As this Pride month exists alongside a major racial revolution, we all have a responsibility to amplify Black LGBTQ+ voices and make space for them to lead the conversations and movement. This was visible in the over 10,000 people that came to the Black Liberation rally (pictured above), at the Brooklyn Museum this past Sunday. Organized by The Okra Project, Marsha P. Johnson Institute, For the Gworls, G.L.I.T.S., and Black Trans Femmes in the Arts, the event came after two Black transgender women, Dominique "Rem'mie" Fells of Pennsylvania and Riah Milton of Ohio, were killed in the past week. This rally clearly shows that we're at a turning point in history, and in the fight for equality.
Below is a list of Black LGBTQ+ voices, that I feel it is absolutely necessary to follow. The list ranges from comedians, to activists, to fashion influencers, to actors, models, artists, writers, and beyond. And of course I had to kick it off with my very own big brother.
Photo by Cole Witter