Thursday, October 31, 2013

Marcel Banks


Known as: American makeup designer and reality TV personality.

Known for:
- His appearances on the first season of Syfy's Face Off.

Know more:
- Wikipedia page for Face Off
- Internet Movie Database page
- Official Facebook page

Wednesday, October 30, 2013

Amini Fonua


Known as: Tongan swimmer.

Known for:
- First Tongan swimmer to win a gold medal in international competition; swimmer at the 2012 Summer Olympics.

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

Tuesday, October 29, 2013

Dorothy Allison


Known as: American writer.

Known for:
- Award winning poet and author (Bastard Out of Carolina, Cavedweller).

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

Monday, October 28, 2013

Jennifer Leitham


Known as: American musician, composer and singer; née John Leitham.

Known for:
- Left-handed double bass player who has performed with such jazz acts as Mel Torme and Doc Severinsen.

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

Sunday, October 27, 2013

Saturday, October 26, 2013

Barton Lidice Beneš


Known as: American artist.

Known for:
- Sculptor and collage artist who worked in materials he called "artifacts of everyday life"; Lethal Weapons, his traveling exhibition series about AIDS.

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

Thursday, October 24, 2013

Keith Hartman


Known as: American writer, director and producer.

Known for:
- Author of The Gumshoe, the Witch, & the Virtual Corpse and Congregations in Conflict; director of You Should Meet My Son!
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Know more:
- Official site
- Wikipedia page
- Internet Movie Database page
- Official Facebook page
- Official Twitter page
- Official YouTube channel

Wednesday, October 23, 2013

Glen Meadmore


Known as: Canadian musician, actor and performance artist.

Known for:
- "The world's greatest exponent of the genre known as gay Christian punk".

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

Tuesday, October 22, 2013

Davey Wavey


Known as: American internet personality and personal trainer.

Known for:
- His popular YouTube videos that range in subjects from gay culture to fitness programs.

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

Sunday, October 20, 2013

Wade Davis


Known as: American football player and activist.

Known for:
- Former player with the National Football League; currently executive director for the You Can Play Project, an advocacy organization working to eradicate homophobia in professional sports.

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

Saturday, October 19, 2013

Eric Fanning


Known as: American government official.

Known for:
- Acting US Secretary of the Air Force; the highest-ranking openly gay person in the United States Defense Department.

Know more:
- Wikipedia page

Friday, October 18, 2013

Alex Briley


Known as: American singer.

Known for:
- The original "G.I./Military Man" in the Village People.

Know more:
- Wikipedia page
- Internet Movie Database page

Thursday, October 17, 2013

Wednesday, October 16, 2013

Vivienne Pinay


Known as: American drag performer and reality TV personality; née Michael Donehoo.

Known for:
- His appearances on the fifth season of RuPaul's Drag Race.

Know more:
- Official site
- Wikipedia page for RuPaul's Drag Race
- Internet Movie Database page
- Official Facebook page
- Official Twitter page
- Official YouTube channel

Tuesday, October 15, 2013

José Sarria


Known as: American activist, politician, singer and drag performer; a.k.a. The Nightingale of Montgomery Street and Empress José I, The Widow Norton.

Known for:
- The first openly gay candidate for public office in the United States; founder of the Imperial Court System.

Know more:
- Wikipedia page
- Internet Movie Database page

Monday, October 14, 2013

Émile Gaudreault


Known as: Canadian director and writer.

Known for:
- His films Louis 19, King of the Airwaves, Wedding Night, Mambo Italiano, Surviving My Mother and Father and Guns.

Know more:
- Wikipedia page
- Internet Movie Database page

Sunday, October 13, 2013

J.T. Tepnapa


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

Known for:
- His award-winning short films and feature film Judas Kiss; played the first openly gay Star Trek character, Corey Aster, on the fan series Star Trek: Hidden Frontier.

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

Saturday, October 12, 2013

Léa Pool


Known as: Swiss director and writer.

Known for:
- Her films Anne Trister, Straight for the Heart, Set Me Free, Lost and Delirious and Pink Ribbons, Inc.

Know more:
- Wikipedia page
- Internet Movie Database page

Friday, October 11, 2013

Dispatch from The QuOD: Year Five


Today is a day to celebrate! It isn't just the 25th anniversary of National Coming Out Day, but also the 5th anniversary of The QuOD, The Queer Online Database!

Thursday, October 10, 2013

Tom Rubnitz


Known as: American director and producer.

Known for:
- Video artist most often associated with the New York East Village drag queen scene of the late 1980s; his infamous short films Strawberry Shortcut and Pickle Surprise.

Know more:
- Wikipedia page
- Internet Movie Database page

Wednesday, October 9, 2013

Nancy Adair


Known as: American director and producer.

Known for:
- Co-director (along with her brother Peter Adair) of the groundbreaking documentary Word Is Out: Stories of Some of Our Lives.

Know more:
- Wikipedia page
- Internet Movie Database page

Tuesday, October 8, 2013

Richard Locke


Known as: American pornographic actor and activist; a.k.a. Ty Winslow.

Known for:
- His performances in Joe Gage's classic "Working Man" trilogy (Kansas City Trucking Co., El Paso Wrecking Corp. and L.A. Tool & Die).

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

Monday, October 7, 2013

Sunday, October 6, 2013

Saturday, October 5, 2013

Drubskin


Known as:  American artist and writer.

Known for:
- His fetish art and homoerotic illustrations and comic book work.

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

Friday, October 4, 2013

Christopher Hines


Known as: American director, producer and journalist.

Known for:
- His documentaries on gay culture The Butch Factor, The Adonis Factor and Man 2 Man: A Gay Man's Guide to Finding Love.

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

Thursday, October 3, 2013

Katherine V. Forrest


Known as: American writer.

Known for:
- Her novels about lesbian police detective Kate Delafield, a first in the American mystery genre.

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

Wednesday, October 2, 2013

Tuesday, October 1, 2013

Wallace Thurman


Known as: American writer and publisher.

Known for:
- Author of The Blacker the Berry: A Novel of Negro Life; notable figure of the Harlem Renaissance movement.

Know more:
- Wikipedia page
- Internet Movie Database page

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