In the end, what society needs to strive for is a space where race, sexuality, gender, age, and any other number of factors used to discriminate against others aren’t used for that purpose anymore. I leave everyone with my thanks for (maybe?) reading through all of the previous pages, and some stories of black gay individuals who have come out and are taking strides toward living their lives to the fullest in spite of all the opposition they will undoubtedly face.

A black gay man and his mother:


A black mother discusses having a gay son:


Black lesbians share their coming-out stories: