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LGBT+ History Month

Join in on the celebration of LGBT+ History Month and honor those who have fought for equality and acceptance!
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Get ready to celebrate the history and accomplishments of the LGBT+ community during LGBT+ History Month, starting on February 1! This month-long observance was first established in 1994 by a Missouri high school teacher, Rodney Wilson. It aims to recognize and honor the contributions and struggles of lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and other marginalized individuals within the community. From historical events to cultural movements, there is so much to learn and celebrate during this important month. So let's come together and show our support for diversity and equal rights!

History of LGBT+ History Month

LGBT+ History Month Dates

LGBT+ History Month Timeline

<div class='timeline-item'><div class='timeline-left'><div class='timeline-date-text'>1950</div></div><div class='timeline-center'></div><div class='timeline-right'><div class='timeline-text timeline-text-title'>Mattachine Society Founded</div><div class='timeline-text'>One of the earliest predecessors of the LGBT+ rights organizations, the Mattachine Society, is founded in Los Angeles, contributing to the gradual recognition and visibility of the community.</div></div></div><div class='timeline-item'><div class='timeline-left'><div class='timeline-date-text'>1969</div></div><div class='timeline-center'></div><div class='timeline-right'><div class='timeline-text timeline-text-title'>Stonewall Riots</div><div class='timeline-text'>A pivotal event in LGBT+ rights history, the Stonewall Riots serve as the catalyst for the modern LGBT+ rights movement.</div></div></div><div class='timeline-item'><div class='timeline-left'><div class='timeline-date-text'>1970</div></div><div class='timeline-center'></div><div class='timeline-right'><div class='timeline-text timeline-text-title'>First Pride March</div><div class='timeline-text'>Following the Stonewall Riots, the first LGBT+ Pride March is held in New York City on the anniversary of the riots.</div></div></div><div class='timeline-item'><div class='timeline-left'><div class='timeline-date-text'>1994</div></div><div class='timeline-center'></div><div class='timeline-right'><div class='timeline-text timeline-text-title'>First Celebration of LGBT+ History Month</div><div class='timeline-text'>Rodney Wilson, a Missouri high school teacher, believes a month should be dedicated to the celebration and teaching of gay and lesbian history, and gathers other teachers and community leaders to create the LGBT+ History Month.</div></div></div><div class='timeline-item'><div class='timeline-left'><div class='timeline-date-text'>2000</div></div><div class='timeline-center'></div><div class='timeline-right'><div class='timeline-text timeline-text-title'>UK's First Official LGBT+ History Month</div><div class='timeline-text'>The United Kingdom officially recognizes and celebrates its first LGBT+ History Month, celebrating the LGBT+ community and highlighting its history.</div></div></div><div class='timeline-item'><div class='timeline-left'><div class='timeline-date-text'>2015</div></div><div class='timeline-center'></div><div class='timeline-right'><div class='timeline-text timeline-text-title'>Marriage Equality Legislation</div><div class='timeline-text'>The U.S. Supreme Court rules in favor of marriage equality nationwide, marking a significant milestone for LGBT+ rights in the United States and beyond.</div></div></div>

How to Celebrate LGBT+ History Month

<div id='' class='facts-item'><div id='' class='facts-header'><h3 id='' class='facts-number'>1</h3></div><div id='' class='facts-text-wrapper'><h3 id='' class='facts-title'>Attend a pride parade</h3><p id='' class='facts-text'>Show your support for the LGBT+ community by attending a pride parade. It's a fun and colorful way to celebrate and learn about LGBT+ history.</p></div></div><div id='' class='facts-item'><div id='' class='facts-header'><h3 id='' class='facts-number'>2</h3></div><div id='' class='facts-text-wrapper'><h3 id='' class='facts-title'>Host a movie night</h3><p id='' class='facts-text'>Invite friends over for a movie night featuring films that highlight LGBT+ history and culture. It's a great way to educate and entertain at the same time.</p></div></div><div id='' class='facts-item'><div id='' class='facts-header'><h3 id='' class='facts-number'>3</h3></div><div id='' class='facts-text-wrapper'><h3 id='' class='facts-title'>Visit an LGBT+ museum or exhibit</h3><p id='' class='facts-text'>Take a trip to a local LGBT+ museum or exhibit to learn more about the history and contributions of the community. It's a great way to support and appreciate its impact on society.</p></div></div><div id='' class='facts-item'><div id='' class='facts-header'><h3 id='' class='facts-number'>4</h3></div><div id='' class='facts-text-wrapper'><h3 id='' class='facts-title'>Organize a panel discussion</h3><p id='' class='facts-text'>Gather a group of experts and community members to discuss important topics related to LGBT+ history and current issues. It's a great way to promote understanding and awareness.</p></div></div><div id='' class='facts-item'><div id='' class='facts-header'><h3 id='' class='facts-number'>5</h3></div><div id='' class='facts-text-wrapper'><h3 id='' class='facts-title'>Volunteer with an LGBT+ organization</h3><p id='' class='facts-text'>Give back to the LGBT+ community by volunteering with a local organization that supports and advocates for its members. It's a meaningful way to celebrate and make a difference.</p></div></div>

Why LGBT+ History Month is Important

<div id='' class='whywelove-item'><div id='' class='whywelove-letter-cont'><div class='whywelove-letter'>A</div></div><div id='why-we-love-main-cont'><h3 id='' class='whywelove-title'>To honor and celebrate the past, present, and future of the LGBT+ community</h3><p id='' class='whywelove-text'>LGBT+ History Month provides a platform to recognize and acknowledge the struggles, achievements, and contributions of the LGBT+ community. It's a time to reflect on how far we've come and look towards a more inclusive future.</p></div></div><div id='' class='whywelove-item'><div id='' class='whywelove-letter-cont'><div class='whywelove-letter'>B</div></div><div id='why-we-love-main-cont'><h3 id='' class='whywelove-title'>To educate and raise awareness about important issues facing the LGBT+ community</h3><p id='' class='whywelove-text'>Many people are still unaware of the challenges that the LGBT+ community faces, from discrimination to lack of representation. LGBT+ History Month shines a light on these issues and encourages conversations that promote understanding and acceptance.</p></div></div><div id='' class='whywelove-item'><div id='' class='whywelove-letter-cont'><div class='whywelove-letter'>C</div></div><div id='why-we-love-main-cont'><h3 id='' class='whywelove-title'>To show support for LGBT+ individuals</h3><p id='' class='whywelove-text'>LGBT+ History Month is a powerful reminder to members of the community that they are valued and accepted. It also encourages allies to show their support and stand up for equality and justice. This month is an important time to come together and uplift each other.</p></div></div>

5 Facts About Pride and the LGBT+ Movement

<div class='facts-item'><div class='facts-number-wrapper'><p class='facts-number'>1</p></div><div class='facts-core-content'><h3 class='facts-title'>The First Pride Was a Riot</h3><p class='facts-content'>The first-ever Pride event took place in 1969 following the Stonewall Riots in New York City, a key turning point in the LGBT+ rights movement.</p></div></div><div class='facts-item'><div class='facts-number-wrapper'><p class='facts-number'>2</p></div><div class='facts-core-content'><h3 class='facts-title'>The Original Pride Flag Had Eight Colors</h3><p class='facts-content'>Designed by artist Gilbert Baker in 1978, the original LGBTQ+ Pride flag had eight colors, each with its own meaning. It was later reduced to six colors for manufacturing purposes.</p></div></div><div class='facts-item'><div class='facts-number-wrapper'><p class='facts-number'>3</p></div><div class='facts-core-content'><h3 class='facts-title'>Harvey Milk Was the First Openly Gay Elected Official in California</h3><p class='facts-content'>In 1977, Harvey Milk made history by becoming the first openly gay person to be elected to public office in California, serving on San Francisco's Board of Supervisors.</p></div></div><div class='facts-item'><div class='facts-number-wrapper'><p class='facts-number'>4</p></div><div class='facts-core-content'><h3 class='facts-title'>The Defense of Marriage Act Was Overturned in 2013</h3><p class='facts-content'>The U.S. Supreme Court ruling in United States v. Windsor in 2013 declared the Defense of Marriage Act unconstitutional, leading the way for marriage equality across the country.</p></div></div><div class='facts-item'><div class='facts-number-wrapper'><p class='facts-number'>5</p></div><div class='facts-core-content'><h3 class='facts-title'>LGBT+ History Month Started in 1994</h3><p class='facts-content'>LGBT+ History Month was first celebrated in the United States in October 1994. It was founded by Rodney Wilson, a Missouri high school teacher.</p></div></div>

LGBT+ History Month FAQs

When is LGBT+ History Month?

LGBT+ History Month is celebrated on February 1 every year. In 2024 LGBT+ History Month will occur on a Thursday.

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