My first post for the site is in honor of today - World AIDS Day. I'm excited about writing for this site because it will allow me to discuss LGBT issues in a place where thus far it has been omitted.
The UTC addresses so many different aspects of the African-American community, from spirituality and politics to advice on relationships and celebrity gossip to cooking recipes. Now I get to add my two cents to the collective.
Though many may try to ignore us, the black LGBT community is still a part of the African-American family. Yes -we are your fathers, daughters, aunts, uncles, cousins, and play cousins. We go to church. We vote. And we hurt when we're ridiculed and dismissed because of who we are and who we love. And yes - it hurts more when it's your own family that does it. So I'm thrilled be able to drop just a little bit of knowledge.
I recognize that I can't speak for the entire black gay community. But I will try my damnest to relay our stories, our trimphs, and our struggles.
Please add the Urban Thought Collective to you favorites and check in every now and then to see what I and the other writers on the site are up to. I'm sure you will enjoy.