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GLBT History Month Begins

PHILADELPHIA, PA - The following is an open letter from Sharon J. Lettman-Hicks, Executice Director, National Black Justice Coalition


 Dear Friends

October is Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, and Transgender (GLBT) History Month. Modeled after both Black History and Women's History Months, it is a time to acknowledge gay, lesbian, bisexual, and transgender people who have contributed to society and to the betterment of GLBT people.

Black History Month was necessary because, historically, African American history was not taught in our educational systems. Women's History Month was needed for the same reason.

Now in its fifth year, GLBT History Month celebrates the lives and outstanding contributions of GLBT people. Some of this history is chronicled at the GLBT History Month site, www.glbthistorymonth.com, hosted by the Equality Forum; people like the late, renowned author E. Lynn Harris, and former White House photographer, Sharon Farmer, are heralded here.

Beginning October 1, 2010, a new GLBT Icon is featured each day with a video, bio, bibliography, downloadable images and other resources. Just click on the Icon's name, corresponding with the day of the month. You can also embed the video player on your Web site, blog or social networking page. Once embedded, the player will update daily with that day's Icon video.

Happy GLBT History Month! Learn and share all that you can about the GLBT pioneers who have made our fight for safety and freedom possible.  We salute our allies at the Equality Forum for putting together an excellent commemorative and resourceful site.

Onward and upward,

GENERAL
BLACKS
AFRICAN AMERICAN
LATINO
HISPANIC
MINORITIES
CIVIL RIGHTS
DISCRIMINATION
RACISM
DIVERSITY
RACIAL EQUALITY
BIAS
EQUALITY


Sharon J. Lettman-Hicks
Executive Director
National Black Justice Coalition


STORY TAGS: GENERAL , BLACKS , AFRICAN AMERICAN , LATINO , HISPANIC , MINORITIES , CIVIL RIGHTS , DISCRIMINATION , RACISM , DIVERSITY , RACIAL EQUALITY , BIAS , EQUALITY



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