LGBT and Black

1Xtra Talks with Richie Brave

By BBC Radio 1Xtra

LGBT and Black

Wednesday, 10 July

June is International Pride Month - a time of celebration and awareness of LGBT+ history. Pride 2019 is especially important because it marks the 50th anniversary of the Stonewall riots - a series of demonstrations which marked the start of the gay rights liberation movement in New York City. We explore how the intersection of race and sexuality is impacting young people. Tanya Compas is a youth worker and youth engagement officer at UK Black Pride. Gary Thompson is a beauty and lifestyle content creator. He is also one of the first black, male, gay make-up artists to work with a major cosmetics label. Steffan Zachiyah identifies as transmasculine. In 2016 Steffan featured in a BBC Newsbeat documentary where he and a friend travelled to Jamaica to reveal their new identities to their families. Munroe Bergdorf is a model and activist passionate about race, diversity, gender and LGBTQ+ topics.
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