GLBT Historical Society: Evolution of Black LGBTQ Leadership Panel
Since the Compton’s Cafeteria riot of August 1966 in the Tenderloin district of San Francisco and the Stonewall riots in June 1969 in New York, Black LGBTQ leaders have been at the forefront of protest and revolutionary movements. Activists Marsha P. Johnson and Miss Major protested in the streets, strategists such as Bayard Rustin worked behind the scenes to combat inequality and thought leaders like James Baldwin moved the intellectual conversation forward.
This panel will shed light on these revolutionary leaders, tracing the arc of justice from the Civil Rights Movement of the 1960s to the burgeoning LGBTQ rights movement of the 1980s to the modern-day movement for Black lives. Foregrounding the significance of intersectionality and intersectional movements, a panel of today’s activists and movement leaders will share their own personal experiences, critical historical context and social commentary on racial and LGBTQ justice in America.