African American LGBTQ+ U.S. Timeline: 1912-present

Use this link to access the African American LGBTQ Timeline Bibliography.

Our aim is to create a thorough representation of queer history that pays attention to the many conversations about what sexuality has meant in various communities across time. These timelines are a work in progress:  If you would like to contribute to this project as a teacher, a student, or on your own, please fill out this form that requests additional references, including pictures, with as full citations as possible.  Any additional questions please email us at and put “Timeline” in the subject line.