It’s Black History Month, and throughout the month of February, we’ll be sharing content to amplify Black LGBTQ+ stories and content. Check out our blog throughout the month for spotlights on some incredible Black LGBTQ+ activists, TikTok videos that explore our history and have some fun in the process – plus resources, educational materials, It Gets Better videos and more.
5 Black Queer Artists You Should Know
Black History Month Spotlight: Ashton Mota
Since @ashtonmota came out at 12 years old, he’s been fighting for the rights of our trans community – and he has a message to queer and questioning youth: “You know who you are, and though you may not be ready to tell and show the world, just know that when you are, there will be a community waiting to embrace you, as you.” Ashton, we salute your courageous activism 🏳️🌈🏳️⚧️⚖️
The thing about history is…it’s happening right now!
Who’s that one historical figure you KNOW you woulda been friends with? 🏳️🌈 @hammny
Black History Month Spotlight: Yasmin Benoit
When it comes to #asexual activism, @theyasminbenoit is leading the charge! She says her purpose is to “make things a little easier for asexual and aromantic people – specifically Black people on those spectrums.” Yasmin, thank you for proudly representing your communities 🖤🤍💜
This February we’re honoring queer youth MAKING history in the Black LGBTQ+ community! Stay tuned to see who’s next.
Why seeing ourselves in media is so important 💜
Pauli truly did it ALL 🧑⚖️ @daejahtalkstv #itgetsbetter
Tune In and Celebrate Black Creators All Month Long
Shout out to our very own Ambassadors @RekItRaven, @SpringSims, and @kedapalooza for being featured on the Twitch front page during #BlackHistoryMonth.
TikTok Spotlight – @calmdownace: The “P” in Marsha P. Johnson stands for…
Twitter Thread: Orgs That Serve Our Black LGBTQ+ Community
Moments of Power
It Gets Better videos, educational resources, resources for Black LGBTQ+ youth, resources for allies and more uplifting, empowering and connecting the Black LGBTQ+ community. Explore more here.