The lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender community has progressed by leaps and bounds over the years, and we at HuffPost Live wanted to use October’s LGBT history month to recognize the queer people and cultural milestones that have propelled the community forward. From Sappho to Sylvia Rivera to the AIDS epidemic, watch the five-part series below to learn about each community and its rich history.
Lillian Faderman: Scholar studying lesbian relationships in history; author, The Gay Revolution: The Story of the Struggle
Bonnie Morris: Professor of women’s studies, George Washington University and Georgetown University
Jean Wimberly: Executive director and founder, Circle of Voices Inc.
Lesléa Newman: Author, Heather Has Two Mommies
Chris Freeman: Professor of English and Gender Studies, University of Southern California
David Drake: Former member, ACT UP and Queer Nation; Writer and performer, “The Night Larry Kramer Kissed Me”
Faith Cheltenham: President, BiNet USA
Robyn Ochs: Bisexual activist; editor, The BiWomen Quarterly; editor, Recognize: The Voices of Bisexual Men
Alex Berg: Producer, HuffPost Live
Mara Keisling: Executive director, National Center for Transgender Equality
Dr. Scout: Director, LGBT Healthlink
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