Black History Month x Stonewall
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Black History Month x Stonewall

Celebrating Black History Month by sharing experiences of Black LGBTQ+ people.

The main theme this Black History Month is “proud to be”.

Black History Month is an opportunity to highlight the work and contributions of Black LGBTQ+ people, which are too often forgotten and erased.  Black people have always been at the centre of the LGBTQ+ liberation movement from Marsha P. Johnson and Stormé DeLarverie, who were major figures in the Stonewall uprisings of 1969, to modern day LGBTQ+ leaders like Munroe Bergdorf and Lady Phyll.  

We aim to highlight the incredible contributions that Black LGBTQ+ people and Black LGBTQ-led organisations are making throughout the UK, as well as sharing the richness of queer Black activism. Stonewall’s People of Colour Network aim to use our platform to provide a space to meaningfully centre a wide range of LGBTQ+ voices, with a particular focus on Black trans voices, when many of their experiences can be overlooked. 

We will also share resources on how to be a better ally to Black LGBTQ+ people. If you want to get started, make sure you: 

  • Listen to the voices of a community that has been historically erased
  • Support Black LGBTQ+ communities by recognising the privilege that you have
  • Showcase those communities, be it in the workplace, in social spaces or just in your personal lives

Things you can do:

Stonewall | BAME Voices

A series of videos directed by Cherish Oteka, and in partnership with Stonewall, to showcase the lived experiences of LGBT people of colour.