LGBT History Month Celebrates 21 Influential Black Gay Icons

Langston Hughs, RuPaul, Audre Lorde and Kye Allums.  Some of these names may sound familiar while others may not share the same large scale recognition.  What all of these names do have in common however, is that they belong to four of 21 influential black LGBT icons chosen by Huffington Post for LGBT History Month.

LGBT people of color have a long history of struggle and working toward equality.  At the intersection of their identities people like Langston Hughs fought both racial and sexual discrimination throughout the Harlem Renaissance and the Civil Rights Movement. 

Read the full article via the Huffington Post.

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