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It is LGBT History Month!

October 21, 2019

Did you know that October is a month dedicated to celebrating the achievements of 31 lesbian, gay, bisexual or transgender Icons.

In 1994, Rodney Wilson, a Missouri high school teacher, selected October to be the celebration and teaching of gay and lesbian history. 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.

“LGBT History Month sends an important message to our nation’s teachers, school boards, community leaders, and youth about the vital importance of recognizing and exploring the role of gay, lesbian, bisexual, and transgender people in American history.”

George Chauncey
Samuel Knight Professor of American History and Chair of the History Department, Yale University

To learn more about this year’s featured lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender icons visit

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