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LGBT History Month: Home

2021 Icons

1. Susan B. Anthony

2. W.H. Auden

3. Frank Bruni

4. Frédéric Chopin

5. David Cicilline

6. Mart Crowley

7. Ashley Diamond

8. Alice Dunbar-Nelson

9. Carlos Elizondo

10. Althea Garrison

11. R.C. Gorman

12. LZ Granderson

13. Bob Hattoy

14. Jerry Herman

15. Janis Ian

16. Karine Jean-Pierre

17. Janis Joplin

18. Liberace

19. Claude McKay

20. Stacey Milbern

21. Shannon Minter

22. Janelle Monáe

23. Javier Morgado

24. Henry Muñoz III

25. Johnnie Phelps

26. Little Richard

27. Swe Zin Htet

28. Mark Takano

29. Ritchie Torres

30. Mary Trump

31. Darren Walker


"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.