Earlier this week, Jeremy Joseph, owner of the legendary LGBT nightclub G-A-Y, posted a comment on Facebook which surprised me for two reasons — the racial overtones of the remarks, and the numerous supportive comments from his followers that it garnered. In his post, Joseph commented that, in the nine days since he had been away for Christmas, there had been two stabbings in central London. The post has now been taken down, and Joseph has apologised. But as a black gay man, I took several things from this incident — whether intended or not. At the time of posting, a man in his position did not think it irresponsible to post such a public statement, or stop to consider how it could impact on non-white people in his community.
Why Dating Apps Are Racist AF — With or Without Ethnicity Filters
Grindr is deleting its 'ethnicity filter'. But racism is still rife in online dating
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White gay privilege exists all year, but it is particularly hurtful during Pride
February 9, New research by Morgan Philbin, Ph. They find that perceived racial discrimination, sexual orientation discrimination, and HIV-status discrimination are all associated with risk for criminal justice involvement in this population. The research appears in the journal Stigma and Health. Various studies have shown that Black men are imprisoned at nearly seven times the rate of white men; sexual minority young adults are nearly three times more likely to report being criminally sanctioned compared to their heterosexual peers; and the rate of HIV among prisoners is multiple times higher than the general population.
Enter search. Race Matters. UKBP continues to grow from strength to strength, we have achieved so much by working with all aspects of our diverse communities, we are building bridges not walls. However, the work is not done to ensure that people live their lives free from homophobia, biphobia, transphobia and racism. A version of this article first appeared on Gay Star News in July , Runnymede has been given permission to reproduce it here for Race Matters.