You might be wondering, “Will we have anything in common? Unfortunately, sometimes that plan fails miserably because some of these White men can’t help but keep reminding you that you are Black and they are White.It’s not that they do it on purpose, but it’s just that sometimes make certain comments that can seem annoying or even inappropriate.But even so, the mainstream media still promotes Eurocentric beauty standards that we, in turn, accept as common sense.In the world of gay online dating, your race affects your romantic and sexual connections, whether your potential partners realize it or not.The National Association of Black and White Men Together, Inc.: A Gay Multiracial Organization for All People (NABWMT) is a longstanding network of chapters across the United States focused on LGBT and racial equality, founded in May, 1980 Chapters named "Black and White Men Together," "Men of All Colors Together," "GREAT (Gay Racially Equal And Together) Men of (city)," and "People of All Colors Together" which include women, all operate under the NABWMT umbrella.Local chapters host social and educational events, and also support other aspects of their communities.Systems of oppression based on race sometimes pressure queer men of color to lie about or hide their racial/ethnic identity in online dating spaces like Grindr in order to get positive romantic and sexual attention.
But despite our male privilege, the intersection of our Blackness and queerness exists in a society that privileges heterosexuality.
Education about racism, homophobia and HIV/AIDS remain a primary focus of NABWMT and its local chapters.
This is accomplished through workshops (presentations, enlightenment sessions) during the annual national convention and during periodic regional weekend get togethers through the Midland and Western Regions.
So gays are natural allies against finger-wagging authoritarians.
Sensing this, the authoritarians have launched a pre-emptive strike.