October is LGBT History Month and in commemoration, the Equality Forum presents its annual 31 Icons for 31 Days. This is when the organization spotlights an LGBT icon from history for each day of October.
This year's LGBT History Month comes at a poignant time as our community is handling a backlash. Ignorant people on the right attempt to erase our lives and reduce us to pathetic sexual caricatures. This year's list is a reminder that LGBT people cannot erased and we will not allow the value of our lives to be diminished because of some people's refusal to see us through anything else but their bigoted lens.