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VIDEO: Equality Forum seeking nominations for 2012 LGBT History Month icons

PHILADELPHIA -- Each October, Equality Forum celebrates LGBT History Month by spotlighting 31 icons who have made notable contributions to society.

With this year's series now complete, the organization is looking for nominations for LGBT History Month in 2012.

LIVE: MTV Dance Party promoting inclusivity for LGBT youth

LOS ANGELES -- MTV's O Music Awards is trying to set the Guinness World Record for Longest Team Dance Marathon in a benefit for various LGBT groups.

You can watch it LIVE online from The Roxy Theatre on the Sunset Strip.

Organizers hope to set the record later today.

Throughout the livestream, a bunch of celebs are planning to stop by to show their support including Shangela ("RuPaul’s Drag Race"), Peta Meragatroyd ("Dancing With The Stars") and We R Heroes ("America’s Best Dance Crew"). The goal is to break the world record during the live show at the end of Monday's show.

ACTION ALERT: Ask Arizona superintendent to apologize

Thursday, October 20th was Spirit Day, when millions of Americans wore purple and spoke out against bullying of LGBT youth.

VIDEO: Online charity auction benefitting GLSEN features star-studded prize packages

LOS ANGELES -- The Gay, Lesbian & Straight Education Network (GLSEN) is hosting an online auction to raise money for its programs and services that support LGBT students.

Teaming up with charitybuzz.com, auction participants can bid on a number of packages that include access to exclusive parties, unique experiences, celebrities, travel and more.

Founded in 1990, GLSEN is a national organization that focuses on ensuring safe schools for all students.

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Meet LGBT History Month icons Virginia Woolf and Pedro Zamora

Editor's note: October is LGBT History Month. Each day this month, Equality Forum has featured one LGBT icon who has made notable contributions to society. SDGLN has published these stories in the Causes section and the icons featured today are the final two in the 2011 series.

Virginia Woolf

Virginia Woolf was an accomplished 20th century English novelist and one of the founders of the modernist movement. She published nearly 500 essays and nine novels.

American Rose Theatre adds show to benefit The Trevor Project and The National Campaign to Prevent Teen and Unplanned Pregnancy

SAN DIEGO -- American Rose Theatre has added a performance of "Spring Awakening" on Nov. 2 to benefit two nonprofit teen charities: The Trevor Project and The National Campaign to Prevent Teen and Unplanned Pregnancy.

In addition, the troupe has released its "It Gets Better" video in conjunction with added performance for charity.

American Rose Theatre is an award-winning educational theater company.

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VIDEO: Meet LGBT History Month icon Lilli Vincenz

Editor's note: October is LGBT History Month. Each day this month, Equality Forum will feature one LGBT icon who has made notable contributions to society and SDGLN will publish the story in the Causes section.

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VIDEO: Meet LGBT History Month icon Wanda Sykes

Editor's note: October is LGBT History Month. Each day this month, Equality Forum will feature one LGBT icon who has made notable contributions to society and SDGLN will publish the story in the Causes section.

Wanda Sykes is an Emmy Award-winning comedian and actor praised for being one of the most entertaining women of her generation. She was the first African-American and first openly gay master of ceremonies for the White House Correspondents’ Dinner.

VIDEO: Promises2Kids seeks holiday toy drive collection bin hosts

SAN DIEGO -- As its gears up for its annual toy drive to benefit local children in foster care, Promise2Kids is looking for volunteers and community groups to support its efforts.

The 2011 Promises2Kids Give From Your Heart Holiday Gift Drive will kick off on Monday, Nov. 21, and run through Monday, Dec. 12. The organization hopes to place 300 collection bins at schools, businesses and community organizations throughout San Diego County, and is seeking hosts for the bins.

TODAY: SDSU to celebrate LGBT History Month with rainbow flag raising and Big Gay BBQ events

SAN DIEGO -- To celebrate LGBT History Month, San Diego State University (SDSU) will host a series of public events today on the campus.

The day will kick off with a rainbow flag raising ceremony at noon on Campanile Walkway near the school's Hepner Hall.

A replica of the original eight-color rainbow flag, owned by SDSU administrator Doug Case, will fly over the campus for the remainder of the day. Case's flag was autographed by Gilbert Baker who designed the rainbow flag in 1978.

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