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Gay men of color call for representation with #GayMediaSoWhite

Monday evening, gay men on Twitter took the media — especially gay-centric media like Out and The Advocate — to task for what they deemed a lack of inclusion and diversity regarding representation. The conversation began when black queer rapper Mykki Blanco retweeted Sony music songwriter Jesse Saint John. Many users called out the gay media for its criminal and tragic depiction of gay men of color.

#GayMediaSoWhite is precisely why platforms like Gaysian Third Space are so vital not just for other gaysians but for the gay community at large. Issues like sexual racism and racial “emasculation” are so pervasive, in part, because of lack of representation of other ethnicities as beautiful and desirable. And so my brothers, let us continue to raise our voices and shout to the heavens because we WILL be heard and we WILL prevail against the discrimination that plagues us all.

-Jeffrey

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