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Gay Racism

'You're Really Nice, but I Don't Date Black Guys': Racism or Preference? (VIDEO)

Nathan Manske | Posted 03.02.2015 | Gay Voices
Nathan Manske

2015-01-01-20141231NelsonMosesLassitersmall.jpgNelson Moses Lassiter was excited about coming to terms with his sexuality. He imagined that, upon venturing out into the gay scene, he'd encounter a world more accepting than the one he was used to. What he discovered was not unlike the one he came from, though.

'Sorry, I Don't Do Asians': The Dangers of Racial Discrimination in Dating

Jeremy Helligar | Posted 10.07.2014 | Gay Voices
Jeremy Helligar

Like so many men with the no-Asians dating and hooking-up policies, Nolan hid behind the old "That's just my preference" excuse. He compared his not being attracted to Asians to his preferring men over women. I let that one slide because it was such a ridiculous argument.

Dear Gays: UNITE

Justin C. Young | Posted 09.10.2014 | Gay Voices
Justin C. Young

We just made it through another month of Gay Pride and how far have we truly come?

Ask MISTER CARL: 'What Do I Have To Do To Get A White Boy's Attention?'

Carl Sandler | Posted 07.08.2013 | Gay Voices
Carl Sandler

As much as our community loves to wave rainbow flags and talk about equality, there's just as much sexual racism in the gay world as there is anywhere else. Sometimes it's overt ("no Asians!"), sometimes it's subtle ("no thugs, please") and sometimes it's just unspoken.

Talking About Race In The Gay Community Shouldn't Be Such A Bitchfest

Justin Huang | Posted 07.01.2012 | Gay Voices
Justin Huang

Something is rotten in the gay community. Suddenly, it's become worse to call someone a racist than to actually be a racist. How did this happen?

Gay Men And Women Are Not More Racist

Laurence Watts | Posted 04.30.2012 | Gay Voices
Laurence Watts

Gay men are no more racist for not being attracted to someone because of their skin colour or ethnicity than they are sexist for not being attracted to women.

Are Gays More Racist?

Marten Weber | Posted 04.25.2012 | Gay Voices
Marten Weber

I like to think that there exists a global community of gay men and women who, in the face of discrimination and prejudice, all love and respect each other regardless of skin color. Yeah, right!

Are Gay People More Prejudiced Than Straight People?

Mike Alvear | Posted 03.31.2012 | Gay Voices
Mike Alvear

Are we any worse than our straight counterparts? I don't think so. It's just more repugnant when we do it, because we should know better. After all, we're a group that is systematically discriminated against at all levels of society.

'Mr. Wong's Dong Emporium': Racism and the Gay Community

Rev. Patrick S. Cheng, Ph.D. | Posted 11.27.2011 | Gay Voices
Rev. Patrick S. Cheng, Ph.D.

It's hard being a queer person in a predominantly straight and non-transgender world. It's twice as hard, however, to be a queer person of color. We're frequently rendered invisible by the predominantly white LGBT community.

Open Letter to Grindr Users: I Am Not Rice, He Is Not Curry

Jaime Woo | Posted 08.28.2013 | Gay Voices
Jaime Woo

Stop reducing men of color to food by referring to them as "curry," "rice," or "chocolate," especially when it's to reject them. See, it's not just that you're discounting, like, billions of people as unattractive, but also that you're a jackass when doing it.