We kicked off our celebration of Black LGBTQ leaders for Black History Month by asking what other Black leaders could be added to our ever-growing list. We were so humbled by the level of community response and inspired by the conversations sparked by these courageous trailblazers and their dedication to justice. We hope these types of conversations will continue beyond Black History Month and that we will continue to acknowledge and support the wealth of leadership shown by Black LGBTQ leaders past and present.

Thanks to everyone who joined us in honoring Black LGBTQ leaders and icons. And our deepest thanks to the inspiring Black LGBTQ leaders for paving the way for future generations. Here at GLAD, we remain committed to advocating for racial and economic justice and to be part of the effort to amplify voices in our community that aren’t always heard.