WATCH: HuffPost Live's Deep Dive Into LGBT History

Everything you ever wanted to know about the expansion of the queer community.

The lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender community has progressed by leaps and bounds over the years, and we at HuffPost Live wanted to use October’s LGBT history month to recognize the queer people and cultural milestones that have propelled the community forward. From Sappho to Sylvia Rivera to the AIDS epidemic, watch the five-part series below to learn about each community and its rich history.


Lillian Faderman: Scholar studying lesbian relationships in history; author, The Gay Revolution: The Story of the Struggle

Bonnie Morris: Professor of women’s studies, George Washington University and Georgetown University

Jean Wimberly: Executive director and founder, Circle of Voices Inc.

Lesléa Newman: Author, Heather Has Two Mommies


Chris Freeman: Professor of English and Gender Studies, University of Southern California

David Drake: Former member, ACT UP and Queer Nation; Writer and performer, “The Night Larry Kramer Kissed Me”


Faith Cheltenham: President, BiNet USA

Dr. Herukhuti: Clinical sociologist; founder, Center for Culture, Sexuality and Spirituality; co-editor, Recognize The Voices of Bisexual Men

Robyn Ochs: Bisexual activist; editor, The BiWomen Quarterly; editor, Recognize: The Voices of Bisexual Men

Alex Berg: Producer, HuffPost Live


Mara Keisling: Executive director, National Center for Transgender Equality

Dr. Scout: Director, LGBT Healthlink

Lourdes Hunter: National director, Trans Women of Color Collective; MPA Chief Operating Officer, Casa Ruby LGBT Center

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