Sunday, May 31, 2009

Adrian


Known as: American costume and fashion designer; née Adrian Adolph Greenberg; a.k.a. Gilbert Adrian.

Known for:
- His costume designs for many films during Hollywood's Golden Age, including The Wizard of Oz and The Women.

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

Dolly Wilde


Known as: Irish socialite.

Known for:
- Niece of writer Oscar Wilde.

Know more:
- Wikipedia page

Luchino Visconti


Known as: Italian director and writer.

Known for:
- His films Ossessione, La Terra Trema, Rocco and his Brothers, The Leopard, The Damned, Death in Venice and Ludwig.

Know more:
- Wikipedia page
- Internet Movie Database page

Friday, May 29, 2009

Jim Verraros


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

Known for:
- Finalist during the first season of American Idol; star of Eating Out.

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

Laurette Taylor


Known as: American actress.

Known for:
- Star of Peg o' My Heart on stage and film; originated the role of Amanda Wingfield in The Glass Menagerie on Broadway.

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

Thursday, May 28, 2009

Pat Steadman


Known as: American politician.

Known for:
- The first openly gay man to serve in the Colorado state senate.

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

Jimmy Somerville


Known as: Scottish singer and songwriter.

Known for:
- Lead singer of Bronski Beat and The Communards and successful solo recording artist.

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

Wednesday, May 27, 2009

Yves Saint Laurent


Known as: French fashion designer.

Known for:
- Considered one of the greatest figures in French fashion in the 20th century.

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

Rick Stokes


Known as: American politician.

Known for:
- Opponent of Harvey Milk in election for San Francisco Board of Supervisors.

Know more:
- Wikipedia page

Scott Smith


Known as: American activist.

Known for:
- Former lover and campaign manager of Harvey Milk (pictured right).

Know more:
- Wikipedia page

Tuesday, May 26, 2009

Jerome Robbins


Known as: American director and choreographer.

Known for:
- Oscar and Tony Award winner whose work included On the Town, The King and I, West Side Story and Fiddler on the Roof.

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

Arthur Rimbaud


Known as: French writer.

Known for:
- His influential poetry, including Une Saison en Enfer (A Season in Hell).

Know more:
- Wikipedia page
- Internet Movie Database page

Frank M. Robinson


Known as: American writer and activist.

Known for:
- Speech writer for Harvey Milk; author of several science fiction and techno-thriller novels.

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

Monday, May 25, 2009

Charles Pierce


Known as: American drag performer and actor.

Known for:
- Acclaimed female impersonator, noted for his impersonation of Bette Davis; co-starred in the film Torch Song Trilogy.

Know more:
- Wikipedia page
- Internet Movie Database page

Walter Pater


Known as: English writer and critic.

Known for:
- His philosophical novel Marius the Epicurean.

Know more:
- Wikipedia page

Robyn Ochs


Known as: American activist and educator.

Known for:
- Founder of the Bisexual Resource Center.

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

Sunday, May 24, 2009

Daniel Nicoletta


Known as: American photographer and activist.

Known for:
- Employee at Harvey Milk's camera shop; worked on Milk's political campaigns and documented the era through photographs.

Know more:
- Wikipedia page
- Internet Movie Database page

George Nader


Known as: American actor and writer.

Known for:
- Golden Globe winning actor best remembered for the 3-D movie Robot Monster; author of Chrome, the first gay sci-fi novel.

Know more:
- Wikipedia page
- Internet Movie Database page

Richard Newman


Known as: English reality TV personality and radio host.

Known for:
- His appearances on the seventh series of Big Brother in the UK; host for Gaydar Radio.

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

Saturday, May 23, 2009

Sal Mineo


Known as: American actor.

Known for:
- His Academy Award nominated roles in Rebel Without a Cause and Exodus.

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

F.W. Murnau


Known as: German director, writer and producer.

Known for:
- Influential silent film director whose credits include such classics as Nosferatu, The Last Laugh, Faust and Sunrise.

Know more:
- Wikipedia page
- Internet Movie Database page

Kelly McGillis


Known as: American actress.

Known for:
- Her performances in the films Witness, Top Gun and The Accused.

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

Friday, May 22, 2009

Davis Mallory


Known as: American reality TV personality.

Known for:
- His appearances on The Real World: Denver and Real World/Road Rules Challenge.

Know more:
- Official site
- Wikipedia page for The Real World: Denver
- Internet Movie Database page
- Official Facebook page
- Official Twitter page

Richard Morel


Known as: American singer, songwriter, DJ and music producer.

Known for:
- His collaborations with and re-mixes for such artists as Deep Dish, Cyndi Lauper and Pet Shop Boys.

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

Robert de Montesquiou


Known as: French writer.

Known for:
- Poet during France's Belle Epoque, best remembered as a dandy and an aesthete who inspired the literary creations of others.

Know more:
- Wikipedia page

Thursday, May 21, 2009

Lypsinka


Known as: American drag performer, actor and writer; née John Epperson.

Known for:
- His celebrated stage shows, in which he lip-synchs to soundtracks created from movie dialogue and popular songs.

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

Eva Le Gallienne


Known as: English actress, producer and director.

Known for:
- Highly respected, Tony Award-winning stage actress; Academy Award nominee for Resurrection.

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

L.P.


Known as: American singer, songwriter and musician.

Known for:
- Her pop/rock albums Heart-Shaped Scar, Suburban Sprawl & Alcohol and L.P.

Know more:
- Official site
- Wikipedia page

Wednesday, May 20, 2009

Rebecca Loos


Known as: Dutch model.

Known for:
- Allegedly had an affair with soccer star David Beckham; her appearances on various British reality TV shows.

Know more:
- Official sites: English / Spanish
- Wikipedia page
- Internet Movie Database page
- Official YouTube channel

Tuesday, May 19, 2009

Hedy Lamarr


Known as: American actress and scientist.

Known for:
- Her films Algiers, Boom Town, White Cargo and Samson and Delilah; invented frequency hopping.

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

DJ Keoki


Known as: American DJ.

Known for:
- The first "superstar DJ"; one of the infamous New York City "Club Kids".

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

Monday, May 18, 2009

Ethan Kage


Known as: American pornographic actor.

Known for:
- His performances in movies as a Falcon Studios exclusive.

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

Miranda July


Known as: American actress, director, writer, musician and performance artist.

Known for:
- Her award winning film Me and You and Everyone We Know.

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

Sunday, May 17, 2009

Holly Johnson


Known as: English singer, songwriter, musician and artist.

Known for:
- Lead vocalist of Frankie Goes to Hollywood.

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

William Inge


Known as: American writer.

Known for:
- His plays Come Back, Little Sheba, Picnic, Bus Stop and The Dark at the Top of the Stairs and the film Splendor in the Grass.

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

Langston Hughes


Known as: American writer.

Known for:
- Early innovator of the literary art form known as "jazz poetry"; best-known for his work during the Harlem Renaissance.

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

Saturday, May 16, 2009

Billie Holiday


Known as: American singer and songwriter.

Known for:
- Highly influential jazz and pop singer; songs include "God Bless the Child" and "Lady Sings the Blues".

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

Thursday, May 14, 2009

James Getzlaff


Known as: American reality TV personality and actor.

Known for:
- The "leading man" in Bravo's controversial gay dating series Boy Meets Boy.

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

Nickolas Grace


Known as: English actor.

Known for:
- His roles on television, including Anthony Blanche in Brideshead Revisited and the Sheriff of Nottingham in Robin of Sherwood.

Know more:
- Wikipedia page
- Internet Movie Database page

Ronald Firbank


Known as: English writer.

Known for:
- His high camp, unapologetically queer novels (Valmouth) and plays (The Princess Zoubaroff).

Know more:
- Wikipedia page

Wednesday, May 13, 2009

Ali Forney


Known as: American activist and hate crime victim.

Known for:
- Advocate for homeless queer youth; murdered on the streets of New York City in 1997.

Know more:
- Wikipedia page

Rob Epstein


Known as: American director, writer and producer.

Known for:
- His award-winning documentaries (The Times of Harvey Milk, Common Threads: Stories from the Quilt, The Celluloid Closet, Paragraph 175) and the films Howl and Lovelace.

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

Robert De Niro Sr.


Known as: American artist.

Known for:
- Abstract expressionist painter; father of actor Robert De Niro.

Know more:
- Wikipedia page

Monday, May 11, 2009

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