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What is it?

  • What is it?

  • LGBT history month is a month-long annual observance of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender history, and the history of the gay rights and related civil rights movements. It is observed during October in the United States.

  • Including National Coming Out Day on October 11.

  • History of LGBT history month

  • October was chosen by Wilson as the month for the celebration because National Coming Out Day already was established as a widely known event, and October commemorated the first march on Washington by LGBT people in 1979.

  • While it was first known as Lesbian and Gay History Month, the Coordinating Committee soon added "Bisexual" to the title. It has subsequently become known as LGBT History Month.

  • On June 2, 2000, President Bill Clinton declared June 2000 "Gay & Lesbian Pride Month". President Barack Obama declared June 2009 Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgendered Pride Month 2009 on June 1, 2009.

Submitted by Allen Wire Former RA at York College of Pennsylvania all information taken from Wikipedia

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