Reports & Research

Say it loud: I’m black and I’m proud

Report Type: 
March 24, 2002

A study of black lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) people from various cities across the United States found that:

  • Black LGBT people identified the most important issues facing their community as:
    • HIV/AIDS;
    • Hate crime violence;
    • Marriage and partner recognition.
  • Half of the respondents agreed that racism is a problem for black LGBT people in their relations with white LGBT people;
  • Two-thirds of those surveyed agreed that homophobia is a problem within the black community.

There is a clear need for additional research and policy analysis by, for and about black LGBT people.