I could hardly believe it. But there is was. In the March 27th issue of JET Magazine on page 10 of the National Report Hood College Senior and Black lesbian Jennifer Jones was featured for winning the title of Homecoming King.
Now I know there’s a bit of a ruff in the lesbian community around the title of Homecoming King, but I think we can all agree that this was a big step for JET.
As a faithful reader of JET and someone who has successfully gotten items in JET, none of which were gay, this is a big deal!
I can’t tell you how many times I have called JET and spoken with the editors to always be turned down on all SGL content. I pitched “Noah’s Arc,” “Strange Fruit,” “Jumpin the Broom,” the National Black Justice Coalition, and many other national Black newsworthy stories that were gay, and was always got turned down.
To see Jones featured in JET, no matter their intentions, as I am not sure yet if this was done in a positive spirit or to quip her, this young beautiful Senior has found her way into one of the largest and oldest Black publications….as a lesbian. You go girl! And thank you JET!