Homophobia and heterosexism mean you allow yourselves to be robbed of the sisterhood and strength of Black Lesbian women… Yet we share so many concerns as Black women, so much work to be done. The urgency of the destruction of our Black children and the theft of young Black minds are joint urgencies. Black children shot down or doped up on the streets of our cities are priorities for all of us. The fact of Black women’s blood ﬂowing with grim regularity in the streets and living rooms of Black communities is not a Black Lesbian rumor. It is sad statistical truth. The fact that there is widening and dangerous lack of communication around our differences between Black women and men is not a Black Lesbian plot. It is a reality that is starkly clariﬁed as we see our young people becoming more and more uncaring of each other. Young Black boys believing that they can deﬁne their manhood between a sixth-grade girl’s legs, growing up believing that Black women and girls are the ﬁtting target for their justiﬁable furies rather than the racist structures grinding us all into dust, these are not Black Lesbian myths. These are sad realities of Black communities today and of immediate concern to us all. We cannot afford to waste each other’s energies in our common battles.
Empty yourself and let the universe fill you.