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Bayard Rustin

Honoring Bayard Rustin

Bayard Rustin, the brilliant organizer of the 1963 March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom, lived openly as a gay man. He became active in the gay and lesbian rights movement when his companion, Walter Naegle, nudged him to do so in the 1980s.

GLAAD celebrates Black History Month honoring LGBT African Americans

While February was declared Black History Month to recognize the many accomplishments and contributions of African Americans, the lives of black LGBT people are often left out of the picture.