Racism exists in the LGBT community and must be confronted – starting with the Pride flag
I was neither shocked or surprised by the hostility that was to follow from many cis-white gay men. Their arguments:
‘The flag was never about skin colour so not sure why they need to add to it to make non-white people feel included?’
‘Ruining everything our LGBT brothers and sisters set up decades ago, leave the bloody RAINBOW pride flag alone!’
‘Where is the white stripe to represent white people?’ ‘Stripes won’t make a difference.’
The fact that such arguments are presented goes to solidify that racism in the wider LGBT+ community can often be overlooked.