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Icon Selection

Nominations for LGBT History Month 2017 Icons

Equality Forum is accepting nominations for LGBT History Month 2017 Icons. Nominations should be submitted by clicking here. The deadline for nomination submissions is Friday, December 9, 2016.

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 Co-Chairs are Lillian Faderman and Paul Farber. Lillian is a distinguished LGBT historian, author and retired Professor at California State University. Paul is an Assistant Professor at Haverford College with a PhD in American Culture. LGBT History Month Co-Chairs review all nominations and recommend Icons.
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 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.