Terrance Kelly born 1962 is Artistic Director of the Oakland Interfaith Gospel Choir.
Willi Smith born 1948 -1987. Out gay fashion designer. His sister is Toukie Smith.
Isaac Julien born 1960, British out gay filmmaker.
Z’ma Wyatt born 1960 is a photographer and photojournalist.
Emil Wilbekin born 9/16/1967 is a journalist and LGBT activist.
Nedra Johnson born 7/27/1966 out lesbian musician.
Rev. Magora Kennedy born 1938 is a Black lesbian activist.
Valda Prout born 1935 hairdresser and transgender advocate.
E. Lynn Harris 1955-2009. Novelist and memoirist. An out gay man with 10 consecutive books on The NY Times bestseller list, he was one of the most successful Black and LGBT authors.
Doretha Williams-Flournoy, born 6/18/1960, an out lesbian has held numerous senior management positions including, Chief Executive Officer, Chief Operating Officer, Deputy director and Program Manager at California Black Health Network.