"We live in a world where Black men are universally demoralized for being homophobic and absent fathers. This picture simultaneously defies both stereotypes and its important to recognize that. In addition, they’ll face erasure for being black in the LGQBT community and for being queer in the Black community. Erasing their race isn’t equality, its just dismissive of their specific struggles."
Cullen Jones is a 2007 world champion as a member of the men’s 400m freestyle relay and has also captured gold in championship-record time in the 50m free and was a part of the 400m free relay that set the world record at the 2006 Pan Pacs. Jones became the first African-American swimmer to break a long-course world record. 2012 events: 50-meter freestyle, 100M freestyle, 400M freestyle relay