LGBT History Month Icon 2021: Janis Joplin

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Rock Star b. January 19, 1943 d. October 4, 1970 “Don’t compromise yourself. It’s all you’ve got.” Janis Joplin was a trailblazing 1960s blues-rock singer and songwriter. Celebrated...

LGBT History Month Icon 2021: Mart Crowley

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Playwright b. August 21, 1935 d. March 7, 2020 “I had no agenda in writing this play except expressing myself.” Mart Crowley was a gay American playwright famous...

LGBT History Month Icon 2021: Karine Jean-Pierre

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Deputy White House Press Secretary b. August 13, 1977 “America is progressing towards a stronger, more inclusive future — and I know women of color are...

LGBT History Month Icon 2021: Jerry Herman

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Award-Winning Composer  b. July 10, 1931 d. December 26, 2019 “Writing for me is like putting together a jigsaw puzzle.” Gerald “Jerry” Herman was an openly gay Broadway...

LGBT History Month Icon 2021: Little Richard

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Rock & Roll Pioneer b. December 5, 1932 d. May 9, 2020 “Elvis may be the King of Rock and Roll, but I am the Queen.” Richard Penniman,...

LGBT History Month Icon 2021: W.H. Auden

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Poet b. February 21, 1907 d. September 29, 1973 “If equal affection cannot be, Let the more loving one be me.” Wystan Hugh (W.H.) Auden was a Pulitzer Prize-winning...