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Meet LGBT History Month icon Anne Lister

Lister kept extensive diaries—23 volumes over 34 years—documenting her life and same-sex relationships.

Lister was born into an aristocratic English family. She received formal schooling, a rarity for a girl of that era.

Meet LGBT History Month icon James Ivory

 Ivory won the Academy Award for “Call Me by Your Name” (2017), a gay coming-of-age romantic drama set in 1980s Italy.

Meet LGBT History Month icon Robert Indiana

Indiana is best known for his ubiquitous 1965 work “LOVE,” which features the word rendered in colorful stacked letters with the “O” tilted.

Meet LGBT History Month icon Emma González

As a leader of the #NeverAgain Movement, González' activism gave rise to nationwide demonstrations and helped trigger a monumental shift in U.S. anti-gun initiatives.

Meet LGBT History Month icon Jewelle Gomez

(Editor's note: October is LGBT History Month, celebrated annually to recognize the notable achievements of LGBT people throughout time.

Meet LGBT History Month icon Cheryl Dunye

Dunye grew up in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. She earned her bachelor’s degree from Temple University and her Master of Fine Arts from Rutgers Mason Gross School of the Arts. In 1992 Art Matters Inc. awarded her a fellowship. The following year, her work appeared in the Biennial Exhibition at the Whitney Museum of American Art.