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GLBT History Month 2010 Icons Announced

GLBT History Month 2010 Icons Announced

Equality Forum is a national and international GLBT civil rights organization that focuses on education. The organization launched History Month in 2006 to teach GLBT heritage, provide role models, build community, and celebrate the community’s contributions. The icons include Cythia Nixon, Jane Lynch, Catherine Opie, Annise Parker and more...

The Equality Forum has announced the 2010 GLBT History Month icons. Each day in October one of the 31 honorees will be featured on the GLBT History Month website with a video, biography, downloadable images and other educational resources. The videos and resources are offered without charge.

Equality Forum is a national and international GLBT civil rights organization that focuses on education. The organization launched History Month in 2006 to teach GLBT heritage, provide role models, build community, and celebrate the community’s contributions.

The resources for GLBT History Month 2010 Icons will be available at www.glbtHistoryMonth.combeginning October 1. The 124 Icons with resources for 2006, 2007, 2008 and 2009 are archived on the site.

The 2010 GLBT History Month icons are:

Eric Alva – Hero/Activist
George Washington Carver – Scientist
George Eastman – Entrepreneur
Sharon Farmer – White House Photographer
Leslie Feinberg – Author/Activist
Tom Ford – Fashion Designer/Filmmaker
E. Lynn Harris – Author
David Huebner – Ambassador to New Zealand 
Kevin Jennings – Educator/Activist
Mara Keisling – Transgender Activist
Kiyoshi Kuromiya – Author/AIDS Activist
Sharon Lubinski – U.S. Marshal
Jane Lynch – Actress
Patsy Lynch – Photographer
Matthew Mitcham – Olympic Diver
Jamie Nabozny – Youth Activist
Cynthia Nixon – Actress
Catherine Opie – Photographer
Sunil Babu Pant
– Nepalese Politician
Annise Parker – Mayor of Houston
John A. Pérez– Speaker of California Assembly
Eleanor Roosevelt – First Lady
Jalal al-Din Rumi – Sufi Mystic/Poet
David Sedaris – Writer/Humorist
Maurice Sendak – Author/Illustrator
Matthew Shepard – Hero
Jóhanna Sigurðardóttir– Prime Minister of Iceland
Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky – Composer
Rufus Wainwright – Singer/Songwriter
Mel White – Minister/Activist
Emanuel Xavier – Poet

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