If that's not depressing enough, these men also face a health crisis.One out of four black gay and bisexual men will be HIV-positive by the time they turn 25 years old. Activists want that number repeated over and over to drive it home: At the current rate of infection, nearly 60 percent of this group will test HIV-positive by their 40th birthday.), a lot of BME gay men feel that such phrases are blatant expressions of racism which render such apps yet another LGBT space not safe or welcoming for Po C.
I call upon all gay men to start a revolution, but I don’t mean taking up arms and waving the rainbow flag in the face of straights down your high street.
The revolution I want to start is among gay men themselves.
“I don’t think I’ve ever gone on there and not looked at a profile that says something like “No Asians” or “Not into Black Guys”.
People can be so blatant about it, it’s something you’d hope people don’t say in public”.
Are these two factors — racism in dating and the HIV crisis — related? A 2014 study shows among black men who have sex with men, 45 percent of sexual encounters were with other black men.