Kean Quest


In hopes of promoting understanding of the supposedly welcoming gay community, the racial gap for power within the community must be brought to light. By understanding sexual racism, fetishization, and the dynamics within a gay relationship, a major problem arises that shows a trend in the dominance of white mine within the society. The online gay dating scene is an area that is underrepresented in the field of research, as is any study of sexuality and sexual orientation. In this research, racism is analyzed by comparing the experience gay men of color have in the dating scene with the added effects of sexual racism. Experiences from gay men of color are documented through a series of interviews done in an extensive literature review. To understand the role that online dating applications such as Grindr were used to document any forms of blatant discrimination on users’ profiles around the Kean University area.