It’s an indisputable and immutable fact: Black Gay History IS American History.
February is designated as Black History Month. In 1976, President Gerald Ford officially recognized Black History Month calling upon the public to “seize the opportunity to honor the too-often neglected accomplishments of Black Americans in every area of endeavor throughout our history.”
Black History Month reminds us all that each and every American must shine a bright light on injustice. We should celebrate the month will the utmost pride…and reverence.
LGBTQ African Americans continue to make inspired, significant and critical contributions to Black History…not to mention American History. Learn more about the 10 Black LGBTQ icons who changed all of history.