October is LGBT History Month

School Board Proclaims October as LGBT History Month
Posted on 10/16/2019
LGBT History Month

The School Board of the School District of Palm Beach County is proclaiming October 2019 as LGBT History Month. The proclamation was on the agenda for the October 16 regular board meeting. 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.


Originated in the United States, it was first celebrated in 1994. It was founded by Missouri high school history teacher Rodney Wilson, who chose October as the month for the celebration because National Coming Out Day occurs on October 11, and the first National March on Washington for Lesbian and Gay Rights by LGBT people took place in October 1979.


The School District has taken appropriate measures to address LGBT bullying, harassment, and educational equity in general, through established non-discrimination policies. The District has partnered with community-based organizations and community leaders to educate, support, and provide resources to promote safe learning environments for all students and families.


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