Proud is an understatement.
I recently watched My Fake Boyfriend on Prime Video starring the one and only Keiynan Lonsdale as a hapless romantic who can’t seem to find the right guy to settle down with.
Apart from being a super cute watch, the movie got me thinking about how more and more Black, LGBTQ+ characters and celebs like Keiynan are being given the spotlight, and are finding the courage to share their sexualities in a public forum.
That’s NOT to say that moving through the world being both Black and queer is an easy feat, and this is why we have to show our appreciation to the brave public figures who are using their platforms to shift the narrative and create a safe space for marginalised groups.
So, to celebrate shifting the spotlight and including everyone, here are 23 notable Black, queer celebs who are paving the way!
Lil Nas X
Which Black, queer celebs have positively impacted your journey? Let us know in the comments!