The video by senior history major Derrick at Florida A&M University gives a list of things we as black gay men should pledge to do in 2010, from learning about important figures such as Bayard Rustin, to simply loving ourselves as we are.
Derrick tells loldarian.com "he was inspired to create this pledge while thinking about all of the black gay men who struggle daily with their sexual orientation"."It is my goal that black gay men will ground themselves in self acceptance and self love and will refuse to internalize the hatred of other people. This is a new day and this is our pledge", adds Derrick.
I think this pledge should be taken up by every black gay man. We've all either struggled or watched others struggle with being gay, religious condemnations, alienation from family, and self-esteem. Hopefully more and more of us will be able to live out this pledge throughout the new year and beyond. Watch the video below: