happy pride month ๐Ÿณ๏ธโ€๐ŸŒˆ๐ŸŒˆ

happy pride month ๐Ÿณ๏ธโ€๐ŸŒˆ๐ŸŒˆ

One of the most important movies to me Moonlight -- depicting the struggle of being a Black gayย man won accolades this earlier this year. Each and every day I continue to hope thatย being black and queer becomes normalized andย 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 shouldnโ€™t feel the need to conform to these archaic stereotypes. No one should have to act in a way that is unnatural โ€“ regardless of race or sexuality. We need to stop pigeonholing โ€“ not all gay men are effeminate, not all black men are masculine. Men shouldnโ€™t feel any less โ€˜manlyโ€™ for being gay, or acting in ways that are not traditionally โ€˜masculineโ€™, and gay men shouldnโ€™t feel any less part of the LGBT+ community if they do not fit the effeminate gay stereotype. Itโ€™s about time we ditched these preconceived ideas of what people should look, or act like. There are no rules."

--ย Jamel Sherard,ย 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 ๐Ÿ˜˜

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