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Celebrating gay Jewish icons2:07 pm Tuesday, October 20, 2009
by rachel leibold
Slightly overlapping with Hispanic Heritage Month (Sept. 15-Oct. 15), October is GLBT History Month, coinciding with National Coming Out Day on Oct. 11.
• Magnus Hirschfeld (Oct. 9), a German-born doctor and major gay rights activist who was called "The Einstein of Sex";
• Hilary Rosen (Oct. 26), former CEO of the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA) and currently editor at large for the Huffington Post and a CNN political contributor;
• Jerome Robbins (Oct. 25), a renowned American choreographer;
• Suze Orman (Oct. 20), a financial adviser and author who has her own show on CNBC, and apparently a part-time resident of San Francisco.
There are lots of other fascinating figures being profiled this year, including John Cage, Alfred Kinsey, Rachel Maddow, Yves St. Laurent, Cherry Jones and Esera Tuaolo. Check out the site for some inspiring stories of people who never let their sexual orientation get in the way of doing great things in the public eye.Permalink Leave a comment Spread the Word E-mail a friend
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