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5 LGBT things you need to know today, Dec. 27

1. A news broadcast in India aired a segment suggesting that watching too much pornography "turns people gay" and that "there is a need for youth to refrain from getting attracted to same sex, and they should b...
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[Video] LGBT History Month Icon for Oct. 12: Marlene Dietrich

LGBT History Month

October is LGBT History Month. The month of observance was first organized in 1994 by high school teacher Rodney Wilson to coincide with National Coming Out Day (Oct. 11) and was meant to highlight the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender rights movement.

In 2006, the Equality Forum began promoting the annual commemoration by featuring a different LGBT icon each day.

“This is the 7th anniversary of LGBT History Month. There are a total of 217 Icons that inspire pride in our heroes and our impressive national and international accomplishments,” said Malcolm Lazin, Equality Forum executive director, in a statement.