Famous GLBT People

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Information about Famous GLBT People

Published on April 15, 2008

Author: Taddeo

Source: authorstream.com

Alice Walker (b. 1944):  Alice Walker (b. 1944) Author: The Color Purple Dorothy Arzner (1897-1979):  Dorothy Arzner (1897-1979) Film Director (Christopher Strong, The Bride Wore Red) Margarethe Cammermeyer b. 1942:  Margarethe Cammermeyer b. 1942 Highest Ranking Military Official Discharged for Being a Lesbian Did you know::  Did you know: In 1999, the Pentagon discharged 1145 people for being gay, marking a 92% increase in gay discharges since implementation of the “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell, Don’t Pursue” policy. Steve Gunderson b. 1951:  Steve Gunderson b. 1951 U.S. Congressman from Wisconsin Bessie Smith (1894-1937):  Bessie Smith (1894-1937) Blues Singer (Tain’t Nobody’s Bizness If I Do, Backwater Blues) Sir Ian McKellan (b. 1939):  Sir Ian McKellan (b. 1939) Actor (Apt Pupil, Gods and Monsters, Richard III, X-Men, Lord of the Rings) Audre Lorde (1934-1992):  Audre Lorde (1934-1992) Poet, Author, Educator (Coal, Sister Outsider, From a Land Where Other People Live) Slide9:  “Racism: the belief in the inherent superiority of one race over all others and thereby the right to dominance. Sexism: the belief in the inherent superiority of one sex and thereby the right to dominance. Heterosexism: The belief in the inherent superiority of one pattern of loving and thereby its right to dominance. Homophobia: The fear of feelings of love for members of one’s own sex and therefore the hatred of those feelings in others. The above forms of human blindness stem from the same root - the inability to recognize or tolerate the idea of difference as a beneficial and dynamic human force, and one which is enriching rather than threatening to the defined self.” Audre Lorde, 1978 David Geffen (b. 1943):  David Geffen (b. 1943) Billionaire Record and Film Magnate (Geffen Records, Asylum Records, Dreamworks SKG) Oscar Wilde (1854-1900):  Oscar Wilde (1854-1900) Author (The Importance of Being Earnest, The Picture of Dorian Gray) Allen Ginsberg (1926-1997):  Allen Ginsberg (1926-1997) Poet (Howl, Reality Sandwiches, Planet News) Alexander the Great (356-323 B.C.):  Alexander the Great (356-323 B.C.) Tim Gill:  Tim Gill Founder and CEO of Quark, Inc., Founder of the Gill Foundation for GLBT Research Chief Crazy Horse (1849-1877):  Chief Crazy Horse (1849-1877) Oglala Sioux Chief King Edward II (1254-1327):  King Edward II (1254-1327) King of England Frederick the Great (1712-1786):  Frederick the Great (1712-1786) Prussian Ruler Hadrian (76-138):  Hadrian (76-138) Roman Emperor Did You Know::  Did You Know: When Mt. Vesuvius erupted in A.D. 79 and covered the ancient Roman city of Pompeii, it preserved for later discovery gay-oriented graffiti inscribed on bathhouse walls. Ieyasu Tokugawa (1542-1616):  Ieyasu Tokugawa (1542-1616) Japanese Shogun James Buchanan (1791-1868):  James Buchanan (1791-1868) 15th U.S. President King James I (1208-1276):  King James I (1208-1276) King of England Montezuma II (1480-1520):  Montezuma II (1480-1520) Aztec Emperor Nero (27-68):  Nero (27-68) Roman Emperor Peter the Great (1672-1725):  Peter the Great (1672-1725) Russian Czar Queen Christina (1626-1689):  Queen Christina (1626-1689) Swedish Queen Richard III (1452-1485):  Richard III (1452-1485) King of England Richard the Lionhearted (1157-1199):  Richard the Lionhearted (1157-1199) King of England Wu (140-87 BC):  Wu (140-87 BC) Chinese Emperor Dave Pallone:  Dave Pallone Retired MLB Umpire, Author (Behind the Mask: My Double Life In Baseball) Marlon Brando (b. 1924):  Marlon Brando (b. 1924) Actor (On the Waterfront, A Streetcar Named Desire, The Godfather) Tony Kushner (b. 1956):  Tony Kushner (b. 1956) Pulitzer Prize winning playwright (Angels in America) Rudolph Nureyev (1938-1993):  Rudolph Nureyev (1938-1993) Russian Ballet Dancer, Choreographer Amanda Bearse (b. 1958):  Amanda Bearse (b. 1958) Actress (Married With Children) Willa Cather (1873-1947):  Willa Cather (1873-1947) Author (O Pioneers!, One of Ours, Death Comes for the Archbishop) Did You Know::  Did You Know: Willa Cather attended the University of Nebraska under the name William and wore men’s clothing. Eleanor Roosevelt (1884-1962):  Eleanor Roosevelt (1884-1962) First Lady, author (This I Remember, On My Own) Tennessee Williams (1911-1983):  Tennessee Williams (1911-1983) Author, playwright (The Glass Menagerie, A Streetcar Named Desire, Cat on a Hot Tin Roof) Tallulah Bankhead (1903-1968):  Tallulah Bankhead (1903-1968) Actress (Little Foxes, Lifeboat, Batman) David Bowie (b. 1947):  David Bowie (b. 1947) Singer/Songwriter (Ziggy Stardust, Earthling) Alberta Hunter (1895-1984):  Alberta Hunter (1895-1984) Blues Singer Alvin Ailey (1931-1989):  Alvin Ailey (1931-1989) Dancer, Choreographer Ann Bancroft (b. 1955):  Ann Bancroft (b. 1955) First woman to reach the North Pole by dogsled Howard Ashman (b. 1950):  Howard Ashman (b. 1950) Librettist (Beauty & the Beast) Barbara Jordan (1936-1996):  Barbara Jordan (1936-1996) Attorney, Teacher, Congresswoman Billie Joe Armstrong (b. 1972):  Billie Joe Armstrong (b. 1972) Musician, Green Day Raymond Burr (1917-1993):  Raymond Burr (1917-1993) Actor (Perry Mason) Cary Grant (1904-1986):  Cary Grant (1904-1986) Actor Chad Allen (b. 1974):  Chad Allen (b. 1974) Actor (Dr. Quinn, Medicine Woman) Christian VII (1749-1808):  Christian VII (1749-1808) Danish King Christine Jorgensen (1926-1989):  Christine Jorgensen (1926-1989) First male to female transsexual Countee Cullen (1903-1946):  Countee Cullen (1903-1946) Poet Barry Humphries (b. 1934):  Barry Humphries (b. 1934) Actor (Dame Edna Everage) Bertrand Delanoe (b. 1950):  Bertrand Delanoe (b. 1950) Mayor of Paris Christian Dior (1905-1957):  Christian Dior (1905-1957) Fashion Designer Melvin Dixon (1950-1992):  Melvin Dixon (1950-1992) Writer (Vanishing Rooms) Djuna Barnes (1892-1982):  Djuna Barnes (1892-1982) Writer Dusty Springfield (1939-1999):  Dusty Springfield (1939-1999) Singer Edgar Allan Poe (1809-1849):  Edgar Allan Poe (1809-1849) Writer George Michael (b. 1963):  George Michael (b. 1963) Singer Alexander Hamilton (1757-1804):  Alexander Hamilton (1757-1804) U.S. Treasurer Lorraine Hansberry (1930-1965):  Lorraine Hansberry (1930-1965) Playwright (A Raisin in the Sun) Helen Hull Jacobs (1908-1997):  Helen Hull Jacobs (1908-1997) Navy Commander, Tennis player (9 Grand Slam Titles Essex Hemphill (1957-1995):  Essex Hemphill (1957-1995) Poet Henry James (1843-1916):  Henry James (1843-1916) Writer Henry Ward Beecher (1813-1887):  Henry Ward Beecher (1813-1887) Minister; brother of Harriet Beecher Stowe Christopher Isherwood (1905-1986):  Christopher Isherwood (1905-1986) Playwright James Joyce (1882-1941):  James Joyce (1882-1941) Writer Joe Orton (1933-1967):  Joe Orton (1933-1967) Playwright Joseph Beam (1954-1989):  Joseph Beam (1954-1989) Writer John Henry (1801-1890):  John Henry (1801-1890) Cardinal Newman John Rechy (b. 1934):  John Rechy (b. 1934) Writer John Waters (b. 1946):  John Waters (b. 1946) Director Marvin Liebman (b. 1923):  Marvin Liebman (b. 1923) Founder, Young Americans for Freedom Liz Smith :  Liz Smith Gossip Collumnist Michael Bennett (1943-1987):  Michael Bennett (1943-1987) Choreographer (A Chorus Line) Modest Mussorgsky (1839-1881):  Modest Mussorgsky (1839-1881) Composer Sir Nigel Hawthorne (1929-2001):  Sir Nigel Hawthorne (1929-2001) Actor (Yes, Minister, The Madness of King George) Patty Sheehan (b. 1956):  Patty Sheehan (b. 1956) Golfer Paul Lynde (1926-1982):  Paul Lynde (1926-1982) Actor Francis Poulenc (1899-1963):  Francis Poulenc (1899-1963) Composer Queen Anne (1665-1714):  Queen Anne (1665-1714) Queen of England Rama VI (1881-1925):  Rama VI (1881-1925) King of Thailand Ramon Navarro (1899-1968):  Ramon Navarro (1899-1968) Mexican Actor Raphael (1483-1520):  Raphael (1483-1520) Artist Sal Mineo (1939-1976):  Sal Mineo (1939-1976) Actor Scott Thompson (b. 1959):  Scott Thompson (b. 1959) Actor (Kids in the Hall) Van Cliburn (b. 1935):  Van Cliburn (b. 1935) Pianist William Pitt (1759-1806):  William Pitt (1759-1806) British Prime Minister Klaus Wowereit (b. 1953):  Klaus Wowereit (b. 1953) Mayor of Berlin Shiela James Kuehl (b. 1941):  Shiela James Kuehl (b. 1941) Politician, former actress (Zelda on Dobie Gillis) Serge Lifar (1905-1986):  Serge Lifar (1905-1986) Russian Ballet Dancer Amelie Amauresmo (b. 1979):  Amelie Amauresmo (b. 1979) Tennis Player Big Bill Tilden (1893-1953):  Big Bill Tilden (1893-1953) Tennis Player Frederic Chopin (1810-1849):  Frederic Chopin (1810-1849) Composer William Rufus Devane King (1786-1853):  William Rufus Devane King (1786-1853) Senator, Vice President Franco Zeffirelli (b. 1923):  Franco Zeffirelli (b. 1923) Director Renee Richards :  Renee Richards Transsexual Tennis player, coach Nick Brown (b. 1950):  Nick Brown (b. 1950) Member of British Parliament Keith Haring (1958-1990):  Keith Haring (1958-1990) Artist Holly Johnson (b. 1960) :  Holly Johnson (b. 1960) Musician, Frankie Goes to Hollywood Rod McKuen (b. 1933):  Rod McKuen (b. 1933) Singer (After Midnight, Speaking of Love) J. Edgar Hoover (1895-1972):  J. Edgar Hoover (1895-1972) FBI Director 1924-1972 Slide104:  (1909-1999) Actor, writer (How to Have a Lifestyle, The Naked Civil Servant , An Evening With Quentin Crisp) Drew Barrymore (b. 1975):  Drew Barrymore (b. 1975) Actress (E.T., Boys on the Side, The Wedding Singer, Home Fries) Greg Louganis (b. 1960):  Greg Louganis (b. 1960) Olympic Gold Medal Diver 1984, 1988 Andy Warhol (1930-1987):  Andy Warhol (1930-1987) Artist (Campbell’s Soup Can, Marilyn Monroe) Barney Frank (b. 1940):  Barney Frank (b. 1940) U.S. Congressman from Massachusetts DH Lawrence (1885-1930):  DH Lawrence (1885-1930) Author (Lady Chatterley’s Lover, Sons & Lovers) Edna St. Vincent Millay (1892- 1950):  Edna St. Vincent Millay (1892- 1950) Poet (Second April, The Ballad of the Harp Weaver) Did You Know::  Did You Know: Once, when Edna St. Vincent Millay asked a psychologist’s advice about her recurring headaches, the doctor inquired into her relations with women. Millay, replied, “Oh, you mean I’m homosexual! Of course I am, and heterosexual too, but what’s that got to do with my headache?” Rock Hudson (1925-1985):  Rock Hudson (1925-1985) Actor (McMillan & Wife, The Mirror Crack’d) Michaelangelo (1475-1564):  Michaelangelo (1475-1564) Artist (Sistine Chapel, Pieta, David, Madonna & Child) Rita Mae Brown (b. 1944):  Rita Mae Brown (b. 1944) Author, poet (Rubyfruit Jungle, Southern Discomfort, Pay Dirt) Did You Know::  Did You Know: In 1970, the National Organization of Women (NOW) expelled novelist and poet Rita Mae Brown, because she was a lesbian. Todd Oldham (b. 1962):  Todd Oldham (b. 1962) Fashion Designer Neneh Cherry (b. 1964):  Neneh Cherry (b. 1964) Singer (Seven Seconds, Woman) Lou Reed (b. 1942):  Lou Reed (b. 1942) Singer (Take a Walk on the Wild Side, Songs for Drella) Rudolph Valentino (1895-1926):  Rudolph Valentino (1895-1926) Actor (The Sheik, Camille, Blood & Sand) Greta Garbo (1905-1990):  Greta Garbo (1905-1990) Actress (Mata Hari, Queen Christina, The Torrent) Elton John (b. 1947):  Elton John (b. 1947) Singer (Candle In the Wind, Bennie & the Jets, Goodbye Yellow Brick Road, Daniel) Armistead Maupin (b. 1944):  Armistead Maupin (b. 1944) Author (Tales of the City, The Night Listener) Billie Jean King (b. 1943):  Billie Jean King (b. 1943) Tennis player (6 time winner of Wimbledon Singles title) Radclyffe Hall (1880- 1943):  Radclyffe Hall (1880- 1943) Author (The Well of Loneliness, Adam’s Breed) Florence Nightengale (1820-1910):  Florence Nightengale (1820-1910) Nurse, Hospital Reformer Issac Mizrahi (b. 1961):  Issac Mizrahi (b. 1961) Fashion Designer Harvey Fierstein (b. 1954):  Harvey Fierstein (b. 1954) Actor (Mrs. Doubtfire), Author (La Cage aux Folles), Playwright (Torch Song Trilogy) Walt Whitman (1819-1892):  Walt Whitman (1819-1892) Author, poet (Leaves of Grass, Passage to India) Johnny Mathis (b. 1935):  Johnny Mathis (b. 1935) Singer (Wonderful, Wonderful; It’s Not for me to Say) Paul Monette (1945-1995):  Paul Monette (1945-1995) Author (Becoming a Man: Half a Life Story, Last Watch of the Night) Jean Paul Gaultier (b. 1952):  Jean Paul Gaultier (b. 1952) Fashion Designer Pope Benedict IX (1020-1055) Pope John XII (937-964) Pope Julius III (1487-1555) Pope Leo X (1475-1521) Pope Paul II (1417-1471) Pope Sixtus IV (1414-1484):  Pope Benedict IX (1020-1055) Pope John XII (937-964) Pope Julius III (1487-1555) Pope Leo X (1475-1521) Pope Paul II (1417-1471) Pope Sixtus IV (1414-1484) Saint Augustine (354-430):  Saint Augustine (354-430) Author, Philosopher Pyotr Illyich Tchaikovsky (1840-1893):  Pyotr Illyich Tchaikovsky (1840-1893) Composer (Nutcracker, 1812 Overture, Swan Lake) Iggy Pop (b. 1947):  Iggy Pop (b. 1947) Singer (Night of the Iguana, Avenue B) Jaye Davidson (b. 1968):  Jaye Davidson (b. 1968) Actor, model (The Crying Game, Stargate) Grace Jones (b. 1952):  Grace Jones (b. 1952) Singer (Nightclubbing, And We Danced), Actress (Boomerang, A View to a Kill) Margaret Cho (b. 1968):  Margaret Cho (b. 1968) Comedienne Truman Capote (1924-1984):  Truman Capote (1924-1984) Author (In Cold Blood, Breakfast at Tiffany’s) Martina Navratilova (b. 1956):  Martina Navratilova (b. 1956) Tennis player (3 Australian Open, 2 French Open, 9 Wimbledon, 4 U.S. Open Titles) T.E. Lawrence (Lawrence of Arabia) (1888-1935):  T.E. Lawrence (Lawrence of Arabia) (1888-1935) Archeologist, Author, Military Strategist Josephine Baker (1906-1975):  Josephine Baker (1906-1975) Singer, actress (Shuffle Along) Samuel R. Delany (b. 1942):  Samuel R. Delany (b. 1942) Sci-fi Author (Dahlgren, Neveryon) Tom Hulce (b. 1953):  Tom Hulce (b. 1953) Actor (Amadeus, Animal House, Frankenstein) Ellen DeGeneres (b. 1958):  Ellen DeGeneres (b. 1958) Actress, Comedienne (Ellen, The Love Letter, Ed TV) Roger Waters (b. 1944):  Roger Waters (b. 1944) Singer/Songwriter (Pink Floyd) Vita Sackville- West (1892-1962):  Vita Sackville- West (1892-1962) Author (The Edwardians, All Passion Spent) Boy George :  Boy George Singer (Culture Club) David Kopay:  David Kopay NFL player for 49’ers and Packers Dick Button:  Dick Button Olympic Gold Medal Figure Skater, announcer Georgia O’Keefe:  Georgia O’Keefe Artist Janis Ian (b. 1951):  Janis Ian (b. 1951) Singer/Songwriter (Society’s Child, Breaking Silence) Sir John Gielgud (1904-1996):  Sir John Gielgud (1904-1996) Actor (Arthur, Murder on the Orient Express, Plenty) John Schlesinger (b. 1926):  John Schlesinger (b. 1926) Filmmaker (Midnight Cowboy, Cold Comfort Farm) Ursula K. LeGuin (b. 1929):  Ursula K. LeGuin (b. 1929) Sci-fi Author (The Left Hand of Darkness, Earthsea Trilogy) Liberace (1919-1987):  Liberace (1919-1987) Singer (Three Little Fishes) Lily Tomlin (b. 1939):  Lily Tomlin (b. 1939) Actress, comedienne (All of Me, The Incredible Shrinking Woman) Lizzie Borden (1860-1927):  Lizzie Borden (1860-1927) Accused murderer (“Lizzie Borden took an axe, and gave her mother 40 whacks; when she saw what she had done, she gave her father 41”) May Sarton (1912-1995):  May Sarton (1912-1995) Author, poet (The Land of Silence) Melissa Etheridge (b. 1961):  Melissa Etheridge (b. 1961) Singer (Yes I Am, I’m the Only One) Slide161:  Countries with Recognized Domestic Partnership laws: Denmark (1989) Finland (1999) Norway (1993) Belgium (2000) Sweden (1995) Cambodia (2000) Greenland (1996) Portugal (2001) Hungary (1996) Canada (2001) Iceland (1996) Switzerland (2001) South Africa (1998) Germany (2001) France (1999) New Zealand (2001) The Netherlands (1998) Slide162:  Countries with Local Partnership laws: Australia - Capital Territory - Victoria Spain - Catalunya - Aragon - Navarra - Valencia United States - California - District of Columbia - Vermont - Hawaii Montgomery Clift (1920-1966):  Montgomery Clift (1920-1966) Actor (Judgement at Nuremberg, The Misfits) Nona Hendryx (b. 1945):  Nona Hendryx (b. 1945) Singer (Skin Diver, You Have to Cry Sometime) Morrissey (b. 1959):  Morrissey (b. 1959) Singer/Songwriter (The Smiths) Nance O’Neill:  Nance O’Neill Silent Screen Actress/ Lizzie Borden’s lover Perry Farrell (b. 1958):  Perry Farrell (b. 1958) Singer (Jane’s Addiction,Fishbone) Pete Townshend (b. 1945):  Pete Townshend (b. 1945) Singer/Guitarist (The Who) Rudy Galindo (b. 1969):  Rudy Galindo (b. 1969) Olympic Figure Skater Urvashi Vaid (b. 1958):  Urvashi Vaid (b. 1958) Activist, Director NGLTF RuPaul (b. 1960):  RuPaul (b. 1960) Singer, Actress (Supermodel, Fled, The Brady Bunch) Rupert Everett (b. 1959):  Rupert Everett (b. 1959) Actor (My Best Friend’s Wedding, The Next Best Thing, An Ideal Husband) Sandra Bernhard (b. 1955):  Sandra Bernhard (b. 1955) Actress, Comedienne (Roseanne, King of Comedy Virginia Woolf (1882-1941):  Virginia Woolf (1882-1941) Author (Orlando, To the Lighthouse, A Room of One’s Own) Gertrude Stein (1874-1946):  Gertrude Stein (1874-1946) Author (Tender Buttons, The Making of Americans, The Autobiography of Alice B. Toklas Did You Know::  Did You Know: The first published usage of the word ‘gay’ to refer to homosexuality was in a short story entitled “Miss Furr and Miss Skeene,” by Gertrude Stein, published in Vanity Fair in 1922. George Frideric Handel (1685-1759):  George Frideric Handel (1685-1759) Composer (The Messiah, Water Music, The Resurrection) Clara Bow (1905-1965):  Clara Bow (1905-1965) Actress (The Man Trap, It, The Plastic Age) Chastity Bono (b. 1969):  Chastity Bono (b. 1969) Writer, Activist (Family Outing, Human Rights Campaign Spokesman, GLAAD Entertainment Media Director Did You Know::  Did You Know: The week after Sonny & Cher’s television series premiered in March 1975, Cher received 212 fan letters proposing marriage. 77 were from women. Gore Vidal (b. 1925):  Gore Vidal (b. 1925) Author, playwright (Williwaw, The City and the Pillar, Myra Breckenridge, The Best Man) Julie Brown (b. 1958):  Julie Brown (b. 1958) Actress, Comedienne, Singer (Clueless, Earth Girls Are Easy, The Homecoming Queen’s Got a Gun, Goddess In Progress) Siegfried & Roy :  Siegfried & Roy Magicians E. Lynn Harris :  E. Lynn Harris Author (If This World Were Mine, Abide With Me, And This Too Shall Pass) Sappho (630 B.C.):  Sappho (630 B.C.) Poet (“I served beauty Was it in fact for me something greater?”) Ma Rainey (1886-1939):  Ma Rainey (1886-1939) Blues Singer (Prove It On Me Blues, Sissy Blues) Pat Parker (1944-1989):  Pat Parker (1944-1989) Poet (Child of Myself, Movement in Black, Womanslaughter, Jonestown and Other Madnesses) Alan Turing (1912-1954):  Alan Turing (1912-1954) Mathematician, Computer Scientist Charles Laughton (1899-1962):  Charles Laughton (1899-1962) Actor (Mutiny on the Bounty, Hunchback of Notre Dame) E. M. Forster (1979-1970):  E. M. Forster (1979-1970) Author (A Room With a View, Howard’s End) Franz Schubert (1797-1828):  Franz Schubert (1797-1828) Composer (Tragic Symphony, The Magic Harp, Unfinished Symphony) James Dean (1931-1955):  James Dean (1931-1955) Actor (East of Eden, Rebel Without a Cause, Giant) Laura Nyro (1948-1997):  Laura Nyro (1948-1997) Singer (Wedding Bell Blues, And When I Die) Marcel Proust (1871-1922):  Marcel Proust (1871-1922) Author (Remembrance of Things Past) Patricia Nell Warren (b. 1936):  Patricia Nell Warren (b. 1936) Author (The Front Runner, Billy’s Boy, Harlan’s Race) Sir Frances Bacon (1561-1626):  Sir Frances Bacon (1561-1626) Philosopher, Statesman Tammy Baldwin (b. 1962):  Tammy Baldwin (b. 1962) U.S. Congresswoman from Wisconsin W. Somerset Maugham (1874-1965):  W. Somerset Maugham (1874-1965) Author (Of Human Bondage, The Razor’s Edge) Vaslav Nijinsky (1890-1950):  Vaslav Nijinsky (1890-1950) Ballet Dancer Ani Difranco (b. 1970):  Ani Difranco (b. 1970) Singer (To the Teeth, Living in Clip) Camille Saint-Saens (1835-1921):  Camille Saint-Saens (1835-1921) Composer (Samson & Delilah, Danse Macabre, Carnival of the Animals) Divine (1945-1988):  Divine (1945-1988) Actor (Polyester, Hairspray, Pink Flamingos) Emily Dickinson (1830-1886):  Emily Dickinson (1830-1886) Poet (I Never Saw a Moor, I Died for Beauty) Glenn Burke (1952-1995):  Glenn Burke (1952-1995) MLB Player for Dodgers James Baldwin (1924-1987):  James Baldwin (1924-1987) Author (Go Tell it on the Mountain, Giovanni’s Room) Lord Byron (1788-1824):  Lord Byron (1788-1824) Poet (Don Juan, Childe Harold) Merv Griffin (b. 1925):  Merv Griffin (b. 1925) Entertainer Pedro Almodovar (b. 1951):  Pedro Almodovar (b. 1951) Director (The Paperboy) Robert Reed (1932-1992):  Robert Reed (1932-1992) Actor (The Brady Bunch) Tyrone Power (1914-1958):  Tyrone Power (1914-1958) Actor (Nightmare Alley, Witness for the Prosecution) Yves Saint-Laurent (b. 1936):  Yves Saint-Laurent (b. 1936) Fashion Designer Sir Noel Coward (1899-1973):  Sir Noel Coward (1899-1973) Playwright (Blythe Spirit, Brief Encounter, Sail Away) Richard Wagner (1813-1883):  Richard Wagner (1813-1883) Composer (The Flying Dutchman, Lohengrin, Der Ring des Nebelungun) Nathan Lane (b. 1956):  Nathan Lane (b. 1956) Actor (The Birdcage, Isn’t She Great) Lord Alfred Douglas (1870-1945):  Lord Alfred Douglas (1870-1945) Poet, Oscar Wilde’s lover Joan Baez (b. 1941) :  Joan Baez (b. 1941) Singer (Blowin’ in the Wind, Diamonds and Rust) Hans Christian Andersen (1805-1875):  Hans Christian Andersen (1805-1875) Author (Ugly Duckling, Little Mermaid, The Red Shoes, The Emperor’s New Clothes) Errol Flynn (1909-1959):  Errol Flynn (1909-1959) Actor (The Adventures of Robin Hood, Charge of the Light Brigade) Did You Know::  Did You Know: On August 3, 1982, police entered Michael Hardwick’s home in Atlanta, found him in bed with another man, and arrested him for sodomy. They had a warrant to arrest him for failure to pay a parking ticket that he had already paid. Hardwick’s conviction was upheld by the Supreme Court in 1986. Danny Kaye (1913-1987):  Danny Kaye (1913-1987) Actor (The Secret Life of Walter Mitty, The Court Jester) Anne Heche (b. 1969):  Anne Heche (b. 1969) Actress (Psycho, 6 Days 7 Nights, Return to Paradise) Calvin Klein (b. 1942):  Calvin Klein (b. 1942) Fashion Designer Edward Albee:  Edward Albee Playwright (Delicate Balance, Seascape, Three Tall Women) Henry David Thoreau (1817-1862):  Henry David Thoreau (1817-1862) Author (Walden, Civil Disobedience) K.d. lang (b. 1961):  K.d. lang (b. 1961) Singer (Absolute Torch & Twang, Angel With a Lariat) Malcolm Forbes (1919-1990):  Malcolm Forbes (1919-1990) Billionaire Publisher Slide227:  Singers (West End Girls, Opportunities) Samuel Barber (1910-1981):  Samuel Barber (1910-1981) Composer (Medea, Anthony & Cleopatra, The Lovers) W H Auden (1907-1973):  W H Auden (1907-1973) Author (Journey to a War, The Age of Innocence) Socrates (469-399 BC):  Socrates (469-399 BC) Philosopher Richard Chamberlain (b. 1935):  Richard Chamberlain (b. 1935) Actor (The Thorn Birds, Shogun) Michael Stipe (b. 1960):  Michael Stipe (b. 1960) Singer (R.E.M.) Leonard Bernstein (1918-1990):  Leonard Bernstein (1918-1990) Composer (West Side Story, Candide, On the Town) Herman Melville (1819-1891):  Herman Melville (1819-1891) Author (Moby Dick) Cole Porter (1893-1964):  Cole Porter (1893-1964) Composer (Unforgettable, Kiss Me Kate) Anthony Perkins (1932-1992):  Anthony Perkins (1932-1992) Actor (Psycho, Friendly Persuasion) Blake Edwards (b. 1922):  Blake Edwards (b. 1922) Director (Victor/Victoria, Breakfast at Tiffany’s) Christopher Marlowe (1564-1593):  Christopher Marlowe (1564-1593) Playwright (Dr. Faustus, Edward the Second) Freddie Mercury (1946-1991):  Freddie Mercury (1946-1991) Singer (Queen) Jewel (b. 1974):  Jewel (b. 1974) Singer (Pieces of You, Who Will Save Your Soul) Leonardo da Vinci (1452-1519):  Leonardo da Vinci (1452-1519) Artist (The Mona Lisa, The Last Supper) Meshell N’degeocello (b. 1969):  Meshell N’degeocello (b. 1969) Singer (Peace Beyond Passion) Plato (427-347 BC):  Plato (427-347 BC) Philosopher Sophie B. Hawkins (b. 1966):  Sophie B. Hawkins (b. 1966) Singer (Lose Your Way, As I Lay Me Down) Voltaire (1694-1778):  Voltaire (1694-1778) Poet (Poem of the League) William Shakespeare (1564-1616):  William Shakespeare (1564-1616) Playwright (Romeo & Juliet, Macbeth, Julius Caesar, Hamlet) Arthur C. Clarke (b. 1917) :  Arthur C. Clarke (b. 1917) Sci-fi Author (Childhood’s End, 2001: A Space Odyssey) Billy Strayhorn (1915-1967) :  Billy Strayhorn (1915-1967) Jazz Composer (A-Train, Lush Life) Dame Ethel Smyth (1858-1944):  Dame Ethel Smyth (1858-1944) Composer (March of the Women, Laggard Dawn) Hilda Doolittle (1886-1961) :  Hilda Doolittle (1886-1961) Author (Leda, Sheltered Garden) John Maynard Keynes (1883-1946):  John Maynard Keynes (1883-1946) Economist Mary Shelley (1797-1851):  Mary Shelley (1797-1851) Author (Frankenstein) Susan B. Anthony (1820-1906):  Susan B. Anthony (1820-1906) Suffragist Tom Waddell (1939-1987) :  Tom Waddell (1939-1987) Olympic Decathlete, Founder of Gay Games Langston Hughes (1902-1967):  Langston Hughes (1902-1967) Author (Mulatto, Shakespeare in Harlem, I Wonder as I Wander) Indigo Girls:  Indigo Girls Singers (Shame on You, Galileo, Power of Two) Clive Barker (b. 1940):  Clive Barker (b. 1940) Author, Playwright (Hellraiser, Book of Blood) Arthur Rimbaud (1854-1891):  Arthur Rimbaud (1854-1891) Poet (A Season in Hell, Illuminations) Bayard Rustin (1910-1987):  Bayard Rustin (1910-1987) Civil Rights Leader Ernst Rohm (1887-1933):  Ernst Rohm (1887-1933) Nazi SA Leader Tears for Fears:  Tears for Fears Singers (Songs from the Big Chair) Thornton Wilder (1897-1975):  Thornton Wilder (1897-1975) Playwright (Our Town, The Bridge of San Luis Rey) Benjamin Britten (1913-1976):  Benjamin Britten (1913-1976) Composer (Paul Bunyan, Billy Budd, A Midsummer Night’s Dream) Michael Jeter (b. 1952):  Michael Jeter (b. 1952) Actor (Evening Shade, The Green Mile) Rob Halford (b. 1951):  Rob Halford (b. 1951) Musician (Judas Priest) Nancy Kulp (1921-1991):  Nancy Kulp (1921-1991) Actress (Beverly Hillbillies) Mary Renault (1905-1983):  Mary Renault (1905-1983) Novelist (The King Must Die, Fire From Heaven) John Milton Cage (1912-1992):  John Milton Cage (1912-1992) Composer, Poet, Painter Terry Sweeney (b. 1960):  Terry Sweeney (b. 1960) Actor, Writer (Saturday Night Live) Dack Rambo (1941-1994):  Dack Rambo (1941-1994) Actor (Dallas) Benjamin Banneker (1731-1806):  Benjamin Banneker (1731-1806) African-American Scientist / Mathematician Alison Bechdel (b. 1960):  Alison Bechdel (b. 1960) Cartoonist (Dykes to Watch Out For) Brian Epstein (1934-1967):  Brian Epstein (1934-1967) Manager, Beatles Edith Head (1898-1981):  Edith Head (1898-1981) Costume Designer Kate Millet (b. 1934):  Kate Millet (b. 1934) Author (Sexual Politics) Bob Paris (b. 1959):  Bob Paris (b. 1959) Bodybuilder Margaret Mead (1901-1978):  Margaret Mead (1901-1978) Anthropologist Brian Orser (b. 1961):  Brian Orser (b. 1961) Olympic Figure Skater Sir Lawrence Olivier (1907-1989):  Sir Lawrence Olivier (1907-1989) Actor (Hamlet, Wuthering Heights) Sir Derek Jacobi (b. 1938):  Sir Derek Jacobi (b. 1938) Actor (I, Claudius; Dead Again) Craig Claiborne (1920-2000):  Craig Claiborne (1920-2000) Chef, NY Times food critic Billie Holiday (1915-1959):  Billie Holiday (1915-1959) Singer (Ain’t Nobody’s Bizness if I Do, Lady Sings the Blues) Bill Clayton (1978-1995):  Bill Clayton (1978-1995) Committed suicide after having been assaulted for being bisexual. Marcus Wayman (1979-1997):  Marcus Wayman (1979-1997) High school football player committed suicide after being threatened with ‘outing’ by local police Did You Know::  Did You Know: Gay and lesbian youth are two to three times more likely to commit suicide, and 30% of all youth suicides are related to sexual identity. In one study, 40.3% of gay and lesbian youth had attempted suicide, and another 25.8% had seriously considered it. Matthew Shepard (1977-1998):  Matthew Shepard (1977-1998) University of Wyoming student tied to a fence post, pistol whipped and left to freeze to death Tyra Hunter (died 1995):  Tyra Hunter (died 1995) Transgender woman who died after emergency medical technicians refused to administer medical treatment Billy Jack Gaither (1960-1999):  Billy Jack Gaither (1960-1999) Beaten to death in Alabama, his body set on fire. PFC Barry Winchell (1978-1999):  PFC Barry Winchell (1978-1999) Beaten to death by two fellow soldiers JR Warren (1974-2000):  JR Warren (1974-2000) Beaten to death by 3 men, then run over by car to make it look like a hit and run Danny Overstreet (1957-2000):  Danny Overstreet (1957-2000) Killed by shooter Ronald Gay in gay bar (6 others injured) Aaron Webster (1960-2001):  Aaron Webster (1960-2001) Found naked and near death in a Vancouver park, had been hit repeatedly with a baseball bat by at least three men Edgar Garzon (1966-2001):  Edgar Garzon (1966-2001) Skull smashed in while walking home from a gay bar Roxanne Ellis and Michelle Abdill (d. 1995):  Roxanne Ellis and Michelle Abdill (d. 1995) Shot to death in the back of a pickup truck; when Robert Acrement was arrested eight days later, he confessed and said while he didn’t kill them because they were lesbians, knowing that they were made it easier to do. Brian Mock and Hattie Mac Cohens (d. 1992):  Brian Mock and Hattie Mac Cohens (d. 1992) Murdered by white supremacists hurling molotov cocktails into their apartment Dr. Stanley Keith (d. 1997):  Dr. Stanley Keith (d. 1997) Murdered by Paul Bradford Cain, who claimed the doctor made a pass at him Stephen Dempsey (d. 1997):  Stephen Dempsey (d. 1997) Murdered by Richard William Leonard, who shot him in the chest with a crossbow and then dismembered him. Leonard used the gay panic defense. Brandon Teena (1972-1993):  Brandon Teena (1972-1993) Transgender youth who was raped, then murdered when rapists learned he had reported the rape to police Allen Schindler, Jr. (died 1992):  Allen Schindler, Jr. (died 1992) Navy Seaman beaten & stomped to death by shipmate. Every organ was destroyed, and his mother identified his body by the remains of a tattoo on his arm. Scott Amedure (1963-1995):  Scott Amedure (1963-1995) After a Jenny Jones show on which he admitted to having a crush on his neighbor, the neighbor broke into his home and shot him to death with a shotgun Fred C. Martinez, Jr. (1985-2001):  Fred C. Martinez, Jr. (1985-2001) Native American “two-spirited” boy who was beaten to death with a baseball bat Did You Know::  Did You Know: According to FBI Hate Crimes Statistics: There were 1317 hate crimes based on sexual orientation committed in 1999. That is 16.7% of all hate crimes, third after race and religion. Hate crimes based on sexual orientation are increasing at an average of almost 6% per year.

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