Are you one of those people who believes in the “gay agenda” out to destroy the black family? Or are you just interested in the history of black queers? These three videos actually include a thread of context and additional information on twitter that you can access here. Below the three videos are resources if you’d like to do some digging of your own.

Two Minute History: Queerness in Pre-Colonial Africa

Two Minute History: Queerness During the Harlem Renaissance

Two Minute History: The Lavender Scare and Homophobia During the Mid Twentieth Century




Boy Wives and Female Husbands (Stephen O Murray and Will Roscoe)

The Color of Discipline: Civil Rights and Black Sexuality (Thaddeus Russell)

“The Strangest Freaks of Despotism”: Queer Sexuality in Antebellum African American Slave Narratives (Aliyyah I. Abdur-Rahman)

The Gay Lovers of Countee Cullen

The idea that African homosexuality was a colonial import is a myth

Singing The Lesbian Blues in 1920’s Harlem