“Role models give kids tangible examples of possibilities. And as cultural critic bell hooks has noted, “oppression means the absence of choices.” LGBT representation on television has come a long way since “Will and Grace,” but everybody isn’t going to identify with Chris Colfer or Neil Patrick Harris. The “It Gets Better” videos are great, but have you noticed how few black men appear in them? The fewer choices queer youth have for role models, the more vulnerable they are to the idea that being a successful and proud black, gay male is not a possibility.”
Yes, It Matters That Jason Collins Is Black And Gay by Rumpus contributor and Buzzfeed LGBT editor Saeed Jones