Pride, Homophobia, Choice, Black, Gay, Lesbian, Inter-racial couple, Confrontation, Change, Optimism
Zena: We uh, walked in Pride, you know--
Zena: and people have said things like, you know, “How do you choose this?” And one of my big comments has always been, “Why would I choose to be a--
Pa: Oh yeah!
Zena: Black, gay female in an interracial, you know, relationship? Like, why would I choose this, I’m just inviting, you know, confrontation and that.” This is not a choice, I don’t choose this.
Zena: I would much rather, I’m not a confrontational kind of person, I’m not, you know, looking to change the world. Like, I’m not the person who you would go to and would be looking to do that. But, you know, doing something like this, I don’t have a problem with doing it like that. I prefer things to be a little more subtle.
Zena: And so, you know, that’s one of the big things I take offense to is that when people tell you that this is your choice, I’m going, “Oh my god, no!” (laughs) because I would not choose to be a Black, gay, lesbian. (laughs)
Pa: But, you’re a good one!
Tristin: The best of both.
Zena: The world has changed uh, very well, it’s changed very nicely and I’m glad that our life is actually pretty good.