Regret of interracial dating
I have lost gay and straight friends since meeting and marrying the love of my life. When you belong to a small community that has fought for visibility, for freedom, for the right to love and be loved, one doesn't expect division. But, to go completely to the left and marry a white woman is to prove that I really am gay, I truly am the "other". I have been the subject of stares and whispers my entire life.
In the UK, you would be fortunate to find a black footballer or even a black actor with a black wife.
My family was the only Asian-American family in our small, rural town in the south.
When I was finally allowed to date, I knew I was only allowed to date white boys.
The one black male friend that stopped by our home to say hello to me started the biggest fight I’d ever had with my mother. If my parents exploded because my platonic friendship with a black guy, I was scared to imagine their reaction if I actually dated one.
When my husband first wooed me my freshman year in college, I threw away his phone number.