The interactions between DC’s large gay population and large black population are interesting to the select few of us who pay attention.
DC’s gays tend to be wealthy and urban, while DC’s blacks tend to be poor and urban. The gays are also the pioneers of gentrification – the first wealthy people who begin to re-civilize poor, black sections of the city are almost always gay.
As an aside, this reason alone is enough to make me support gay marriage in DC. More gays in DC means more gentrification and fewer crime-filled neighborhoods.
The interesting aspect of the relationship is that it often becomes apparent that blacks don’t really like gays – this despite the fact that so many of the gays in DC work for causes like "equality" and "tolerance." There have been a slew of gay-bashings of late (all committed by blacks).
The fact that these crimes are always black-on-gay is never mentioned.
When two protected classes collide, what happens?
We’ll find out, but so far the answer seems to be a remarkable silence.