A photo of two gay black fathers getting their kids ready for school went viral this week, prompting a homophobic backlash against them on social media.
In other news, Kordale and I appreciate the positive and the NEGATIVE support; it helps us as fathers and as mentors to our children. People are going to have an opinion about us and how we live our life style but as long as our children are fed, clothed and educated; [they're] happy and we're happy! So again, I thank each and everyone! May God Bless!
As Mused Magazine writer Beyond Steven points out, even the seemingly positive comments referencing the couple's pictures were disturbing, with many expressing surprise that black gay men were raising children.
Are we that sheltered from black gay couples that the general public doesn’t think they exist? But, can you blame them? There is hardly an image of “gay” love that features people of color...Overall, the point is that Kaleb and Kordell [sic] are not unicorns. They are one of many. Their love is beautiful just like the rest of us.
It's discussions like these that initially prompted the couple to share their family life on Instagram. Kordale told NewsOne, "The way that [LGBT] people are being treated, it shouldn’t happen," he said. "We have an inspiring story. Let’s put it out there. Let’s be an inspiration to other people.”