LGBT History Month Icons Oct. 15th – 18th

Daniel Hernandez Jr. – Saturday, October 15th
“I don’t think I’m a hero—the heroes are people who spend their entire lives trying to help others.”

University of Arizona student Daniel Hernandez Jr. became a national hero when he saved the life of Congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords. More

Langston Hughes – Sunday, October 16th
“What happens to a dream deferred? Does it dry up like a raisin in the sun? Or does it fester like a sore—and then run?”

A celebrated poet and novelist, Langston Hughes was a major contributor to American literature. More

Frida Kahlo – Monday, October 17th
“Painting completed my life.”

Frida Kahlo is a renowned Mexican artist. Her paintings have commanded higher prices than any other female artist. More

David Kato – Tuesday, October 18th
“What they’re doing now is to make it more harsh on people, anyone promoting homosexuality is being criminalized.”

David Kato was the founder of Uganda’s LGBT civil rights movement. His murder brought global attention to the plight of LGBT people in Africa. More

About Joe

I began my life in the South and for five years lived as a closeted teacher, but am now making a new life for myself as an oral historian in New England. I think my life will work out the way it was always meant to be. That doesn't mean there won't be ups and downs; that's all part of life. It means I just have to be patient. I feel like October 7, 2015 is my new birthday. It's a beginning filled with great hope. It's a second chance to live my life…not anyone else's. My profile picture is "David and Me," 2001 painting by artist Steve Walker. It happens to be one of my favorite modern gay art pieces. View all posts by Joe

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