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LGBT History Month is proud to celebrate Black History Month.

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left to right: Cyril Nri, Billie Holiday, Bayard Rustin, Sheryl Swoopes, David McAlmont
left to right: Cyril Nri, Billie Holiday, Bayard Rustin, Sheryl Swoopes, David McAlmont.

October is Black History Month

I still hear people say that I should not be talking about the rights of lesbian and gay people and I should stick to the issue of racial justice, but I hasten to remind them that Martin Luther King Jr. said, 'Injustice anywhere is a threat to justice everywhere.' I appeal to everyone who believes in Martin Luther King Jr.'s dream to make room at the table of brother- and sisterhood for lesbian and gay people. Coretta Scott King - Reuters, 31 March 1998.

Unlike LGBT History Month UK, Black History Month does not have a national organising body; there is therefore a great amount of content available on the internet. Here is a very small selection:

Black History Month
- Wikipedia
BHM - "The Official Guide to Black History Month"
Black History Month - Mia Morris' website
Black History Month Resource Kit - GLAAD, 2003
Black History Month Worship Resources
Fire This Time - Queering Black History Month 2006
Hearts A- Phyre’ - Atlanta’s first African American LGBT History Week - 02/2007
Historical Blackout? - Fyne Times
Black, Queer, Here - Fyne Times
Malcolm X was bisexual. Get over it, The Guardian, 20 October 2009. Peter Tatchell on the lack of LGBT people in Black History Month celebrations.
Confronting discrimination on two fronts is daunting, Seth Kirby - The Olympian, 19 February 2010

- Home
- Black LGBT lives and groups
- Blog articles
- Links
- Resources for schools

- Download our BHM logo (hi-res)
- Our press release for BHM

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October is also GLBT History Month in the United States. Click on the image for more information.
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