Icon Selection

Click to Nominate LGBT History Month Icons for 2024

The deadline for submissions is Friday, December 15, 2023.

Selection Criteria

Each year, 31 LGBT Icons, living or dead, are selected for achievements in their field of endeavor, for their status as a national hero, or for their significant contribution to LGBT civil rights. Equality Forum solicits nominations from regional, state, national, and international organizations, activists, and the general public. LGBT History Month co-chairs Jim Obergefell and Sharon Ullman review all nominations and recommend the annual Icons.

See All the Icons

View the list of LGBT Icons from 2006 to the present with links to their videos, biographies, resources, and downloads. Please note that the 31 Icons for 2023 will be featured one each day, beginning October 1. The information for each 2023 Icon will not be available until the day they are honored.