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October Virtual Displays

This guide includes the following topics: Latinx Heritage Month, LGBTQ+ History Month, and Unity in Diversity Days.

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"Why Do We Celebrate Pride Month in June and LGBT History Month in October?" by Jenna Marina Lee

A brief history of the recognitions in the United States, and why representation matters.

"LGBT History Month was created in 1994 by Rodney Wilson, a high school history teacher in Missouri. In 1995, a resolution passed by the General Assembly of the National Education Association included LGBT History Month within a list of commemorative months. October was selected to coincide with National Coming Out Day (Oct. 11), which was already established, and the anniversary of the first march on Washington for gay and lesbian rights in 1979.

Why do we celebrate LGBT History Month?

The month is meant to highlight and celebrate the history and achievements of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender people. According to GLAAD, “during the early years, the celebration was largely marked by a call to action and commemoration. But since then, LGBT History Month has blossomed into a national coordinated effort to highlight exemplary role models from the LGBT community. Since 2006, this push has so far been led by LGBT rights and education organization Equality Forum.”

 

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