Black History Month 2020: Black LGBTQ+ Figures, Icons & Inspirations

By Akira Holland, Content & Community Manager at Unilever

The gay rights and Black civil rights movements have long been intertwined. In fact, many refer to the LGBTQ+ movement’s beginning, the rebellion against the police at the Stonewall Inn, as being predominantly instigated by queer and trans youth of colour. However, people of colour have often been omitted from these stories.
It’s important that we recognise and celebrate their contributions, past and present, within the LGBTQ+ community. It’s also imperative that we also look how we increase ally-ship.

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