The day will come when Black History Month will stop being an exclusively heterosexual affair. I know that tons of black folk are loathe to acknowledge that there is, and always has been, a black GLBT community. Yet, as one who is a part of that slice of the black community, I am proud of the people in our past who created change. On this last day of Black History Month, all I am going to do is provide names and links to black historical figures (not an exhaustive list) who were also a part of the GLBT community.
It's long overdue, and we in the black GLBT community have to speak for those in our past who could, or did, not. Enjoy.
Angelina Weld Grimke
Andre Leon Talley