African Americans in the LGBTQ Community


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From these eleven figures alone it’s easy to glean how much the LGBTQ and African American experiences are deeply intertwined. Whether advocating for social justice or creating iconic black art, whether inaugurating the Harlem Renaissance or black feminist thought, LGBTQ African Americans have always stood at the forefront of radical aesthetics and politics. Spanning the twentieth and twenty-first centuries, these extraordinary artists and activists move us with their talent and courage and demand us to realize a more just world.

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