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During his lifetime, Marlon Riggs documented the lives of Black men living with HIV, at a time when institutions had silenced and abandoned his community. This #LGBTHistoryMonth , we honor Marlon’s life, his work, and his acts of revolutionary love.

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In Focus: 25 years after his death, the films of Marlon Riggs are more relevant than ever

PRIDE, ALWAYS ❣️ thank you Marsha P. Johnson ❣️ this is an extract from Tongues Untied by Marlon Troy Riggs (American filmmaker, educator, poet and gay rights activist) and it resonated on stage with us every night last year

If you're just finding out about Aunt Jemima, check out "Ethnic Notions" by Marlon Riggs. This 1987 doc explores racist imagery in pop culture/marketing from the 1820s on. (And shout-out to Ms. Plafker, who made this part of our high school curriculum.)

“If you’ve never heard of Marlon Riggs, you’ll wonder why the hell not,” writes of the series “Race, Sex & Cinema: The World of Marlon Riggs”

Marlon Riggs's wasn't psychic but, boy, did his black, queer video essays pioneer a future of personal-political art. A review by

Drop everything – @wesley_morris  begs you to see Marlon Riggs's video masterpieces at BAM.

?️: Marlon Riggs. “Tongues Untied.” 1989. Video (color, sound). Purchase. Image courtesy of Signifyin' Works and Frameline Distribution

#OnThisDate in 1994: Emmy and Peabody Award winning filmmaker, poet and activist Marlon Riggs dies of AIDS-related complications at age 37. Learn more:

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Contributor @SRoosblad  is 2018 winner of Marlon T. Riggs Fellowship in Documentary Filmmaking at @UCBerkeley 

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Marlon Riggs earned acclaim for his explorations of race, gender, and sexuality. #SmithsonianPride  #ThroughOurLens 

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June 28: Reflect on Marlon Riggs' 'Tongues Untied' and its place in public TV history with .

A quarter of a century after its release, Marlon Riggs' TONGUES UNTIED is as relevant as ever 31/05 #ArtistsFilmClub 

Next week, Marlon T. Riggs' TONGUES UNTIED confronts the homophobia + racism facing Black gay men #ArtistsFilmClub 

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