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October is LGBT History Month

Contributed by Luca Maurer on 10/08/19 

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October is Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender (LGBT) History Month.  Each day throughout the month a video highlighting a different historical figure will be available for viewing in a special section of the LGBT Center Website.

Each of these 31 leaders were nominated by leaders of state, national and international LGBT organizations and from the public, and have achieved success in a variety of different endeavors, were national heroes, or advanced LGBT civil rights.

The LGBT Community is one of the only communities worldwide that does not always learn its history at home, in the public schools, or in religious or other institutions. LGBT History Month teaches our heritage, provides role models, builds community, and educates about our unique national and international contributions.

This week’s featured historical figures are:
October 1: Ethel Allen, Trailblazing Politician
October 2: Kwame Anthony Appiah, Philosopher & Author
October 3: Gladys Bentley, Blues Performer
October 4: Jackie Biskupski, Mayor of Salt Lake City
October 5: Kate Bornstein, Transgender Activist & Author
October 6: Ana Brnabic´, Prime Minister of Serbia
October 7: Pete Buttigieg, U.S. Presidential Candidate
October 8: Eliza Byard, LGBTQ Youth Advocate
October 9: Brandi Carlile, Award-Winning Singer-Songwriter 
October 10: George Chauncey, Distinguished Historian

LGBT History Month videos and other materials are made possible by the Equality Forum, a national and international LGBT civil rights organization with an educational focus. 

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