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Fairfield University Celebrates LGBTQ History Month

Once again, Fairfield University is participating in the nationall LGBTQ History Month with a series of events featuring art, speakers, and films.  View the events here on campus at http://www.fairfield.edu/documents/student/sd_lgbt_poster12.pdf

LGBTQ History Month got its start in 1994 when Rodney Wilson, a high school teacher, suggested there should be a month dedicated to the celebration and teaching of gay and lesbian history.  Gay and Lesbian History Month was endorsed by GLAAD, the Human Rights Campaign, the National Gay and Lesbian Task Force, the National Education Association, and other national organizations. In 2006, Equality Forum assumed responsibility for providing content, promotion and resources for LGBTQ History Month.  LGBTQ History Month provides role models, builds community and makes the civil rights statement of our extraordinary national and international contributions.

LGBT History Month celebrates the achievements of 31 lesbian, gay, bisexual or transgender Icons. Each day in October, a new LGBT Icon is featured with a video, bio, bibliography, downloadable images and other resources.  Check it out at http://www.lgbthistorymonth.com/

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