Today marks the beginning of Black History Month. In celebration we will be running a series of posts throughout the month exploring the rich and varied experiences of Black LGBT people. The posts and video clips from Bilerico contributors and guest bloggers will include history, culture, politics and a bit of sex.
We began with this fascinating clip from the documentary Before Stonewall: The Making of a Gay and Lesbian Community of Black lesbians recounting what gay life was like in Harlem before the Stonewall Riots. As one woman says, "It did not begin with Stonewall."