A new report says mainstream Gay organizations are ignoring minority LGBT concerns and issues. Roland Martin talks with Jasmyne Cannick, Cleo Manago and Terrance Laney about minorities in the LBGT community demanding diversity.

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7 thoughts on “Are Gay Rights Orgs Turning Their Backs On Minorities

  1. Linda on said:

    There has always been RACISM within the Gay community!!!

    It is bad enough to experience this within the heterosexual folks, but when the same people who are in the life as you-it really hurts.

    They are exploiting the “civil rights movement” as their “Gay Rights movement.”

    As a Gay woman of color I do not appreciate this because our struggles fighting for equal rights is not the same as fighting for the right to marry your same sex partner!!!!!!

    • Stop with the slave talk. You disgust me. Why can’t black folks do for self?? There are millions of successful black people in America…you should consider joining the team. Don’t look to the white man to be your savior. Get educated (not at an HBCU) and do something!

  2. The truth about Marissa Alexander that BAW won’t tell you:
    Yes, her husband had a history of domestic abuse but Ms. Alexander was also abusive and she had a temper. She had a year long restraining order against her husband, during that time she conceived and had a child with him. They got into an argument about texts to an ex of hers and accusations of who the real father of the baby was and there was shoving. Now then she bypassed two exits of the home and went into the garage (3rd exit). She told LE that the garage door was broken and she could not get out but when checked the door worked just fine. She retrieved a handgun from her car and returned back to the inside of the home. She claimed she fired a warning shot into the ceiling, she did not, the path of the bullet was at head level where her husband and 2 children were standing and the path can be traced as it went through the walls.
    Her husband left his home with his children and called the police and she locked herself inside the home…..she never called 911. Her story did not match the evidence. Her husband changed his story from the 911 call to try and protect her but changed back to the original version for the trial. His eldest son also testified at the trial.
    When she was out on bail she violated the terms set by bail (she was to have no contact with her husband) and again went to the home. She then assaulted her husband leaving him with a black eye. He, once again, was the one to call 911 and she never did and left the scene. When the police caught up to her they noticed no injuries on her and place her in handcuffs and into a car. Shortly afterwards she complained of her head hurting and a cut was seen on her head and she was transported to the hospital. It was suggested that she caused her own injury after being put into the police car to frame her husband. Because of the history of domestic violence, the prosecutor wanted to cut her a break and offered her 3 yrs and a lesser charge but Alexander took her chances on SYG and the jury. She lost on the SYG hearing and turned down her plea deal.
    Because she bypassed 2 first exits to leave the home and went out a 3rd door and retrieved a gun and went back to confront her ex, this is why she lost out on SYG. She was out of any danger but went back to continue the confrontation only this time with a gun. That is not standing your ground.
    If anything, Florida’s 10-20-Life law is what needs to be changed. Show a gun and you get 10 yrs, fire a gun and you get 20, kill someone and you get Life. These are firm sentences with no wiggle room or discretion left to the judge.

  3. Dangerous BlkMan on said:

    We need to be clear on this. Gay has always been a white mans problem. They where this way since they were apes living in caves. Way before they stoled the black mans DNA. Being Gay is nothing to them. This is why Europe leads the world in this Gay take over.
    Now being Gay is unnatural for blacks. However you have a bunch of black men and women who want to be more white because they are ashamed of thier black skin. And some of these black men and women try to be more white by preteneding to be Gay. No big surprise that the whites still will not let them into their special little club.

    • Tell that to Michael Sam, Michael Jordan’s daughter, Magic Johnson’s son, Isaiah Thomas’ son, “Queen” Latifah, the first black male prom queen, Frank Ocean, Britney Griner, damn near all of the black chicks in the WNBA, that gay uncle or cousin in your family, that gay dude in the church choir, Laverne Cox, Angela Davis, Nell Carter, Gayle & Oprah, RuPaul, and the spirits of Sherman Helmsley, Luther Vandross and Josephine Baker. They can start their own club and not need the white folks club!

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