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LGBT History Month 2021 – 31 Icons in 31 Days: Daily Video Updates

“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 GLAADthe Human Rights Campaignthe National Gay and Lesbian Task Forcethe 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

(Updated daily by LGBT History Month)


Watch 2021 Overview Video Here

2021 Icons

As each icon is honored, their video will be linked in the list

1.Susan B. Anthony

3. Frank Bruni

4. Frédéric Chopin

6. Mart Crowley

7. Ashley Diamond

8. Alice Dunbar-Nelson

9. Carlos Elizondo

10. Althea Garrison

11. R.C. Gorman

12. LZ Granderson

13. Bob Hattoy

14. Jerry Herman

15. Janis Ian

16. Karine Jean-Pierre

17. Janis Joplin

18. Liberace

19. Claude McKay

20. Stacey Milbern

21. Shannon Minter

22. Janelle Monáe

23. Javier Morgado

24. Henry Muñoz III

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)


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