Black, Gifted and Gay is a new book profiling the lives and accomplishments of the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) community’s living icons – who just happen to be of African descent.
While the African-American experience is often lost in the conversation about what it means to be LGBT in today’s culture, these gifted artists, entertainers, thinkers and community leaders remind us all that our community comes in many forms.
The book “Black, Gifted and Gay” by LGBT media pioneer Leyla Farah (with assistance from prolific LGBT celebrity reporter Sarah Toce) is an exploration of what it means to be a part of LGBT culture, as well as a part of African-American culture at the same time.
Originally inspired by Lorraine Hansberry‘s book To Be Young, Gifted and Black, as well as I Dream A World, the groundbreaking book of African-American portraiture, Farah and Toce have created “Black, Gifted and Gay” to highlight portraits of 20 African-American icons who have had the courage to publicly claim their place in the LGBT community as well.
The courage, commitment and accomplishments of the 20 ground-breaking men and women profiled in “Black, Gifted and Gay” serve as an inspiration to us all.
“Black, Gifted and Gay” is now available at Amazon.com