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Malcolm X was bisexual. Get Over It
The Guardian ^ | Tuesday 20 October 2009 | Peter Tatchell

Posted on 10/21/2009 10:43:22 AM PDT by nickcarraway

Black History Month should help break down homophobia by celebrating the sexuality of black heroes such as Malcolm

October is Black History Month in Britain – a wonderful celebration of the huge, important and valuable contribution that black people have made to humanity and to popular culture.

It is also worth celebrating that many leading black icons have been lesbian, gay, bisexual or transgender (LGBT), most notably the US black liberation hero Malcolm X. Other prominent black LGBTs include jazz singer Billie Holiday, author and civil rights activist James Baldwin, soul singer-songwriter Luther Vandross, blues singer Bessie Smith, poet and short story writer Langston Hughes, singer Johnny Mathis, novelist Alice Walker, civil rights activist and organiser of the 1963 March on Washington Bayard Rustin, blues singer Ma Rainey, dancer and choreographer Alvin Ailey, actress, singer and dancer Josephine Baker, Olympic diving gold medallist Greg Louganis, singer and songwriter Little Richard, political activist and philosopher Angela Davis, singer-songwriter Tracy Chapman and drag performer and singer RuPaul.

Few of these prominent black LGBT achievers are listed on the most comprehensive UK Black History Month website, which hosts biographies of notable black men and women. In the section on people, only Davis is mentioned and her lesbianism is not acknowledged. The website fails to identify the vast majority of black public and historical figures who are LGBT. The Official Guide to Black History Month UK is equally remiss. Why these omissions? Black people are not one homogenous heterosexual mass. Where is the recognition of sexual diversity within the black communities and black history?

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TOPICS: Culture/Society; Extended News; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: blacknationalism; homosexual; malcolmx; wtf
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1 posted on 10/21/2009 10:43:23 AM PDT by nickcarraway
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I find it interesting that every person who ever lived and was prominent was either a homosexual or bisexual or transgendered.
Well, according to the radical homosexual community that is.
2 posted on 10/21/2009 10:45:31 AM PDT by svcw (The time is near at hand which must determine whether Americans are to be free men or slaves. GW)
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To: nickcarraway

Malcolm “DL” X


3 posted on 10/21/2009 10:45:37 AM PDT by RFEngineer
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To: nickcarraway

Yeah, why aren’t they celebrated by the black community? ;^)


4 posted on 10/21/2009 10:46:06 AM PDT by WhyisaTexasgirlinPA (Blankety blankety blank)
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To: RFEngineer

haha


5 posted on 10/21/2009 10:46:29 AM PDT by WhyisaTexasgirlinPA (Blankety blankety blank)
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To: nickcarraway

Well, the left loves Muslims. They love homosexuals. Why not?


6 posted on 10/21/2009 10:47:13 AM PDT by Republic of Texas (Socialism Always Fails)
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To: nickcarraway

Malcolm Xy


7 posted on 10/21/2009 10:47:15 AM PDT by Red Badger (The Zero has more airtime than Michael Jordan...........)
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To: nickcarraway

So’s Obama...he’s screwing everyone in the whole country!


8 posted on 10/21/2009 10:47:58 AM PDT by bigbob
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To: nickcarraway
Despite the downsides of his anti-white rhetoric, black separatism and religious superstition, ...

I am always AMAZED at the free passes the liberal press gives socialists and certain minorities...

9 posted on 10/21/2009 10:48:02 AM PDT by 2banana (My common ground with terrorists - they want to die for islam and we want to kill them)
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To: WhyisaTexasgirlinPA

How ‘bout Al Sharpton? He’s been screwing us all for years.


10 posted on 10/21/2009 10:48:21 AM PDT by King Hawk
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To: nickcarraway

What a coincidence... so’s his son Barack.


11 posted on 10/21/2009 10:48:49 AM PDT by WhistlingPastTheGraveyard (Some men just want to watch the world burn.)
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To: nickcarraway

Johnny Mathis is black?


12 posted on 10/21/2009 10:49:35 AM PDT by OldDeckHand (No Socialized Medicine, No Way, No How, No Time)
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To: nickcarraway

“Black History Month in Britain”

Just....Huh?


13 posted on 10/21/2009 10:49:53 AM PDT by the OlLine Rebel (Common sense is an uncommon virtue./Technological progress cannot be legislated.)
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To: nickcarraway

Since when is Greg Louganis BLACK?


14 posted on 10/21/2009 10:50:24 AM PDT by the OlLine Rebel (Common sense is an uncommon virtue./Technological progress cannot be legislated.)
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To: King Hawk

So true - and Rangel has been screwing the IRS...


15 posted on 10/21/2009 10:50:36 AM PDT by WhyisaTexasgirlinPA (Blankety blankety blank)
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To: nickcarraway
nd drag performer and singer RuPaul.

RuPaul gay?!!??? Say it isn't so.

16 posted on 10/21/2009 10:50:47 AM PDT by dfwgator
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To: nickcarraway

RuPaul is bi. I can’t believe it.


17 posted on 10/21/2009 10:52:51 AM PDT by Lx (Do you like it, do you like it. Scott? I call it Mr. and Mrs. Tennerman chili.)
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To: nickcarraway

I’m not sure why I needed to know this. Given the fact that none of these people tried to have sex in public, I question what was gained in outing these folks.


18 posted on 10/21/2009 10:52:55 AM PDT by RinaseaofDs
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TMI!!!!!! I don’t tell them about my sex life, I don’t want to know about theirs.


19 posted on 10/21/2009 10:53:04 AM PDT by Shimmer1 (Navy Mom)
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To: the OlLine Rebel

I always thought he was Greek. And I always thought he was gay.


20 posted on 10/21/2009 10:53:15 AM PDT by swain_forkbeard (Rationality may not be sufficient, but it is necessary.)
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To: nickcarraway
i love george carlin's line about being bisexual:

"could you imagine being bisexual? think of all the phone numbers you'd accumulate! you might as well walk around with the white pages under your arm!"

21 posted on 10/21/2009 10:53:21 AM PDT by thefactor (yes, as a matter of fact, i DID only read the excerpt)
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To: OldDeckHand

Yes. At least partly. I always knew him that way.

1st time I ever heard of him being “gay” or whatever was some story my manager (car store; gritty guys) was giving. Claiming Johnny was present for naming a street after him and it was raining, so the prissy wouldn’t get out of the car for it. That was almost 20 years ago.

My parents played his stuff in the car all the time. We sang to it. I love Johnny.


22 posted on 10/21/2009 10:53:48 AM PDT by the OlLine Rebel (Common sense is an uncommon virtue./Technological progress cannot be legislated.)
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To: dfwgator
RuPaul gay?!!??? Say it isn't so.

The amazing part about including RuPaul isn't that he's homosexual or black--but that someone actually considers him have made a "contribution to humanity or popular culture."
23 posted on 10/21/2009 10:54:20 AM PDT by Antoninus (Sarah Palin -- I love her because she freaks out all the right people.)
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To: Lx
RuPaul is bi. I can’t believe it.

I can't either, I can't imagine him having any attraction at all to women.

24 posted on 10/21/2009 10:54:35 AM PDT by dfwgator
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To: dfwgator

55 seconds!


25 posted on 10/21/2009 10:54:36 AM PDT by Lx (Do you like it, do you like it. Scott? I call it Mr. and Mrs. Tennerman chili.)
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To: nickcarraway

What? Prince and Michael Jackson didn’t make the list? Oh, right. MJ’s not black.


26 posted on 10/21/2009 10:54:46 AM PDT by CholeraJoe (Too many guns, too much ammo, Santa Claus - all mythical.)
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To: RinaseaofDs

Some are well known. Others are news to me.

It’s still news to me that Greg Louganis is black!


27 posted on 10/21/2009 10:55:04 AM PDT by the OlLine Rebel (Common sense is an uncommon virtue./Technological progress cannot be legislated.)
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To: thefactor
i love george carlin's line about being bisexual:

I liked the Diceman's line, "You either .... .... or you do not .... .... there is no in-between."

28 posted on 10/21/2009 10:56:02 AM PDT by dfwgator
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To: the OlLine Rebel

Wikipedia says that Louganis is of “Samoan/Swedish descent” and was adopted by Grrek-American parents. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Greg_Louganis

Must have been black Swedes.


29 posted on 10/21/2009 10:56:27 AM PDT by AuH2ORepublican (If a politician won't protect innocent babies, what makes you think that he will protect you?)
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To: the OlLine Rebel
It’s still news to me that Greg Louganis is black!

It's news to him too.

30 posted on 10/21/2009 10:56:28 AM PDT by dfwgator
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To: CholeraJoe

Prince is like Obama - half black.

MJ - “sexuality: unknown”. ;-)


31 posted on 10/21/2009 10:56:36 AM PDT by the OlLine Rebel (Common sense is an uncommon virtue./Technological progress cannot be legislated.)
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To: the OlLine Rebel

Yeah. I didn’t know that either. I knew he was gay, because he once hit his head on the dive platform and bled into the pool. This mattered because at the time it became know that he was HIV positive.

How it became known, I can’t remember, but I believe that the bleed incident came BEFORE it became known that he had HIV, which is why it made news.


32 posted on 10/21/2009 10:57:43 AM PDT by RinaseaofDs
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To: nickcarraway

Now it all makes sense Malcolm X going Muslim with the homo relationships he had. I still think Malcolm X was mostly heterosexual


33 posted on 10/21/2009 10:57:43 AM PDT by dennisw (It's not called the Wheel. It's called the Carousel)
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To: AuH2ORepublican

LOL

Samoan/polynesian I can believe (I thought he looked hispanic).

Never once did I think he looked any bit black.

But leave it to a Brit not to really understand who blacks are.


34 posted on 10/21/2009 10:57:53 AM PDT by the OlLine Rebel (Common sense is an uncommon virtue./Technological progress cannot be legislated.)
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To: nickcarraway

Uh... Greg Louganis?

His adoptive parents are Greek and he is half-Samoan half-Swedish according to his biography.

Little hard to call him “black” isn’t it?


35 posted on 10/21/2009 10:58:07 AM PDT by Anitius Severinus Boethius
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To: nickcarraway
I'm trisexual.

I try to have sex with every person I see.

36 posted on 10/21/2009 11:01:53 AM PDT by Lazamataz (DEFINITION: rac-ist (rA'sis't) 1. Anyone who disagrees with a liberal about any topic.)
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To: AuH2ORepublican

Swegros.


37 posted on 10/21/2009 11:03:17 AM PDT by Dionysius (Jingoism is no vice in these troubled times.)
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To: nickcarraway

Idiots. Good black people (conservatives) need to fight this BS! They’re not pushing this to help Black people, they’re pushing their own sex-freak agenda. Malcolm X’s sexual orientation is completely irrelevant. Just as Barbara Jordan’s (a true patriot).


38 posted on 10/21/2009 11:03:27 AM PDT by Clock King (There's no way to fix D.C.)
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To: nickcarraway

Regardless of his bisexuality, I’m not sure why you would want to celebrate Malcolm X in the first place. Unless you admire racial hatred, destructiveness, and violence.


39 posted on 10/21/2009 11:04:54 AM PDT by Cicero (Marcus Tullius)
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To: the OlLine Rebel
"Yes. At least partly. I always knew him that way."

I'm laughing because I was joking :-)

I should have included the /s tag.

40 posted on 10/21/2009 11:06:32 AM PDT by OldDeckHand (No Socialized Medicine, No Way, No How, No Time)
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To: nickcarraway

What a mess


41 posted on 10/21/2009 11:06:41 AM PDT by bella1 (Remember; it took four years of Carter to give us eight years of Reagan.)
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To: the OlLine Rebel
???


42 posted on 10/21/2009 11:07:09 AM PDT by paulycy (Predatory Pricing = Public Option = Unethical Competition .)
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To: nickcarraway

By any means necessary?

In all seriousness, though, I really don’t care what he did in private (and didn’t make an issue of during his lifetime).


43 posted on 10/21/2009 11:18:51 AM PDT by pogo101
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To: nickcarraway

RuPaul is a “leading black icon?”


44 posted on 10/21/2009 11:21:36 AM PDT by Trailerpark Badass (Happiness is a choice!)
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To: the OlLine Rebel

I love his music, and he was present at Ronald Reagan’s graveside service, so I respect him. I just pretend he’s singing about holding a lady by the fire—not a guy. Heh.


45 posted on 10/21/2009 11:21:46 AM PDT by Rastus
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To: nickcarraway

getting off “by any means neccessary”.


46 posted on 10/21/2009 11:22:49 AM PDT by glorgau
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Olympic diving gold medallist Greg Louganis

According to Wikipedia: Louganis is of Samoan/Swedish descent. He was raised in California by his adoptive parents, a Greek-American couple. He attended Valhalla High School in El Cajon, California.

47 posted on 10/21/2009 11:23:53 AM PDT by Lonesome in Massachussets (The People have abdicated our duties; ... and anxiously hope for just two things: bread and circuses)
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Olympic diving gold medallist Greg Louganis

Uh, Greg Louganis was NOT "Black". He was Swedish and Samoan. Samoans would take great offense to being called "Black". Or so says my Samoan college roomate, who is already pissed off at this article.


48 posted on 10/21/2009 11:24:12 AM PDT by montag813 (During times of universal deceit, telling the truth becomes a revolutionary act. -George Orwell)
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To: paulycy

No way.

Not in the last 5 generations, anyway.


49 posted on 10/21/2009 11:24:27 AM PDT by the OlLine Rebel (Common sense is an uncommon virtue./Technological progress cannot be legislated.)
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To: nickcarraway

I’m heard he was tri-sexual .


50 posted on 10/21/2009 11:24:58 AM PDT by lionheart 247365 (-:{ 0bama's dream is an American NIGHTMARE }:-)
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