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Equality Forum launches GLBT History Month

News release:

Equality Forum is coordinating the launch of GLBT History Month. Thirty-one Leaders will be honored during October with a video, biography, and bibliography celebrating their achievements. GLBT History Month is modeled after Black and Women's History Months.

Leaders were nominated by executive directors of statewide, national, and international GLBT organizations. The criteria for nominees are: national or international GLBT persons, living or deceased, distinguished within their field of endeavor, as national heroes, or in the GLBT civil rights movement. The nominees were selected by GLBT History Month Co-Chairs Rev. Nancy Wilson, international Moderator of the Universal Fellowship of Metropolitan Community Churches (MCC) and Professor Kenji Yoshino, Deputy Dean for Intellectual Life, Yale Law School.

Equality Forum has produced for each Leader a video which will be streamed daily on the four largest gay web portals and broadcast on the two largest gay television channels. Equality Forum has offered the Leader videos without charge to nonprofit organizations, educational institutions and for-profit corporations for their Web sites (click here for instructions). Equality Forum has created a Web site (www.glbtHistoryMonth.com) with Leader videos, bios, bibliography, and other educational resources.

October 1: James Baldwin
October 2: Father Mychal Judge
October 3: Ellen DeGeneres
October 4: Sylvia Rivera
October 5: Volker Beck
October 6: Keith Haring
October 7: Leonard Matlovich
October 8: Barbara Jordan
October 9: John Boswell
October 10: Harvey Milk
October 11: Lupe Valdez
October 12: David Geffen
October 13: Barney Frank
October 14: Barbara Gittings
October 15: Phill Wilson
October 16: Oscar Wilde
October 17: Tim Gill
October 18: Martina Navratilova
October 19: Bayard Rustin
October 20: Jim Kolbe
October 21: Adrienne Rich
October 22: Ian McKellen
October 23: Lowell Selvin
October 24: Andrew Sullivan
October 25: Larry Kramer
October 26: Sheryl Swoopes
October 27: Alan Turing
October 28: Walt Whitman
October 29: Jean-Michel Basquiat
October 30: Elton John
October 31: Jim Hormel

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