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The black LGBT pride movement began as a result of the gay black minority community in the United States feeling marginalized and less a part of the whole gay community in participation, organization and administration. There was also the factor of socio-cultural differences that prevented the sub-community from full participation in the gay movement.
Black Gay pride was born out of a small number of friends in Los Angeles in 1988 later to be known as ATB "at the beach" who knowing and understanding the much stronger rejection of the larger black community due to strong family structure, cultural and religious factor, refused to be seen but yearned to celebrate and enjoy their identity as black gay men deciding to host a small gathering in Malibu point Dune beach which was several miles away from the metropolis and in a place almost hidden from the public. This gathering was a huge success and eventually started a movement for the black gay pride.
The Black Gay prides today as metamorphosed into a well established events that unite and bring together black lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender people to celebrate both their African heritage and sexual orientation.
International Federation of Black Prides Edit
The Center for Black Equity is a coalition of Black gay pride organizers formed to promote a multinational network of LGBT/SGL (Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender/Same Gender Loving) Prides and community-based organizations.
The International Federation of Black Prides was organized during DC Black Pride of May 1999 by a coalition of Black Pride organizers representing Chicago, North Carolina, New York, Atlanta, Detroit, Minneapolis, and Washington, DC. The coalition saw a need to organize the twenty plus Black Prides in the United States and abroad for the purpose of developing sponsorship strategies, providing technical assistance, networking, mentoring, and supporting one another. IFBP acquired its IRS 501(c)(3) non-profit status in November 2004.
- Cannick, Jasmyne. "Celebrating Black Gay Pride", National Public Radio.
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