#QueerHeroes Day 25 – Nina Simone.

#QueerHeroes Day 25. Nina Simone. It's extremely daunting to try and distill the magnificence that is Nina Simone into just a few paragraphs. For decades, her voice has been the fuel for strides towards liberation and justice. Her work is an example of the necessity of art in revolution. Born Eunice Waymon, Nina was trained as …

#QueerHeroes Day 24 – Lucy Hicks Anderson

#QueerHeroes Day 24. Lucy Hicks Anderson. From the time she was born in 1886, Lucy knew she was a girl. Her parents took her to a physician when she was 10 years old—in 1896—and the doctor said they should just raise her as their daughter. That's exactly what they did. At 15 years old, Lucy left …

#QueerHeroes Day 23 – Jean-Michel Basquiat

#QueerHeroes Day 23 Jean-Michel Basquiat Basquiat was born in Brooklyn in the 60s. Poor and often homeless in his youth, he and a friend began collaborating on graffiti murals downtown under the name SAMO. SAMO became an underground celebrity. Soon, a homeless Basquiat went from selling paintings and tee shirts on the streets to selling paintings …