October is LGBT History Month, an annual project of the Equality Forum. An LGBT person, either living or dead, is honored each day of the month. In 2014, five of the honorees are HIV positive.
They are: AIDS activist Michael Callen (Oct. 9), photographer Tseng Kwong Chi (Oct. 10), Olympic figure skater Rudy Galindo (Oct. 16), rock star Freddie Mercury (Oct. 26) and singer Sylvester (Oct. 31). Of these five honorees, only Galindo is still living.
Click here to read a Q&A with historian Martin Duberman, author of Hold Tight Gently, on why we should never forget Michael Callen.
Go to lgbthistorymonth.com for more information about all the honorees.