Jason Howard Green

Jason Howard Green

Friday, August 21, 2009

Lesbians Demand Equality

I want to say thank you to the Washington Blade for making me aware of this story. An African-American lesbian couple was asked to leave by a restaurant after embracing in front of its customers. Apparently, the Tastee Diner of Silver Springs, MD was not ready to deal with two strong black beautiful women showing affection to each other in public. The couple returned to stage a "kiss-in" which was very well attended. One demonstrator even brought her ten-year-old son to the demonstration and he was holding a sign in support of the couple. But now that the "kiss-in" is behind them, Aiyi'nah Ford and her partner Torian Brown will continue with their complaint by taking this issue to the Maryland Commission on Human Relations.

I have to admit, I am very pleased to see black folks spear-heading the fight for LGBT equality. The restaurant was very stupid in it's actions and I'm sure there will be consequences. We can only wait now to see how severe those consequences will be. Ms. Ford and Ms. Brown - go head with yourself. You make this black gay man proud. Please get into their video below.

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