The internet is buzzing over the wedding of two men, Robert Brown and Nathanael Gay. The men posted a video on Youtube of their gorgeous wedding and what was meant to be a wonderful moment has quickly become controversial. The men were married last month and the issues seem to be, they are gay, married, handsome black men, and one of them is a member of the historically black fraternity, Kappa Alpha Psi. Apparently, they are supposed to be ashamed of who they are, not get married and not let anyone know that there are gay men in black fraternities. Come on people…
Here is the story according to Clutch Mag:
The couple, which tied the knot last month in a beautiful ceremony at the Griffin Gate Marriott Resort in Lexington, Kentucky, decided to share their precious moment with the world and posted a video of the celebration on YouTube. The video is quickly going viral and racking up spirited comments across various social networks.
Despite it being 2012, many people don’t agree with homosexuality or think gays should have the right to marry. Although it’s within their right to feel that way, many take their opinions a step further and attempt to verbally condemn (and shame) those who live their lives differently. Predictably, that’s what is happening to Robert and Nathanael.
As the video began to spread, the comments grew. Twitter exploded and “Kappa” became a trending topic after folks picked up on the fact that Nathanael appears to be a member of Kappa Alpha Psi*, a historically black fraternity.
In one part of the video, Nathanael is seen “throwing up the Yo” (the hand sign) and presumably posing with other members of the fraternity. Many of the negative commenters used this brief image to condemn not only Robert and Nathanael, but also the fraternity as well.
I’m always in support of anyone who is happy, in-love and brave enough to show it. The wedding was lovely and I’m happy for the gentlemen. If people still think that all men in historically black fraternities are straight, then clearly they are not in-tune with reality. I say..Do You Boo! Love yourself enough to be yourself. Congratulations!
Watch the video below:
Via: ClutchMagazine, Youtube