Looking back on the past year of tremendous achievements in LGBT rights, we have much to celebrate.

From historic victories on ENDA and marriage equality across the country, to tracing the footsteps of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., for the 50th Anniversary of the March on Washington, to the granting of the Presidential Medal of Freedom to civil rights pioneer Bayard Rustin, we’ve seen time and again the way moments that highlight the diverse intersections of our community can also be moments that bring us together.

Even in light of the progress that’s been made this year, there have been moments of enormous loss. From the gutting of the Voting Rights Act to the horrifying levels of violence inflected upon transgender women of color, we have so much more work to do. And even as we honor Black History Month 2014, our work is not and must not be confined to a single month.

Check back for more posts in the weeks ahead, as we spotlight the voices of African-American LGBT leaders and allies speaking about what Black History Month means to them this year.

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