Movies: The Best in Black LGBTQ Cinema

Celebrate Black History Month with these 16 films representing the black LGBTQ experience.

In Dee Rees's Pariah, Adepero Oduye plays a Brooklyn teen struggling with her sexual identity.

In the midst of Black History Month and with Oscar night just around the corner, Huff Post’s Gay Voices has put together a nice collection of the best in black LGBTQ cinema. Their selections are flanked by 1989’s Women of Brewster Place, the Oprah Winfrey-produced made-for-TV miniseries that follows a group of black women — two of which are lesbian — living in a rundown housing project, and Dee Rees’s powerful 2011 indie flick Pariah, which tells the story of a Brooklyn teenager who struggles to embrace her identity as a lesbian.

You can check out trailers and scenes from all 16 films after the jump. What do you think about their selections? Did they leave off anything?