Here are 5 reasons gay is not the new black.
While I do understand (and to a reasonable extent sympathize) with homosexuals’ complaints against how they are treated, I don’t believe in equating them with non-equal past events for the purpose of bolstering their cause.
As this article points out, by equating their plight with that of African-Americans during the Civil Rights Era, they are inadvertently diminishing the struggle that cost others so much. I know we all want our voices to be heard and to be considered relevant, but doing so at the expense of others’ history isn’t right.
Personally, I believe that a society is only as good as its ability for storytelling. Once we stop telling stories of past struggles and triumphs we eventually lose the reverence and appreciation for what those who fought before us actually fought for. A society that can keep those sentiments alive through story will continually grow and move forward, as it builds on the things of old.
If a cause has merit, let its merit do the fighting for it. No need to infuse it with the merit of past causes; doing so only waters down both causes.