These stereotypes are reinforced by a society that's increasingly embracing white gay men in pop culture, but still lacks representation of gay men of color, both in mainstream and erotic media.
The experiences of the men in the video underscore how badly these representations are needed in the "real world." Some of these stereotypes play out most obviously on online dating sites, where we often judge one another in nanoseconds based on a single photo.
For white gay men on the site, 43% said they would strongly prefer to date someone of the same racial background as them.
For black gay men, just 6% expressed such a preference.
History is littered with examples of black men who ran afoul of society’s boundaries when dating white women — as it pertained to interracial dating and paid a heavy price for it.
It is now, for the most part a nation where a black man no longer puts his life in peril for making the choice in favor of dating white women.
I hope to answer all of these questions about dating white women and even tackle certain issues that you may not have yet considered.
But the most important question is a great deal less complicated.
Online, I see so many demanding that their partners not have any trace of femininity ...
There's so much more to being a man than fitting a narrowly enforced view of masculinity," Johnson explained.
If the answer is ‘no,’ congratulations on being your own man.
But keeping reading about some of the other realities you must contend with when dating white women.
And oftentimes, it's the seemingly innocuous pickup lines that do the most damage.