Friday, September 16, 2011

Being Gay in the Hip Hop Community

"To date, there hasn't been a single mainstream rapper to publicly state that he or she is gay or bisexual."

This article talks about coming out as gay within the Hip Hop Community. While it generally reiterates issues we've already spoken about in class, I was particularly glad to see the call on the Hip Hop community to be more receptive to homosexuality. It directly points out that more people would come out and be true to themselves if the community was more receptive and compassionate. It's the responsibility of the community to make a safe safe for people to be themselves... we cannot expect the individual to put themselves in a dangerous situation just for the sake of "coming out."

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