Brenda Sue Fulton is an army veteran who graduated from West Point in 1980, part of the first class to include women.
She is was the executive director and co-founder of Knights Out, an organization of lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender West Point graduates and their supporters, and a founding member of OutServe. In 2011 Fulton was named to the West Point Board of Visitors, making her the first openly gay member of the board that advises the Academy. In 2012 she and Penelope Dara Gnesin had the first same-sex marriage at the U.S. Military Academy's Cadet Chapel at West Point.
LGBT History Month celebrates the achievements of many lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender people who have contributed significantly in several ways to the advancement of our community. Limited by the number of days on the calendar, showcasing every individual who has made a major impact would be difficult. Yet, across decades and eras, revolutions and wars, and discovery and enlightenment, SPART*A honors past and present LGBT figures in our history this month.