“We are entitled to our history… I don’t think you can be a people until you have a history.” – Larry Kramer
From LGBT History Month,
“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.”
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.
(Updated daily by LGBT History Month)
As each icon is honored, their video will be linked in the list
25. Johnnie Phelps
26. Little Richard
27. Swe Zin Htet
28. Mark Takano
29. Ritchie Torres
30. Mary Trump
31. Darren Walker
(all images courtesy of LGBT History Month website)