Waymon Hudson

October is GLBT History Month!

Filed By Waymon Hudson | October 01, 2009 2:30 PM | comments

Filed in: Gay Icons and History, Living
Tags: Equality Forum, GLBT History Month

October is GLBT History Month! Modeled after Black and Women's History Months, GLBT History Month highlights annually the achievements of 31 gay, lesbian, bisexual or transgender Icons.

The GLBT History Month 2009 Web site is now online at www.glbthistorymonth.com.

GLBT History Month is brought to you by Equality Forum:

In the 1990's, teachers and community organizations determined that a month should be designated for GLBT history. They chose October because public schools are in session and traditions, such as National Coming Out Day, occur then.

GLBT History Month is 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 GLBT History Month.

Celebrate Our Heritage

The GLBT community is the only community worldwide that does not learn its history at home, in public schools or in religious institutions. GLBT History Month teaches our heritage, provides role models, builds community and makes the civil rights statement of our extraordinary national and international contributions.

Check back daily for the entire month of October!


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