A Family Divided: On Queer Black Men and the Struggle for Community

There are only a few ways a Black queer man can survive under such a system: Resistance or queer respectability. I hope that we as Black queer men will no longer feel the need to mask our true selves regardless of our differences. This is what self-preservation looks like. We possess multiple identities that deserve to be affirmed. We must reject the notion that we are inferior.

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A Cultural Leper: I’m Black and Atheist

If there is a God, how can we rationally rectify the abuse, neglect, and violence such as the recent hate fueled attack on a gay couple in Atlanta done in reverence to God? And while I do not believe my sexuality and my Atheism are associated, I’d be remiss if I did not highlight the social expectation to live in silence and shame, and the ridicule I have experienced because I am Black, same-gender-loving, and an Atheist.

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