Sunday, February 05, 2023

Video - The (Gay) Harlem Renaissance - The History You Didn't Learn

 Happy Black History Month 2023! 

This year is a big more poignant than most because some folks out there (Ron DeSantis) are trying to undermine how Black History and LGBTQ history intersect. DeSantis and those like him try to eliminate learning how African-American and LGBTQ history intersect because they want to keep both communities divided and at each other's throats about hierarchy and access. When we learn about things like the LGBTQ impact of the Harlem Renaissance, we realize just how similar both communities are in terms of culture and equality struggles.  We also remember the people who are a part of both communities and celebrate their existence instead of aiding and abetting in their erasure.