Hearing the Queer Roots of Black Lives Matter

By David B. Green, Jr.

Left to right and top to bottom: June Jordan, Pat Parker, Melvin Boozer, Assotto Saint, Audre Lorde, Joseph Beam, Barbara Smith, Marsha P. Johnson

Black & Queer: A Hearing En Masse

“Would you ask me how I’d dare to compare the civil rights struggle with the struggle for lesbian and gay rights? I can compare, and I do compare them. I know what it means to be called a nigger. I know what it means to be called a faggot. And I can sum up the difference in one word: none.” —Melvin Boozer

Movement in Black: Always

Coda: Still Hearing

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