2023 Icons

  1. Marin Alsop
  2. Chasten Buttigieg
  3. Madeline Davis
  4. Elana Dykewomon
  5. Tessa Ganserer
  6. Roxane Gay
  7. Lesley Gore
  8. Miss Major Griffin-Gracy
  9. Brittney Griner
  10. Maura Healey
  11. Jazmine Hughes
  12. Eddie Izzard
  13. Michael R. Jackson
  14. Leslie Jordan
  15. Tina Kotek
  16. Marijane Meaker
  17. Scott Minerd
  18. Ryan Murphy
  19. Carl Nassib
  20. Stu Rasmussen
  21. Allen Schindler Jr.
  22. Charles Silverstein
  23. Andrew Solomon
  24. Michael Stipe
  25. Kara Swisher
  26. André Leon Talley
  27. Doris Taylor
  28. Evelyn Thomas
  29. Mpho Tutu van Furth
  30. Samira Wiley
  31. Penny Wong

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Contact:  Malcolm Lazin, Executive Director, Equality Forum, mlazin@equalityforum.com, 215-732-7375
 

Point Foundation Scholars Champion LGBT History Month 2015
Celebrations Include Harvard, Penn and Columbia

October 13, 2015, Philadelphia, PA. “Point Foundation is excited to partner with Equality Forum this year to present our scholars with the LGBT History Month Community Service Project opportunity.  We are proud that our scholars, the future leaders of the LGBTQ movement, will be helping to highlight the incredible achievements of 31 Icons from our community, all of whom are worthy role models for LGBTQ youth,” stated Jonathan Rosales, Program Director, Point Foundation.

LGBT History Month is a free online educational resource. Each day in October a different Icon is featured with a video, biography, bibliography and downloadable resources. LGBT History Month 2015 is the 10th Anniversary with all 310 Icons with resources archived in a cloud with 150 tags.

“LGBTQ history is unfortunately not talked about very often, and when it is talked about, it is done in a way that can exclude members of the LGBTQ community. Through partnering with Equality Forum, I am very excited to host an event on my campus that can not only educate students on LGBTQ history, but also allows them to talk about why learning LGBT history is important,” said Point Scholar Ashley Burnside, University of Michigan undergraduate.

“We’re pleased by the enthusiasm of Point Foundation Scholars for LGBT History Month. Through the leadership of Point Scholar Atticus DeProspo, a first-year law student, it is the first time that LGBT History Month will be celebrated at the University of Alabama,” stated Malcolm Lazin, Executive Director, Equality Forum.

To find out more about LGBT History Month and the Point Foundation, visit www.lgbtHistoryMonth.com and www.pointfoundation.org.    

Point Foundation empowers promising LGBTQ students to achieve their full academic and leadership potential – despite the obstacles often before them – to make a significant impact on society. The Foundation promotes change through scholarship funding, mentorship, leadership development and community service training.

Equality Forum is a national and international LGBT civil rights organization with an educational focus. Equality Forum coordinates LGBT History Month, produces documentary films, undertakes high-impact national initiatives and presents an annual national and international LGBT summit.

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Item Date: 
Tuesday, October 13, 2015