"Heterosexuals extensively quoted Malefi Asante to justify getting up in my face and telling me I’m a faggot, I’m not doing anything for the race, and basically, I’m a waste of their time and energy, and what have I contributed to black people, anyway? Which then gets to this denial of the contributions made by black lesbian, gay, and bisexual people throughout our history. One thing I’m clear about, regarding the men whose minds and reasonings I have trouble with, is that they’re trying to protect the little bit of masculinity that’s been constructed. But it’s what I like to view as an assimilated masculinity. In other words, “I want to be like what oppresses me.” The masculinity appropriated by the oppressed is surely dysfunctional. I want us not to be afraid to get into the faces of these people."