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#BlackFutureLegends Month

You’ve been taught that February is Black History Month. But this is February 2015 and today’s Black communities are under attack. 
We need more than history: we need action.

Join Danielle for #BlackFutureLegends Month and draw inspiration from the past to fight for our future!
Make your own #BlackFutureLegends video about how past or present Black activists or movements have inspired you and why it’s important for LGBTQ people to fight with people of color. Upload it with the #BlackFutureLegends hashtag by February 20th for National GSA Day for Racial Justice.
The 1969 Stonewall Riots are said to have started the mainstream LGBT movement, but did you know that there were riots before that, also led by people of color? Did you know that Martin Luther King's chief strategist and organizer of the march on Washington was a gay man named Bayard Rustin? And today, #blacklivesmatter was started by three Black queer women. Black queer resistance has been at the forefront of the LGBTQ and Civil Rights movements, but too often these legends are silenced by transphobia, racism, and homophobia. 
That resistance is as important today as it was in the past. Two Black trans women were murdered just last month. We are seeing Black trans and queer youth pushed out of school, engaged in the juvenile justice system, and killed by police officers.
As youth-led social justice clubs, GSAs have a responsibility to take action.
Join LGBTQ youth, GSAs, and youth organizations across the country for #BlackFutureLegends month and take action on February 20th for National GSA Day for Racial Justice

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