Equality Forum announced the launch of the GLBT History Month 2010 Web site. A 2 ½ minute overview video showcasing all 31 of the 2010 GLBT Icons is available on the site.
Beginning October 1, a GLBT Icon is presented daily, with a video, bio, bibliography, downloadable images and other resources – all provided for free. The 124 Icons with resources for 2006 – 2009 are archived on the site. Since 2006, Equality Forum has provided videos, bios, bibliographies, downloadable images and other resources for 31 GLBT History Month Icons each October.
“Equality Forum offers a free GLBT History Month link to organizations, educational institutions, workplace groups, and the public,” stated Malcolm Lazin, Executive Director, Equality Forum. “ The 800% increase in Web traffic in 2009 with over 6 million hits proves the power of GLBT History Month to educate and inspire.”
The 31 Icon videos can be embedded without charge on Web sites, blogs or social networking pages by following the instructions on the site. Once embedded, the video player will automatically update the daily Icon video.
GLBT History Month posters, Icon lists, graphically-designed Icon bios and images can be downloaded or printed by clicking on “Resources.” These resources can be used to make a GLBT History Month Exhibit. Equality Forum and GLSEN are sponsoring a GLBT History Month Exhibit Contest for high school GSAs.
“This month is an opportunity for schools to acknowledge and celebrate the positive contributions of LGBT people whose identities are absent from history books. Gay-Straight Alliances across the country look forward to this month every year as a way to introduce positive LGBT role models to their members and classmates,” said Eliza Byard, Executive Director, GLSEN.
To receive the latest updates and ideas about celebrating GLBT History Month 2010, organizations or individuals can register for free at www.tinyurl.com/GLBT-History-Month-Form.
Equality Forum is a national and international GLBT civil rights organization with an educational focus. Equality Forum coordinates GLBT History Month, produces documentary films, undertakes high impact initiatives and presents annually the largest national and international GLBT civil rights summit.