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Learning the ABCs of Black LGBTQ Pioneers | NBCLX
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A is for Andrea Jenkins, the first openly trans Black woman elected to public office. B is for Bayard Rustin, an advisor to Martin Luther King, Jr. C is for Harlem Renaissance poet and playwright Countee Cullen. These are the ABCs of Black LGBTQ pioneers.

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Trans Lives Matter: Marsha P. Johnson 32 Facts, Black Female Activist LGBTQ #blacklivesmatter Pride
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Trans Lives Matter: Marsha P. Johnson 32 Facts, Black Female Activist LGBTQ #blacklivesmatter Pride

June is Pride Month, a month to celebrate the LGBTQ community and all they have fought for and a time to recognize the ways our world can still progress in terms of equality. A major name in the LGBTQ community is Marsha P. Johnson. What exactly did she do? More like what didn't she do! Marsha P. Johnson was an African-American transgender woman, who was a prominent figure of the 1960s and 1970s and best known for her activism at the Stonewall protests. Marsha was a trans-rights activist who was very active in the LGBTQ community, and as Black Lives Matter protests continue on strong, the world is remembering Marsha for her amazing work in the gay community, and how she shaped the movement in those crucial years.

From NJ to NYC

On August 24, 1945, Johnson was born in Elizabeth, New Jersey as Malcolm Michaels Jr. Growing up in a stricter home where expressing her true self often proved difficult, Johnson made the move from Elizabeth to Greenwich Village in New York City at age 21.

The Origin Of Her Name

After moving to New York City, Johnson began living as her true, free self. Known as Black Marsha for a while, Marsha settled on Marsha P. Johnson. The P stood for “Pay It No Mind” and Johnson came from a restaurant she frequented, Howard Johnson’s.

Pay It No Mind!

The saying which helped Marsha declare her name was actually a phrase the activist used constantly. Friends have said that when people questioned her gender or her ideas on gender identity, she would simply quip back, “Pay it no mind!”

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Black Renaissance: Black Is Beautiful & LGBTQ
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Beauty comes in all forms, in all shapes, and in all sizes. In this Black Renaissance clip, Bob the Drag Queen and others discuss power Black LGBTQ icons who have redefined what it means to be beautiful. Watch the full show here: https://youtu.be/aGMVFnnXUpM

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'Blaq Lives Matter' rally in Indianapolis focuses on the Black LGBTQ community
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'Blaq Lives Matter' rally in Indianapolis focuses on the Black LGBTQ community

Black LGBTQ YA Titles Published in 2020
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It's past time to be reading more Black authors. During Pride month, honor the history of Pride by celebrating Black queer and trans creators and authors. Here are 12 Black LGBTQ YA titles out in 2020 to get you started.

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Felix Ever After by Kacen Callender https://amzn.to/2YUsdNi
You Should See Me in a Crown by Leah Johnson https://amzn.to/3eqgWeg
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Date Me, Bryson Keller by Kevin van Whye https://amzn.to/2YiLqck
Cinderella Is Dead by Kalynn Bayron https://amzn.to/2NiILsE
Legendborn (Legendborn #1) by Tracy Deonn https://amzn.to/3hJxyzv
Deathless Divide (Dread Nation #2) by Justina Ireland https://amzn.to/2Ne37n3
The Sound of Stars by Alechia Dow https://amzn.to/2Br4ewS
Check, Please! Book 2: Sticks & Scone by Ngozi Ukazu https://amzn.to/3hLiNvY
All Boys Aren't Blue by George M. Johnson https://amzn.to/2V3p38D
King and the Dragonflies by Kacen Callender https://amzn.to/2ATxSes

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Black LGBTQ Pioneers- Part 1
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In celebration of Black History Month, Phillip Alexander Downie commemorates the Black LGBTQ pioneers who have exceeded the expectations placed upon them, and surmounted hurdles some called ‘impossible’ to overcome. In this two-part special we celebrate the remarkable people that have changed our path in history, and made the world a better place. Fighting for a voice in their time that sent cultural and artistic shockwaves, and inspiring the voices of the next generation with their actions and ideas—they have fought not to garner acclaim, but to promote love and equality.  

© Global Image Works. The Dick Cavett Show, James Baldwin Discusses Racism, 1969

© James Baldwin debated against William Buckley University of California, Berkeley Library. February 18th, 1965

© The Death and Life of Marsha P. Johnson, Netflix, 2017

© SOFA Entertainment. Mom on the Ed Sullivan Show on November 16th 1969.

© Chicago Sun Times Video by Ashlee Rezin | Lori Lightfoot celebrates at her election night rally, 2019.

© Revelations 1960, Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater, Lincoln Center 2015

© African American Art, https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=43Z79gCYAEU&ab_channel=AfricanAmericanArt Richmond Barthé: African-American sculptor, 2009

© Paris Is Burning, 1990, Willi Ninja

© You Bet Your Life. Groucho Marx with Gladys Bentley, 1950

© National Historic Archives, Bayard Rustin, 1938 - 1980

© ITL Media, A Storme Life, 2009

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Black LGBTQ Coalition offering scholarships
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Black LGBTQ Coalition offering scholarships

LGBTQ community unites with black activists for Pride
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This year the lavish Pride parades are gone. In their place, online initiatives between African-American and LGBTQ communities calling for racial and social justice.

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Black LGBTQ Identity | #YoungAndBlack
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#YoungAndBlack: a series of conversations exploring black identity within the UK. This event will be focused on Black LGBTQIA+ identity

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Black LGBTQIA+ identity within the UK

This event will bring together a range of LGBTQIA+ black people to explore what it means to be apart of both communities within the UK. Our panel will be sharing their experiences, highlighting what change can and needs to be made whilst highlighting resources and organisation who have already started the journey of supporting young and black LGBTQIA+ within the UK

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Lena Waithe and HRC President Alphonso David on Being Black and LGBTQ in Hollywood
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Join us for a conversation featuring Lena Waithe, a Black LGBTQ screenwriter, producer and director, and HRC President Alphonso David, exploring the experiences of Black and LGBTQ in Hollywood

Dustin Lance Black on LGBTQ People in the Pandemic & Lockdown With Tom Daley | Good Morning Brit
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Dustin Lance Black has been hunkering down in Lockdown with husband Tom and their son Robbie - with Tom sharing a lot of domestic life on his social media! Dustin tells us how they've been getting on, reveals Tom's very surprising new hobby, and the one thing they like to do together most as a couple. Dustin has also joined forces with Caitlyn Jenner and Stephen Fry to help LGBTQ people in the Pandemic, and he'll be telling us about how he has finally come to terms with who he is.

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What more is there to say about LGBTQ issues? | Suriya Aisha | TEDxBrum
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Facing the throwaway comment that “you can’t be black and queer”, Suriya Aisha, creator of social support network UNMUTED, saw nobody visibly living in the intersection that she found herself in. So she made a choice, for a while. In this talk she examines how our culture interacts with our identity, and how we can create spaces for people to bring 100% of themselves to the table; allowing them to become whole again.

Suriya Aisha is a writer, theatre maker, workshop facilitator and creative producer who is passionate about equal opportunities and representation. Her ongoing project STAMP works with young people with additional needs in partnership with the Next Generation team at mac birmingham. She has also launched a peer and social support network - UNMUTED, for young people of colour who identify as LGBTQI. She has performed alongside Meera Syal at Theatre Royal Stratford East and previously featured as part of the ‘Late at Tate’ exhibition ‘Visibly, Invisible’ curated by Saira Awan. As a member of the REP Foundry in 2014, Suriya initiated ‘Dark Room’ - a theatrical exploration of the relationship between culture, gender and mental health, and was recently accepted onto The Royal Court Theatre’s Live Lunch writers programme where she explored themes of culture and family through her play ‘Nine Nights’. Website: www.suriyaaisha.com Twitter: @SuriyaAisha | @STAMPUK_ | @unmutedbrum

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OKC street murals to honor Black, LGBTQ, Native American communities
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Volunteers are creating downtown murals in honor of minority groups and people of color. When complete, the mural near Main St. and Shartel, will stretch 4 or 5 blocks.

Unsung heroes break barriers for Black LGBTQ community
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As we celebrate Black History Month, WGN's Sean Lewis takes a look at how LGBTQ Black Americans have brought not only promise but progress.

What Black and LGBTQ People Should Remember After the Jussie Smollett Attack | Opinions | NowThis
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'I see you. I value you. I love you. And I know that it is especially difficult to be you today.' — A message to the Black and LGBTQ+ community in the wake of the racist and homophobic attack on Jussie Smollett.
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Last week, the LGBTQ and Black communities were devastated to hear that Empire actor Jussie Smollett was the victim of an apparent hate crime as described by the Chicago police department. The Jussie Smollett attack happened in Chicago and showed many that hate, homophobia, and racism are alive and well in some our most progressive cities. 'Jussie Smollett attacked' read many headlines that reverberated through the Black and gay communities, hitting Black LGBTQ people especially hard. Jussie Smollett hospitalized, but the Empire star has already recovered well. David Johns wants people to know on the heels of this Jussie Smollett news that the Black and LGBTQ communities are valued and seen.

Johns: My name is David Johns, and I’m the Executive Director of the National Black Justice Coalition (NBJC), the nation's leading civil rights organization dedicated to the empowerment of Black lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer and same gender loving people.‪

On Tuesday morning Actor Jussie Smollett, who plays Jamal Lyon in ‘Empire,’ was brutally attacked by men yelling racist and homophobic slurs. They beat him, put a noose around his neck, and poured bleach on him. ‬

Thankfully, brother Jussie has been released from the hospital and is home recovering.

While many have been introduced to Jussie through his current role on Empire he has been leveraging his personal and professional platforms to ensure that everyone remembers that as long as there have been Black people there have always been Black LGBTQ and same gender loving people for some time now.

His work and his life make it possible for other Black queer people to take up space, to be seen. I am thankful for brother Jussie and all he will continue to do work for those of us too often neglected and ignored.

For Black LGBTQ and Same-Gender-Loving people, this attack is a sad reminder that none of us — not even our famous entertainers — are safe from the ugly vestiges of white supremacy, anti-Blackness, and homophobia.

For each of us, this tragic incident should be a reminder that privilege - whether it be education, wealth, or fame - does not protect.

In 2017 alone, over twelve hundred hate crimes were reported based on bias against someone’s sexual orientation or gender identity, and the violence has only escalated. We saw a 17% increase in these hate crimes from 2016 to 2017 and the FBI reports a 16% increase in anti-Black hate crimes during the same period.

In fact, hate crimes against every racial and ethnic category counted increased in 2017. Trump has escalated the violence with racist rhetoric and destructive policies that are designed to divide and keep some of us locked out of access to opportunity. The clearest consequences of these deleterious actions are evident in these examples of vitriol, violence, even death.

For Black LGBTQ and same-gender-loving people, especially Black Trans women, face insurmountable challenges to living full, happy, and healthy lives.

As we engage in the human rights work of advocating for fundamental protections of Black lives we must ensure we’re holding space for and ensuring protections for those of us with intersectional identities.

In this moment in history let us all work better together to combat the ignorance, hatred, and violence that Black LGBTQ people face, and we need our governments and our elected officials openly to start condemning it openly, and to fight back with transformative policy, too.

The National Black Justice Coalition is encouraging intentional action designed to ensure we don’t have to return to this place again. In a world where violence and hatred surface daily, each of us has a responsibility to use our language, and to leverage our privilege to disrupt ‘jokes,’ and microaggressions designed to otherize and stigmatize. No act is too small, each one serves to dismantle the ignorance that enable hate crimes. Words matter.'

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Celebrating My Black & Queer Identities
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This Black History Month, GLAAD Campus Ambassadors celebrate their intersecting black identities.

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Local black LGBTQ members share experience with racism
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SPRINGFIELD, Mo. -- After two black transgender women were murdered last week, advocates are making efforts to confront transphobia.

According to The Human Rights Campaign, Riah Milton in Ohio and Dominique Fells in Philadelphia, are the 13th and 14th transgender murder victims in the US this year.

Reporter Frances Lin spoke to two black members of the LGBTQ community here in Springfield and tells us their experience with racism toward black trans women .

Kyler Sherman-Wilkins shared his personal experience with discrminiation as a black man in the LGBTQ community.

"Homelessness and unemployment are particularly high amongst trans black, black trans women, or black trans individuals in general," Sherman-Wilkins said. "In terms of unemployment, transgender workers report unemployment twice that at a rate of the population as a whole."

"I work at a university, so in the academic context, they tend to be a lot more liberal and progressive than the general population," Sherman-Wilkins said. "However I do feel like in general, my everyday life when I'm not in a university setting, I'm often concerned with the general things that LGBT individuals are faced with."

And Toni Robinson, who identifies as gender queer, experienced the same things.

"Not only are black trans women pushed away from society, but they're also pushed away from a family perspective," Robinson said.

"I'm finding like the violence towards me or the discrimination towards me is far more violent than it was when I was identifed as female," Robinson said. "So that's something that I'm sure relates to trans, non-binary black folks that are being killed and harassed across the country."

They explained what gender queer means.

"Umbrella term for people that have are either trans, non-binary, have some type of queerness to their gender identity itself, not necessarily their sexuality," Robinson said.

And they both said racism occurs everywhere.

"I probably have felt more discrimination and incidences of racism in the community than I have outside of the community," Sherman-Wilkins said.

"Racism is not exclusive to other communities just because we are all part of a minority being queer, does not dismiss the existence of racism," Robinson said.

"Members of the LGBT community who are white or cis, or in middle class, they don't acknowledge their own privilege," Sherman-Wilkins said. "They're not free of bigotry, even if they belong to a group that has been discriminated against."

Sherman-Wilkins also said the recent SCOTUS decision to protect workers from being fired for sexuality is a great step forward, but doesn't touch on other topics, such as President Trump's recent decision to roll back on healthcare for trans individuals.

In Conversation: 2 Black LGBTQ Athletes in Minneapolis
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Justin Rabon and Kaitlyn Long both grew up in Wisconsin, but in very different situations. They both landed on the track and field team at the Univ. of Minnesota, where they became best friends.

The two join Outsports for a personal, intimate conversation about their experiences being Black and LGBTQ in the Midwest. They both live in Minneapolis right now, and they have been deeply impacted by the murder of George Floyd and the ensuing protests.

Rabon grew up in Milwaukee before he ran track & field for the Univ. of Minnesota. He currently works in IT recruiting, and he has recently been bringing supplies to protestors and the needy in Minneapolis, along with his boyfriend, Brad Neumann.

Long grew up in a suburb of Madison, Wis., where she was raised by her adoptive white parents. She went on to compete in shot put and hammer throw for the Univ. of Minnesota.

They open up about experiences they have had with racism, interactions with the police, and their perspectives on the events that have erupted around them over the last two weeks since Floyd was murdered.

Janelle Monáe on Growing Up Queer and Black | The New Yorker
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The artist talks about the obligation she has as a young, queer, black woman to represent marginalized people through her platform.

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Unsung heroes break barriers for Black LGBTQ community
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Some may call them the “Unsung Heroes” of American History. Figures—some well-known, some not as much—each one, though, making an impact in their communities.




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