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2023 Icons

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


"LGBT History Month." lgbt History Month. Accessed 3 Oct 2023.

About LGBT History Month

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"Slideshow - lgbtq.jpg." Rutgers-Camden News Now. Accessed 27 Sept 2019.

How it Works

LGBT History Month celebrates the achievements of 31 lesbian, gay, bisexual or transgender Icons. Each day in October, a new LGBT Icon is featured with a video, bio, bibliography, downloadable images and other resources.


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 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 providing content, promotion and resources for LGBT History Month.


"About LGBT History Month." lgbt History Month. Accessed 27 Sept 2019.

Oct. 11 - National Coming Out Day

oct 11 national coming out day

u/DanielCracker. "Today is National Coming Out Day. Share your coming out stories." Reddit. Sept 2018.

today_is_national_coming_out_day_share_your/. Accessed 30 Sept 2019.