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LGBT History Month 2023: Daily Video Updates of 31 Icons in 31 Days

“We are entitled to our history… I don’t think you can be a people until you have a history.” 

– Larry Kramer

At the same time that conservative controlled states are passing laws prohibiting schools from teaching the full and accurate story of American history, they are also banning the stories of, by, and about LGBTQ people in their classrooms.  They are trying to erase us from our place in its history and prevent us from being a part of its future.  This is why LGBT History Month has never been more important.

“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.”  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.

“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

Every day during October, LGBT History Month will feature an icon who has made a lasting impact in their field, not just to our Community, but to the global community.



2023 Overview Video

2023 LGBT History Icons

As each icon is honored, their video will be updated daily

  1. Marin Alsop
  2. Chasten Buttigieg
  3. Madeline Davis
  4. Elana Dykewomon
  5. Tessa Ganserer
  6. Roxane Gay
  7. Lesley Gore
  8. Miss Major Griffin-Gracy
  9. Brittney Griner
  10. Maura Healey
  11. Jazmine Hughes
  12. Eddie Izzard
  13. Michael R. Jackson
  14. Leslie Jordan
  15. Tina Kotek
  16. Marijane Meaker
  17. Scott Minerd
  18. Ryan Murphy
  19. Carl Nassib
  20. Stu Rasmussen
  21. Allen Schindler Jr.
  22. Charles Silverstein
  23. Andrew Solomon
  24. Michael Stipe
  25. Kara Swisher
  26. André Leon Talley
  27. Doris Taylor
  28. Evelyn Thomas
  29. Mpho Tutu van Furth
  30. Samira Wiley
  31. Penny Wong

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