October is GLBT History Month. One gay, lesbian, bisexual or transgender person, either living or deceased, is highlighted each day of the month.

This year there are three HIV-positive people being honored: Alvin Ailey Jr. (Oct. 1), Michel Foucault (Oct. 7) and Paul Monette (Oct. 18). Each will get a separate entry.

This year there are also many honorees who are well known to be HIV/AIDS advocates. They include k.d. lang (Oct. 15), Rachel Maddow (Oct. 16), Todd Oldham (Oct. 21), Esera Tuaolo (Oct. 28), Urvashi Vaid (Oct. 29) and B.D. Wong (Oct. 31).

Here’s a video of this year’s honorees: