Sulaimon Giwa’s aptly named book Racism and Gay Men of Color arrives at a time when many of the sociocultural issues it raises have come to national attention. Yet gay men of color in Canadian GLBT communities are still subject to racism and excluded, both online and offline. If a gay man of color is not the “right” color, he is often the recipient of stereotypical racial epithets and denied sexual approbation within an erotic world where sexual desires are structured along the lines of race, ethnicity, age, disability, and class. In his new book, Giwa warns against the denial that underlies much of this monolithic racism and highlights the strategies used by gay men of color to counter racism in their communities and to lead strong, effective lives.
Join us for a discussion on the themes of the book between Sulaimon Giwa, Robert Alsberry (BGMN) and Michael Kwag (CBRC).