LGBT History Month - October
Sat, Oct 1, 2022

LGBT History Month

LGBT History Month falls in October – every year people come together to talk about the achievements of the community, its problems and how to solve them. The goal is simple: to attract public attention, to tell about prominent LGBT figures. The holiday is celebrated in autumn in the United States, Canada, Australia, in Germany it falls in June, in Great Britain and Hungary in February.


The holiday was founded by Rodney Wilson, a teacher who taught history at a Missouri high school. The month was not chosen by chance: it is known that October 11 is National Coming Out Day (voluntary recognition of belonging to a sexual or gender minority). Also on October 14, 1979, the first march for gay rights took place in Washington.

In 1995 LGBT History Month was approved by the General Assembly of the National Education Association. Since then, people from different countries have been trying to become part of the event and contribute. This month there are many important actions dedicated to gays, lesbians, bisexuals and transgenders.

Interesting facts

Fascinating Facts:

  • In ancient Greece, men were not divided into homosexuals and heterosexuals. Only their active or passive sexual role was important;
  • one of the most courageous American actors who was the first to confess his homosexuality – Charles William “Billy” Haines;
  • the movement is still experiencing serious problems due to a misunderstanding of relatives, colleagues and acquaintances.

How to celebrate

One of the best things to do this month is to learn about LGBT as much as possible, to eradicate violence and unjustified hatred of minorities. Find out if similar events are held in your city – be sure to participate in them! Join the flash mob on the Internet, put marks on social networks, attach a rainbow flag – a symbol of free movement.

If you have friends who belong to the LGBT community, find out about their problems and try to help. Express your support in any way possible. Only the manifestation of tolerance and love will help the movement achieve its goals!

When is LGBT History Month in 2022?

LGBT History Month is observed on October 1 each year.


Weekday Month Day Year
Saturday October 1 2022
Sunday October 1 2023
Tuesday October 1 2024
Wednesday October 1 2025
Thursday October 1 2026

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