Who is comparing 300 years of slavery to gay people?
However, gay folks today are still considered second class citizens in their own country, black and white alike.
Hatred, fear, and bigotry may not be new, but there are also not a thing of the past. And they are not only applied to black Americans.
You are doing what many have done. When a gay person speaks to me about gay rights, they begin with the arrogance of "telling me" I as a black man should not be against the empowerment of gays (despite them being more overtly racist to prove to fellow whites they aren't compromising the social status of the white race by sleeping with a same-sex partner).
How do they explain such a comment? By telling me as gays are going through what blacks went through (of course they are comparing the civil rights era "only").
How does the LGBT movement think they are going through the level of discrimination blacks went through? How dare that even be utilized as a bargaining chip. Gays were social misfits. You would have been better to compare your experiences to what "emo's" go through at school. The bullying and occasions of violence are more on par with them (emo's) than trying to piggy back on the sit-ins that had to take place for blacks to sit "anywhere" in public. There was not a place in the country where a black person didn't read a sign that said they weren't allowed to drink out of this fountain or they weren't allowed to walk through that front door.
So even comparing a portion of what blacks went through and trying to lecture or suppress the anti-gay rhetoric in the black community by telling us we are being hypocritical is intentionally disingenuous.
I personally am angered by the attempt and I never really cared for what another man did in his private life. If you want to live a certain way in that's your business. Now how did I suddenly become obligated to stay silent? Because of killings motivated by hatred towards gays? Is that the litmus test to trample on what my race went through to seek equality for all non-whites in the world?