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Celebrate the music of Black LGBTQ+ joy with Queerty’s Black History Month playlist

Check out some of the iconic musical moments from LGBTQ+ Black history:Long before the appropriative concept of the “hey mamas” lesbian was born, the Black butch “B.D.” woman was singing her blues. Alongside other queer women singers like Ma Rainey and Bessie Smith, Lucille Bogan (sometimes singing as Bessie Jackson) was helping bring about a new musical era.This campy pop vocal duo made their mark not despite their overt homosexuality, but because of it.

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