GLSEN is proud to honor Black History Month by celebrating the contributions of the African American community to the LGBT and safe schools movements. Throughout February we will be recognizing the African American heroes who have made significant contributions to the LGBT and safe schools movements. Click here for more information, and keep reading all month long for new additions!
Pam Spaulding (b. 1963) is the editor/publisher of Pam’s House Blend (www.pamshouseblend.com), which was nationally recognized as Best LGBT Blog in both 2005 and 2006 by the Weblog Awards. Pam launched her blog in July 2004 in response to the anti-LGBT political climate of the time. The online magazine is visited by over 8,000 people daily. Pam has appeared as a commentator on CNN, as well as contributing to countless other LGBT-focused blogs. In 2006 she was recognized by The Monette-Horwitz Trust with the Distinguished Achievement Award for contributing significantly towards the eradication of homophobia. She is considered by many to be the most important lesbian blogger in America and continues to post daily on her blog from her home state of North Carolina.
We want to know who your heroes are! If you know an African American person who has contributed to the LGBT and safe schools movement, post about them on the Gay-Straight Alliances Facebook page. You can also tweet your heroes to @DayofSilence using the #GLSENBHM hash tag!