at least, that’s what this particular woman told me. I found this to be extremely interesting, as to how it’s the norm if this is what a Black man is, or is expected to be if he has a fashion sense and education. I don’t see where we became comfortable with this, and it’s fine to be extraordinary and all that, but, for her to tell me, “It’s ok if I am gay,” and, “She understands,” still doesn’t sit well with me.
This is something she should not be comfortable; nor understand. Why can’t a straight Black man have fashion sense, intelligence and values—not in Air Jordan Eleven’s but something of substance, like a how a man is to truly behave. Given, our circumstances have uprooted most of us from any foundation, but their plan does not have to work as well as it seems to.
Why can’t a straight Black man speak well and have a good job? Have things gone so far to the point where this character of colored male is discontinued? Even in that raw, apocalyptic case, the Black Woman’s DIScomfort and anger at the possibility of that being the norm should tilt the world’s axis a couple degrees over.
In my opinion, no way in the world should this be cool. I am not homophobic, but we’ve already lost Brothers in their minds, before exiting the womb, and outside the womb, to the streets and jails, basically to waste away in modern day slavery. Why should it be ok that I like men, because it just can’t be true, if I have all these attributes, that I’m attracted to Women
Pssshh, as I stated in my last post..well I guess it goes without saying.
Nonetheless, something is VERY wrong with that. And to the Brothers out there similar to myself; if we have friends LIKE US, I believe we should expose that, and give Black Women hope that they don’t have to find a plan b, when plan A, although a syringe in a haystack, is right in the library, or at work, or on the bus next to you. Shucks, some of us may be afraid to approach ya’ll, so, ladies, don’t be afraid to make the first move lol..but we’re definitely out here…Now I want a kiss cheek from a Sister!