Queer Black Stories Matter.

Black, and brown, communities from around the world and various intersections contribute to the Black Experience. You can access Black History and culture by utilizing Black Literature. Literature is one of the greatest resources in the world. You can elevate your thinking, travel back in the time, explore B.I.P.O.C narratives, and you can also refine your comprehension skills by reading. You always win when you read. Throughout the year, Black Lives Matter movement and the phrase are commonly paired with topics of racial and social injustices. All Black Lives Matters simply reiterates the importance of all beautiful contributors and members of a wonderful community (Black LGBTQ+ Health and Mental Health resources). The term “Queer” is an umbrella term— used to describe all communities and persons under the rainbow. Yet, there are other voices that also complete the LGBTQ+ community (Asexual, Bisexual, Gay, Lesbian, Trans-identifying, Queer and other communities). In celebration of Black History Month, check out this collection of Black Queer literature.

Wake: The Hidden History of Women-Led Slave Revolts by Rebecca Hall & Hugo Martínez Crosshairs by Catherine Hernandez Lez Talk: A Collection of Black Lesbian Short Fiction by S. Andrea Allen & Lauren Cherelle Aftershocks by Nadia Owusu Choosing Grace by Regina Jamison Real Life: A Novel by Brandon Taylor You Should See Me in a Crown by Leah Johnson Honey Girl by Morgan Rogers Bingo Love Volume 1: Jackpot Edition by Tee Franklin Moonstruck Volume 1: Magic to Brew by Grace Ellis & Shae Beagle After the Rain by John Jennings and Nnedi Okorafor Mouths of Rain: An Anthology of Black Lesbian Thought by Briona Simone Jones Black Queer Identity Matrix: Towards An Integrated Queer of Color by Sheena C. Howard The Black Flamingo by Dean Atta All Boys Aren't Blue: A Memoir by George M. Johnson