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October is LGBT History Month


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Mary Douglas Glasspool – October 15

“My top priority is serving God’s people in God’s church.”

Glasspool is the first openly lesbian Episcopal bishop.

Karl Gorath – October 16

“I wore a pink triangle.”

Gorath was imprisoned by the Nazis at Auschwitz for being gay.

Lorraine Hansberry – October 17

“There is always something left to love.”

Hansberry was an acclaimed American playwright best known for “A Raisin in the Sun.”

Taiga Ishikawa – October 18

“Coming out as a gay is not easy in Japan yet.”

Caitlyn Jenner – October 19

“I’m so happy after such a long struggle to be living my true self.”

Jenner is an Olympic gold medalist and internationally known transgender activist.


Marsha P. Johnson – October 20

“I may be crazy but that don’t make me wrong.”


Alain Locke – October 21

“Art must discover and reveal the beauty which prejudice and caricature have overlaid.”