On the 51st anniversary of the Stonewall Riots, we celebrate Pride and the LGTBQ+ community. The beginning of the queer liberation movement was started by Marsha P. Johnson, a Black trans woman, and Sylvia Rivera, a Latinx trans woman. As we continue to champion the movement for Black lives, it is important to center the queer BIPOC community, and especially the lives and lived experiences of Black and brown trans folx. These members of our community are the most vulnerable to violence and inequity in our society. Below is a compilation of Black-centered LGBTQ+ resources (courtesy of the Institute for LGBT Studies at the University of Arizona). Remember this: if you believe Black lives matter, then that means ALL Black lives matter.
Black LGBTQ+ Resources
Human Rights Campaign Resource Guides and Pages:
Being African American and LGBTQ: An introduction to the intersection between being Black and being LGBTQ identified
Coming out for African Americans: A resource put out by the HRC to help guide Black folks through the process of coming out
Religion and Coming Out for African Americans: This page discusses some of the issues pertaining to LGBTQ folks and coming out in regards to the religious Black community
Audre Lorde Project
The Audre Lorde Project is a Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Two Spirit, Trans and Gender Non Conforming People of Color center for community organizing, focusing on the New York City area. Through mobilization, education and capacity-building, they work for community wellness and progressive social and economic justice.
Brooklyn Boihood is a collective that champions healthy masculinity, intersectionality of identities and antimisogyny for bois* of color all over the world.
Brown Boi Project
The Brown Boi Project is a community of masculine of center womyn, men, two-spirit people, transmen, and our allies committed to transforming our privilege of masculinity, gender, and race into tools for achieving racial and gender justice.
(no social media—> http://www.brownboiproject.org)
National Black Justice Coalition
The National Black Justice Coalition is a civil rights organization dedicated to empowering Black lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender people.
National Center for Black Equity
The mission of the National Center for Black Equity is to promote a multinational LGBT network dedicated to improving health and wellness opportunities, economic empowerment, and equal rights while promoting individual and collective work, responsibility, and self-determination.
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