Wednesday, September 30, 2009

Mikey Verdugo


Known as: American interior designer and reality TV personality.

Known for:
- Police officer whose appearance on HGTV Design Star was marred by revelations of his past involvement in pornography.

Know more:
- Official site
- Official blog
- Wikipedia page for HGTV Design Star
- Internet Movie Database page
- Official Facebook page

Paul Gerhard Vogel


Known as: German Holocaust survivor.

Known for:
- Imprisoned by the Nazis under Paragraph 175, he was sentenced to seven years of hard labor in Emsland penal camp.

Know more:
- Wikipedia page

Wilhelm Uhde


Known as: German art collector and critic.

Known for:
- Early collector of modernist painting; significant figure in the careers of painters Henri Rousseau and Séraphine Louis.

Know more:
- Wikipedia page

Dave Upthegrove


Known as: American politician.

Known for:
- Democratic member of the Washington House of Representatives, representing the 33rd legislative district.

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

Luz María Umpierre


Known as: Puerto Rican writer and activist.

Known for:
- Her book The Margarita Poems; her poetic exchange with leading Nuyorican poet Sandra María Esteves.

Know more:
- Official site
- Wikipedia page

Georg Uecker


Known as: German actor.

Known for:
- His portrayal of Dr. Carsten Flöter on the popular German TV series Lindenstraße.

Know more:
- Wikipedia page
- Internet Movie Database page

Tuesday, September 29, 2009

Scott Tanner


Known as: American pornographic actor and producer; a.k.a. Scott ReDux and Allen Scott.

Known for:
- His award winning performances in movies for various adult studios.

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

Virgil Thomson


Known as: American composer and critic.

Known for:
- Instrumental in the development of the "American Sound" in classical music.

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

Bob Smith


Known as: American comedian and writer.

Known for:
- The first openly gay comedian to appear on The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson and to have his own HBO special.

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

Thomas Schippers


Known as: American conductor.

Known for:
- Highly-regarded for his work in opera; made his New York City Opera debut at age 21.

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

Jonathan Slavin


Known as: American actor.

Known for:
- His portrayal of Byron Togler on Andy Richter Controls the Universe and Phil on Better Off Ted.

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

Shi Pei Pu


Known as: Chinese opera singer and spy.

Known for:
- Notorious sex scandal figure as dramatized in the play and film M. Butterfly.

Know more:
- Wikipedia page

Sunday, September 27, 2009

Doug Spearman


Known as: American actor.

Known for:
- His portrayal of Chance Counter on Noah's Arc.

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

Kurt von Ruffin


Known as: German actor and Holocaust survivor.

Known for:
- Imprisoned at Lichtenburg in 1933 by the Nazis for the crime of homosexuality.

Know more:
- Wikipedia page
- Internet Movie Database page

Toshi Reagon


Known as: American singer, songwriter and musician.

Known for:
- Leader of the folk/blues band BIGLovely.

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

Adamo Ruggiero


Known as: Canadian actor.

Known for:
- His performance of Marco Del Rossi on Degrassi: The Next Generation; co-star of Make the Yuletide Gay.

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

Patrick Quinn


Known as: American actor.

Known for:
- Broadway roles in Fiddler on the Roof and A Class Act; former president of Actors' Equity Association.

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

Carol Queen


Known as: American writer, sociologist and sexologist.

Known for:
- Active in the post-modern, sex-positive feminism movement.

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

Saturday, September 26, 2009

Sam Pancake


Known as: American actor.

Known for:
- Various film and TV roles, including Kitchen Confidential and Lovespring International.

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

Kim Petras


Known as: German singer.

Known for:
- Aspiring pop star known as the "world's youngest transsexual".

Know more:
- Official blog
- Wikipedia page
- Official Twitter page
- Official YouTube channel

Manuel Puig


Known as: Argentine writer.

Known for:
- His novels Betrayed by Rita Hayworth, Heartbreak Tango and Kiss of the Spider Woman.

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

Robert Odeman


Known as: German Holocaust survivor.

Known for:
- Imprisoned twice under Paragraph 175, escaped in 1945; later adopted his lover as they could not legally marry.

Know more:
- Wikipedia page

Joe Orton


Known as: English writer.

Known for:
- The plays Entertaining Mr. Sloane and Loot; murdered by his lover Kenneth Halliwell, as dramatized in the biopic Prick Up Your Ears.

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

Steve MacIsaac


Known as: Canadian artist.

Known for:
- His art for the gay comic books Sticky and Shirtlifter.

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

Mika


Known as: Lebanese singer and songwriter.

Known for:
- His award winning recording career, including the pop hits "Grace Kelly" and "Love Today".

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

Friday, September 25, 2009

Dan McMillen & Sam McMillen


Known as: American reality TV personalities.

Known for:
- Brothers who appeared on the 15th season of The Amazing Race.

Know more:
- Wikipedia page for The Amazing Race
- Internet Movie Database pages: Dan / Sam
- Official Facebook pages: Dan / Sam
- Official Twitter page: Sam

Danny Leary


Known as: American comedian and Internet host.

Known for:
- Host of the Logo vlog series Mores for Gays.

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

Tom Lenk


Known as: American actor.

Known for:
- Portrayed Andrew Wells on Buffy the Vampire Slayer.

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

Fritz Klein


Known as: American psychiatrist, activist and writer.

Known for:
- Creator of the Klein Sexual Orientation Grid; founder of the American Institute of Bisexuality.

Know more:
- Wikipedia page

John Kander & Fred Ebb


Known as: American songwriters.

Known for:
- Their award-winning music for such Broadway and movie musical classics as Cabaret and Chicago; "The Theme from New York, New York".

Know more:
- Wikipedia pages: Kander / Ebb / Kander & Ebb
- Internet Movie Database pages: Kander / Ebb
- Internet Broadway Database pages: Kander / Ebb

Andre Kelley


Known as: American comedian.

Known for:
- TV appearances on Comedy Central's Premium Blend, VH1's Best Week Ever and Logo's Outlaugh!

Know more:
- Internet Movie Database page

Richard Isay


Known as: American psychiatrist and writer.

Known for:
- His writings on psychoanalysis and homosexuality, including the book Becoming Gay: The Journey to Self-Acceptance.

Know more:
- Wikipedia page
- Internet Movie Database page

Thursday, September 24, 2009

Steve Hunt


Known as: Hungarian pornographic actor; a.k.a. Matt Stefan, Mad Stefano or Enrico Tarantino.

Known for:
- His performances in movies for various adult studios and websites.

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

Fritz Haarmann


Known as: German serial killer, a.k.a. "The Butcher of Hannover".

Known for:
- Believed to be responsible for the murder of 27 boys and young men between 1918 and 1924.

Know more:
- Wikipedia page

Kate Hutton


Known as: American scientist; a.k.a. "the Earthquake Lady".

Known for:
- Staff seismologist at the California Institute of Technology in Pasadena, California.

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

Christopher Hampton


Known as: English writer, director and lyricist.

Known for:
- His play and film based on Les Liaisons Dangereuses; the musical Sunset Boulevard and films Carrington and Atonement.

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

Friedrich-Paul von Groszheim


Known as: German Holocaust survivor.

Known for:
- Imprisoned three separate times by the Nazis for the crime of homosexuality.

Know more:
- Wikipedia page

Eileen Gray


Known as: Irish furniture designer and architect.

Known for:
- Pioneer of the Modern Movement in architecture; her innovative Bibendum Chair.

Know more:
- Wikipedia page

Wednesday, September 23, 2009

Rudy Galindo


Known as: American figure skater.

Known for:
- The first Mexican-American and the first openly gay skater to win US titles.

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

Gekko


Known as: Finnish reality TV personality.

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

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

Megan Fox


Known as: American actress.

Known for:
- Star of the Transformers movies; other films include Confessions of a Teenage Drama Queen and Jennifer's Body.

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

Stephen Flaherty


Known as: American composer and songwriter.

Known for:
- His music for the musicals Once on This Island, Ragtime and Seussical and the film Anastasia.

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

Arthur Erickson


Known as: Canadian architect.

Known for:
- Canada’s preeminent Modernist architect; his controversial design of the Canadian Embassy in Washington, DC.

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

Jeffrey Dahmer


Known as: American serial killer.

Known for:
- Gruesomely murdered 17 men and boys between 1978 and 1991.

Know more:
- Wikipedia page
- Internet Movie Database page

Tuesday, September 22, 2009

Cherien Dabis


Known as: American director, writer and producer.

Known for:
- Her award winning short films and feature film Amreeka.

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

Jenny Durkan


Known as: American lawyer.

Known for:
- US Attorney for the Western District of Washington.

Know more:
- Official site
- Wikipedia page


Joseph Doucé


Known as: Belgian psychologist and pastor.

Known for:
- His Centre du Christ Libérateur, a ministry for sexual minorities.

Know more:
- Wikipedia page

Harlow Cuadra & Joseph Kerekes


Known as: American pornographic producers and murderers.

Known for:
- Convicted of murdering rival porn producer, Cobra Video founder Bryan Kocis, in 2007.

Know more:
- Wikipedia page

Merce Cunningham


Known as: American dancer and choreographer.

Known for:
- Influential figure in modern dance; founder of the Merce Cunningham Dance Company.

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

Juan Corona


Known as: Mexican serial killer; a.k.a. The Machete Murderer.

Known for:
- Convicted and sentenced to 25 life sentences for the 1971 murders of 25 itinerant laborers near Yuba City, California.

Know more:
- Wikipedia page
- Internet Movie Database page

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