2020 Icons

  1. Nikolay Alexeyev
  2. Deborah Batts
  3. Angie Craig
  4. Emily Dickinson
  5. Felicia Elizondo
  6. Rob Epstein
  7. Emile Griffith
  8. Menaka Guruswamy & Arundhati Katju
  9. Alexander von Humboldt
  10. Christopher Isherwood
  11. Moisés Kaufman
  12. Lori Lightfoot
  13. Claudia López
  14. Bernárd Lynch
  15. Anne McClain
  16. Kate McKinnon
  17. Harris Glenn Milstead “Divine”
  18. David Mixner
  19. Lauren Morelli
  20. Ifti Nasim
  21. Jess O’Connell
  22. Mary Oliver
  23. Billy Porter
  24. Laura Ricketts
  25. Angelica Ross
  26. Sappho
  27. Megan Smith
  28. Baron von Steuben
  29. Laxmi Narayan Tripathi
  30. Deborah Waxman
  31. Lil Nas X

Ideas for the Media

  • Explore the local angle. Click here to see the local connections for each of the 31 Icons. Search by clicking on the State or City shown in the tag cloud.
  • Embed the LGBT History Month videos on your website. The Icon video of the day will update automatically each day throughout October.
  • Plan a story each week in October featuring the LGBT History Month Icons of the upcoming week.
  • Tie in to LGBT History Month with stories of LGBT Icons in your area.
  • Find a local high school or college group creating an LGBT History Month exhibit and profile the organization and their exhibit.
  • Use our photos for free! All of the LGBT high-res Icon photos can be downloaded from this site and used for coverage or promotion of LGBT History Month. Contact mlazin@equalityforum.com with any special requests.
  • For story ideas, high-res photos, additional resources, or contact assistance for LGBT History Month Icons, contact Malcolm Lazin, Executive Director, at mlazin@equalityforum.com or 215-732-3378, ext. 111.