Breaking Down Barriers: Famous and Prominent Queer Black Women

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Jacqueline Woodson

As a black woman and lesbian, she writes about issues of race and sexuality from young adult perspectives. She told Lesbian Life, I write realistic fiction. If I was writing realistic fiction and I wasn’t dealing with real stuff, then I would be lying. The characters and situations wouldn’t seem real. There are all kinds of people in the world. If I leave out queer people, if I leave out people of color, if I leave out deaf people, I can go down the line, then I wouldn’t be speaking the truth to the people.

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