Topics :: Black History Month

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Celebrating Black History Month :: Tim'm T. West and Alvin Ailey

Feb 18
Tim'm T. West and Alvin Ailey are two 20th century LGBT Icons who have left an indelible mark on the world around them.

Architect Shapes Nation's View of African American History

By Martha Waggoner | Feb 16
The National Museum of African American History and Culture was a long time coming, but for architect Phil Freelon it was right on time.

Black History Month: LGBTQ Black Civil Rights Icons

By Maria Dominguez | Feb 12
It is important to remember those who fought from a place of intersection. LGBTQ civil rights leaders must also be immortalized alongside icons like Martin Luther King, Jr.,, because their voices are too often silenced by their difference.

Black History Month Profiles: Barbara Jordan and Benny Medina

By Mike Halterman | Feb 28
Black History Month is observed every February to commemorate the important people and momentous events in African-American history. This week's profiles: Barbara Jordan and Benny Medina.

Black History Month Profiles: Alex Newell and Lorraine Hansberry

By Mike Halterman | Feb 19
Hotspots honors Black History Month by profiling black LGBT people who have made noteworthy achievements in their personal or professional lives. This week: Alex Newell and Lorraine Hansberry.

Black History Month Profiles: John Amaechi and Janet Mock

By Mike Halterman | Feb 15
Black History Month is observed every February to commemorate the important people and momentous events in African-American history. This week's profiles: John Amaechi and Janet Mock.

Black History Month: Profile on RuPaul

By Mike Halterman | Mar 1
Black History Month is observed every February to commemorate the important people and momentous events in African-American history. Profiled this week: RuPaul.

Black History Month :: Profile on Bayard Rustin

By Mike Halterman | Feb 22
In his youth, Bayard Rustin's parents were personal friends of civil rights leaders such as W.E.B. Du Bois, and it was those leaders who inspired him to work to repeal discriminatory laws.

Honoring Black History Month :: Laverne Cox

By Mike Halterman | Feb 8
Black History Month is observed every February to commemorate the important people and momentous events in African-American history.

Black History Month: Profiles of LGBT African-Americans of Note, Part 3: Michael Sam

By Mike Halterman | Feb 21
Hotspots honors Black History Month by profiling black LGBT people who have made noteworthy achievements in their personal or professional lives. This week’s profile: Football star Michael Sam.

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