Is gay interracial dating more popular within the LGBTQ community?
Yes. For some reason, it seems to be more common especially with black gay men. Much as there is less opposition to same-sex relationships, some still face discrimination within their own community. Most are forced to be on the sown low hence choosing to look for love from other races. Looking outside their race for love seems to give them more dating chances.
Compared to same-sex relationships, interracial dating seems to be slightly higher within the gay individuals. According to the 2010 Census, there are 20% gay couples in interracial relationships. There seems to be more diversity within the LGBTQ community.
Unfortunately, couples in gay interracial dating have two complexities to deal with. There is the issue of being an interracial couple and then there is the issue of being in a same-sex relationship.
If you look at it, this is a beautiful thing. Gay couples have fought for inclusion. So have interracial couples. Now imagine those bold enough to navigate both discriminatory factors. It shows strength. It actually shows how much you cant choose who you love. The heart wants what the heart wants. It is love against all odds
Why do the LGBTQ prefer gay interracial dating?
First of all, the issue homophobia within minority cultures come up. Looking at the black community, religion really comes to play. Gay people are seen as outcasts. So what choices are left? It is easier to date other races in order to escape stigma and remain on the down low.
The other thing is being in an interracial relationship somehow represents freedom. It is all about embracing who one really is. If are dealing with the taboo of being attracted to the race, what’s one more taboo?
Some people might view this as some form of rebellion. Some insist that it’s all embedded in fetishes. Well, gay interracial dating isn’t necessarily so. It’s more than two individuals “trying something new”.
What I love about interracial dating within the gay community is the openness and the sense inclusion this community has. They are dealing with discrimination for being in same-sex relationships. So why not spread the love within themselves and love one another despite race as they fight for their rights?
It is about finding love beyond bounds… against all odds.
At least things are looking up for the gay community. And hopefully, more states and countries will offer them recognition.