OCTOBER IS LGBT HISTORY
Most people know that June is designated Gay and Lesbian Pride Month
because, on June 28,1969, gays at the Stonewall Inn in New York City
resisted arrest after the club was raided by the police. This event is
considered the start of the modern gay rights movement in the U.S. and
October was selected as Gay and Lesbian History Month to commemorate the
first two lesbian and gay marches on Washington in October 1979 and 1987.
do we need a GLBT History month? click
here for one answer to that question.
Click below for YFFN's rant on why GLBT history is important and for some
education about GLBT historical events and figures.
Learn more about Idaho's pretty impressive GLBT History
Some other links about GLBT history in general
- ONE Institute & Archives houses the world's largest research library on Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, and Transgendered heritage and concerns
- Gay and Lesbian Archives of the Pacific Northwest. Based in Portland, OR.
- An Online Guide to Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Trans* History
- PlanetOut's GLBT History Archive
- Gay History and Literature - essays by Rictor Norton
- The National Archive of Lesbian, Gay Bisexual & Transgender History
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