LGBT History Month is an annual month-long observance of lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender history, and the history of the gay rights and related civil rights movements. It was founded in 1994 by Missouri high-school history teacher Rodney Wilson. LGBT History Month provides role models, builds community, and represents a civil rights statement about the contributions of the LGBTQ+ community. As of 2020, LGBT History Month is a month-long celebration that is specific to Hungary, United States, Canada, Australia, Brazil, Greenland, and the city of Berlin.
In the United States, Canada, and Australia, it is celebrated in October to coincide with National Coming Out Day on October 11 and to commemorate the first and second marches on Washington in 1979 and 1987 for LGBT rights. In Hungary and United Kingdom, it is observed during February. In United Kingdom, this coincides with a major celebration of the 2003 abolition of Section 28. In Berlin, it is known as Queer History Month and is celebrated in May.
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