Wednesday, October 10, 2012

[Video]: Gay Kappa Wedding Causes Homophobic Reaction In Black Community



The couple, which tied the knot last month in a beautiful ceremony at the Griffin Gate Marriott Resort in Lexington, Kentucky, decided to share their precious moment with the world and posted a video of the celebration on YouTube. The video is quickly going viral and racking up spirited comments across various social networks.

As I watched the too-brave beautiful wedding video, I felt conflicted about it being shared on social media. While I commented on the two for being so open and marveled at how in love they looked, I felt sad for them because I knew the backlash would be vicious.

As the video began to spread, the comments grew. Twitter exploded and “Kappa” became a trending topic after folks picked up on the fact that Nathanael appears to be a member of Kappa Alpha Psi*, a historically black fraternity.

In one part of the video, Nathanael is seen “throwing up the Yo” (the hand sign) and presumably posing with other members of the fraternity. Many of the negative commenters used this brief image to condemn not only Robert and Nathanael, but also the fraternity as well.

While many of the comments about Robert and Nathanael’s union were positive, the onslaught of hate the wedding video provoked was astounding.

It’s clear when it comes to sexuality (and race, and sexism, and several other hot-button topic) people conveniently forget the adage, “If you don’t have anything nice to say, keep it to yourself.” But in this case, I wish they would. Not only are they taking shots at a couple’s special day, but they’re also slandering a 101-year-old institution in the process.

This was all too brave, but true LOVE is brave.

NOTE: THIS KIND OF NEWS WILL NOT BE NEWS ONCE OUR KIDS GROW TO BE OUR AGE. Different generation. Judge less, Love More

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