Issue:  Vol. 48 / No. 11 / 15 March 2018

Equality Forum marks LGBT History Month

October is LGBT History Month, and this year the group Equality Forum is honoring people ranging from comedian Wanda Sykes, an out lesbian, to Daniel Hernandez Jr., the openly gay intern who helped save the life of Congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords (D-Arizona). Giffords was targeted in an assassination attempt in January.

The month is intended to provides role models, teach history, and celebrate the LGBT community’s “important national and international contributions,” according to an Equality Forum statement.

Each day in October, an Icon is featured with a free video, biography, bibliography, downloadable images, and other educational resources.

Through a grant from the MAC AIDS Fund, LGBT History Month 2011 includes an internal search engine for all 186 Icons from 2006 to 2011. By clicking on “Icon Search” and choosing from over 200 tags, users will find links to all Icons in that category and their resources.

For more information, including a full list of honorees, visit

— Seth Hemmelgarn, September 30, 2011 @ 1:44 pm PST
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