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Why Gay Is Not the New Black

ManimalCrackers Wrote: May 29, 2012 7:34 AM
Be careful with subjective, personal experience. Just because YOU couldn't do something doesn't mean such a thing cannot be done. I can't run a 7 minute mile, but that doesn't mean it can't be done or that I can't learn to do it.

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.