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Celebrate LGBTQ History Month Every Day By Learning About a Community Icon

October is LGBT History Month, a celebration of 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.

Icon’s honored for 2019 include the following and the day they will be honored at LGBTQ History Month. Check the website each day in October to learn about each of the 31 honorees.

1.Ethel Allen
2.Kwame Anthony Appiah
3.Gladys Bentley
4.Jackie Biskupski
5.Kate Bornstein
6.Ana Brnabic
7.Pete Buttigieg
8.Eliza Byard
9.Brandi Carlile
10.George Chauncey
11.Lou Chibbaro Jr.
12.Sharice Davids
13.Babe Didrickson
14.Cheryl Dunye
15.Lillian Faderman
16.Ronan Farrow
17.Jewelle Gomez
18.Emma González
19.Sherenté Harris
20.Rock Hudson
21.Robert Indiana
22.James Ivory
23.Anne Lister
24.Arthur Mitchell
25.Julia Morgan
26.Anaraa Nyamdorj
27.Jared Polis
28.Angela Ponce
29.Keshav Suri
30.Lillian Wald
31.Edith Wharton

Gay and Lesbian History Month was started in 1994 by a Missouri high school teacher and has been endorsed by GLAAD, the Human Rights Campaign, the National Gay and Lesbian Task Force, the National Education Association and other national organizations. In 2006, the Equality Forum assumed responsibility for providing content, promotion and resources for LGBT History Month.

The 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

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