Updated: Oct 9, 2020

About LGBT History Month

LGBT History Month celebrates the achievements of 31 lesbian, gay, bisexual or transgender Icons. Each day in October, a new LGBT Icon is featured with a video, bio, bibliography, downloadable images and other resources..


As homeschoolers/ unschooler/ SDE learners we can self select out of anything that makes us uncomfortable or does not touch our lives. We all have bias as my friend says we are swimming in the same bigoted soup some of us are more impacted by it then others and some of us challenge the normals that have been create for us or use our privilege's to speak up.

I believe the way we change the world starts in our homes. I want people to feel proud & safe walking in the world as who the authentically are . I know that my lack of experience in this area can cause harm. I want us to be aware of our impact. LGBT History Is American History I want us to know of the history of the people that have fought for the rights that are still being fought for. I want us to know gender related terms and definitions so that people feel seen and are not harmed . I do not know who my kids will love , how they will identify and I want to make sure they know I am here always to support & love them . I also want my friends to also know I see them & support them.

The LGBT community is the only community worldwide that is not taught its history at home, in public schools or in religious institutions. LGBT History Month provides role models, builds community and makes the civil rights statement about our extraordinary national and international contributions. Beginning October 1, a 30-second video featuring a different LGBT Icon each day will appear on your site.

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The Untold History of LGBT Latino Activism

Founded in 1973, Lambda Legal is the oldest and largest national legal organization whose mission is to achieve full recognition of the civil rights of lesbians, gay men, bisexuals, transgender people and everyone living with HIV through impact litigation, education and public policy work.

As a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization, we do not charge our clients for legal representation or advocacy, and we receive no government funding. We depend on contributions from supporters around the country.



Check out the article 'I have to go off': activist Sylvia Rivera on choosing to riot at Stonewall

Unión=Fuerza Latinx Institute

The Latinx Institute is for committed latinx activists, allies, nonprofit employees, students, academics, policy strategists, artists, media producers… In other words, YOU! We want to: 

  • Increase the understanding in Latinx communities about sexual and gender diversity.

  • Improve the quality of life for LGBTQ+ Latinxs.

  • Implement strategies to reduce stigmas related to homophobia, biphobia, transphobia, ableism, xenophobia, anti-blackness, ageism, and more. 

Be on the lookout for updates on registration, events, and virtual programming. Visit for more information.


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Resources on Gender-Expansive Children and Youth (Human Rights Campaign)

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The Famly Acceptance Project 

Additional LGBTQ Resources: 

Book: Queer, 2nd Edition: The Ultimate LGBTQ Guide for Teens

Do you decide to come out? Will your friends accept you? And how do you meet people to date? Queer is a humorous, engaging, and honest guide that helps LGBTQ teens come out to friends and family, navigate their social life, figure out if a crush is also queer, and challenge bigotry and homophobia. Personal stories from the authors and sidebars on queer history provide relatable context. This completely revised and updated edition is a must-read for any teen who thinks they might be queer or knows someone who is.

Book: The ABC's of LGBT+: (Gender Identity Book for Teens)

#1 Best Seller in Transgender Studies and Bisexuality ─ Are You Seeking a Deeper Understanding of Gender and Sexual Identity?

The ABCs of LGBT+ is a #1 Bestselling LGBT book and is essential reading for questioning teens, teachers or parents looking for advice, or anyone who wants to learn how to talk about gender identity and sexual identity. In The ABCs of LGBT+, Ashley Mardell, a beloved blogger and YouTube star, answers many of your questions about:

  • lgbt and lgbt+

  • gender identity

  • sexual identity

  • teens in a binary world

  • the LGBT family

  • and more

Understanding gender identity and sexual identity: The 21st Century has seen very positive movement for LGBT+ rights. In the last few years the overturning of DOMA, the SCOTUS ruling in favor of the Marriage Equality Act, American transgender politicians elected to office, and landmark moments such as Apple becoming the most valuable company in the world under the leadership of an openly gay CEO have advanced LGBT awareness and understanding. In a world full of LGBT questions, Mardell’s The ABC’s of LGBT+ has the answers.

The trusted voice of Ashley Mardell: We are living in a post-binary world where gender fluency and awareness of gender identity and a real understanding of our LGBT family is essential. Ashley Mardell, one of the most trusted voices on YouTube, presents a detailed look at all things LGBT+ in this remarkable book. Along with in-depth definitions, personal anecdotes, helpful infographics, resources, and more; Mardell’s LGBT book is proof it does get better every day in a world where people are empowered by information and understanding. In Mardell’s own words, "This book is also for allies and LGBT+ people simply looking to pack in some extra knowledge… a critical part of acceptance. Learning about new identities broadens our understanding of humanity, heightens our empathy, and allows us different, valuable perspectives.”

Have you ever wondered about the beginnings of homosexuality? Get to know a little bit about the fight for equality as Wanda Sykes takes us on a journey all the way back to the Middle Ages. Now, in 2019, we get to celebrate moments like Pride Month in June and Transgender Awareness Week in November.

This is by no means a complete list of resources. We are learning in a vacuum as this is not our experience and there is harm that can be caused in doing so . As always I invite feedback.


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