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8 BLACK MEN WE CELEBRATE FOR BRINGING NEEDED CHANGE

Written by Stephan Horbelt  on December 21, 2020

Let’s take a moment to celebrate Black queer men who are bringing needed change to society, and Black queer visibility in general. Whether they are artists, local or state-level lawmakers, fashion leaders or more, there are plenty of Black queer men to celebrate. And with every passing day, Black queer people are creating, protesting and helping create a better world for all of us.

Here are 8 such celebrities — all Black queer men — to celebrate for their efforts:

Bob the Drag Queen

This RuPaul’s Drag Race Season 8 winner is so many things: a drag performer (and one of the biggest in the business); an actor who has appeared on High MaintenanceTales of the City and A Black Lady Sketch Show; and an activist who spoke on Drag Race about his 2011 arrest during a marriage equality protest: “They fucking threw my ass in jail, in full drag, girl.”