happy pride month 🏳️🌈🌈
One of the most important movies to me Moonlight -- depicting the struggle of being a Black gay man won accolades this earlier this year. Each and every day I continue to hope that being black and queer becomes normalized and LGBTQ+phobia becomes a thing of the past in the Black community. We can't move forward as black people in America or Europe or elsewhere if black-on-black prejudice exists.
"Black, gay men shouldn’t feel the need to conform to these archaic stereotypes. No one should have to act in a way that is unnatural – regardless of race or sexuality. We need to stop pigeonholing – not all gay men are effeminate, not all black men are masculine. Men shouldn’t feel any less ‘manly’ for being gay, or acting in ways that are not traditionally ‘masculine’, and gay men shouldn’t feel any less part of the LGBT+ community if they do not fit the effeminate gay stereotype. It’s about time we ditched these preconceived ideas of what people should look, or act like. There are no rules."
-- Jamel Sherard, Ditch the Label (2016)
Say it out and Loud and Proud:
"I am NOT your faggot"
"I am NOT your batty boy/batty mon"
"I am NOT your sissy"
"Stop calling it a lifestyle"
"Let there be Love! "Love has no Gender"
"I am NOT your black gay stereotype"
"I am NOT your gay stereotype"
"I Don't Belong to You, I Live Life on my own Terms"
Now here's a surprise 😘