LGBTQ+ history is human history. Even so, it is often glossed over, treated as separate, or erased entirely. Mainstream history books have tended to quietly omit the lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer, intersex, or asexual identity of historical figures. Even some details of the Stonewall Riots—perhaps the most well-known entry in the American LGBTQ+ canon—are uncertain. The contributions, lives, and stories of LGBTQIA people are interwoven throughout the rest of history: BIPOC history, women's history, science, art, culture, sports, and beyond. This list is an attempt to celebrate those stories, from the famous to the obscure.
Marrin O'Neill & Erin Douglass
Diverse & Underserved Populations Committee 2022