February 01, 2022 1 min read

Black queer women make history every day, and we love sharing that history with you! Shout out to @BuyFromABlackWoman for inspiring us to make this post. We love #BHM because #BLM.

Gladys Bently, looking like a fabulous Black queer woman

Gladys Bentley in a dapper white tuxedo

A close-up of Gladys Bentley, wearing a white tux and top hat

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Image 1 description: "An overlapping pattern of many paper mache faces with an overlapping brown transparent heart in the center. The text states: Black history highlight featuring: Gladys Bentley August 12, 1907 to January 18, 1960. Queer women & femmes edition pt. 1/28
Image 2,3, and 4 descriptions: A photo of Gladys Bentley. The text states "Gladys Bentley was a fabulous Harlem renaissance era performer, entertainer, singer, pianist, and provocateur. In the 1930's she was one of Harlem's best-known Black entertainers. She wore immaculate suits while belting her tunes! We love learning about her raunchy lyrics and flirty behavior during the prohibition and great depression- times when it wasn't easy to flaunt expectations as a Black queer woman. She did that!"
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