Pop Culture, The Lifestyle

Digesting What Happened to Jussie as a Black Gay Man

I’ve been trying to figure out how to address the recent events that took place in Chicago, and I’ve been struggling to filter out my thoughts. Part of my struggle comes from knowing that Jussie is me and I’m Jussie. Strip away his fame and celebrity, and we are both Black Gay men living in the United States. I keep thinking it could have easily been me that was attacked.

Another part of my struggle comes from being angry about the situation, and not knowing how to write about my feelings in a meaningful way. This is a tough topic to navigate. While I’m not sure if I’ve been able to truly sort out of all of my thoughts in a manner that doesn’t sound like word vomit, I’ve managed to write something. So please, bear with me.


Should I Stay or Should I Go?

Hey I’ve been in a 2 year relationship with someone I truly love but I don’t feel the love coming from him. He feels if he buys me things that everything will be okay. I’ve tried for 6-8 months straight to get him to understand where I’m coming from so we can have an understanding. He’s told me numerous hurtful things & we have cheated on one another. I’m trying to decide my place so I can know if I should move on or try to make it work.  Please help before I do the wrong thing.