Monday, May 30, 2016

Sunday, May 29, 2016

Karl-Maria Kertbeny


Known as: Hungarian journalist, writer and activist.

Known for:
- Coining the words "heterosexual" and "homosexual"; originated the view that homosexuality was inborn and unchangeable.

Know more:
- Wikipedia page

Saturday, May 28, 2016

Friday, May 27, 2016

Helen Hull Jacobs


Known as: American tennis player.

Known for:
- World No. 1 tennis player who won ten Grand Slam titles.

Know more:
- Wikipedia page

Thursday, May 26, 2016

Tedi Thurman


Known as: American model and actress.

Known for:
- Found fame in the 1950s as "Miss Monitor", the weather girl on NBC's 40-hour weekend radio show Monitor.

Know more:
- Wikipedia page
- Internet Movie Database page

Wednesday, May 25, 2016

Colton Haynes


Known as: American actor and model.

Known for:
- His role as Jackson Whittemore on the MTV series Teen Wolf and as Roy Harper/Arsenal on the CW series Arrow.

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

Tuesday, May 24, 2016

Roger Quilter


Known as: English composer and songwriter.

Known for:
- His songs, additions to the canon of English art song, including "Love's Philosophy", "Fair House of Joy", "Come Away Death", "Go, Lovely Rose", "Weep You No More" and "By the Sea".

Know more:
- Wikipedia page
- Internet Movie Database page

Monday, May 23, 2016

Sergius & Bacchus


Known as: Roman soldiers.

Known for:
- Fourth-century Roman Christian soldiers revered as martyrs and saints by the Catholic Church; their possible romantic relationship has led to their popular veneration in the gay Christian community.

Know more:
- Wikipedia page

Sunday, May 22, 2016

Paul Iacono


Known as: American actor.

Known for:
- His portrayals of RJ Berger in the MTV series The Hard Times of RJ Berger and Brent Van Camp in the film G.B.F..

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

Saturday, May 21, 2016

Michael Michaud


Known as: American politician.

Known for:
- Served as the US Representative for Maine's 2nd congressional district 2003 to 2015.

Know more:
- Wikipedia page

Friday, May 20, 2016

Derrick Gordon


Known as: American basketball player.

Known for:
- In 2014, became the first men's basketball player in the National Collegiate Athletic Association's Division I to come out as gay.

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

Thursday, May 19, 2016

Nicomedes IV of Bithynia


Known as: King of Bithynia.

Known for:
- King of Bithynia from c. 94 BC to 74 BC; the first son and successor of the Monarchs Nicomedes III of Bithynia and Nysa.

Know more:
- Wikipedia page

Wednesday, May 18, 2016

Karen Ulane


Known as: American airline pilot.

Known for:
- Dismissed by Eastern Airlines after undergoing sex reassignment surgery in 1980.

Know more:
- Wikipedia page

Tuesday, May 17, 2016

Richard Adams & Anthony Sullivan


Known as: Filipino (Adams) and Australian (Sullivan) activists.

Known for:
- After their 1975 same-sex marriage was declared invalid, they filed the first lawsuit in America to seek recognition of a same-sex marriage by the federal government.

Know more:
- Wikipedia page (Adams)
- Internet Movie Database pages: Adams / Sullivan

Monday, May 16, 2016

George Vidanov


Known as: Hungarian pornographic actor; a.k.a. Michael Nyilas, Ginny Vidano, Halasz Mihaly, Michael Nyilas, Michal Nyilas, Thor Brunov, Mishi Korvy, Mihaly Hurok, Mischi Kowy, George Fekete and John Meredek.

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

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

Sunday, May 15, 2016

Orry-Kelly


Known as: Australian costume designer.

Known for:
- Three time Academy Award winning costume designer (An American in Paris, Les Girls, Some Like It Hot).

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

Saturday, May 14, 2016

Tuesday, February 16, 2016

Konstantin Leontiev


Known as: Russian philosopher and monk.

Known for:
- Conservative monarchist who advocated closer cultural ties between Russia and the East in order to oppose revolutionary influences from the West.

Know more:
- Wikipedia page

Monday, February 15, 2016

Lloyd Kaufman


Known as: American director, writer, producer and actor; a.k.a. Samuel Weil.

Known for:
- Co-founder of Troma Entertainment; director of many of that studio's feature films, including The Toxic Avenger, Class of Nuke 'Em High and Tromeo and Juliet.

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

Sunday, February 14, 2016

Saturday, February 13, 2016

Thomas Lanigan-Schmidt


Known as: American artist.

Known for:
- His artwork, which incorporates materials such as tinsel, foil, cellophane, saran wrap and glitter; veteran of the Stonewall riots.

Know more:
- Wikipedia page
- Internet Movie Database page

Friday, February 12, 2016

Rikki Beadle-Blair


Known as: English actor, director, writer, singer.

Known for:
- Artistic director of multi-media production company Team Angelica; his film and television productions, including Stonewall and Metrosexuality.

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

Thursday, February 11, 2016

Mary Martin


Known as: American actress and singer.

Known for:
- Tony Award winning original star of such Broadway classics as South Pacific, Peter Pan and The Sound of Music; mother of actor Larry Hagman..

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

Wednesday, February 10, 2016

Tuesday, February 9, 2016

Nigel Finch


Known as: English director and producer.

Known for:
- His award winning productions for the BBC, including documentaries (Chelsea Hotel) and dramas (The Lost Language of Cranes); his feature film Stonewall.

Know more:
- Wikipedia page
- Internet Movie Database page

Monday, February 8, 2016

Randy Wicker


Known as: American activist and writer.

Known for:
- Prominent member of the early gay rights group the Mattachine Society; organized the first known gay rights demonstration in the United States; advocate for human cloning.

Know more:
- Wikipedia page
- Internet Movie Database page

Sunday, February 7, 2016

Warren Casey


Known as: American writer, composer, lyricist and actor.

Known for:
- Co-writer and co-composer of the Broadway musical Grease.

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

Saturday, February 6, 2016

Holland Taylor


Known as: American actress and writer.

Known for:
- Her performances on TV (Emmy Award for The Practice, Two and Half Men), film (The Truman Show, Legally Blonde) and the stage (Tony Award nominated star and author of Ann).

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

Friday, February 5, 2016

Thursday, February 4, 2016

Vera Int-Veen


Known as: German journalist and TV host.

Known for:
- Her appearances on the German TV programs Schwiegertochter gesucht and Helfer mit Herz.

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

Wednesday, February 3, 2016

Conchita Wurst


Known as: Austrian singer and drag performer; née Thomas Neuwirth.

Known for:
- Winner of the 2014 Eurovision Song Contest as Austria's entrant with the song "Rise Like a Phoenix".

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

Tuesday, February 2, 2016

Monday, February 1, 2016

Miss Fame


Known as: American drag performer, singer and reality TV personality; née Kurtis Dam-Mikkelsen.

Known for:
- Competed on season 7 of RuPaul's Drag Race; his debut single "Rubber Doll".

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

Sunday, January 31, 2016

Louis Aragon


Known as: French writer, journalist and editor.

Known for:
- Poet, novelist and founding member of the Surrealism movement; long-time member of the Communist Party and contributor to the party's newspaper L'Humanité.

Know more:
- Wikipedia page
- Internet Movie Database page

Saturday, January 30, 2016

Moms Mabley


Known as: American comedian and actress; a.k.a. Jackie Mabley.

Known for:
- Veteran of the Chitlin' circuit of African-American vaudeville; her appearances on The Ed Sullivan Show and The Smothers Brothers Comedy Hour.

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

Friday, January 29, 2016

Thursday, January 28, 2016

Thandie Newton


Known as: English actress.

Known for:
- Her performances on film (Interview with the Vampire, Beloved, Mission: Impossible II, Crash, The Pursuit of Happyness, RocknRolla) and TV (ER, Westworld).

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

Wednesday, January 27, 2016

Paul O'Grady


Known as: Australian politician.

Known for:
- The first openly gay member of the New South Wales Parliament.

Know more:
- Wikipedia page

Not to be confused with English television personality Paul O'Grady.

Tuesday, January 26, 2016

Katherine Philips


Known as: English writer.

Known for:
- Translator of Pierre Corneille's Pompée and Horace; her editions of poetry.

Know more:
- Wikipedia page

Monday, January 25, 2016

Jorma Uotinen


Known as: Finnish dancer, choreographer, singer and reality TV personality.

Known for:
- His work in the Finnish National Ballet and other international dance groups; judge on Tanssii tähtien kanssa, the Finnish version of Dancing with the Stars.

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

Sunday, January 24, 2016

Saturday, January 23, 2016

Babe Didrikson Zaharias


Known as: American athlete.

Known for:
- Achieved a great deal of success in golf, basketball and track and field.

Know more:
- Wikipedia page

Friday, January 22, 2016

Jana Hunter


Known as: American singer, songwriter and musician.

Known for:
- Singer and primary songwriter for the indie pop group Lower Dens.

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

Thursday, January 21, 2016

Wednesday, January 20, 2016

Lola Van Vorst


Known as: Australian model and reality TV personality.


Known for:
- Her appearances on Australia's Next Top Model.

Know more:
- Wikipedia page for Australia's Next Top Model
- Internet Movie Database page
- Official Facebook page
- Official Twitter page

Tuesday, January 19, 2016

Aydian Dowling


Known as: American internet personality, business owner and model.

Known for:
- First transgender man to be on the cover of Men's Health magazine; documented his transition on YouTube; founder of Point 5cc, a trans style clothing company.

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

Monday, January 18, 2016

Sarah Kate Ellis


Known as: American media executive and activist.

Known for:
- Launching media brands within magazines such as New York, InStyle and Vogue; current president and CEO of GLAAD, the nation's largest LGBT media advocacy organization.

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

Sunday, January 17, 2016

Roxane Gay


Known as: American writer, professor and editor.

Known for:
- Author of An Untamed State, Bad Feminist and Hunger; contributing op-ed writer at The New York Times; founder of Tiny Hardcore Press; professor of English at Purdue University.

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

Saturday, January 16, 2016

Herbert Kitchener


Known as: Irish military officer.

Known for:
- The 1st Earl Kitchener; senior British Army officer and colonial administrator who won fame for his imperial campaigns and later played a central role in the early part of the First World War.

Know more:
- Wikipedia page

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