LGBT History Month is dead, long live LGBT History Month (nominations)

All 31 2011 LGBT History Month icons

We didn’t highlight the day-by-day entries of Equality Forum’s LGBT Hisotry Month featured icons. But now that the month is over you can peruse the entire list yourself which included such diverse gay, lesbian, bisexual and trans leaders as Lady Gaga, Dan Choi and Constance McMillan.

You also now have the opportunity to add your two cents on who should be a part of this list. Less celesbians, more ancient Greeks? It’s partially up to you because Equality Forum is accepting nominations for LGBT History Month 2012 Icons. Nominations should be submitted via e-mail to by Friday, December 16, 2011.

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QDoc Saturday Film Review – On These Shoulders We Stand

Last night I took a friend who was visiting from New York to the airport.  We got in a great philosophical conversation about whether gay rights are the inevitable result of a free society.  At this point in history, it’s possible to view gay marriage and other advances as “just a matter of time”.  The truth is there are people who faced police brutality, unemployment, societal rejection, and death to make this conversation even possible.  There are people who still face these horrors, but that’s another film…

On These Shoulders We Stand puts us across the living room from a fabulous cross-section of the activists of the 50’s, 60’s and 70’s.  There’s Ivy Bottini, founder and president of NOW New York.  She was sacked when the term “Lesbian Menace” was coined.

There’s Dale Reynolds, the Hollywood leading man who founded Gay Actors RAP to fight homophobia in the film industry.  Then there’s Reverend Troy Perry, founder of the Metropolitan Community Church who helped organize the first Pride Parade in L.A. a year after Stonewall.

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