Sexual racism is sexual discrimination or sex preference and prejudice based on a person's skin colour and/ or perceived ethnicity. It is one of the most psychologically damaging and mentally exhausting forms of racism on gay scenes online and around the world..
White, Gay, and Confronting Racism | Matthew J Dempsey | 21 Nov 2016 | 10m 29s
Is there racism in the gay community | Kyle Krieger | 30 Aug 2016 | 8m 37s
Recently over 850 Black, White, Asian, South Asian, Arab and mixed-race gay men shared their thoughts on race and racism with GMFA. More than two-thirds of the men from the Black, Asian and other minority ethnic backgrounds had personally experienced racism on the scene.
Racism and the gay scene | GMFA FS #148
Over 400 white gay men filled in a short survey for GMFA who asked for their honest thoughts on racism on the gay scene – whether they discriminate against other races, whether they have ever experienced racism themselves, and their general thoughts about preference vs. racism.
Of course not all white gay men are racist. Many of the men in the survey were shocked and outraged by instances of racism they had observed on the scene. However, there were also plenty of examples of casual racism in some of the responses from the white guys in the survey. And we were surprised by some examples of more overt racism.
And we urge you to read "I’m black but you still have to ask for consent" by Philip Samba for GMFA.
Accessing health services
In March 2015, Guy’s and St Thomas’ published a report dealing with the sexual health, mental health, access to services and social issues of Black, Latino and other minority groups. The report found:
- Racism on the gay scene
- Black gay men found racism on the gay scene to outweigh homophobia within Black communities
- Black men often feel they are sexualised and objectified and used as ‘accessories’ for white men
- They are presumed to have large cocks and to be sexually aggressive
- They feel like they are not recognised as a whole person, and once the sex is over they are discarded
- In contrast Latino gay men found stereotypes, such as being ‘hot lovers’ to be a positive thing
- Both groups expressed the view that the gay scene is segmented and elitist and this can have an impact on their self-esteem
You're really sweet, I'm just not into black guys | ImFromDriftwood | 31 Dec 2014 | 4m 40s
Why are asians rejected by LGBT? | OnisionSpeaks | 28 May 2015 | 2m 35s
Racism and thegGay community | rh2ac | 13 Jan 2015 | 7m 30s
Racist Dating Profiles | Davey Wavey | 10 Feb 2013 | 2m 11s
Race | The Grindr guide (Ep. 4) | 6 Mar 2013 | 2m 35s
Racism, marginalisation and PrEP stereotypes affect PrEP uptake for black MSM in London | nam aidsmap | 9 Apr 2019
Dealing with racism in gay online dating | ABC Life | 28 Feb 2019
Challenging racism in the LGBT community | Stonewall | 28 Jun 2018
Dear white gay men, racism is not "just a preference" | Phillip Henry | 19 Jan 2018
LGBTI racism: How to fix the exclusion of black and Asian people | Gay Star News | 26 Jul 2017
Gay bars can be mind-bogglingly racist | Vice | 22 Apr 2017
An open letter about racism in the gay community | Attitude | 4 Jun 2015