More than 1,500 New Yorkers gathered today in Manhattan to mourn the death of a 32 year-old gay man, who was shot down on Friday just blocks away from the historic Stonewall Inn in an apparent act of anti-gay bias.
Gay Will Never Be The New Black: What James Baldwin Taught Me About My White Privilege
This essay originally appeared on the Huffington Post. It was written by Todd Clayton, the Religion, Faith, and Values Media Intern at GLAAD. It is a part of GLAAD's ongoing series of essays for Black History Month.
Their reaction seems to me in direct proportion to their sense of feeling cheated of the advantages which accrue to white people in a white society. There's an element, it has always seemed to me, of bewilderment and complaint. Now that may sound very harsh, but the gay world as such is no more prepared to accept black people than anywhere else in society.