July 12, 2019 at 11:45 am EDT | by Staff reports
Blade’s Chibbaro named LGBT ‘Icon’
Lou Chibbaro, gay news, Washington Blade
Reporter Lou Chibbaro, Jr. at the Blade office in 1985. (Washington Blade archive photo by Doug Hinckle)

The Equality Forum, an advocacy group that promotes awareness of LGBT history, announced its annual “Icons” who will be celebrated during LGBT History Month in October. Among them is Washington Blade senior news reporter Lou Chibbaro Jr., who has written for the paper since 1976.

Chibbaro is in good company. Other icons being recognized this year include actor Rock Hudson, presidential candidate Pete Buttigieg and Pulitzer Prize-winner Ronan Farrow.

Each day in October, the Equality Forum will feature a new Icon with a video, biography, downloadable images and other resources. LGBT History Month is a free educational tool available for to the media, academic institutions, organizations and the public.

“In its 14th year, LGBT History Month will have archived 432 Icons in its database, making it the largest online resource for information on worldwide LGBT leaders,” says Malcolm Lazin, executive director of the Equality Forum. “The Icons are searchable by a variety of means, including from a cloud of over 150 descriptive tags, such as Academy Award, Transgender and Politics.”

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