Ball culture
Ball culture, the house system, the ballroom community and similar terms describe an underground LGBT subculture in the United States in which people "walk" (i.e., compete) for trophies and prizes at ...
Homo hop
LGBT hip hop, also known as by names such as homo hop or queer hip hop, is a subgenre label applied by critics and music media to hip hop music performed by LGBT artists and performers. It has been de...
Down-low (sexual slang)
Down-low is an African American slang term that refers to a subculture of men who usually identify as heterosexual, but who have sex with men; some avoid sharing this information even if they have fem...
National Coalition of Black Lesbians and Gays
The National Coalition of Black Lesbians and Gays (formerly The National Coalition of Black Gays) was the United States' first national organization for African American and Third World gay rights.In ...
Noah's Arc: Jumping the Broom
Noah's Arc: Jumping the Broom is a 2008 Canadian-American romantic comedy-drama film based on the LOGO television series Noah's Arc. It was released on October 24, 2008 in select theaters and video o...
Homophobia in the Black Diasporic community
Homophobia in ethnic minority communities refers to any negative prejudice or form of discrimination within the ethnic minority communities worldwide towards people who are identify as – or perceived ...
Cakes da Killa
Rashard Bradshaw, better known as Cakes da Killa is an American rapper based in Englewood, New Jersey. Bradshaw's latest project, #IMF, was released on February 10, 2015 via Mishka NYC.
Bradshaw s...
International Federation of Black Prides
The Center for Black Equity (known until 2012 as International Federation of Black Prides) is a coalition of Black gay pride organizers formed to promote a multinational network of LGBT/SGL (Lesbian, ...
PeaceOUT World Homo Hop Festival
The PeaceOUT (World) Homo Hop Festival, was an annual festival of hip hop music and culture created by Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender (LGBT) people from 2001 to 2007. The main festival took p...
Paris Is Burning (film)
Paris Is Burning is a 1990 American documentary film directed by Jennie Livingston. Filmed in the mid-to-late 1980s, it chronicles the ball culture of New York City and the African-American, Latino, g...
Alice Dunbar Nelson
Alice Ruth Moore Dunbar Nelson (July 19, 1875 – September 18, 1935) was an American poet, journalist and political activist. Among the first generation born free in the South after the Civil War, she ...
The Watermelon Woman
The Watermelon Woman is a 1996 feature film by filmmaker Cheryl Dunye about Cheryl, a young black lesbian working a day job in a video store while trying to make a film about a black actress from the...
Salsa Soul Sisters
The Salsa Soul Sisters, Third World Wimmin Inc Collective is a group for lesbians who are also womanists and women of color, in New York City. The group is the oldest black lesbian organization in the...
Warehouse (nightclub)
The Warehouse (or the "House" for short) was a nightclub established in Chicago, Illinois in 1977 under the direction of Robert Williams. It is today most famous for being what many consider to be the...
Why I Hate Abercrombie and Fitch
Why I Hate Abercrombie and Fitch: Essays on Race and Sexuality is a book regarding ethno-relational mores in contemporary gay African America with a nod to black, feminist and queer cultural contexts ...
Kiki (gathering)
A "kiki" (alternately kiking or a ki) is a term which grew out of the financially less fortunate Black and Latino-based gay subculture of New York City, loosely defined as an expression of laughter or...
Noah's Arc: The Short Film
Noah's Arc: The Short Film is a 2004 short film written, directed and produced by Patrik-Ian Polk. The film became the foundation of the LOGO television series Noah's Arc. The cast features Darryl Ste...
Pick Up the Mic
Pick Up the Mic is a documentary film, released in 2006, which profiles the underground homo hop scene, which is a subgenre of hip hop that includes gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender artists. Th...
Willi Ninja
Willi Ninja (April 12, 1961 – September 2, 2006) was an American dancer and choreographer best known for his appearance in the documentary film Paris is Burning.Ninja, a gay man known as the god...
BLK (magazine)
BLK was a monthly American newsmagazine, similar in format to Time and The Advocate, which targeted its coverage of people, events and issues to African-American LGBT readers.Published in Los Angeles,...
Combahee River Collective
The Combahee River Collective was a Black feminist Lesbian organization active in Boston from 1974 to 1980. They are perhaps best known for developing the Combahee River Collective Statement, a key do...
Looking for Langston
Looking for Langston is a 1989 British black-and-white film, directed by Isaac Julien and produced by Sankofa Film & Video Productions. It combines authentic archival newsreel footage of Harlem i...
Tongues Untied
Tongues Untied is a 1989 semi-documentary film directed by Marlon Riggs. The film seeks, in its author's words to, "...shatter the nation's brutalizing silence on matters of sexual and racial differe...