Jamez Smith, a gay black man, says racism is alive in the Twin Cities' gay community

He accuses local gay bars of singling him out for harassment because of his race

Jamez Smith claims a gay bar discriminated against him
Kris Drake
Jamez Smith claims a gay bar discriminated against him

"The bouncer presses against my chest and asks for my ID. He didn't do this for any other of the guys. But none of the others were black," Smith says. "We all really want to believe it's innocent, but fuck that. Am I being too sensitive? No. My sensitivity makes me aware. I say to them they are being too insensitive. As for gay being the new black...it can't be the new black. The old black is still here." 

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