Happy #LGBTQHistoryMonth! Let’s make sure it’s as #intersectional as possible!
Jewelle Gomez is a queer American activist, author, poet, and playwright of Black, Cape Verdean, and Native American (Ioway, Wampanoag) heritage. Her LGBTQ activism is grounded in the history of race and gender in America. She is the author of the award-winning and critical acclaimed The Gilda Stories, a novel that explores slavery and racism in the Americas. In 2008 Jewelle and her partner Dr. Diane Sabin, were one of the couples that sued the state of California for the right to marry before the passing of Proposition 8. Jewelle was on "Say Brother," one of the first weekly, Black television shows in the U.S. and "The Electric Company”. She was also on the founding board of the Gay and Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation (GLAAD) and was an original member of the Astraea Foundation board. and the Open Meadows Foundation which offers grants for projects that are led by and benefit women and girls, especially those from vulnerable communities. #LGBTQHistory #QTPOCHistory #QueerIndigenousHistory #IndigenousPeoplesDay #JewelleGomez #Intersectionality