Meet LGBT History Month icon Janet Mock

Janet Mock is a New York Times best-selling author, television host and transgender advocate. She hosts a weekly online series on called “So POPular” and is the founder of #GirlsLikeUs, a social media project created to empower transgender women around the world. She came out publicly as transgender in 2011 and was featured in Marie Claire magazine. 

Meet LGBT History Month icon Terrence McNally

Terrence McNally is an award-winning American playwright whose career spans five decades. His work, which delves into themes of family, war, sexuality and religion, has earned him four Tony Awards. 

Tony the Tiger is against bullying LGBTQ youth

Iconic Kellogg characters go purple for Spirit Day

Tony the Tiger and the Rice Krispies Elves are making history today as their respective brands from Kellogg’s go purple in a partnership with the Gay & Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation (GLAAD) to officially sponsor Spirit Day 2016.

Meet LGBT History Month icon Kay Lahusen

Gittings (L) and Lahusen (R) were instrumental in the early public gay civil rights movements.

Kay Lahusen, also known as Kay Tobin Lahusen and Kay Tobin, is the first openly lesbian photojournalist in America. She was among the first women to chronicle and participate in the early gay rights movement. Her photographs appeared on the covers of some of the first LGBT publications in the nation, including The Ladder and Gay Newsweekly. 

Meet LGBT History Month icon Jim Kepner

Jim Kepner was a pioneering journalist who helped chronicle the modern American gay rights movement. His research led to the creation of the ONE National Gay & Lesbian Archives, the oldest LGBT history collection in the United States. 

Meet LGBT History Month icon Frances Kellor

Frances Alice Kellor was an American social reformer dedicated to women’s rights and immigration issues. She spent her life advocating for workers and the naturalization of immigrants. 

Meet LGBT History Month icon Ashok Row Kavi

Ashok Row Kavi is an Indian LGBT rights activist and journalist. The first gay man to ever talk publicly about his sexuality in a country where homosexuality is still illegal, he is considered one of the most influential gay men in India. The Pink Pages lists him among the most influential LGBT people in the world.

Meet LGBT History Month icon Essex Hemphill

Essex Hemphill was an American poet who wrote about race and identity in the 1980s. He was also an important voice during the AIDS crisis. His work has been described as fiercely political and lyrical.