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Equality Forum’s LGBT History Month Icons: Oct. 14 – Bernárd Lynch

Catholic Priest

b. May 17, 1943 “Sexuality and spirituality are seen … in continuous and consistent conflict.” Fr. Bernárd Lynch is a gay Irish Catholic priest, activist and author. Renowned for his work with the HIV/AIDS community, he founded the first AIDS ministry in New York City in 1982. He was the first Catholic priest in the …

Equality Forum’s LGBT History Month Icons: Oct. 12 – Lori Lightfood

Mayor of Chicago

b. August 4, 1962 “Breaking the back of the Chicago machine, it’s quite monumental.” Lori Lightfoot won a historic landslide victory in Chicago’s 2019 election to become the city’s first openly gay and first Black female mayor. It is her first elective office. Lightfoot grew up in a struggling working-class family in southern Ohio. Her …

Equality Forum’s LGBT History Month Icons: Oct. 11 – Moisés Kaufman

Award-Winning Theater Director

Moisés Kaufman is an award-winning theater director and playwright. His work is known for its bold, perceptive portrayals of contemporary social issues, particularly those of sexuality and culture. His groundbreaking play, “The Laramie Project,” inspired by the brutal killing of a gay college student, Mathew Shepard, generated worldwide empathy and dialogue around LGBT hate crimes.