How BET Made Black History Month ‘Queer As F**K!’

America's original black cable network strives for LGBTQ inclusivity

8 portraits of black queer creators who were featured on BET's Instagram by the Queer As F**K franchise
A different black queer creator has been featured every day of Black History Month on BET's Instagram account. Jocelyn Prescod for BET

Each day in February, BET has been posting a photo of a different black LGBTQ creator on Instagram as part of its monthlong #29DaysOfQueerExcellence social campaign. The beautifully shot portraits, featuring the kind of color-polarized lighting pioneered by queer Insecure cinematographer Ava Berkofsky, feature a wide range of black queer writers, filmmakers, activists, performers and more.

@MaryEmilyOHara Mary Emily O'Hara is a diversity and inclusion reporter. They specialize in covering LGBTQ+ issues and other underrepresented communities.