"No pride for some of us without liberation for all of us." - Marsha P. Johnson
Every June many people around the United States celebrate Pride month through festivals, parades, conferences, educational workshops, and more. This year in the state of South Carolina, Black Pride is being celebrated at the end of August. While Pride month is a celebration that honors the 1969 Stonewall riots and the work that has been done to achieve justice and equal opportunities for the LGBTQIA+ community, Black pride is a time to amplify and recognize the voices and legacy of the many contributions that communities of color have made to the LGBTQIA+ community. Learning more about these individuals is a great way for children, teens, and adults to participate in not only honoring their legacies, but also recognizing the unique challenges they face being part of communities of color as well as the LGBTQIA+ community. To help you begin learning more, you'll find information below about several Black LGBTQIA+ historical figures and the many contributions they have made to music, writing, dancing, and more.
Check out the youth collections book list below to read materials about and by these amazing individuals.