The Internet’s still responding to Talib Kweli’s assertion that in order to really confront homophobia in hip-hop, there just needs to be a “rapper who’s better than everybody else.” Out.com has a slideshow of 38 queer black musicians and it includes: Sylvester, Billy Strayhorn, Josephine Baker, Frankie Knuckles, Frank Ocean, and Bessie Smith. It’s a long list that includes classics and contemporaries. Check it out.

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