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dsc

(52,212 posts)
Mon Apr 30, 2012, 10:15 AM Apr 2012

A question inspired by church yesterday

The pastor of my church, who is caucasian like I am, stated that some gays and lesbians of color are calling themselves same sex loving instead of gay or lesbian since the latter terms were invented by caucasians. I had, to be honest, never heard of this before. So here is my question. Are you of color, and have you ever heard of that term being used instead of gay or lesbian.


13 votes, 1 pass | Time left: Unlimited
yes I am of color and I use that term
0 (0%)
yes I am of color and know people who use that term
0 (0%)
yes I am of color and never have heard that term
1 (8%)
No I am not of color but have heard of that term
2 (15%)
No I am not of color and have never heard of that term.
10 (77%)
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A question inspired by church yesterday (Original Post) dsc Apr 2012 OP
Heard on TV korak Apr 2012 #1
I see you just signed up. DURHAM D Apr 2012 #2
Answer to request and info korak Apr 2012 #3
Can you tell your pastor that while I have not heard that term, I have heard of other Bluenorthwest Apr 2012 #4
He is great on gay issues so he clearly meant no harm dsc Apr 2012 #6
I've heard that phrase. RevStPatrick Apr 2012 #5
I am white,married to a man of color mitchtv Apr 2012 #7
If I were a person of faith, I would embrace your pastor with open and loving arms. JackBeck May 2012 #8

DURHAM D

(32,638 posts)
2. I see you just signed up.
Mon Apr 30, 2012, 12:23 PM
Apr 2012

This comment is offensive. Please remove.

Edit: I see you have been a member for 9 years, no Recs in DU3, and have only posted 3 times. Can you explain?

 

korak

(77 posts)
3. Answer to request and info
Mon Apr 30, 2012, 12:36 PM
Apr 2012

don't know what recs in du3 are! Just not talkative. Long time reader of DU. Offensive? I am quoting what i remember hearing on (I believe) a 60 minutes program back when white people discovered the down low expression!

 

Bluenorthwest

(45,319 posts)
4. Can you tell your pastor that while I have not heard that term, I have heard of other
Mon Apr 30, 2012, 01:12 PM
Apr 2012

religious organizations and clerics (white, like me and the Rev) who tell lies to attempt to build walls between the GLBT and African American communities and so does the whole world, thanks to NOM? I wonder if he'd find that good enough reason to moderate, research, or use specific citations when he as a white, straight person takes it upon himself to so pontificate? Just a quesstion from the 'let your yes mean yes' passages. His question could appear to telegraph a message of division and racism, which I'm sappishly sure he does not intend....

 

RevStPatrick

(2,208 posts)
5. I've heard that phrase.
Mon Apr 30, 2012, 01:57 PM
Apr 2012

As an aside, I'm a "white" person and I find the term "caucasian" to be offensive!
It was originally coined to mean "white and beautiful" as opposed to Mongolian which meant "brown and ugly". Also, my family is not from anywhere near the Caucasus region of Central Asia.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Caucasian_race

Anything is offensive to someone...

JackBeck

(12,359 posts)
8. If I were a person of faith, I would embrace your pastor with open and loving arms.
Tue May 1, 2012, 12:41 AM
May 2012

You are quite fortunate to have a culturally competant faith leader who not only embraces LGBT equality, but does so with a lens that doesn't exclude Queer people of color.

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