For five years, QSaltLake has teamed with the Equality Forum and featured 31 gay icons during GLBT History Month, which runs each October. The gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgender community is the only community worldwide that does not learn its history at home, in public schools or in religious institutions. History Month teaches our heritage, provides role models, builds community and makes the civil rights statement of our extraordinary national and international contributions.
The 31 icons, living or dead, are selected for their achievements in their field of endeavor, for their status as a national hero, or for their significant contribution to civil rights. Equality Forum solicits nominations from regional, state, national and international organizations, activists,
and the public.
This year, our designees go as far back as a 13th century poet and as recent as 22-year-old Olympic diver.
Icons will be revealed each day. Go to www.glbthistorymonth.com