Center for LGBTQ Studies (CLAGS)


Barbara Smith

Document Type


Publication Date

Summer 1999


During my fellowship year I have had the opportunity to deepen my understanding of Black lesbians and gays' historical relationship to large Black communities through interviews with a variety of informants. I have especially made progress in my research concerning Black lesbians and gays in Cleveland, Ohio (which was the focus of my CLAGS colloquium) and in my documentation of Black educational institutions as identifiable locations of lesbian and gay life.


This article was originally published in CLAGSNews, vol. 9, no. 2.



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