The time is always right to honor the queer characters who have shaped us, inspire us, and held us up in the past and present.
And in honor of Black History Month, let's take right here and right now as a chance to do just that. We want you to tell us who your favorite black queer characters are, and why they mean something to you.
Are you feeling buoyed by William Hill on This Is Us?
Does Sophia Burset on Orange Is the New Black make your heart sing?
Does Captain Raymond Holt from Brooklyn Nine-Nine make you want to be your classiest self?
Does Amanita on Sense8 make you want to conquer the world? Do you feel a spark of recognition when you see Denise in Master Of None?
Tell us your faves from the past and present and why they matter to you in the comments below — your response may be featured in a future BuzzFeed Community post.