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GLBT History Month at Knox

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October 2007

GLBT History Month at Knox
Historically, Knox has been committed to equality and embracing diversity. For the first time, Knox College is joining other schools and institutions by sponsoring a web-based celebration of GLBT History Month. Together, the Office of Campus Life, the Center for Intercultural Life, and Common Ground are organizing campus events and promoting awareness of the month-long celebration of those who have made significant contributions to GLBT history.

Every day a new video about the featured GLBT Icon will be displayed on this page. If you wish to view an older video, visit the archive at the official website.

About GLBT History Month
(from the Official Website)
In the 1990s, teachers and community leaders believed a month should be dedicated to the celebration and teaching of GLBT history. They selected October because public schools are in session and existing traditions, such as Coming Out Day (October 11), occur then.

GLBT History Month was endorsed by GLAAD, HRC, the National Gay and Lesbian Task Force, and other national organizations. Oregon Governor John Kitzhaber declared October 1995 to be Lesbian and Gay History Month; and in July 1995, the National Education Association voted to support the concept. In 1996, the governors of Massachusetts and Connecticut and the mayors of Boston and Chicago also proclaimed October GLBT History Month.

The goals of GLBT History Month are to teach GLBT history, to provide role models, to build community and to highlight the GLBT community's important national and international contributions.

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