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Mainstream media depictions of gay life like Will & Grace left out my narrative, yet I faithfully watched because it made me feel less alone.
So whether he is or isn’t into Black guys, I don’t think he’s for me, and I’m finally ok with admitting that.
Living in an anti-Black world, it is easy to internalize these sentiments from a very young age and begin to hate different aspects of ourselves.
Society tells us that ‘white is right,’ not just in terms of intellect, but also in terms of beauty and anything else you can think of.
We live in a world where white women with voluptuous butts, baby hair, and cornrows are being praised while Black women and other women of color are routinely criticized and ridiculed for those same features or cultural staples.
Being gay meant feeling like I had no one left to talk to, so I turned to media and porn for examples because there were no public models of Black queer love.