I placed a poll on my page a few days ago to gauge peoples interest.
I believe that interracial relationships are more common among gays and lesbians than heterosexuals since we’re already breaking barriers and defying norms by dating members of the same-sex.
You would think that interracial dating would be almost second nature.
That we’d be more open-minded about dating outside of our race because to be gay means to experience and more often than not to embrace differences and welcome diversity.
To be automatically rejected due to preconceived notions about who someone is based on his or her gender identity or the color of their skin is patently wrong.
However, we seem to hold that belief system the most firm as it relates to gender identity, yet when it comes to skin color it’s less accepted.
I often wonder how pigeonholing someone to fit your idea of whom they should or shouldn’t be, how they should or shouldn’t behave is not okay as long as racial differences aren’t identified as the culprit.
They have already decided who that person is long before giving them a fair chance.
There is still a visible divide among lesbians and that probably has more to do with the fact that the most visible lesbians are still those highly representative of the white middle to upper class lesbian.
Rarely do we see lesbians of color accurately or well represented within the same scope.