Gay People: Your Struggle Has NOTHING In Common With Black People

In Their Recent Fight To Legalize Gay Marriage And Have Their Lifestyle Choice More Openly Accepted, The LBGT Society Has Embarked On A Crusade To End Discrimination. Seeing As How I Am NOT Gay & Have NO Interest In Their Lifestyles At All, I Simply Wish Them The Best And Hope They Can Have Their Relationships Legally Recognized For The Law, But I WILL NOT Support Them In Using Black People’s Struggle For Civil Rights As An Analogical Comparison For The Situation They Are Currently Going Through.

Unlike Being Gay, Being Black Means I Can Not Hide Nor Play Down My Skin Colour Whenever I Feel Like It.

As A Black Person, I Love Being Black, But It’s Clear That My Skin Colour Visually And Obviously Precedes Me To The Point Where No Matter How Disadvantageous It May Be Black At That Particular Time I Can NOT Hide It. I Am Constantly Bearing The Brunt Of My Pigmentation At All Times. For Some Black Folk, If We Could Turn Our “Black-ness” Off To Avoid Prejudice Or Just Simply For A Moment Of Peace, We Would DO That Occasionally. If I Knew I Could Flip A Switch So I Don’t Get Pulled Over All The Damn Time, Or Be Disqualified For A Job Interview Based On My Complexion I WOULD DO THAT.

Now There’s Some People Who Would Argue That Being Gay is Just As Obvious As Being Black, And To Them I Call BULLSH*T. There Is A Big Difference Between Being Gay And “Acting Gay“. Being Just Simply Refers To Your Sexual Preference, While “Acting” Refers To This Whole Stereotypical, Clown-Like, Corny-A*s Flamboyancy That Some Gays Choose To Overdo. Why Are You A Grown A*s Man Lisping, And Over-Extending Multi-Syllabic Words (“FOB-YOU-LUSS”) And You Keep Brushing Your Bangs Back But You Have A Damn Bald Fade? You Walk Around In A Skirt And High Heels As A Grown A*s Man, Acting More Feminine Than Most WOMEN I Know, And Think We Are Laughing At You Because We Are Homophobic: Naw Son, It’s Because You Look STUPID As Hell.

And What Kills Me Is That If You Show Me Any Large Metropolitan City In North America, I Will Guarantee You There Is A Large Sector Of “Undercover Brothers” Who Are Gay As Hell, But Fit Into Society As Regular Men Because They Aren’t Talking All Loud, Snapping Their Fingers And Switching Their Hips.

And That’s What Makes Us Intrinsically Different Gay Person – You CAN Hide Your Sexual Preference. Theoretically, No One Should HAVE To And Hopefully One Day We Will Live In A World Free From Discrimination, But Realistically Society Is Just The Way It Is Right Now.  Until The Day Things Change, If You Want To Walk Around In A Black Leotard And Rainbow Bandana Doing Beyonce’s Single Ladies Dance In The Middle Of The Park, I Am Going To Continue To Laugh At Your A*s.

This Is Your Conscience

When Lincoln Anthony Blades is not writing for his controversial and critically acclaimed blog, he can be found contributing articles for Uptown Magazine. Lincoln wrote the hilarious and insightful book "You're Not A Victim, You're A Volunteer: How To Stop Letting Love Kick Your Ass". He is also a public speaker who has sat on panels all over North America and the Caribbean.


  1. Serwaa

    04/21/2010 at 4:22 PM


  2. Missy Tisha

    04/21/2010 at 9:08 PM

    Answer this for me: What if you were a black female or male and you are judged upon first appearances and the fact that you are gay? that is two things against you (and if you are a female that's three). Now ask yourself is laughing at someone because they are expressing who they are really fair? Honestly!

    I never comment on these things but….
    People in our community have a hard time in the world trying to break down doors for the jobs, careers or whatever we are fighting for, and I do not agree that the LGBT community is trying to say their struggle is like the civil rights movement but I will say it is a struggle for equality and it's a new battle that is now raging. We are all trying to be accepted for who we are, but I think that before one passes judgments on someone else they MUST step in their shoes.

  3. shaun

    04/22/2010 at 12:20 AM

    I never understood the need for flamboyant gays? How is it that you have renounced traditional relationships but still adopting the male-female roles? Does being gay mean that you give up your masculinity? How can a grown-ass man walk around in heels, make-up and female attire and expect society to take him seriously, when its clear from his mannerisms that he is not taking himself a serious. Your a MAN first and a homosexual second and it seems they're forgetting that. I could go on but it bugs me to see grown ass man adopting outlandish feminine characteristics then quarreling for and demanding equality. I don't hate on homosexuals but please have some class and self-respect and then maybe your plight will be taken seriously.

  4. Dee

    04/23/2010 at 10:05 PM

    Agree with this post 100%. I don't need to see a grown ass man sashaying down the street in booty shorts and a white tube top with cherries on the front, while sucking a lollipop. And being black is not the same thing as being gay- I've heard that so many times in school and it just pisses me off.

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