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Waymaker 2021 Recognition List

The “Waymakers” are Black same gender loving women and femmes who continued the path towards liberation began by those who formed our movement in the aftermath of the Stonewall Uprisings by knocking down barriers within largely white mainstream LGBTQ+ rights movement organizations. The sacrifices these women and femmes made opened the doors for more people and leaders of color to be able to leverage the vast resources and influence of the oldest national LGBTQ+ organizations in the country.

The National Black Justice Coalition (NBJC) is a civil rights organization dedicated to the empowerment of Black lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer and same gender loving (LGBTQ/SGL) people, including people living with HIV/AIDS.