Celebrating LGBTQ History Month: June 6, Angela Davis

6 Jun

Today I would like to honor and pay tribute to Angela Davis.  For those that follow TSM, you may remember celebrating Davis during Women’s History Month.  While Davis is justifiably a recognized voice and activist to help eradicate racism, today I would like to focus on her efforts to also end homophobia.  Since publicly coming out in 1997, Davis has devoted much of her energy to equality for the LGBTQ community:

 …to imagine the concept of freedom fifty years from today, when people will no longer live under the influence of heterosexism and homophobia, and gender will no longer be a rigid binary.

I hope that in less than 50 years we will see the benefits of Davis’ activism and we will all celebrate her work and dedication to civil rights for all.  Click here to read an article about Davis at the Milk Club Dinner.

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