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Icon Selection

Nominations for 2017 Icons

Equality Forum is accepting nominations for LGBT History Month 2017 Icons. Submit your nomination here. The deadline for submissions is Friday, December 9, 2016.

Selection Criteria

Each year 31 LGBT Icons, living or dead, are selected for achievements in their field of endeavor; for their status as a national hero; or for their significant contribution to LGBT civil rights. Equality Forum solicits nominations from regional, state, national and international organizations, activists, and the public. LGBT History Month Co-chairs Lillian Faderman and Paul Farber review all nominations and recommend the annual Icons.

See All the Icons

View the list of LGBT Icons from 2006 to the present with links to their videos, biographies, resources and downloads. Please note that the 31 Icons for 2016 are featured one each day, beginning October 1. The information for each 2016 Icon will not be available until the day he or she is honored.