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Black Lives Matter Activist Deray Mckesson Opens Up About Being A Gay Black Male

Keenan Smith

At Saturday's GLAAD Gala in San Francisco, Black Lives Matter activist and community organizer Deray Mckesson opened up about publicly negotiating his blackness with his identity as a gay man.

Introduced by Empire star and friend Jussie Smollett, Mckesson used the success of the viral #BlackLivesMatter movement to highlight how people can combat stereotypes and false dichotomies surrounding LGBT identities and race -- all while highlighting pervasive violence against black trans-women. Watch his speech below and get ready to RT away.

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