Queer black people used #BlackGaySlay to show their vibrant beauty for Black History Month

Queer black people used #BlackGaySlay to show their vibrant beauty for Black History Month
Source: Twitter
Source: Twitter

Most people associate Black History Month with celebrating black accomplishments. But on Friday night, a new hashtag emerged on Twitter that was about more than just black accomplishment — it celebrated black queer beauty. 

Twitter users of many genders shared photos of themselves slaying all of your faves with the hashtag #BlackGaySlay.


Aside from sharing pictures of themselves, some users shared pictures of famous black queer people. They included civil rights icons, activists, musicians and writers.

A few faceless, milk-chugging, racist Twitter users tried to dampen the spirits of the hashtag with trolling, but users made it clear that nothing can stop the #BlackGaySlay. 

By the time everyone had shared their pictures and stories, one thing was clear: Black queer people snatch every wig. 


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Mathew Rodriguez

Mathew Rodriguez is a Staff Writer at Mic. He is a queer Latino New Yorker who enjoys female rappers, Buffy the Vampire Slayer and Flannery O'Connor. He is a former editor at TheBody.com and he is working on a memoir.

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