VIDEO: October is LGBT History Month – View This Year’s 31 Icons

| October 3, 2017

Every year LGBT History Month celebrates the achievements of 31 lesbian, gay, bisexual or transgender Icons. Each day in October, a new LGBT Icon is featured with a video, bio, bibliography, downloadable images and other resources.

SCROLL DOWN TO LEARN MORE ABOUT TODAY’S FEATURED LGBT ICON.

In 1994, Rodney Wilson, a Missouri high school teacher, believed a month should be dedicated to the celebration and teaching of gay and lesbian history, and gathered other teachers and community leaders. They selected October because public schools are in session and existing traditions, such as Coming Out Day (October 11), occur that month.

Gay and Lesbian History Month was endorsed by GLAAD, the Human Rights Campaign, the National Gay and Lesbian Task Force, the National Education Association and other national organizations. In 2006 Equality Forum assumed responsibility for providing content, promotion and resources for LGBT History Month.

The LGBT community is the only community worldwide that is not taught its history at home, in public schools or in religious institutions. LGBT History Month provides role models, builds community and makes the civil rights statement about our extraordinary national and international contributions.

THIS MONTH’S ICONS:
1. David Adamany, 2. Tom Ammiano, 3. Jack Baker & Michael McConnell, 4. Billy Bean, 5. Ruth Berman & Connie Kurtz, 6. Selisse Berry, 7. Charlotte Bunch, 8. Lynn Conway, 9. George Cukor, 10.Wade Davis II, 11.Brian Epstein, 12.Edythe Eyde, 13.Eric Fanning, 14.Alicia Garza, 15.Mary Douglas Glasspool, 16.Karl Gorath, 17.Lorraine Hansberry, 18.Taiga Ishikawa, 19.Caitlyn Jenner, 20.Marsha P. Johnson, 21.Alain Locke, 22.Barry Manilow, 23.Johnny Mathis, 24.Yukio Mishima, 25.Craig Rodwell, 26.Jeffrey Seller, 27.Kyrsten Sinema, 28.Peter Staley, 29.Vaughn Walker, 30.Jeffrey Weinstein, 31.Rodney Wilson.
LEARN MORE ABOUT TODAY’S ICON HERE:

http://lgbthistorymonth.com/

 

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