A blatantly racist Meetup invitation labeled “Gay Guys Parties” has sparked outrage within the LGBT community this weekend.
The group’s organizers Derrick, Jake and Connor, are actively seeking “young, fit, masculine, White men (we mean non-Hispanic/non-Latin(o) White men)– str8-identified, gay, and bisexual” to join their monthly party.
Incredibly, the 200-person all-white group is run by a black man:
Here’s the MEETUP group’s full description:
Furthermore, a black guy runs the group. How awesome is that! We oppose political correctness – we do not support diversity. If someone considers the group ’racist’ or the organizer ’self-hating,’ we don’t care. It’s ridiculous how race is the only aspect of the group that gets criticized. Why single that out? People hang around people with the characteristics they like. This is normal. All women, all men, and all black groups wouldn’t get the same criticism.
We have the freedom and right to associate with whomever we want. The organizer almost exclusively associates with White guys. And, sorry, the organizer is not self-hating. He likes himself! He likes White guys, too.
We are looking for more White guys who are fraternity guys, and young professional men who want to meet similar types of guys by attending our parties with other young, fit, masculine white men. The group is all about camaraderie and having fun times together as bromos. This is a great way to meet and become friends with other young, cool, masculine white guys in the same boat. This is it.
We are looking for recent grads from DC area campuses, including GWU, Georgetown, AU, GMU, UVA, Virginia Tech, University of Maryland, and, of course, Catholic U. Catholic white boys are the best!
We are also looking for white military men – US Marines, Army, Navy, and Air Force, Coast Guard, Naval Academy, firemen, and policemen are certainly welcome.
Join this group today to be invited to our next party! You must be white, fit, masculine, 21 to 35 to get in. This is a drug-free zone. The group encourages healthy and fun activities, masculine activities, like team sports, listening to rock music, parties, and much more! If you are a young, fit, masc white dude who likes other dudes – a bromo – join this group. The group is fun and the guys are fun.
A follow-up questionnaire which asks for age, height, weight and a photo, also states: “This group is just for white guys. The organizer who is black is the sole exception and there will be no other nonwhites at parties. Is a group just for white guys OK with you?”
UPDATE: It appears the MEETUP listing has been temporarily disabled by the group’s moderator. Click here for a cached copy of the original post.