Subscribe for updates

Icon Selection

Nominations for LGBT History Month 2016 Icons

Equality Forum is accepting nominations for LGBT History Month 2016 Icons. Nominations should be submitted by clicking here. The deadline for nomination submissions is Friday, December 11, 2015.

Icon Selection

The 31 LGBT Icons, living or dead, are selected for their 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.

The LGBT History Month 2014 Co-Chairs are Jennifer Brier, Associate Professor, University of Illinois at Chicago; and Don Romesburg, Chair and Associate Professor of Women's and Gender Studies, Sonoma State University. Professors Brier and Romesburg are Co-Chairs, Committee on LGBT History of the American Historical Association. LGBT History Month 2014 Co-Chairs review all nominations and recommend Icons. 
The LGBT History Month 2015 Icons will be announced on July 4, 2015 and will be posted on the LGBT History Month website.
Click here to 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 2015 are featured one each day, beginning October 1. The information for each 2015 Icon will not be available until the day he or she is honored.