A viral image of two black fathers prepping their daughters for school has caused some members of Black Twitter to respond in outrage. The photo shows Kaleb and Kordell and their two daughters behaving like any normal family on a school day.
The picture was posted on the couple’s Instagram account with the caption “Being a father is getting our daughters up at 5:30 am making breakfast getting them dressed for school and putting them on the bus by 6:30. This is a typical day in our household. It’s not easy but we enjoy every moment and every minute of #fatherhood. #proudfathers #blackfathers #prouddads #gaydads.”
Muse writer Beyond Steven took to the site to air out his frustrations with the black community regarding the lgbt population.
I’m not going to list peoples’ comments or anything of the like because ignorance doesn’t belong on MUSED. It wasn’t the negative comments that surprised me, but the positive ones: “Finally a black gay couple.” Now, that wasn’t all the comments but most of the nice things said hit on two things:
1. The fact that this was a black gay couple.
2. That it was nice to see black men taking care of children.
Are we that sheltered from black gay couples that the general public doesn’t think they exist? But, can you blame them? There is hardly an image of “gay” love that features people of color. In the heat of national marriage equality campaigns, if you google black gay couple you get bunch of Tumblr links. This is not like the in-depth articles when you google the opposite. It’s almost like black gay couples don’t exist – but we do.
“Overall, the point is that Kaleb and Kordell are not unicorns. They are one of many. Their love is beautiful just like the rest of us. We exist and we have to be our own image of “gay” love,” the author continues.
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