Beginning October 1, Philadelphia’s Equality Forum will honor 31 outstanding people during GLBT History Month 2008.
“From Del Martin and Phyllis Lyon on October 1st to Michelangelo on October 31st, the 31 Icons for 2008, combined with the 62 Icons for GLBT History Month 2006 and 2007, are impressive,” stated Malcolm Lazin, Executive Director, Equality Forum. “For a community deprived of its history, GLBT History Month teaches our heritage, provides role models, builds community, and makes the civil rights statement of our extraordinary national and international contributions.”
Each day in October 2008, an Icon is featured with a video, biography, bibliography and other resources. The resources for GLBT History Month 2008 Icons will be available in October at www.glbtHistoryMonth.com. Resources for 2006 and 2007 Icons are also archived on the main site.
GLBT History Month Icon videos will be broadcast on LOGO and here TV and streamed on major gay portals—including this publications online website Outinjersey.net. The videos are offered without charge to educational institutions, nonprofit organizations, for profit companies and the public. More than 300 educational institutions, organizations and companies hosted GLBT History Month 2007 on their Web sites.
Equality Forum is a national and international GLBT civil rights organization with an educational focus. Equality Forum coordinates GLBT History Month, produces documentary films, undertakes high impact initiatives and presents annually the largest national and international GLBT civil rights forum. www.equalityforum.com