October is GLBT History Month. Sponsored by the Equality Forum, this year is the fifth anniversary of GLBT History Month.

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

The Equality Forum just launched a new website with all the details, so click here to visit.

This year one HIV-positive person will be honored. On October 11, the late HIV/AIDS activist Kiyoshi Kuromiya, who graced the cover of POZ in 1996, gets his due.

Also, gay Latino poet and author extraordinaire Emanuel Xavier is being honored on October 31. To read a great article in A&U about his work and his HIV/AIDS advocacy, click here.

Here is a video of this year’s celebration: