Skip to comments.Malcolm X - gay black hero?
Posted on 09/27/2006 5:49:10 PM PDT by ConservativeJen
Malcolm X was born 80 years ago today, on 19 May 1925. But amid the commemorations, controversy is brewing. Some black activists are enraged by suggestions that their hero might have been gay - or at least bisexual. The controversy has been stirring since the publication of Bruce Perry's acclaimed biography, Malcolm: The Life of a Man Who Changed Black America (Station Hill, New York) in 1991. Based on interviews with Malcolm's closest boyhood and adult friends, Perry suggests that the US black nationalist leader was not as robustly heterosexual as his Nation of Islam (NoI) colleagues have always insisted.
As for his sporadic gay hustling, as Perry notes, "there were other ways he could have earned money". Dope-dealing, thieving and pimping were sources of income he had pursued with success. There was no imperative to sell his body. Why, then, did he prostitute himself? Misogyny and repressed homosexuality might be the answer. According to Perry: "His male-to-male encounters, which rendered it unnecessary for him to compete for women, afforded him an opportunity for sexual release without the attendant risk of dependence on women."
Now it is time to blow the whistle. There is not a single world-famous black person who is openly gay. Young black lesbians and gays need role models. Who better than Malcolm X, one of the inspirations of my activism and one of the great modern heroes of black liberation?
(Excerpt) Read more at guardian.co.uk ...
Malcolm X on the "down low?" OMGSTFULOL
I don't want to know, it has nothing to do with anything that's remotely our business.
He was worthless then, and he is worthless now.
I wonder if he played any "finger games" with Michael Weiner.
We've got no gay role models, so let's just lie.
Malcom XXX !
Wow. This story is so breaking....
(Do you know it over a year old?)
Please explain why you posted this article from Thursday May 19, 2005 in breaking news.
"Wow. This story is so breaking.... "
I never heard it, this is a story that needs to get out.
Malcolm X is one the monsters of the left that has reached hero status.
The revelation that the most famous black militant, anti white hero of the anti-American left is a homo is a big deal.
I remember asking some of them if they new the name he was born with. Nope, not a clue, but they did know that he hated the White man, and that was all that counted to them.
He was born Malcolm Little and was killed by the Nation of Islam because he disavowed them and exposed the hypocracy of "The Honorable Elisia Mohamed".
Let me guess -- Bruce Perry is a fag. Queers spend much of their time insisting that almost any famous figure was queer.
The Guardian is nothing more than an anti-American tabloid. There's a good reason you never heard of this before, it's unlikely that it's true.
At a Country Music concert near here a few years back, I remember seeing a tee-shirt with the Confederate flag and the slogan,"You wear your X and I'll wear mine."
Planned Parenthood founder Margaret Sanger is a Nazi.
ACLU founder Roger Baldwin is a Communist.
Interesting? Yes. Breaking News? No.
"Planned Parenthood founder Margaret Sanger is a Nazi."
I missed that one too, who proved that?
because someone sent me the link on AIM and I didn't see the date