LGBT History Month Icon Of The Day: Barbara Jordan Barbara Jordan – first African American from a southern state to serve in the US House of Representatives, first African American to serve a keynote speaker at the Democratic National Convention
Barbara Charline Jordan born in 1936 was an American politician. She was elected to the Texas Senate after Reconstruction and the first southern black female elected to the United States House of Representatives. She is buried in the Texas State Cemetery.
Gladys Bentley was a jazz singer who performed in Harlem's notorious gay speakeasies during the Harlem Renaissance while wearing a white tuxedo and top hat. She was notorious for flirting with women in her audience from the stage.