LGBT HISTORY MONTH
Every day in October, LGBT History Month recognizes the achievements of men and women in the LGBT community. LGBT History Month encourages informative discussions to learn more about the leaders in the movement who drove equality forward.
Throughout the month, community events profile the civil rights history. Many initiatives impacted social, legal and political change.
HOW TO OBSERVER
Do some research on LGBT history. Learn more about the LGBT community and their civil rights history.
Use #LGBTHistoryMonth to post on social media.
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. He gathered other teachers and community leaders. Together, 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.