August 21, 1970, Black Panther co-founder Huey Newton wrote the first openly pro-gay statement by a major heterosexual movement activist of any race, which was printed in the pages of The Black Panther, the party’s newspaper. In “A Letter From Huey to the Revolutionary Brothers and Sisters About the Women’s Liberation and Gay Liberation Movements,” Newton admitted that the Black Panther Party had been inconsiderate concerning gays and lesbians. He argued, “Homosexuals are not given freedom and liberty by anyone in the society. Maybe they might be the most oppressed people in the society.” Newton also accepted the criticism of gay activists, “The terms ‘faggot’ and ‘punk’ should be deleted from our vocabulary, and especially we should not attach names normally designed for homosexuals to men who are enemies of the people.”
Psychiatrists world-wide have stated that homosexuality is NOT
a) a disease b) a mental illness c) a perversion
and they state that homosexuality CANNOT BE CHANGED by therapy, so it is NOT a CHOICE.
When will newspapers and television stations take an ethical and scientific approach in the face of church bigotry and dire ignorance of places like the Cameroons, Jamaica, Belize, Nigeria and Arab countries where homosexuality is dealt with my execution or imprisonment. Add Zambia, Sudan, Zimbabwe, Ethiopia.