This is a special edition of A White Gay’s Guide to Dealing with the Black Community for Dummies

Check out Sandy Banks’ column in the Los Angeles Times “On civil rights, a mix of backlash and progress.”

The column features yours truly as well as Banks’ thoughts on both the SCOTUS’ Voting Rights Act decision as well as their decisions on Prop. 8 and DOMA.

Jasmyne Cannick didn’t join the folks in West Hollywood celebrating the gay marriage victory handed down by the Supreme Court this week.

She was too busy mourning the assault on minorities’ voting rights the court unleashed the day before.

Cannick is a lesbian. She’s also black. “And I didn’t feel like dancing for joy,” she said.

Read full article here.