LGBT History Month Icons Oct. 19th – 21st

Michael Kirby – Wednesday, October 19th


“If every gay person in Australia stood up and said this is me, get over it, the whole shabby charade would be finished.”
Michael Kirby is the world’s first openly gay justice of a national supreme court. More

Victoria Kolakowski – Thursday, October 20th


“I have been very fortunate to have a successful career as a public servant, and I feel an obligation to serve my community as a role model as well.”
Victoria Kolakowski is the first openly transgender person to be elected a trial judge in the United States. More

Dave Kopay – Friday, October 21st


“I hear from people all over the world that my coming out has empowered them in their search for self.”
Dave Kopay is the first NFL payer and one of the first professional athletes to come out. 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

3 responses to “LGBT History Month Icons Oct. 19th – 21st

  • silvereagle

    Thanks for this series…some of the persons highlighted I have heard of, most of whom are unknown – at least before the postings here!

  • Jay M.

    I second silvereagle's comment: Thank you for this series. It has made me feel better about myself, and has bolstered my resolve to continue to come out more and more.If people like this can be out, so can little ol' insignificant me.Peace <3Jay

  • Will

    Delighted to see your posting of the Opera Boston poster! We're very proud of OB here, a beautifully run company that does interesting repertory with excellent musical standards.

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