Gay people are made in black, white and various shades of brown. Black people are made in gay, straight, bisexual and transgender. So when it comes to fighting for civil rights, drawing a wedge between gay and black is as fruitless as separating an egg yolk from an egg white and claiming each can make an omelet. Neither can alone.
It should have been a natural alliance Tuesday when four gay white men from the gay men’s First Friday Breakfast Club showed up at the Des Moines NAACP monthly meeting and signed on as members. Membership in the nation's oldest and largest civil rights organization is open to anyone who shares its mission “to ensure the political, educational, social and economic equality of rights for all persons and to eliminate racial hatred and racial discrimination.”
But the move to join was in part a calculated response by some breakfast club members to activism against gay rights by the statewide NAACP president, the Rev. Keith Ratliff, who is also a national NAACP board member.
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