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LGBTQIA+ History Month

LGBTQIA+ History Month

LGBTQIA+ History Month is a month-long annual observance of lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender history, and the history of the gay rights and related civil rights movements. LGBTQIA+ History Month originated in the United States and was first celebrated in 1994. It was founded by Missouri high-school history teacher Rodney Wilson. October was chosen by Wilson as the month for the celebration because National Coming Out Day already was established as a widely known event, on October 11, the date of the Second March of Washington for Lesbian and Gay Rights., In 1987, October also commemorated the first March on Washington for Lesbian, Gay and Bi Equal Rights and Liberation by LGBT people in 1979. LGBTQIA+ History Month is intended to encourage honesty and openness about being LGBTQIA+.‚Äč Read more

LGBTQIA+ History Books @ MiraCosta Library