Black Queer Liberation is an interactive discussion on the histories and futures of the Black LGBTQ community. Black LGBTQ communities continue to face stigma and violence yet also exhibit centuries of resistance and resilience. This workshop will dig deep into the history of African gender-nonconformity, queerness, sexual exploration and LGBTQ liberation. As Black LGBTQ people remain some of the most violated and persecuted communities in North America and across the world, how can we use history as a tool of celebration and reclamation, weaving African ways of knowing into our Western narratives of queer identity? Join for a rich discussion and collective unpack colonial narratives of queer and trans identity.