Thursday, October 01, 2009

Pictures from Black Gay Wedding Spurs Hateful and Homophobic Internet Campaign

I feel so bad for Michael Cole Smith and his husband Jamil Smith Cole, seen here in one of their wedding pictures. Rod 2.0 has done an excellent and very thorough report on this story.

Rod 2.0 reports:
Vicious homophobia rears its ugly head once again at Morehouse College, one of the nation's premier historically black colleges. Two staff members forwarded pictures of the extravagant wedding ceremony of popular Minneapolis hairstylist Michael Cole Smith and husband Jamil Smith Cole. One employee added an anti-gay rant and works in the office of President Robert Franklin, reports Southern Voice.

"I can’t believe this wedding. It’s 2 men. They don’t smile in a lot of pictures and they look like a few brothers I’ve seen in the streets looking STRAGHT. Black women can’t get a break, either our men want another man, a white woman (or other nationality that’s light with straight hair), they are locked up in jail or have a 'use to be' fatal disease. I’m beginning to believe Eve was a black woman and we Black women are paying for all the world’s sins through her actions (eating the apple)," wrote Sandra Bradley [a Morehouse employee].

To add insult to injury:

The pictures have been posted to many black gossip blogs where hateful anti-gay commentary is standard operating procedure. At ghetto-obsessed and fact-challenged Bossip, there are almost 500 comments at the post charmingly entitled "What the Hell is Wrong with These Pictures". The vast majority are hurtful. One woman compares gay men to "rapists and serial killers".

Read Rod's full report here.