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LGBT History Month Icons (VIDEO)

By Charlotte Robinson, October 01, 2018

Equality Forum is celebrating their annual LGBT History Month during October with the acknowledgment of 31 LGBT icons who have made important civil rights contributions for our LGBT community. October was selected because public schools are in session & existing traditions such as National Coming Out Day on October 11th takes place. Each day in October an Icon is featured with a video, bio, downloadable images & other educational resources. George Chauncey Samuel Knight Professor of American History & Chair of the History Department, Yale University stated, “LGBT History Month sends an important message to our nation’s teachers, school boards, community leaders & youth about the vital importance of recognizing & exploring the role of gay, lesbian, bisexual & transgender people in American history.” The 2018 LGBT Icons being honored this year are: Rainbow Flag Designer Gilbert Baker, Pop Singer Lance Bass, Chef James Beard, LGBT Activist Elizabeth Birch, Gay Pioneer Melvin Boozer, Painter Sandro Botticelli Painter, Movement Leader Richard Burns, Journalist Jonathan Capehart, Activist Francisco Cartagena, Filmmaker Debra Chasnoff, Gay Pioneer Chi Chia-wei, Feminist Singer Meg Christian, Singer Ani DiFranco, Teen Transgender Activist Gavin Grimm, Actor Sean Hayes, Gay Pioneer Joyce Hunter, Actor Tab Hunter, Gay Pioneer Dale Jennings, Lawyer Roberta Kaplan, Activist Steve Letsike, CEO APA Saul Levin, Transgender Secretary of Health Rachel Levine, Screenwriter Tarell Alvin McCraney, Activist Journalist Ann Northrop, Figure Skater Adam Rippon, Transgender Legislator Danica Roem, Journalist Michelangelo Signorile, Cpmposer Ethel Smyth, Ireland Prime Minister Leo Varadkar, Milotary Activist Perry Watkins & Singer Chely Wright.

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1 comment:

Marilyn Rosen said...

An incredible reminder of our contribution to this country and the world.

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