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LGBTQ+ Heritage Month Information & Resources

LGBTQ+ History Month began in Missouri! In 1994, a Missouri high School teacher, Rodney Wilson, believed a month should be dedicated to the celebration and teaching of gay and lesbian history, and gathered other teachers and community leaders. They selected October because it coincides with Coming Out Day (October 11). Separate from Pride month that happens in June to honor the 1969 Stonewall Uprising in Manhattan, History month is dedicated to learning the rich history and education around the LGBTQ+ identities.

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