LGBT+ History Month
LGBT+ History Month was founded in 1994 by high school history teacher Rodney Wilson. October was chosen as the month to celebrate because it coincides with National Coming Out Day on October 11. In addition, the first March on Washington for Lesbian and Gay Rights occurred on October 14, 1979.
During this month, we observe the history of lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer histories while honoring the ongoing narrative of queer and trans rights. LGBT+ History Month is also a time to reflect on the future, how to promote inclusivity,equality, and diversity while building community.
LGBT+ History Month is celebrated in Australia, Canada, Cuba, Finland, Germany, Hungary, Italy, United Kingdom and the US, of course! Most of these countries also celebrate in October, with the exception of the UK and Hungary (LGBT+ History Month is celebrated in February) and in Germany it is celebrated in May.