This week Taylor Bennett (Chance The Rapper’s little brother) announced that he just had his baby. Most would just send their congratulations then move on. His announcement was met with a lot of skepticism because he disclosed his sexuality previously, stating that he likes men. Forcing Bennett to remind everyone what the acronym LGBT means. The acronym stands for Lesbian Gay Bisexual Transgender, which the term bisexual is used interchangeably with pansexual.
It’s toxic thinking in the Black community that if you aren’t straight then you’re automatically gay. If you dare to engage your erotic fantasies of the same sex, then the saints are ready to throw holy oil on you. This makes people live their lives in the shadows because they’re afraid of the harsh criticism. This makes people act recklessly and hurt the people they love. When Frank Ocean came out, he got the conversation started about sexually liberated but we still have a way to go.
In our society, it’s more accepted for a woman or expected for her to be both ways. Why can’t a man have those same liberties? Are you the type of partner who’s strong enough to date someone who’s bisexual? I’ve asked friends and colleagues of mine to get a feel how people truly feel about this. Surprisingly, the answers weren’t so one-sided, there were some who had no problems with it then there were others who had major issues with it.
Sex has always been a major topic and that’s not going to change. Everything has become hypersexualized to the point where innocent activities are questioned but I digress. The world is more tolerant of people exploring their sexual desires, but it takes a strong partner to deal with it. Is this something that you can handle? Sound off Royals!