Celebrate LGBTQ+ History Month in October

October is LGBTQ+ History Month, which was established in 1994 by a Missouri high school teacher who recognized the importance of celebrating and teaching gay and lesbian history.

October was selected partly because National Coming Out Day is celebrated Oct. 11. The month was first introduced as Lesbian and Gay History Month and evolved to be more inclusive of individuals who identify as bisexual, transgender, or queer/questioning.

LGBTQ+ History Month encourages honesty, openness, and celebration while creating opportunities for LGBTQ individuals and their allies.

Dana Rampolla People, University LifeOctober 3, 20170 commentsLGBTQ, University of Maryland Baltimore.

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