No Asians, no black people. Why do gay people tolerate blatant racism?
OPINION: Addressing racism in the LGBTQI community – DIVA
Earlier this week, Jeremy Joseph, owner of the legendary LGBT nightclub G-A-Y, posted a comment on Facebook which surprised me for two reasons — the racial overtones of the remarks, and the numerous supportive comments from his followers that it garnered. In his post, Joseph commented that, in the nine days since he had been away for Christmas, there had been two stabbings in central London. The post has now been taken down, and Joseph has apologised. But as a black gay man, I took several things from this incident — whether intended or not. At the time of posting, a man in his position did not think it irresponsible to post such a public statement, or stop to consider how it could impact on non-white people in his community. And finally I was left wondering, who does Joseph want to claim Soho back from?
The truth about Stonewall – the LGBT group that won't support London Pride
UK Pride has hit back with a survey showing that Pride organisers rate Stonewall poorly. Without wishing to intervene too much in this internecine grief, Stonewall does not deserve to be disparaged. Until relatively recently, the organisation seemed as though it catered for white, gay, middle-class, cis men, who dominate the LGBT world. Even then, it refused for a long time to support equal marriage.
In all 50 states in the United States, and 18 countries across six continents, thousands have taken to the streets over the past week in what has been described as the largest civil rights movement. Marsha P. STAR was also vehemently anti-racist, anti-capitalist, anti-ableist and anti-police.