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2022 Icons

1. Hans Christian Andersen

2. Robina Asti

3. Richard Avedon

4. Ninia Baehr & Genora Dancel

5. Sue Bird

6. Victor Blackwell

7. Matt Bomer

8. Raphael Bostic

9. Jennifer Finney Boylan

10. Kate Brown

11. Nancy Cárdenas

12. Kitty Cone

13. Robert Cutler

14. André De Shields

15. Lea Delaria

16. Anna Elizabeth Dickinson

17. Masha Gessen

18. Ron Gold

19. Radclyffe Hall

20. Bell Hooks

21. Jazz Jennings

22. Mondaire Jones

23. Stephen Lachs

24. Lawrence of Arabia

25. Lance Loud

26. James Merrill

27. Rudolf Nureyev

28. J. Paul Oetken

29. Amy Schneider

30. Amy Walter

31. Alice Wu


"LGBT History Month." lgbt History Month. Accessed 4 Oct 2021.

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.