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10 shockingly awful quotes from Donald Trump’s Black History Month speech

"You read all about Dr. Martin Luther King a week ago when somebody said I took the statue out of my office," Trump said. "It turned out that that was fake news!"
Graham Gremore
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HRC Marks the End of Black History Month


Black History Month might come to a close today, but our work for Black and African American Communities is far from over.

While we have celebrated legendary members of the LGBT and allied community who've helped push our movement forward, we also recognized the programs and movementsthat are empowering Black...

Hayley Miller
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Unsung Heroes: Wade Davis Charts A Course For Gays In Sports

During Black History Month, the mainstream media recycles stories about Martin Luther King and Malcolm X while LGBTQ outlets predictably trot out RuPaul, Bayard Rustin, Laverne Cox, and other examples of great African-Americans with whom we’re already well acquainted. This week we’ve spotlighted a few amazing black unsung heroes. These people are leaders, journalists, and activists who span the entire African diaspora (i.e., not only Americans). [...]
Rob Smith
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Unsung Heroes: Wade Davis Charts A Course For Gays In Sports

During Black History Month, the mainstream media recycles stories about Martin Luther King and Malcolm X while LGBTQ outlets predictably trot out RuPaul, Bayard Rustin, Laverne Cox, and other examples of great African-Americans with whom we’re already well acquainted. This week we’ve spotlighted a few amazing black unsung heroes. These people are leaders, journalists, and activists who span the entire African diaspora (i.e., not only Americans). [...]
Rob Smith
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Black History Month: Honoring the Life and Legacy of James Baldwin


Post submitted by Beth Sherouse*

While African American writer and activist James Baldwin passed away in 1987, his words still serve as powerful reminders of the intersections of racism and anti-LGBT sentiment, and the need for us, as advocates and as an LGBT community, to account for those intersections in our...

Beth Sherouse
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Unsung Heroes: LZ Granderson Is Breaking Barriers For Black Gay Men In Journalism

During Black History Month, the mainstream media recycles stories about Martin Luther King and Malcolm X while LGBTQ outlets predictably trot out RuPaul, Bayard Rustin, Laverne Cox, and other examples of great African-Americans with whom we’re already well acquainted. Over the next week, we’re going to spotlight a few amazing black unsung heroes. These people are leaders, journalists, and activists who span the entire [...]
Rob Smith
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Unsung Heroes: LZ Granderson Is Breaking Barriers For Black Gay Men In Journalism

During Black History Month, the mainstream media recycles stories about Martin Luther King and Malcolm X while LGBTQ outlets predictably trot out RuPaul, Bayard Rustin, Laverne Cox, and other examples of great African-Americans with whom we’re already well acquainted. Over the next week, we’re going to spotlight a few amazing black unsung heroes. These people are leaders, journalists, and activists who span the entire [...]
Rob Smith
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Unsung Heroes: How David Kato Is Changing The World Even After His Death

During Black History Month, the mainstream media recycles stories about Martin Luther King and Malcolm X while LGBTQ outlets predictably trot out RuPaul, Bayard Rustin, and Laverne Cox and other examples of great African-Americans we’re already well acquainted with. Over the next week, we’re going to spotlight a few amazing black unsung heroes. These people are leaders, journalists, and activists who [...]
Rob Smith
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Unsung Heroes: How David Kato Is Changing The World Even After His Death

During Black History Month, the mainstream media recycles stories about Martin Luther King and Malcolm X while LGBTQ outlets predictably trot out RuPaul, Bayard Rustin, and Laverne Cox and other examples of great African-Americans we’re already well acquainted with. Over the next week, we’re going to spotlight a few amazing black unsung heroes. These people are leaders, journalists, and activists who [...]
Rob Smith
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Black History Month: Bearing Witness to the Black Lives Matter Movement


While Black LGBTQ people have been frequently shut out of history, queerness is front and center in the Black Lives Matter movement, an act of resistance in a world still punctuated by racism, homophobia and transphobia.

As we honor the lives of the Black LGBTQ leaders no longer with us during Black History...

Noël Gordon
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Reflecting on the Importance of HBCUs During Black History Month


Post submitted by HBCU Project Manager Leslie Hall

As we mark Black History Month, HRC’s blog will feature the voices of African-American LGBT leaders and allies.

During this Black History Month, it is important that we reflect on the true purpose and mission of our historically Black colleges and universities...

HRC staff
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HRC Celebrates Black History Month


As we mark the beginning on Black History Month, HRC’s blog will feature the voices of African-American LGBT leaders and allies.

Without the leadership of Black LGBTQ and allied trailblazers -- such as Maya Angelou, James Baldwin, Cory Booker, Jason Collins, Laverne Cox, Eric Holder, Martha P. Johnson, John...

Hayley Miller
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