QUEER VOICES

Black Panthers Founder Huey Newton Supported Gay Rights Back In 1970

While Black Panther Party founder Huey Newton was a controversial figure in the civil rights movement, he was also a surprisingly early supporter of gay  rights.

On August 15, 1970, Newton delivered a speech in New York, titled “A Letter to the Revolutionary Brothers and Sisters About The Women’s Liberation and Gay Liberation Movements.”

Read more on LOGO News

CONVERSATIONS