A few courageous gay men and women have defied the status quo in Africa and made a significant name for themselves in the broader LGBT community.
We caught up with Chike Frankie Edozien to find out what motivates a gay Nigerian author and other questions to inspire the readers and writers among you.
Toni Morrison took the ugliest or most paradoxical truths and rendered them hauntingly beautiful, simply (not so simply!) by telling stories.
Introducing 8 Afro-Latino gay role models you should know. Feel free to add others in the comments section to keep this list growing!
James Baldwin was defined by his struggle to reconcile his role as an artist isolated from one or another of the groups that might have provided the sense of community he sought.