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LGBT History Month: Home

2020 Icons

1. Nikolay Alexeyev

2. Deborah Batts

3. Angie Craig

4. Emily Dickinson

5. Felicia Elizondo

6. Rob Epstein

7. Emile Griffith

8. Menaka Guruswamy & Arundhati Katju

9. Alexander von Humboldt

10. Christopher Isherwood

11. Moisés Kaufman

12. Lori Lightfoot

13. Claudia López

14. Bernárd Lynch

15. Anne McClain

16. Kate McKinnon

17. Harris Glenn Milstead “Divine”

18. David Mixner

19. Lauren Morelli

20. Ifti Nasim

21. Jess O’Connell

22. Mary Oliver

23. Billy Porter

24. Laura Ricketts

25. Angelica Ross

26. Sappho

27. Megan Smith

28. Baron von Steuben

29. Laxmi Narayan Tripathi

30. Deborah Waxman

31. Lil Nas X


"LGBT History Month." lgbt History Month. Accessed 6 Oct 2020.

About LGBT History Month

LGBTQ Month image


"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.