Friday, July 31, 2015

Oda Nobunaga


Known as: Japanese warlord.

Known for:
- Powerful samurai daimyo warlord in the late 16th century who initiated the unification of Japan near the end of the Warring States period.

Know more:
- Wikipedia page

Wednesday, July 29, 2015

John Laurens


Known as: American soldier and statesman.

Known for:
- His efforts to help recruit slaves to fight for their freedom as soldiers during the American Revolutionary War.

Know more:
- Wikipedia page

Tuesday, July 28, 2015

Alan Conway


Known as: English conman.

Known for:
- Impersonating film director Stanley Kubrick during the early 1990s.

Know more:
- Wikipedia page

Monday, July 27, 2015

John Ford


Known as: American director, writer and producer.

Known for:
- Four-time Oscar winning director of such classics as The Informer, Stagecoach, The Grapes of Wrath, How Green Was My Valley, My Darling Clementine, The Quiet Man and The Searchers.

Know more:
- Wikipedia page
- Internet Movie Database page

Sunday, July 26, 2015

Kristen Kish


Known as: American chef and reality TV personality.

Known for:
- Winner of the tenth season of Top Chef; co-host of the Travel Channel's 36 Hours.

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

Saturday, July 25, 2015

Alex Graham


Known as: American pornographic actor; a.k.a. Joel.

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

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

Friday, July 24, 2015

Lori Shannon


Known as: American actor and drag performer.

Known for:
- His memorable portrayal of female impersonator Beverly LaSalle on the CBS sitcom All in the Family.

Know more:
- Wikipedia page
- Internet Movie Database page

Thursday, July 23, 2015

Ian Thorpe


Known as: Australian swimmer.

Known for:
- Won five Olympic gold medals, the most won by any Australian, and with three gold and two silver medals, was the most successful athlete at the 2000 Summer Olympics.

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

Wednesday, July 22, 2015

Pope Julius III


Known as: Italian clergyman.

Known for:
- His scandal-ridden papacy, most notably his relationship with his adopted nephew Innocenzo Ciocchi Del Monte.

Know more:
- Wikipedia page

Tuesday, July 21, 2015

Samira Wiley


Known as: American actress.

Known for:
- Her performance of Poussey Washington in the Netflix original series Orange is the New Black.

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

Monday, July 20, 2015

Bianca Del Rio


Known as: American drag performer, actor, comedian and reality TV personality; née Roy Haylock.

Known for:
- The winner of the sixth season of RuPaul's Drag Race.

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

Sunday, July 19, 2015

Scott Turner Schofield


Known as:

Known for:
- His one-man shows, including Becoming a Man in 127 EASY Steps; the first openly transgender actor to play a major role on daytime TV with his role on The Bold and the Beautiful.

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

Saturday, July 18, 2015

Juliana Huxtable


Known as: American writer, artist, photographer, model and DJ.

Known for:
- Poet, painter and member of the New York art collective House of LaDosha.

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

Friday, July 17, 2015

Tokugawa Iemitsu


Known as: Japanese shogun.

Known for:
- Third shogun of the Tokugawa dynasty; closed Japan to all commerce with most of the outside world, a policy of seclusion that remained unaltered for more than 200 years.

Know more:
- Wikipedia page

Thursday, July 16, 2015

Florence Nightingale


Known as: English nurse and social reformer.

Known for:
- The founder of modern nursing; came to prominence as "The Lady with the Lamp" during the Crimean War, where she organized the tending to wounded soldiers.

Know more:
- Wikipedia page
- Internet Movie Database page

Wednesday, July 15, 2015

Tyler Oakley


Known as: American internet personality and activist.

Known for:
- His popular YouTube videos on such topics as queer politics, pop culture and humor.

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

Tuesday, July 14, 2015

Rudolph Valentino


Known as: Italian actor.

Known for:
- Iconic star and sex symbol of the silent film era, including such classics as The Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse, The Sheik, Blood and Sand, The Eagle and The Son of the Sheik.

Know more:
- Wikipedia page
- Internet Movie Database page

Monday, July 13, 2015

Andreja Pejić


Known as: Australian model.

Known for:
- Initially notable for modelling both masculine and feminine clothing; the first openly transgender model profiled by Vogue.

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

Sunday, July 12, 2015

Saturday, July 11, 2015

Margaret Lindsay


Known as: American actress.

Known for:
- Her performances in such films as Jezebel, Scarlet Street, The House of the Seven Gables and the Ellery Queen series.

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

Friday, July 10, 2015

Adele Astaire


Known as: American dancer, singer and actress.

Known for:
- Elder sister of Fred Astaire and his dance partner in a 27-year career in vaudeville and theater, including the Broadway revue The Band Wagon.

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

Thursday, July 9, 2015

Wednesday, July 8, 2015

Roger Croteau & Steven Lofton


Known as: American nurses and foster parents.

Known for:
- As seen in the documentary We Are Dad: two pediatric AIDS nurses foster parenting several children with AIDS who challenged Florida's adoption ban on gay parents.

Know more:
- Wikipedia page for Lofton v. Secretary of the Department of Children & Family Services
- Internet Movie Database pages: Croteau / Lofton

Tuesday, July 7, 2015

Jenna Talackova


Known as: Canadian model and reality TV personality.

Known for:
- Gained media attention in 2012 when she successfully waged a legal battle to be allowed to compete in the Miss Universe Canada after being initially disqualified for being a transwoman.

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

Monday, July 6, 2015

Leo Ford


Known as: American pornographic actor; a.k.a. Lee Culver, Leo Hidgeford and Leo Higgleford.

Known for:
- Early star of both gay and bisexual pornographic movies; his relationship with cult film actor Divine.

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

Sunday, July 5, 2015

Henry Gerber


Known as: German activist and journalist.

Known for:
- Founded the Society for Human Rights in 1924, the first known homosexual organization in America, and Friendship and Freedom, the first known American gay-interest publication.

Know more:
- Wikipedia page

Saturday, July 4, 2015

Marilyn Monroe


Known as: American actress and model.

Known for:
- Legendary Hollywood icon and sex symbol; star of such film classics as Gentlemen Prefer Blondes, The Seven Year Itch, Bus Stop, Some Like It Hot and The Misfits.

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

Friday, July 3, 2015

Telly Leung


Known as: American actor, singer and songwriter.

Known for:
- His performances on stage (Flower Drum Song, Pacific Overtures, Godspell, Allegiance) and TV (Glee).

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

Thursday, July 2, 2015

Michael Wigglesworth


Known as: English clergyman and writer.

Known for:
- Puritan minister and poet whose poem The Day of Doom was a bestseller in early New England.

Know more:
- Wikipedia page

Wednesday, July 1, 2015

Paul Jabara


Known as: American actor, singer and songwriter.

Known for:
- Original cast member in the stage musicals Hair and Jesus Christ Superstar; Oscar and Grammy Award songwriter ("Last Dance", "It's Raining Men", "No More Tears (Enough is Enough)").

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

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