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LGBTQ PARTICIPATION IN THE HARLEM RENAISSANCE
The Harlem Renaissance was a movement and its collection of artistic, intellectual, and cultural black Americans that was centred in Harlem, New York City in the 1920s and 1930s. It represented a new, confident, and vibrant soul of Negro expression and self determination for its community. Many of its leaders and prominent members were LGBTQ individuals.
In June 2010, Harlem saw its first Pride event. The locale’s transgender community was particularly active during the Harlem Renaissance and held many drag ball extravaganzas. Black gays were considered at the centre of the racial gentrification of Harlem during this time.
These gay individuals included the writer of the first novel written by a black person to be a best-selling book – ‘Home To Harlem’ (1928) by Claude McKay. Gay academic Alain Locke was the first African American to receive the Rhodes Scholarship. Also included in the group was lesbian poet Alice Dunbar Nelson. Her home, Dunbar House, was the first national memorial in America to honour an African American individual and is now a museum.
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