LGBTQ people stalked in Afghanistan
By Alvin McEwen – There is no other way to put it. Dave Chappelle is an ignorant son of a bitch whose adherence to stereotypes about LGBTQ people hurts both the LGBTQ and black community more than any right-wing anti-LGBTQ word or action.
First, a little background;
Comedian Dave Chappelle’s new Netflix special, The Closer, is his latest for the service as he strikes a multi-project deal spanning years and tries to pass it off as a racism review and LGBTQ issues, it comes across as more of a hypocritical justification for a career spent making vulnerable people feel like crap. To cap off his many comedy specials, Chappelle pledged to stop joking about the LGBTQ community, offered to negotiate rapper DaBaby’s terms, and announced that he was a radical feminist of transgender exclusion (TERF ) before embarking on a derogatory rant about transgender women. genitals.”
That’s not all. Chappelle attacked all LGBTQ people:
Throughout the special, he repeatedly returns to pit racism against anti-LGBTQ animosity. After pointing out that DaBaby had killed another man and was continuing to perform and escape punishment, but was “canceled” after making incredibly disparaging comments about gays, Chappelle made the direct comparison. ” You see what I mean ? He joked. “In our country, you can shoot and kill a **** r, but you better not hurt the feelings of a gay man!”
Then he continued with more junk:
“Gender is a fact,” he continued. “Every human in this room, every human being on Earth, had to go through a woman’s legs to be on Earth. It’s a fact. Now, I’m not saying that to say that trans women aren’t women, I’m just saying that these pussies that they have… you know what I mean? I’m not saying it’s not pussy, but it’s Beyond Pussy or Impossible Pussy. It tastes like pussy, but it’s not quite it, is it? It’s not blood, it’s beet juice.
… Ultimately he proclaims he’s done making jokes about “LBGTQ, LMNOPQXYZ people”, saying “it’s over”. “I’m not telling another joke on you,” he said, “until we both are sure we’re laughing together.”
“All I ask of your community, in all humility, can you please stop hitting my community? “
I could say a lot about this man’s ignorance, but I want to focus on one thing because she’s the one who pissed me off the most. This comment:
“All I ask of your community, in all humility, will you please stop hitting my community?“
This is the epitome of all the bullshit LGBTQ people of color have had to deal with from straight black people – the legal mindset.
It is the belief that whenever it comes to the issues of the black community, the issues of the black community, or the survival of the black community, it all revolves around black heterosexuals. May God keep you from pointing out that heterosexuality is not a prerequisite for being Black.
No matter how many times it is proven to some straight black people that LGBTQ people of color exist, that we have families and children, and that we should be recognized as full members of the black community, they do. will cling to their fantasies of toxic black masculinity and supersexuality. Black femininity with as much passion as a demented Trump voter still clinging to the lie that he was cheated on winning the 2020 election. And there is no room in these fantasies for LGBTQ people colored.
In order for false ideas of darkness to survive in the minds of some black heterosexuals, people like me have to be mentally placed in a box where we are withdrawn when they want someone to laugh at or worse yet, make sure what point they are “tolerant”. they are because they have chosen not to turn our heads or shout out passages of the Bible to which they themselves do not adhere.
The latter is even more insulting. This is when they give us false assurances that they “have no problem with our way of life” or our “sexual preferences”. They want us to believe it, but the way they say it always makes me feel like dog shit on the sidewalk.
When it comes to LGBTQ of color and the black community, some black heterosexuals want to have the first, middle, and last words of the conversation. LGBTQs of color are supposed to be quiet. We are supposed to be dictated and psychologically dissected to realize someone’s bullshit ideas about what black people are supposed to be. The implication is that no real black person is LGBTQ, so we don’t matter.
If you straight black people have no problem with us then recognize us. Stop with this nonsense that LGBTQ and black people are different. Whether we like it or not, our identities intersect in our daily lives and especially in our history. Does anyone think that only straight black people have gone through slavery, segregation, lynchings, rapes and all the horrors that come with historic systemic racism in America? Where the hell do you think we were when this stuff was going on? On an island somewhere? In the space? Do you think we no longer feel the pangs of racism now? We do, but it’s hard for us to express how it affects us especially because some of you straight black people are dominating the conversation and won’t let us in.
If you could just shut up for a second and let us talk, you would hear how racism affects LGBTQ people of color in a way that it doesn’t affect you.
Personally, I am both black and gay. And as such, my life matters, my problems matter, my anger matters, and my need for justice matters. Not as a black or homosexual person, but as TWO, together, inseparable. No one has the right to make me choose my identity.
Finally, let me come back to Mr. Chappelle, because I haven’t forgotten him.
I would suggest, Mr. Chappelle, that before you start another one of your stupid LGBTQ routines, take your bony ass to the library or better yet, Google some names – Bayard Rustin, Monica Roberts, Barbara Jordan, Bessie Smith, Ma Rainey, Angela Davis, James Baldwin, Audre Lorde. You haven’t gotten to the point where you can make millions on stage just saying shit on the backs of straight black people. And you must know it.
Finally, when you’re done, go to the bank and count your millions. Next, Google the number of black trans men and women who have been murdered this year and last. Read each of their names. Compare their life to yours.
This way you will really understand when someone knocks.
Alvin McEwen is a 50-year-old African-American gay man who resides in Columbia, South Carolina. McEwen’s blog, Holy Bullies and Headless Monsters, and writings have been cited by Americablog.com, Goodasyou.org, People for the American Way, Raw Story, the Advocate, Media Matters for America, Crooksandliars.com, Thinkprogress.org , Andrew Sullivan’s Daily Dish, Melissa Harris-Perry, The Last Word with Lawrence O’Donnell, Newsweek, the Daily Beast, the Washington Blade and Foxnews.com.
He is the 2007 recipient of the Harriet Daniels Hancock Volunteer of the Year Award and the 2010 recipient of the Order of the Pink Palm from the SC Pride Movement as well as the 2009 recipient of the Audre Lorde / James Baldwin Civil Rights Activist Award from SC. Black pride. In addition, he has been nominated three times for the Ed Madden Media Advocacy Award from SC Pride.
The previous comment was previously posted on McEwen’s blog, Holy Bullies and Headless Monsters, and is reposted with permission.