Monday, October 5, 2009

"The Dream is the Truth ...." - GLBT History Month

The title is a snippet of a quote from Zora Neale Hurston, the fabulous black lesbian author who is one of the 31 out LGBT folks being celebrated as part of GLBT History Month that extends through all of October 2009.

If you go to the main website, each day you can get information about each of the people being lauded including videos, bios, and resources. They even have factsheets and posters your can download and distribute.

Check out the honorees throughout the month, and you might learn something about our community and its rich contributions to history and culture. Here's who you can find on which day:

1. Alvin Ailey Jr.
2. John Amaechi
3. Tammy Baldwin
4. John Cage
5. Ruth Ellis
6. Rainer Fassbinder
7. Michel Foucault
8. Harry Hay
9. Magnus Hirschfeld
10. Zora Neale Hurston
11. Jasper Johns
12. Cherry Jones
13. Kate Kendell
14. Alfred Kinsey
15. k.d. lang
16. Rachel Maddow
17. Deirdre McCloskey
18. Paul Monette
19. Pauli Murray
20. Joan Nestle
21. Todd Oldham
22. Suze Orman
23. Christine Quinn
24. Robert Rauschenberg
25. Jerome Robbins
26. Hilary Rosen
27. Yves St. Laurent
28. Esera Tuaolo
29. Urvashi Vaid
30. Gus Van Sant
31. B.D. Wong

Education, visibility, and awareness are the keys to overcoming the ignorance and prejudice that preclude equality. Take this opportunity to tell a friend, family member, or co-worker about GLBT History Month.

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