Over on facebook, The Ubuntu Biography Project collects the stories of black LGBT+ people. There's a mix of the uplifting and the tragic, but the biographies are all pretty thorough.
If you'd like to get involved, here's their information:
Ubuntu Biography Project was born out of a desire to tell the largely untold stories of LGBTQ men and women of African descent, and to celebrate their remarkable contributions to our world. These are created in the hope that they will serve to educate and empower the whole community, while they give same-gender loving / Trans men and women of African descent ample reason to find pride in who they are, and to find strength in the dynamic and loving community they are connected with.
Ubuntu is a Nguni Bantu term of Central and South Africa that is literally translated as "human-ness". A more common interpretation of its meaning translates as "I am, because we are." It is an empowering affirmation of humanity's interconnectedness and of our collective responsibility to cherish one another. It links each of us to our desire to live and love freely, our shared interest in our creative and spiritual connections, and in humanity's common lineage to African ancestry.
These biographies of remarkable men and women illuminate the story of our humanity through shared experiences, familiar hopes, our abundant love, our unique passions, our resilience in the face of challenges, and a common desire for community. Your input and suggestions are welcomed.
Please message me if you would like to see a profile here of someone whose community service has touched others, or send an email to : firstname.lastname@example.org. Thank you.