Unclear on the concept
Tuesday, May 21, 2013
* Rep. Monique Davis (D-Chicago) in the Sun-Times…
* It wasn’t all that long ago in Illinois that gay people could be sent to prison just for having sex with their partners. If you want a look at the history of violence against gays, click here. And, then, of course, there’s this…
There is a real reluctance among African-Americans to equate gay rights to the struggle for freedom by blacks. I get that. But there is absolutely no denying that there has been institutional prejudice against gay people in this country. OK, they weren’t slaves here, but how does that make their struggle for “civil” rights somehow unimportant?