Looking back over the last 10 years, the LGBTQ+ community has a lot to be proud of. From the Supreme Court affirming our right to marry who we love to the increased visibility of queer and trans people in the mainstream, we are no longer sitting quietly in the margins.
As we usher in a new decade, ESSENCE takes a stroll down memory lane of some of the best moments Black LGBTQ+ people have had over the 2010s—and we’re looking forward to what comes for the community over the next 10 years.
“This goes out to all those Black and brown boys and girls and non-gender conforming who don’t see themselves,” he said. “We are trying to show you you, and us.” Cue the tears!