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Why Gay Is Not the New Black

bcartwright Wrote: Aug 26, 2012 2:29 PM
right. so when did you choose to be straight? if you are correct, then you must be equally attracted to both sexes, but you choose the opposite sex because you are such a moral creature. well, congrats to you on your bisexuality. i happen to be gay. it's an attraction, not an action. if i was marooned alone on an island for the rest of my life, i would still be gay. if i became a quadriplegic, and was never able to have sex again, i would still be gay. do you get it now?

Repeating what has been a rallying cry of gay activism for years, the cover of the December 16, 2008 issue of The Advocate announced, “Gay is the New Black: The Last Great Civil Rights Struggle.” Last week, on May 19th, headlines across the nation announced, “NAACP endorses gay marriage as ‘civil right.’” So, is gay the new black?

There are prominent black leaders who say yes, including Congressman John Lewis, who was active in the early Civil Rights movement. There are other prominent black leaders who say no, like Timothy F. Johnson, founder and president of the Frederick Douglass Foundation.