Bond is former chair of the NAACP as well as an outspoken advocate for equality for gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender people. All four men, now in their 20s and former members of New Birth, say that while in their teens Long used his power as their spiritual leader to force them into sexual relationships. They have this self loathing, self hate, and they have to let it come out some way. Some members of these groups internalize this and become self loathers and dislike themselves. Bond explained that the level of homophobia among black Christians remains high because many believe that gay people choose to be gay and, if they wanted, could choose not to be gay.
Remembering Civil Rights Icon Julian Bond
Julian Bond Article- "Are Gay Rights Civil Rights?" · The Movement in the Archive
Julian Bond, an inspiring icon of the civil rights movement who fought against all forms of discrimination and served as the longtime board chairman of the Baltimore-based NAACP, died Saturday. He was Bond died in Fort Walton Beach, Fla. He was remembered as a renaissance man — a poet and a politician, an academic and a humanitarian who devoted his life to the ideals of justice and equality.
Julian Bond Article- "Are Gay Rights Civil Rights?"
Julian Bond Some people have a choice but Julian Bond always knew who he was and what his responsibility was to his community. A Nashville native as would be his children, he was born to parents who were former slaves, both of whom graduated from Oberlin College in Ohio and valued education. They were easily among the Black elite and encouraged their children to pursue success through academic achievement.
February 15, Julian Bond: Gay rights are civil rights. He was, in , the first African-American ever proposed to be a vice presidential candidate. Bond compared the ban on same-sex marriage to the pre ban on interracial marriages in many states. It is immutable, unchangeable, and the Constitution protects us all against prejudices and discrimination based on immutable differences.