This Is Why Queer People Of Color Are Becoming Addicted To Meth And Sex

Although I’m not a black queer man I understood a lot of these feelings; the abandonment, loneliness, self harm and abuse.

https://buzzfeed.com/patrickstrudwick/black-latino-queer-people-trauma-meth-sex

Now I’m not sure the blame can lay exactly where they place a lot of it. In life there always seem to be victims and perpetrators. When we focus on only one type of perpetrator it doesn’t help solve the entire problem. But this article didn’t give solutions, however it did seem to want to create a whole us vs them vibe. I detest that.

Author: porngirl3

I have always enjoyed reading and writing. Maybe because I have always been on the quiet and reclusive side; which most people may not guess at first glance or if seeing me in a social setting, especially around people I am comfortable with but it’s also not something I have an issue with. I need solitude to recharge. Writing gives me the peace and time to renew myself...here that is offered to you for your enjoyment and pleasure as well. I hope. Lol

2 thoughts on “This Is Why Queer People Of Color Are Becoming Addicted To Meth And Sex”

  1. As a Black bisexual man, I’ve seen this in others too many times. Lots of fear, lots of self-loathing as well as being stuck in deep ruts and there’s no clear way to get out of them so drugs and sex can be an escape and a way to chemically “feel good” about yourself or screw up your head so much that you can temporarily forget that your life ain’t as wonderful as you hoped it would be. The bad part? Sexuality isn’t the only determining factor in this – it’s just one of many.

    I’m not surprised that the article didn’t offer any solutions since there’s little anyone else can do for you until you get off your ass and start doing something for yourself and if your sexuality has you down in the dumps and feeling unloved and/or unwanted, it’s not easy to convince yourself to turn shit around for yourself because, again, no one else is gonna do it for you.

    And, of course, it’s not a Black problem; it isn’t a Hispanic problem – anyone, anywhere in the world, can have this problem so it’s not an “us versus them” problem but I can see how it can be seen like that since, where sexuality is concerned, everyone wants to bring awareness to their unique situations and as if said situation is, in reality, as unique as it appears to be… and it isn’t.

    Regardless to sexuality, if you’re not gonna do what you gotta do in this, that’s your fault; you’re letting misperceptions and other bullshit prevent you from doing what you know you need to do to be a better person. The global problem is that we’re not all onboard with this and even those you could potentially engage with are also being affected by the great social discord over sexuality. The solution? Do what a lot of people are doing regarding their sexuality and need for love, sex, and relationship: Ignore the dumb shit and do what you gotta do. The real problem? It’s easier said than done because once that feeling of utter hopelessness hits you, the hole can be too deep to climb out of – and getting out could be “hazardous” since that means exposing your sexuality to a society who is still stubbornly childish about it and even sex in general.

    Who’s to blame? We all are and, yes, the nature of the beast we are creates perpetrators and victim because of our long-ingrained fear of the other or if you’re not like us, you’re against us and that flies across the entire spectrum of humanity. Another problem: Change is notoriously slow and until we, as a species, get to a point where we don’t act like scared children where sex and sexuality is concerned, anyone can fall into the trap of sex and drugs. Anyone… except those who are brave enough to tell the whole world, “Fuck what you think – I gotta do what I gotta do…”

    And, no – I didn’t fall into this pit of despair… because I’m smarter than that and I have no issues rebelling against the status quo; you don’t like that I’m bisexual? Not my problem – you’re the one who needs to grow up, wake up, and smell the coffee.

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