50 LGBT Black Famous & Notable People

We should honor these individuals during Black History Month.

50 LGBT Black Famous & Notable People

Alice Walker:author, poet, and advocate

Alvin Ailey:choreographer and advocate

André Leon Talley:editor-at-large for Vogue magazine, current contributing editor

Angela Davis:political advocate, scholar, and author

Audre Lorde:author and advocate

Azealia Banks,musician

Bayard Rustin:chief organizer of the 1963 March on Washington, advisor to Martin Luther King Jr.

Bessie Smith, musician

Bill T. Jones:artistic director, choreographer and dancer

Billie Holiday: musician

Countee Cullen:poet

Darryl Stevens:actor

Don Lemon:reporter for CNN and news anchor

Doug Spearman:actor

E. Denise Simmons:mayor of Cambridge, Massachusetts, during the 2008-2009 term, first openly lesbian African American mayor in the United States

E. Lyn Harris:author

Emil Wilbekin:former openly gay Editor-in-Chief of Vibe Magazine, current managing editor of Essence.com

Felicia “Snoop” Pearson:actress

Frenchie Davis:musician

Frank Ocean,musician

Glen Burke:Major League Baseball player

Isis King:America’s Next Top Modelcontestant

James Baldwin:author

Janet Mock,activist, author

Jasika Nicole:actress

Jean-Michel Basquiat:artist

John Amaechi:former NBA player

Josephine Baker:dancer, singer, and actress

June Jordan:author

Kevin Aviance:female impressionist and entertainer

Kylar Broadus,lawyer, first trans-identified person to testify before Congress

LZ Granderson:ESPN.com columnist

Langston Hughes:poet and social advocate

Laverne Cox:actress, producer and transgender advocate

Lee Daniels:film producer and director

Linda Villaros:author, journalist and public speaker

Lizzo: musician

Ma Rainey:blues singer

Maurice Jamal:filmmaker and director

Meshell Ndegeocello:singer

Missy Elliot: musician

Paris Barclay:television director and producer

Patrik-Ian Polk:director, producer, screenwriter, singer and actor

Roy Simmons:former NFL player

RuPaul:actor, drag queen and singer-songwriter

Sheryl Swoopes:WNBA player

Stacy Ann Chin:author and poet

Tracy Chapman:singer

Wade Davis,former NFL player

Wanda Sykes:actress and comedian

(The majority of the above statistics provided by GLAAD.org)

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