October is LGBT History Month. Watch these amazing PSAs that feature LGBT icons and activists.
LGBT History Month: Amanda Simpson Amanda Simpson is the Special Assistant to the Assistant Secretary of the Army for Acquisition, Logistics and Technology in
the U.S. Department of Defense. She is the first openly transgender female presidential appointee.
LGBT History Month: Virginia Woolf Virginia Woolf was an accomplished 20th century English novelist and one of the founders of the modernist movement. She published
nearly 500 essays and nine novels.
LGBT History Month: Wanda Sykes Wanda Sykes is an Emmy Award-winning comedian and actor praised for being one of the most entertaining women of her generation.
LGBT History Month: Ryan Murphy Ryan Murphy is an award-winning film and television director, writer and producer. He is best known for creating the television
LGBT History Month: Ricky Martin Ricky Martin is a Grammy Award-winning pop singer. A professional entertainer since childhood, Martin has sold more than 60
LGBT History Month: Dan Savage Dan Savage is an award-winning author, journalist, newspaper editor and political commentator. He launched the "It Gets Better"
video project to combat bullying and prevent LGBT teen suicides.
LGBT History Month: Amelie Mauresmo Amélie Mauresmo was the World No. 1 tennis player. She won 25 career titles including two Grand Slams. In 2004, she received
an Olympic Silver medal in tennis singles.
LGBT History Month: Michael Kirby Michael Kirby is a former justice of the High Court of Australia. He is believed to be the world's first openly gay justice
of a national supreme court and was Australia's longest-serving judge.
LGBT History Month: Frida Kahlo Frida Kahlo is a renowned Mexican painter, noted for her vibrant colors as well as nationalist and feminist themes. Her paintings
have commanded higher prices than any other female artist.
LGBT History Month: Langston Hughes A celebrated poet and novelist, Langston Hughes is one of the most significant voices to emerge from the Harlem Renaissance.
A major contributor to American literature, his legacy includes 25 published works.
LGBT History Month: Daniel Hernandez Jr. University of Arizona student and congressional intern Daniel Hernandez Jr. garnered national recognition when he saved the
life of Congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords. President Obama acknowledged him for his heroism.
LGBT History Month: Neil Patrick Harris Neil Patrick Harris is an award-winning television, film and stage actor. Starting at age 16, he has forged an enduring career
as a performer in Hollywood and on Broadway.
LGBT History Month: Denise Eger One of the first openly gay rabbis, Denise Eger served as rabbi for the world's first gay and lesbian synagogue. She is the
first female and the first openly gay president of the Board of Rabbis of Southern California.
LGBT History Month: Lady Gaga Lady Gaga is a world-famous performance artist and singer. She is best known for her chart-topping singles and outrageous
costumes. She has had three consecutive best-selling albums and one of the highest-grossing tours.
LGBT History Month: Michael Guest Michael Guest is the first openly gay Senate-confirmed U.S. ambassador. He was nominated by George W. Bush. After serving
for 26 years, Guest resigned from the State Department due to its discriminatory policies toward same-sex couples.
LGBT History Month: Alan Cumming Alan Cumming is an award-winning film, television and stage actor. He has appeared in more than 100 films and television series,
as well as major theatrical productions in London and on Broadway.
LGBT History Month: Aaron Copland Aaron Copland was a world-renowned composer, teacher, writer and conductor. He was a key figure in forming the early 20th
century American style of music and composition.
LGBT History Month: Dan Choi Lt. Dan Choi is a West Point graduate, Iraq War veteran and Arabic linguist. He was the nation's leading activist for the
repeal of "Don't Ask, Don't Tell" (DADT).
LGBT History Month: Rita Mae Brown An author and screenwriter, Rita Mae Brown is best known for her semi-autobiographical lesbian-themed novel, "Rubyfruit Jungle."
She is a groundbreaking activist for lesbian and civil rights.
LGBT History Month: Dustin Lance Black Dustin Lance Black is a screenwriter, director and producer. In 2009, he received an Academy Award for Best Original Screenplay
for "Milk," about openly gay San Francisco politician Harvey Milk.
LGBT History Month: Keith Boykin Keith Boykin is a political commentator, a New York Times best-selling author and a veteran of two presidential campaigns.
He is the editor of The Daily Voice and has appeared on CNN, MSNBC and BET.
LGBT History Month: Kye Alums Kye Allums is the first openly transgender athlete to play NCAA Division I college basketball. Allums was a star shooting
guard on the George Washington University (GWU) women's basketball team.
LGBT History Month: John Berry John Berry is the director of the U.S. Office of Personnel Management (OPM). He is the highest-ranking openly gay federal
employee in U.S. history.
LGBT History Month: John Ashbery John Ashbery is recognized as one of the greatest twentieth-century American poets, who has won nearly every major American
award for poetry.