LGBTQIA+ history month is this month.


Heidi M and Anna Y

This month is Lgbtqia+ history month. Lgbtqia+ is a community that is a big part of today’s society. It stands for Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Trans, Queer or Questioning, Intersex, and Asexual. These letters can also stand for different labels as well. 

Lgbtqia+ started because of a highschool teacher named Rodney Wilson. He was the founder of Lgbtqia+ history month. He chose the month of October because school was in session. He had wrestled with his sexuality and learning about Lgbtqia+ history gave his confidence. 

There is a lot of history that happens throughout the years. One of the most well known historic events is the Stonewall riots. These were riots that broke out after a police raid at multiple gay bars.  

One very important figure is Marsha P. Johnson, a transgender woman who  was involved in the Stonewall riots. There are many more, but she is the most known for Lgbtqia+ rights.People are still fighting and rioting for Lgbtqia+ rights. That is why there are pride and Lgbtqia+ history months.