Skip to comments.Malcolm X was bisexual. Get Over It
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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Malcolm “DL” X
Yeah, why aren’t they celebrated by the black community? ;^)
Well, the left loves Muslims. They love homosexuals. Why not?
So’s Obama...he’s screwing everyone in the whole country!
I am always AMAZED at the free passes the liberal press gives socialists and certain minorities...
How ‘bout Al Sharpton? He’s been screwing us all for years.
What a coincidence... so’s his son Barack.
Johnny Mathis is black?
“Black History Month in Britain”
Since when is Greg Louganis BLACK?
So true - and Rangel has been screwing the IRS...
RuPaul gay?!!??? Say it isn't so.
RuPaul is bi. I can’t believe it.
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.
TMI!!!!!! I don’t tell them about my sex life, I don’t want to know about theirs.
I always thought he was Greek. And I always thought he was gay.
"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!"
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.
I can't either, I can't imagine him having any attraction at all to women.
What? Prince and Michael Jackson didn’t make the list? Oh, right. MJ’s not black.
Some are well known. Others are news to me.
It’s still news to me that Greg Louganis is black!
I liked the Diceman's line, "You either .... .... or you do not .... .... there is no in-between."
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.
It's news to him too.
Prince is like Obama - half black.
MJ - “sexuality: unknown”. ;-)
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.
Now it all makes sense Malcolm X going Muslim with the homo relationships he had. I still think Malcolm X was mostly heterosexual
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.
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?
I try to have sex with every person I see.
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).
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.
I'm laughing because I was joking :-)
I should have included the /s tag.
What a mess
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).
RuPaul is a “leading black icon?”
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.
getting off “by any means neccessary”.
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.
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.
Not in the last 5 generations, anyway.
I’m heard he was tri-sexual .