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These stereotypes are reinforced by a society that's increasingly embracing white gay men in pop culture, but still lacks representation of gay men of color, both in mainstream and erotic media.
The experiences of the men in the video underscore how badly these representations are needed in the "real world." Some of these stereotypes play out most obviously on online dating sites, where we often judge one another in nanoseconds based on a single photo.
Johnson asked a group of black gay men to sit down and reveal what really happens when they start dating interracially.
Their stories reveal the difficulties and frustrations of dating in an environment that often tokenizes and ignores them.
"I have never been one who has had a lot of luck with online dating apps.
There seems to be a desire for that which isn't me.
And oftentimes, it's the seemingly innocuous pickup lines that do the most damage.
There's so much more to being a man than fitting a narrowly enforced view of masculinity," Johnson explained.
So on the app, that looks like a lot of empty inboxes," one man in the documentary said.
from Ok Cupid in 2009 showed that gay black men received 20% fewer responses to messages than non-blacks.
I felt a certain pride in hanging out with people who were Dominican, Indonesian, Laos, Filipino, Hispanic, etc. My parents taught me good morals, like not judging others by their appearance, though I did have to keep my jaw clenched when I visited relatives.
They would ask me about the “colored kids” at my job as a camp counselor and spoke the word “bi-racial” in hushed tones, as if it were something to be ashamed of.