Malcolm X: Bisexual black radical

Peter Tatchell

Peter Tatchell

For half a century, knowledge of Malcolm X’s bisexuality has been suppressed. Friends confirm his youthful gay experiences, including one on-going same-sex liaison when he was 19 and his sex work with men. It’s time to blow the whistle. There is, after all, not a single truly world famous black person alive today who is openly LGBTI. Not one. Elton John has no black equivalent. Young black LGBTIs need black role models. Why not Malcolm X? He’s universally known and respected in black communities worldwide. Public knowledge of his bisexuality could help break down homophobia and give confidence to young black kids who are struggling to come to terms with being LGBTI. They’d have a major black icon they could look up to. Bravo!