Gay Black Dads Respond to Instagram Homophobes

By: Colby Scott
1.19.2014

Gay black dads post an adorable photo of their daughters and receive hate in return. We first saw the viral Instagram photo of proud pops Kordale (of Chicago) and Kaleb (of Atlanta), and the negative comments this week that proved the Internet still sucks sometimes — and trolls lurk everywhere. Here's the initial photo/post below, which has since been expunged of much of the hate speech and now contains mostly messages of support.

Since the initial backlash, the couple has released a statement that was published on HuffPost Gay Voices that reads:

"As far as the positive; yes we are two gay men with three kids who have no problem with preparing them for their education every morning; that comes with anything and everything they may need for school! Our kids are blessed to have three parents (Kordale, Kaleb and their Mother) who love, care and support them in every decision they have made and will continue to make as they get older. We are blessed to have the ability to provide for them in ways that a lot of people cannot for their family, which ultimately makes us happy knowing that they don't want for much! Our main objective as parents is to provide, love, educate, support, encourage, and love some more!"

"In regard to the negative, people fail to realize that we are people too with kids who love us. We do what is necessary for them to succeed in this ever-changing world but it's sad that we're discriminated against because of our sexuality and/or what we do behind closed doors — which is no one's business. In the same breath, we take all of what's been said in stride. The picture was put out on social media for an opinion so we can't be mad when people give just that: an opinion. People tend to think that gay people cannot raise their children to be heterosexuals. Instead, they have derogatory thoughts of us "tainting" our children or "confusing them" with what society sees deems as wrong an unmanly because we're gay. But this is all comical because people forget where a lot of gays come from: a heterosexual household."

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