“When all Americans are treated as equal, no matter who they are or whom they love, we are all more free.”–President Barack Obama
October is LGBT History Month
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. LGBT History Month content and videos can now be viewed easily on any device: phone, tablet, or desktop computer.
Visit the website and be sure to return on OCTOBER 1. A new LGBT Icon is introduced each day of the month with a video, bio and downloadable resources. Embed the video player in your own website or blog and share the celebration with your visitors.
Search the entire LGBT History Month database of over 400 Icons since 2006, by name, year, alphabetically or from a cloud of more than 150 tags, such as Academy Award, African-American, Author, Composer, Politics and Transgender.
About LGBT History Month
How It Works
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.
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.
Celebrate Our Heritage
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.
About Equality Forum
Equality Forum is a national and international LGBT civil rights organization with an educational focus. Equality Forum coordinates LGBT History Month, produces documentary films, undertakes high-impact initiatives and presents the largest annual national and international LGBT civil rights summit. For more information, visit www.equalityforum.com.