Here’s a fun way to learn some GLBT history.
Modeled after Black and Women’s History Months, GLBT History Month highlights annually the achievements of 31 gay, lesbian, bisexual or transgender Icons—one each day—with a free video, bio, bibliography, downloadable images and other resources.
How It Works
Beginning October 1, 2009, a new GLBT Icon is presented daily. Each day you’ll have access to his or her video, bio and resources, along with information on all the preceding Icons. Just click on the Icon’s name, corresponding with the day of the month (left).
For access to the 93 Icons from GLBT History Month 2008, 2007 and 2006, click on the archives link.
The 2009 icons are:
2. John Amaechi3.Tammy Baldwin4. John Cage5. Ruth Ellis6. Rainer Fassbinder7. Michel Foucault8. Harry Hay9. Magnus Hirschfeld10. Zora Neale Hurston11. Jasper Johns12. Cherry Jones13. Kate Kendell14. Alfred Kinsey15. k.d. lang16. Rachel Maddow17. Deirdre McCloskey18. Paul Monette19. Pauli Murray20. Joan Nestle21. Todd Oldham22. Suze Orman23. Christine Quinn24. Robert Rauschenberg25. Jerome Robbins26. Hilary Rosen27. Yves St. Laurent28. Esera Tuaolo29. Urvashi Vaid30. Gus Van Sant31. B.D. Wong
The names will be links starting the day of the month corresponding to their number in the list.
I’ve actually met one of these 31 people! Not that she’d remember, but I met Urvashi Vaid at an event during Stonewall 25 in 1994 (or maybe it was the March on Washington in 93).