You're a part of the hip hop community, which often gets a reputation for being very homophobic and very unwelcoming. They were like that's great, we need this. You overlap these different identities--you're black, you're gay, you're artistic--do you think about this question of how do you balance these different sides of yourself? You know, me and my ex didn't really work out and certain things about that particular situation I didn't want to be a part of anymore. Black and gay is like a double whammy. I do—I think it's not that many gay guys who are African American who are out and who are comfortable?
It's one thing to be gay and be white, it's a whole other thing to be gay and be black.
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And I told him why, I told him that I was gay. I hadn't had any boyfriends yet. Uhmm, I had…we had a lot of bible thumpers, but I think we [also] had a gargantuan positive response. I never knew that I was influencing that age group or that they were even paying attention. Do you kind of transcend all these roles?