The tragic events in Orlando make it more important than ever that we celebrate June as Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender Pride Month. People in the LGBT community have made invaluable contributions in social sciences and the arts, many of which are described on this page from the Library of Congress.
American life is much richer thanks to the work of LGBT individuals. They deserve our gratitude and our respect. So, if you're a fan of Truman Capote, Margaret Mead, Cole Porter, Leonard Bernstein, Alvin Ailey, or many others, join in the celebration.