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October is LGBTQ+ History Month

LGBTQ+ history month

LGBTQ+ History Month is a month-long celebration of the history of the beautiful and diverse lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer community, and the importance of civil rights movements in progressing gay rights. The observance was created by Rodney Wilson, a history teacher at a Missouri high school, in 1994. The following year, LGBTQ+ History Month was added to the list of commemorative months in a resolution forwarded by the General Assembly of the National Education Association. October was chosen as the month of observance as National Coming Out Day already existed as a holiday on October 11. Also, the anniversary of the first march for gay rights in Washington took place on October 14, 1979.

We hope you will join us in expressing our deep appreciation and support of our LGBTQ+ students, staff, families and community members!