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  • Collection: LGBTQ+ Pride Month collection

BLK magazine cover featuring RuPaul standing next to a seated Santa Claus with the tagline "RuPaul: Gag on the Glamour"
BLK magazine cover featuring RuPaul standing next to a seated Santa Claus with the tagline "RuPaul: Gag on the Glamour"

BLK magazine cover featuring image of an African American man with guns pointed at both sides of his head, one held by a white hand and one held by a black hand with the tagline "High Risk, Low Priority: AIDS in the Black Gay Community"
BLK magazine cover featuring image of an African American man with guns pointed at both sides of his head, one held by a white hand and one held by a black hand with the tagline "High Risk, Low Priority: AIDS in the Black Gay Community"

BLK magazine cover featuring portrait of Audre Lorde with the tagline "Audre Lorde on everything from Black Germans to 2 Live Crew"
BLK magazine cover featuring portrait of Audre Lorde with the tagline "Audre Lorde on everything from Black Germans to 2 Live Crew"

BLK magazine cover featuring two African American women outdoors with the tagline "Black Gay Pride"
BLK magazine cover featuring two African American women outdoors with the tagline "Black Gay Pride"

An Honest Look At BLACK GAYS AND LESBIANS<br />
By Alvin F. Poussaint, M.D.Associate Professor of PsychiatryHarvard Medical School<br />
Lately, they have “come out of the closet” in increasing numbers<br />
Some people fear and scorn, others tolerate homosexuals, but few understand and welcome them as equal partners in African-American society. Most of us have laughed at Eddie Murphy pretending to be a swishing drag queen. Black comedians rely on stereotypes of Black gays and lesbians as a ready source of<br />
[images: Phil Wilson, co-chair of the Black Gay and Lesbian Leadership Forum in Los Angeles, feels that Black gays can avoid rejection by the Black community only if they are not too obvious about their gay orientation. At right, Venus Medina, a project officer at the Centers for Disease Control in Atlanta, says that most Black lesbians identify as Black women first and lesbians second. Medina is a 30-year-old mother of two]
Article by Alvin F. Poussaint, M.D. on the African American LGBT community

Ethel Waters wearing ornate gown and headdress signed "To Floyd [?] Ethel 9/3/34"
Ethel Waters wearing ornate gown and headdress signed "To Floyd [?] Ethel 9/3/34"

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Letter from Miles M. Jackson, Jr., Librarian at Atlanta University to Paula Snelling; response from Snelling to Jackson

TO – G.D.J. BY – Angelina Grimke I like your little house And your little front door And your little doorknob That turns and turns and turns. I like the yellow softness Of your little parlor, I like the little blue lights In your little gas stove. I like the smell of your coffee When you bring it in On your oblong tray That is not little a bit. I like all the quick little lightnesses And quick little brightnesses Of your words, of your thoughts, Of your laughter, of your movements. I like your broken shell-rimmed glasses When you read your poems I like your poems; And most of all I like so very much The kindly little you The generous little you The gallant little you The lonely little you.
Poem written by Angelina Grimké

Billy Strayhorn
Billy Strayhorn

Bobby Short
Bobby Short
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