Being Black and Gay

"It's 2015 and we live in a world that tolerates us but is a long way from accepting us. I came out at 19 and I presumed that I had won the battle. I'm a young black male so (and this shouldn't roll so easily off my tongue, but it does) I'm used to being labelled, and having to prove that I'm more than just the tone of my skin or the hoodie I may choose to wear. However, nothing prepared me for the backlash from my own ethnic community to me being openly gay."

"On the [gay] scene we attempt to put each other into boxes. I have been trying to navigate my way through the London scene for just over ten years, and I have come to the conclusion that I'm never going to fit in, and that is okay. What I am trying to say is don’t worry if you don’t fit in, just be you and everyone else will eventually catch up."

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QX Magazine

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