Friday, October 31, 2008

James Whale


Known as: English director.

Known for:
- Director of the horror movie classics Frankenstein, Bride of Frankenstein, The Old Dark House and The Invisible Man, as well as the original film version of Show Boat.

Know more:
- Wikipedia page
- Internet Movie Database page
- Internet Broadway Database page

Bruce LaBruce


Known as: Canadian actor, director, writer and producer.

Known for:
- His controversial films, including Super 8½, Hustler White, The Raspberry Reich, Otto; or, Up with Dead People and L.A. Zombie.

Know more:
- Official site (NSFW)
- Official blog (NSFW)
- Wikipedia page
- Internet Movie Database page
- Official Facebook page
- Official Twitter page
- Official YouTube channel

Clive Barker


Known as: English writer, director and producer.

Known for:
- His best-selling line of horror fiction; his films Hellraiser, Nightbreed and Lord of Illusions.

Know more:
- Official site
- Wikipedia page
- Internet Movie Database page
- Official Facebook page
- Official Twitter page

Thursday, October 30, 2008

Bruce Vilanch


Known as: American writer, actor and comedian.

Known for:
- His prolific comedy writing career, including Emmy Award winning stints for the Academy Awards.

Know more:
- Official site
- Wikipedia page
- Internet Movie Database page
- Internet Broadway Database page
- Official Facebook page

Gianni Versace


Known as: Italian fashion designer.

Known for:
- His international fashion label, Gianni Versace S.p.A.; in 1997, he was murdered outside his Miami home by serial killer Andrew Cunanan.

Know more:
- Official site
- Wikipedia page
- Internet Movie Database page

Karl Heinrich Ulrichs


Known as: German writer and activist.

Known for:
- Known as the "pioneer of the modern gay movement", he is the author of the groundbreaking 1862 essay Researches on the Riddle of Male-Male Love.

Know more:
- Wikipedia page

George Takei


Known as: American actor.

Known for:
- Playing Hikaru Sulu on the classic sci-fi TV series Star Trek and in six feature films; official announcer of The Howard Stern Show.

Know more:
- Official site
- Wikipedia page
- Internet Movie Database page
- Official Facebook page
- Official Twitter page

Wednesday, October 29, 2008

Lily Tomlin


Known as: American actress and comedian.

Known for:
- Her performances on television (Rowan & Martin's Laugh-In), film (Nashville, 9 to 5) and Broadway (The Search for Signs of Intelligent Life in the Universe).

Know more:
- Official site
- Wikipedia page
- Internet Movie Database page
- Internet Broadway Database page

Dirk Shafer


Known as: American model, actor, director and writer.

Known for:
- His experiences as a Playgirl magazine centerfold was the basis for his film Man of the Year; also directed Circuit.

Know more:
- Wikipedia page
- Internet Movie Database page
- Official Facebook page

Darryl Stephens


Known as: American actor.

Known for:
- Playing Noah Nicholson in the television series Noah's Arc and the movie Noah's Arc: Jumping the Broom; co-star of Boy Culture.

Know more:
- Wikipedia page
- Internet Movie Database page
- Official Facebook page
- Official Twitter page
- Movie Dearest interview

Marc Shaiman


Known as: American composer and lyricist.

Known for:
- Oscar nominated film scores (The First Wives Club, South Park: Bigger, Longer & Uncut); Tony and Grammy Award winner for Broadway's Hairspray.

Know more:
- Official site
- Wikipedia page
- Internet Movie Database page
- Internet Broadway Database page

Tuesday, October 28, 2008

Erik Rhodes


Known as: American model and pornographic actor and director.

Known for:
- Falcon Studios exclusive and two-time Grabby Award winner.

Know more:
- Official blog
- Wikipedia page
- Internet Movie Database page
- Internet Adult Film Database page (NSFW)

Charles Nelson Reilly


Known as: American actor, comedian and director.

Known for:
- His performances on the game show Match Game and in the original Broadway productions of How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying and Hello, Dolly!

Know more:
- Official site
- Wikipedia page
- Internet Movie Database page
- Internet Broadway Database page

Richard Quest


Known as: English journalist.

Known for:
- Business news anchor for CNN.

Know more:
- Official blog
- Wikipedia page
- Internet Movie Database page
- Official Facebook page
- Official Twitter page

Kimberly Peirce


Known as: American director, writer and producer.

Known for:
- Her Academy Award winning debut feature Boys Don't Cry.

Know more:
- Official site
- Wikipedia page
- Internet Movie Database page
- Official Facebook page

Monday, October 27, 2008

Suze Orman


Known as: American financial advisor and television host.

Known for:
- Host of The Suze Orman Show on CNBC and Suze Orman's Financial Freedom on QVC.

Know more:
- Official site
- Wikipedia page
- Internet Movie Database page
- Official Facebook page
- Official Twitter page

Rachel Maddow


Known as: American political commentator, radio and TV host.

Known for:
- Her syndicated radio program, The Rachel Maddow Show, and a nightly television show of the same name on MSNBC.

Know more:
- Official site
- Wikipedia page
- Internet Movie Database page
- Official Facebook page
- Official Twitter page

Sunday, October 26, 2008

Nathan Leopold & Richard Loeb


Known as: American murderers.

Known for:
- Motivated by their desire to commit the "perfect crime", they kidnapped and murdered a 14-year-old boy in 1924; the subsequent trial was one of the first cases in the US to be dubbed the "Trial of the Century".

Know more:
- Wikipedia page
- Internet Movie Database pages: Leopold / Loeb

T.R. Knight


Known as: American actor.

Known for:
- His Emmy Award nominated role as Dr. George O'Malley on Grey's Anatomy.

Know more:
- Wikipedia page
- Internet Movie Database page
- Internet Broadway Database page
- Official Facebook page

Saturday, October 25, 2008

Christopher Isherwood


Known as: English writer.

Known for:
- His book The Berlin Stories, inspiration for the play I Am a Camera and the subsequent stage and film musical Cabaret.

Know more:
- Wikipedia page
- Internet Movie Database page
- Internet Broadway Database page

Neil Patrick Harris


Known as: American actor.

Known for:
- His many performances on television (Doogie Howser, M.D.; How I Met Your Mother), film (the Harold & Kumar movies) and the stage (Assassins).

Know more:
- Wikipedia page
- Internet Movie Database page
- Internet Broadway Database page
- Official Facebook page
- Official Twitter page

Friday, October 24, 2008

Farley Granger


Known as: American actor.

Known for:
- His roles in two Alfred Hitchcock classics, Rope and Strangers on a Train.

Know more:
- Wikipedia page
- Internet Movie Database page
- Internet Broadway Database page

Greg Fox


Known as: American writer and artist.

Known for:
- Creator of the popular syndicated comic strip Kyle's Bed & Breakfast.

Know more:
- Official site
- Wikipedia page
- Official Facebook page

Edward II


Known as: English monarch.

Known for:
- King of England from 1307 until he was deposed in 1327; legend has it that he was brutally executed by the insertion of a red-hot iron rod into his rectum.

Know more:
- Wikipedia page

Thursday, October 23, 2008

Margaret Cho


Known as: American comedian and actress.

Known for:
- Her many comedy, film and TV appearances, including the sitcom All American Girl and concert movie I'm the One That I Want.

Know more:
- Official site
- Wikipedia page
- Internet Movie Database page
- Official Facebook page
- Official Twitter page
- Official YouTube channel

Wednesday, October 22, 2008

Amanda Bearse


Known as: American actress and director.

Known for:
- Playing Marcy D'Arcy on the long running sitcom Married... With Children; she was the first network primetime star to publicly come out.

Know more:
- Wikipedia page
- Internet Movie Database page
- Official Facebook page

Tuesday, October 21, 2008

Calpernia Addams


Known as: American activist, singer and reality TV personality.

Known for:
- Her relationship with Army PFC Barry Winchell, who was murdered by his fellow soldiers because of it, was dramatized in the TV movie Soldier's Girl.

Know more:
- Official site
- Wikipedia page
- Internet Movie Database page
- Official Facebook page
- Official Twitter page
- Official YouTube channel

Monday, October 20, 2008

Barbara Gittings


Known as: American activist.

Known for:
- Her lifelong activism, most notably her involvement in the movement to get the American Psychiatric Association to drop homosexuality as a mental illness.

Know more:
- Wikipedia page
- Internet Movie Database page

Sunday, October 19, 2008

Roberta Achtenberg


Known as: American politician.

Known for:
- Assistant Secretary of the US Department of Housing and Urban Development.

Know more:
- Wikipedia page
- Internet Movie Database page

Saturday, October 18, 2008

Friday, October 17, 2008

Tim Gill


Known as: American entrepreneur and activist.

Known for:
- Founder of the computer software company Quark; the leading funder in the GLBT political action movement.

Know more:
- Official site
- Wikipedia page
- Official Facebook page

Thursday, October 16, 2008

Leonard Matlovich


Known as: American Air Force technical sergeant (discharged) and activist.

Known for:
- His fight to stay in the US Air Force after coming out and his appearance on the cover of Time magazine.

Know more:
- Wikipedia page
- Internet Movie Database page

Wednesday, October 15, 2008

Audre Lorde


Known as: American writer and activist.

Known for:
- Her influential poetry; her involvement in the civil rights, anti-war and feminist movements.

Know more:
- Wikipedia page
- Internet Movie Database page

Bayard Rustin


Known as: American activist.

Known for:
- His work in the civil rights movement, including organizing the 1963 March on Washington and counseling Martin Luther King Jr.

Know more:
- Wikipedia page
- Internet Movie Database page

Elizabeth Birch


Known as: American activist.

Known for:
- Executive director of the Human Rights Campaign.

Know more:
- Wikipedia page
- Internet Movie Database page
- Official Facebook page
- Official Twitter page

Del Martin & Phyllis Lyon


Known as: American activists.

Known for:
- Founders of the Daughters of Bilitis (the first political organization for lesbians in the United States) and the Council of Religion and Homosexuality.

Know more:
- Wikipedia page
- Internet Movie Database pages: Martin / Lyon

Randy Shilts


Known as: American journalist and writer.

Known for:
- Pioneering gay journalist and author of The Mayor of Castro Street: The Life and Times of Harvey Milk and And the Band Played On.

Know more:
- Wikipedia page
- Internet Movie Database page

Tuesday, October 14, 2008

Amy Ray & Emily Saliers


Known as: American singers, songwriters and musicians; a.k.a. Indigo Girls.

Known for:
- Grammy Award winning contemporary folk duo; head-liners of the Lilith Fair and True Colors tours.

Know more:
- Official site
- Wikipedia pages: Indigo Girls / Ray / Saliers
- Internet Movie Database pages: Indigo Girls / Ray / Saliers
- Official Facebook pages: Indigo Girls / Ray
- Official Twitter page: Ray
- Official YouTube chanels: Indigo Girls / Ray

John Waters


Known as: American director, writer, producer and actor.

Known for:
- Writer and director of such cult classics as Pink Flamingos, Female Trouble, Desperate Living, Polyester, Hairspray, Cry-Baby and Serial Mom.

Know more:
- Wikipedia page
- Internet Movie Database page
- Internet Broadway Database page
- Official Facebook page

Cleve Jones


Known as: American activist.

Known for:
- Creator of the AIDS Memorial Quilt, which memorializes the lives of over 85,000 Americans who have died from AIDS-related causes.

Know more:
- Official site
- Wikipedia page
- Internet Movie Database page
- Official Facebook page

Malcolm Boyd


Known as: American clergyman, activist and writer.

Known for:
- His involvement in the civil rights, anti-Vietnam War and gay rights movements; his book of prayers, Are You Running with Me, Jesus?.

Know more:
- Official site
- Wikipedia page
- Internet Movie Database page
- Official Facebook page

Pedro Zamora


Known as: Cuban activist and reality TV personality.

Known for:
- As a member of the cast of MTV's The Real World: San Francisco, he was credited with personalizing and humanizing those living with HIV/AIDS.

Know more:
- Wikipedia page
- Internet Movie Database page

Monday, October 13, 2008

Tony Kushner


Known as: American writer.

Known for:
- Won the Pulitizer Prize, two Tony Awards and an Emmy for his epic stage plays Angels in America: Millennium Approaches and Angels in America: Perestroika and its TV adaptation.

Know more:
- Wikipedia page
- Internet Movie Database page
- Internet Broadway Database page
- Official Facebook page

Tammy Baldwin


Known as: American politician.

Known for:
- Former Democratic member of the United States House of Representatives (Wisconsin); first elected GLBT member of the US Senate.

Know more:
- Official site
- Wikipedia page
- Internet Movie Database page
- Official Facebook page
- Official Twitter page
- Official YouTube channel

Harry Hay


Known as: American activist.

Known for:
- Founder of the Mattachine Society; often referred to as the founder of the American gay rights movement.

Know more:
- Official site
- Wikipedia page
- Internet Movie Database page

Armistead Maupin


Known as: American writer and producer.

Known for:
- Author of the popular Tales of the City book series and the novels Maybe the Moon and The Night Listener.

Know more:
- Official site
- Wikipedia page
- Internet Movie Database page
- Official Facebook page

Mark Bingham


Known as: American public relations executive.

Known for:
- He died in the September 11, 2001 terrorist attack on board United Airlines Flight 93; it is believed he was among the passengers who stormed the cockpit to stop the hijackers.

Know more:
- Official site
- Wikipedia page
- Internet Movie Database page

Sunday, October 12, 2008

Rita Mae Brown


Known as: American writer.

Known for:
- Her first novel, the groundbreaking Rubyfruit Jungle.

Know more:
- Official site
- Wikipedia page
- Internet Movie Database page

k.d. lang


Known as: Canadian singer and songwriter.

Known for:
- Her Grammy Award winning recording career, which has included country, contemporary pop and standards.

Know more:
- Official site
- Wikipedia page
- Internet Movie Database page

Larry Kramer


Known as: American writer and activist.

Known for:
- His novel Faggots, stage play The Normal Heart and screenplay for Women in Love; founder of the organizations Gay Men's Health Crisis and ACT UP.

Know more:
- Wikipedia page
- Internet Movie Database page
- Internet Broadway Database page
- Official Facebook page

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