The writer’s of history decided to leave certain things out and we are deciding to add them back in. Some of our most beloved sheros and heros were LGBTQ and we don’t even know it. Every week we will highlight someone new and Queer out Black History.
We know better so we will do better. We will celebrate them for ALL of who they are; Black, LGBTQ, & Beautiful.
Next up is James Baldwin.
If you’ve ever read The Fire Next Time or Giovanni’s Room, or any other work by this icon, you’ve most likely been struck by writer James Bladwin’s eloquently subversive portraits of being marginalized in America. A dedicated advocate, James spoke out frequently on civil rights and participated actively in efforts to foster equality. He hung around with one of the most inspiring friend groups possible, which included Maya Angelou, Toni Morrison, Langston Hughes, Malcolm X, Medgar Evers, and Martin Luther King Jr., just to name a few.
*citing GLADD, https://www.glaad.org/blog/glaad-celebrates-black-lgbt-icons-throughout-black-history-month