The Harlem Renaissance was as Queer as it was Black

  • PublicationLGBTQ Nation

Black LGBTQ people have profoundly shaped American culture — and yet, it’s rare to see their full identities acknowledged. In Black spaces, revolutionaries like Angela Davis and James Baldwin are celebrated for their pro-Black activism while their queerness is left out of the conversation. On the other hand, The Stonewall riots were incited by queer and trans people of color but until recently, remained symbolic of a gay rights movement that was primarily white. …

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