5 Black LGBTQ Activists We Should Thank For Juneteenth and Pride Month

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June is both Juneteenth and Pride month that makes it’s special for the history and development of the younger generations. 

See on Nexter.org 5 most famous black LGBTQ leaders.

Phil Wilson

Phil Wilson founded the Black AIDS Institute and combated HIV/AIDS in the black community.

“I used to say that I did not believe that I would live to see the end of this epidemic. I don’t say that anymore. I believe that it is entirely possible that I will see the end of the epidemic, but we are at one of those deciding moments. Whether we end it now or not is totally up to us,” his famous quote reads.

 

James Baldwin

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James Baldwin was next to King’s during his “I Have a Dream” speech in Washington. He’s famous for essays that reveal the problems of race and sexuality.

“To be a negro in this country and to be relatively conscious is to be in a rage almost all the time,” he stated.

 

Andrea Jenkins

Andrea Jenkins has been elected to the Minneapolis City Council in  Ward 8. She is one of the proofs people will continue to fight for equality of all minority representatives.

Andrea Jenkins won a race with 73% of the vote and became the first person of color to be elected to any office in US.

There is more than just three cases, Here’s a rundown of all the LGBT people that won: Danica Roem, Andrea Jenkins, Ravi Bhalla, Elizabeth Guzman, Hala Ayala, Tyler Titus, LaWana Mayfield, Lydia Lavelle, and Jenny Durkan.

 

Barbara Smith

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Barbara Smith is like a mother of black feminism that started from protests and marches for rights in the 1960s.

“Trust is to human relationships what faith is to gospel living. It is the beginning place, the foundation upon which more can be built. Where trust is, love can flourish,” she once said.

 

Marsha P. Johnson

Marsha P. Johnson fought for queer rights and was a founder of Street Transvestite Action Revolutionaries (STAR).

“How many years has it taken people to realize that we are all brothers and sisters and human beings in the human race? I mean how many years does it take people to see that? We’re all in this rat race together!” Johnson once said.


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