7 unsung LGBT figures who were instrumental in Black history

Mildred Europa Taylor February 13, 2019
Josephine Baker was a world-renowned singer, exotic dancer, a French spy and a civil rights activist. Pic credit: HeadStuff

They made history and significant contributions even in midst of people and societies that discriminated against them. Let us see 7 unsung LGBT figures who were instrumental in Black history.

From literature, dance, theatre, and comedy to activism, these African-American personalities paved the way for many black people and even ended up as cultural icons through their work.

Some of their works were, however, heavily criticized because of their sexualities, yet they showed courage and transformed the world.

As America celebrates Black History Month, here are some of history’s most prominent LGBTQ figures and their lasting impacts.


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