Great Moments in Black LGBT History

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  • Audre Lorde/Angela Davis
  • Frank Ocean
  • Rave Symoné
  • Claude McKay/Langston Hughes/Bessie Smith/Wallace Thurman
  • Dorian Corey/Pepper Labieja
  • Frank Ocean, Raven-Symoné
  • Jason Collins
  • Sylvester James, Jr./RuPaul
  • Meshell Ndegeochello
  • James Baldwin
  • Don Lemon
  • Bayard Rustin

Raven-Symoné’s Quiet "Announcement"

Ignoring the pomp and circumstance of press releases and televised announcements, That’s So Raven star Raven-Symoné gave the world a subtle hint that she was LGBT-identifying in August, 2013, after she tweeted, “I can finally get married! Yay government! So proud of you.”  Her tweet was written in response to the Supreme Court striking down the Defense of Marriage Act. She is now in a happy relationship with her girlfriend AzMarie Livingston.

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