Something like this is horrifying to some American queers. But this is how we all grew up. We all used to tease each other with chichiman and fassyman. In the same way that I do not mind that certain non-muslim white mates of mine call me osama bin largeone for a laugh. But these things are based on a specific context and cannot be applied universally. Neither does it mean that ethnic banter abolishes racism - neither does five a side footie. But what it does indicate is a willingness to transgress the boundaries inscribed by politicos.
New documentary ‘Out & Bad’ celebrates the black gay clubbing scene. Dexter Goldson recalls how he and his friends overcame prejudice on the dancefloor