Get Your LGBT History

Equality Forum launches this year's LGBT History Month website

Equality Forum in Philly launched the new LGBT History Month website in time for Oct. 1. Each day next month, a different icon will be honored. The multimedia site will also feature videos, biographies and downloadable images of famous LGBT heroes, with a searchable database dating back to the site’s launch in 2006.

“Equality Forum is grateful to the MAC AIDS Fund for providing the funding for the search engine. Students, educators, journalists, organizations and activists can find Icons that resonate with their interests,” says Malcolm Lazin, Equality Forum’s executive director and founder of LGBT History Month.

LGBT History Month provides role models, teaches history, builds community and makes the important civil rights statement of the LGBT community’s important contributions, Lazin explains. As the only community worldwide that is not taught its history at home, in public schools or religious institutions, this free online project is “educational, engaging and empowering,” he says.

GSAs, colleges, and community centers, among others can even download free Icon images and resources to create an LGBT History Month 2011 Exhibit.

Check out the latest video:

This year’s icons have already been announced. Here’s a complete list: