The shackles of shame and inner torment have been coming off in recent years and by a greater number of celebrities and entertainers. A recently-released book, Black, Gifted and Gay, details the lives and journey to self-acceptance and success of singers, actors, politicians, writers, directors and producers.

We celebrate the lives of America’s most prominent black gay celebrities.

Terry Shropshire

I’m a lover of words, pictures, people and The Ohio State Buckeyes. A true journalist from the soul.