Update: Mister Cee Pleads Guilty

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Today, Mister Cee (Calvin Lebrun) appeared in a New York City Criminal Court and plead guilty to loitering for the purpose of engaging in prostitution (for a refresher see Why Mr. Cee Matters).  Mr. Cee has to complete three months of counseling and then return to court at a later time. Which means: Funkmaster Flex has to put his head between his legs for his laughable tirade about how “innocent” Mr. Cee was when the arrest first occurred, Charlamagne the God will have a field day with his donkey of the day portion of the Breakfast Club Morning Show tomorrow and Mr. Cee will keep having closeted gay sex with men (this is his second conviction for the same charge) and the issue of DL brothers & homophobia in both the black and hip-hop community will continue to be swept under the rug.

Let me be clear, in no way did I expect Mr. Cee to become some overnight gay rights activist encouraging other down low brothers to come out of the closet. However, in some way we are all affected by the actions of men like Mr. Cee. The prostitute in question, Lawrence Cambell who Cee was arrested with took to the blogs after the incident and alleged that Cee wanted to have unprotected oral sex with him. Given the growing rates of STD’s in the African American community, closeted bi-sexual men having unprotected sex with male prostitutes and then going home to their wives or girlfriends puts us all at risk. The answer isn’t more gay bashing ( I don’t want to see any more gay men committing suicide because of our homophobic culture)– in fact I believe we have to take shaming out of the conversation so that people can be comfortable in their own skin and less likely to parade around as something they are not while possibly inflicting damage on unknowing sexual participants.

What do you think, should we be having a larger discussion about homosexuality in the black community or should we mind our business and let what happens in the dark stay in the dark?

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