Powered by WordPress. In our country, the LGBT community has a track record of unleashing some of the most pivotal and historic luminaries of all-time; bringing a rather neo-cosmopolitan flair to the times and introducing agendas that have influenced foreign diplomats to grandiose artists and everywhere in-between across the globe. Here is a look at some of our black LGBT icons that have and are still influencing the world. She was raised a devout Christian in a petite, segregated Florida municipality. But her Baptist Church condoned her lesbian sexuality despite her work as a Christian educator. The organization served to bridge the gap between the civil rights movement and the LGBT movement.
The Great Queers of History
Famous Gay Authors & Lesbian, Bisexual, Transgender Writers
Santa left and his husband kiss over cookies in an illustration from Santa's Husband. All illustrations by A. It all started last Christmas. The Mall of America had hired a black Santa Claus , and the internet was having a meltdown. In response, humor writer Daniel Kibblesmith tweeted that when he and his wife have children, he'll tell them that Santa is black and when they see a white Santa, that he is Santa's husband.
Gay and Lesbian African-American Authors
Jump to navigation. Nnedi Okorafor Photo credit: Wikimedia Commons. This story was originally published on October 30, Of course, Octavia Butler tops any list of Black science-fiction and speculative-fiction writers. In each of these dystopic scenarios, not only do Black women survive, but they bring with them the seeds of hope and future survival.
Ranging from memoirs to novels, history and poetry, this list is by no means comprehensive, but offers works by black authors for a wide range of readers. In the span of four years, Jesmyn lost five beloved young men in her life, including her brother, to drugs, accidents, murder and suicide. It's a story of motherly attachment, abuse at the hands of an older cousin and escape to a nearby state university where he comes into racial and sexual privilege through a Black fraternity and finally being called upon to be the perpetrator of abuse.