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Black History Month

Black LGBT Heroes

Throughout February on the Gay-Straight Alliances Facebook we will be recognizing the African American heroes who have made significant contributions to the LGBT and safe schools movements. Click here and keep reading all month long for new additions!

Our Black History Month Heroes downloadable flyer has information about nine notable Black History Month heroes. It's perfect for sharing. Print off copies and pass them out to members of your GSA, teachers and fellow classmates.

Together with StoryCorps, GLSEN has created Unheard Voices, a series of audio resources highlighting important moments in LGBT history. Listen to the story of David Wilson, a Black gay man who struggled to have his relationship recognized. 

We want to know who your heroes are! If you know someone who has contributed to the LGBT and safe schools movement, tweet your heroes to @DayofSilence using the #GLSENBHM hashtag!

Other links

Review our Ally Week resource on being a better ally to LGBT youth of color.

Read Do Something's 11 Facts About Racial Segregation in American Schools for a quick history lesson about the role of race in education. 

Sign up to receive facts about Black History Month from the NAACP, delivered right to your cell phone. 

Learn about 25 important "firsts" in Black history from the past 25 years via Upworthy