Tuesday, June 30, 2009

Angus Wilson


Known as: English writer.

Known for:
- His novels Hemlock and After, Anglo-Saxon Attitudes, The Middle Age of Mrs Eliot and The Old Men at the Zoo.

Know more:
- Wikipedia page
- Internet Movie Database page

John Wieners


Known as: American writer.

Known for:
- Beat generation poet (The Hotel Wentley Poems, Asylum Poems, Nerves).

Know more:
- Wikipedia page

Monday, June 29, 2009

Tony Ward


Known as: American model and actor.

Known for:
- Calvin Klein underwear model; Madonna videos and Sex book; lead role in Hustler White.

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

Mikko Vesanen


Known as: Finnish interior decorator and reality TV personality.

Known for:
- Interior design expert on Sillä Silmällä, Finland's version of Queer Eye for the Straight Guy.

Know more:
- Official site
- Wikipedia page for Queer Eye for the Straight Guy
- Internet Movie Database page

Saturday, June 27, 2009

Paul Vogt


Known as: American actor and comedian.

Known for:
- His Mrs. Garrett (of Facts of Life fame) impersonation on The Rerun Show, MADtv and The Big Gay Sketch Show.

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

Christine Vachon


Known as: American producer.

Known for:
- Her many acclaimed independent films, including Poison, Swoon, Go Fish, Boys Don't Cry and Hedwig and the Angry Inch.

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

Justin Utley


Known as: American actor, singer, songwriter and musician.

Known for:
- His album Runaway; lead role in the musical Our Country.

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

Friday, June 26, 2009

Tom of Finland


Known as: Finnish artist; née Touko Laaksonen.

Known for:
- His pioneering homoerotic art, filled with his iconic, hyper-stylized depictions of masculinity.

Know more:
- Official site (NSFW)
- Wikipedia page
- Internet Movie Database page

Stephen Tennant


Known as: English writer and aristocrat.

Known for:
- His decadent lifestyle, said to have "spent most of his life in bed".

Know more:
- Wikipedia page

Violet Trefusis


Known as: English writer and socialite.

Known for:
- Her love affair with Vita Sackville-West, fictionalized in Virginia Woolf's novel Orlando.

Know more:
- Wikipedia page

Thursday, June 25, 2009

Wednesday, June 24, 2009

David Ogden Stiers


Known as: American actor.

Known for:
- Played Major Charles Emerson Winchester III on M*A*S*H; prolific voice actor for animated films and TV.

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

Tuesday, June 23, 2009

Breck Stewart


Known as: Canadian pornographic actor and singer.

Known for:
- Porn star turned electronic dance music recording artist.

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

Sean Sasser


Known as: American activist and reality TV personality.

Known for:
- Married fellow AIDS activist Pedro Zamora on The Real World: San Francisco.

Know more:
- Wikipedia page
- Official Facebook page

Mark Ravenhill


Known as: English writer and actor.

Known for:
- His plays Shopping and F*cking, Some Explicit Polaroids, Mother Clap's Molly House and Product.

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

Monday, June 22, 2009

Lou Reed


Known as: American singer, songwriter and musician.

Known for:
- Member of the influential rock band The Velvet Underground as well as a successful solo recording artist.

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

Terence Rattigan


Known as: English writer.

Known for:
- His stage plays and screenplays, including The Winslow Boy, The Browning Version and Separate Tables.

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

Craig Rodwell


Known as: American activist and businessman.

Known for:
- Founder of the Oscar Wilde Memorial Bookstore, the first store devoted to gay authors; organizer of the first gay pride parade.

Know more:
- Wikipedia page

Friday, June 19, 2009

Scott Rudin


Known as: American producer.

Known for:
- Prolific producer for Hollywood and Broadway; won Academy Award for No Country for Old Men.

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

Philippe I, Duke of Orléans


Known as: French prince.

Known for:
- Younger brother of King Louis XIV; founded the modern Royal House of Orléans.

Know more:
- Wikipedia page

Nick Partridge


Known as: English activist.

Known for:
- Chief executive of the Terrence Higgins Trust, a charity that campaigns on various issues related to HIV/AIDS.

Know more:
- Wikipedia page

Thursday, June 18, 2009

Owen Pallett


Known as: Canadian singer, songwriter and musician.

Known for:
- His experimental music project Final Fantasy.

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

Barbara Payton


Known as: American actress.

Known for:
- Her performance in the film noir Kiss Tomorrow Goodbye.

Know more:
- Wikipedia page
- Internet Movie Database page

Sinéad O'Connor


Known as: Irish singer and songwriter.

Known for:
- Her Grammy Award-winning, controversial recording career, including her #1 hit "Nothing Compares 2 U".

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

Wednesday, June 17, 2009

Katja Nyberg


Known as: Finnish handball player.

Known for:
- Member of the Danish women's handball club FC Midtjylland and the Norwegian national team.

Know more:
- Wikipedia page
- Official Facebook page

Tuesday, June 16, 2009

Monday, June 15, 2009

Logan McCree


Known as: German pornographic actor.

Known for:
- His performances as a Raging Stallion Studios exclusive; his extensive body tattoos.

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

Neil Meron


Known as: American producer.

Known for:
- His musical productions (with business partner Craig Zadan) for film (Chicago, Hairspray) and television (Gypsy, Annie).

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

Robert Laughlin


Known as: American reality TV personality.

Known for:
- The fashion and beauty expert on Queer Eye for the Straight Girl.

Know more:
- Wikipedia page for Queer Eye for the Straight Girl
- Internet Movie Database page

Sunday, June 14, 2009

Adam Lambert


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

Known for:
- Runner-up on the eighth season of American Idol.

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

Friedrich Alfred Krupp


Known as: German businessman.

Known for:
- Heir to the Krupp family steel manufacturing company who committed suicide following a sex scandal.

Know more:
- Wikipedia page

Friday, June 12, 2009

Grace Jones


Known as: Jamaican singer, songwriter model and actress.

Known for:
- Her androgynous look, dance club hits (Slave to the Rhythm) and film roles (Conan the Destroyer, A View to a Kill).

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

Sylvester


Known as: American singer, songwriter and drag performer; née Sylvester James.

Known for:
- Icon of the disco era; his hits songs included "You Make Me Feel (Mighty Real)" and "Do You Wanna Funk".

Know more:
- Wikipedia page
- Internet Movie Database page

Nireah Johnson


Known as: American hate crime victim.

Known for:
- Murdered on July 23, 2003 in Indianapolis, Indiana.

Know more:
- Wikipedia page

Thursday, June 11, 2009

Marc Jacobs


Known as: American fashion designer.

Known for:
- Head designer for his own fashion line, Marc Jacobs; Creative Director of the French design house Louis Vuitton.

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

George Cecil Ives


Known as: English writer and activist.

Known for:
- Early gay rights campaigner; founder of the Order of Chaeronea and the British Sexological Society.

Know more:
- Wikipedia page

Wednesday, June 10, 2009

Brian Hargrove


Known as: American writer, producer and director.

Known for:
- His work on such TV series as Caroline in the City, Dave's World, Titus and Wanda at Large.

Know more:
- Wikipedia page
- Internet Movie Database page

Mark Harris


Known as: American journalist and writer.

Known for:
- Editor and columnist for Entertainment Weekly; author of Pictures at a Revolution - Five Movies and the Birth of the New Hollywood.

Know more:
- Wikipedia page
- Official Facebook page

Tuesday, June 9, 2009

Keith Haring


Known as: American artist.

Known for:
- His iconic, distinctive graphic designs, paintings and murals, inspired by New York City graffiti art.

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

Gustaf V of Sweden


Known as: Swedish king; a.k.a. Gustav V.

Known for:
- King of Sweden from 1907 until his death in 1950.

Know more:
- Wikipedia page

Nikolai Gogol


Known as: Russian writer.

Known for:
- His novels Taras Bulba and Dead Souls, short stories Diary of a Madman and The Overcoat and play The Inspector General.

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

Monday, June 8, 2009

David Geffen


Known as: American businessman, producer and philanthropist.

Known for:
- Multi-media mogul (the recording industry, film and stage production); one of the wealthiest people in America.

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

Michel Foucault


Known as: French philosopher, historian, writer and sociologist.

Known for:
- His critical studies of social institutions (psychiatry, medicine, et al); his work on the history of human sexuality.

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

Annie Adams Fields


Known as: American writer.

Known for:
- Edited important collections of letters and biographical sketches, including those of author Harriet Beecher Stowe.

Know more:
- Wikipedia page
- Internet Movie Database page

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