Chocolate Cocaine

“There’s no such thing as addiction, there’s only things that you enjoy doing more than life.”

Dan Stanhope

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Joy Goddess of Harlem – A’Lelia Walker

Langston Hughes called her “the joy goddess of Harlem’s 1920s.” She stood almost six feet tall and wore a turban. There is no proof of her being bisexual or in a relationship with a woman, but she was a supporter of gay, queer Black Harlem.

Gladys Bentley: Living Queer in the Harlem Renaissance

Gladys Bentley was one of the greatest blues singers and entertainers from the Harlem Renaissance. Being a regular at some of the most popular clubs of that era, Gladys was known to be a rule-breaker which ultimately led her to be a trailblazer.


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