Terrance Heath, LGBTQ Nation

Terrance Heath

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Past articles by Terrance:

Westboro Baptist attack on trans politician backfires spectacularly

Roem has raised almost $30,000 from over 800 donors from all 50 states, as well as the District of Columbia, since the rabidly anti-LGBTQ group announced a protest aimed at her. → Read More

This gender non-conforming blues singer was a Harlem Renaissance super star

She was famous for her bawdy performances and a chorus line of eight effeminate male dancers. → Read More

Richard Bruce Nugent, the queer rebel of the Harlem Renaissance

The "bizarre and eccentric vagabond poet" was open about his sexuality, and then married a woman. → Read More

Meet the Harlem Renaissance dancer who made sure lesbian history wasn’t forgotten

Harlem Renaissance dancer, domestic worker, archivist, philanthropist, early lesbian activist; in her lifetime, Mabel Hampton was many, many things. → Read More

Welcome to the church of Sylvester. His gospel-tinged disco made us feel mighty real.

As stars go, they don’t come much bigger or shine much brighter than Sylvester. Born Sylvester James Jr, in Los Angeles in 1947, he grew up in a religious household. The family attended the Pentecostal Palm Lane Church of God in Chris in Los Angeles, where young Sylvester developed his love of music singing in the church’s choir. Sylvester discovered his sexuality at a young age, and at age… → Read More

This black lesbian became a giant in her field no matter what her critics threw at her

Octavia Butler wasn't just a giant in science fiction literature, she was also a black lesbian who overcame multiple obstacles to become a bestselling author. → Read More

This trans activist was there at the start of the modern LGBTQ movement

Miss Major at 2014's San Francisco Pride Wikipedia ”That was three nights of terror, ” is how Miss Major Griffin-Gracy describes the Stonewall riots. She should know. After all, she was there. ”I’m nothing special,” she also says describing herself, ”I’m just one of the girls.” But Miss Major is anything but ordinary. Not only was Miss Major there at the beginning of the movement, but she’s worn… → Read More

This out bisexual singer reigned as Empress of the Blues in the 1920’s

She sold more than 2 million records in the first ten months after she was signed by Columbia Records and performed on Broadway - and then the Great Depression hit. → Read More

Over the course of 101 years, the nation’s longest-lived lesbian was always out & proud

Ruth Ellis was an out lesbian activist and a living, breathing reservoir of African-American LGBTQ history. → Read More

This gay sculptor focused on black male beauty during the Harlem Renaissance

Richard Barthé was one of America's best sculptors - and he didn't shy away from his sexuality. → Read More

In 1992, this woman became the first trans person elected to a state legislature

When the local newspaper outed her as trans, it brought an abrupt end to her political career. → Read More

Meet the filmmaker who brought gay black men to television & earned the wrath of the religious right

"I was caught between these two worlds where the whites hated me, and the blacks disparaged me." → Read More

This black queer legal pioneer helped launch Ruth Bader Ginsburg onto the Supreme Court

Ginsburg named her as one of the co-authors in a career-defining legal brief, even though Pauli Murray had no hand in writing it. → Read More

This transgender soul singer publicly transitioned in the 60s & ruled the charts while she did it

Before RuPaul, there was Jackie Shane. Almost 50 years after she retired and faded from public view, she may be about to add a Grammy to her accolades. → Read More

The best things to happen to LGBTQ people in 2018

Lots of good news happened in 2018. We put together a list. → Read More

Make your yuletide gay with these queerest of holiday carols

Nothing kicks off a seasonal soiree like the right tunes. So, don your gay apparel and add these queerest of carols to your playlist to get your holiday party started faster than you can spike the punchbowl. Make It Jingle by Big Freedia Give the party some bounce with this tune by Big Freedia. Homo […] → Read More

Here are the 6 LGBTQ candidates to watch on election night

There are an unprecedented number of LGBTQ candidates on the ballot this month, but here are the cream of the crop. → Read More

5 things you need to know for election day

Where do you go to vote? Will you need ID? And what should you do if you run into problems? We've got the answers. → Read More

Here’s how your fave celebrities are getting out the vote for Democrats in this important election

From Axl Rose to Oprah, these stars are making sure you get to the ballot box - and vote for progressive Democrats. → Read More

Here’s your complete list of LGBTQ holidays & commemorations just in time for ‘Spirit Day’

And if you don't know what Spirit Day is, don't worry. We've gotcha. → Read More