Tuesday, August 7, 2012

LGBT History Month Announce 2012 Icons


Since 2006 LGBT History Month has provided role models, teaches history, builds community to make an important civil rights statement about our LGBT community’s important contributions. LGBT History Month has announced its 31 LGBT icons for 2012. Each day in October an Icon is featured with a video, bio, downloadable images & other educational resources. Malcolm Lazin, founder of LGBT History Month & Executive Director of Equality Forum stated, “The 217 Icons, including the 31 Icons for 2012, demonstrate the impressive & diverse international impact of the LGBT community.”
LGBT History Month 2012 Icons Are:
Roberta Achtenberg – Government
Gloria Anzaldua – Author
Ann Bannon – Author
Katherine Lee Bates – “America the Beautiful” Songwriter
Mary Bonauto – Lawyer
Glenn Burke – Athlete
Paul Cadmus – Artist
Truman Capote – Novelist
Chris Colfer – Actor
Kate Clinton – Comedian
Ramon Cortines – Educator
Marlene Dietrich – Actor
Jodie Foster – Actor/Director
Jean Paul Gaultier – Designer
Henry Gerber – Activist
Billy Haines – Actor
Mary Kay Henry – Labor Activist
Chris Hughes – Facebook Co-founder
Christine Jorgensen – Transgender Pioneer
Arthur Laurents – Playwright/Director
Don Lemon – News Anchor
Federico Garcia Lorca – Poet
Irshad Manji – Muslim Reformist
Katherine Miller – Activist
Holly Near – Singer
Rupaul – Entertainer
Pierre Seel – Holocaust Hero
Billy Strayhorn – Composer
Jon Stryker – Philanthropist
Tom Waddell – Gay Games Founder
Rev. Robert Wood – Gay Pioneer
These resources are available without charge at lgbtHistoryMonth.com for high schools, colleges, community centers & other organizations including LGBT media outlets. Check OUT our 2011 audio interview about LGBT History Month:




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