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LGBT (also GLBT) and variations are initialisms used to refer collectively to Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, and queer-identified people. Variations that are sometimes used include—but are not limited to—adding "Q" for queer or questioning, "I" for intersex, or "A" for asexual. While LGBT is often used as a short way to refer to the various LGBT demographic groups, LGBT individuals themselves usually identify by other labels (such as lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer), or by no label at all.
Around the world, government policies regarding LGBT people range from the death penalty
for sexual acts to civil marriages
for same-gender couples. Living conditions around the world also range from near-unanimous acceptance of public displays of affection
to total discrimination in all areas such as housing or employment.
A gay bar is a drinking establishment that caters to an exclusively (or predominantly) gay, lesbian, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) clientele; the term gay is used as a broadly inclusive concept for LGBT and queer communities. Gay bars once served as the epicentre of gay culture and were one of the few places people with same-sex orientations and gender-variant identities could openly socialize. Other names used to describe these establishments include boy bar, girl bar, gay club, gay pub, queer bar, lesbian bar, and dyke bar, depending on the niche communities that they served.
||I was an only child. I lost both my parents. By the time I was twenty I was bald. I'm homosexual. In the way of circumstances and background to transcend I had everything an artist could possibly want. It was practically a blueprint.
- 1 – Yves Saint Laurent (1936–2008), French fashion designer
- 2 – James Baldwin (1924–1987), American novelist
- 4 – Walter Pater (1839–1894), English essayist and art critic
- 4 – Rudi van Dantzig (1933–2012), Dutch choreographer, ballet dancer, and writer
- 6 – Carole Pope (1950–), Canadian rock singer-songwriter
- 6 – Andy Warhol (1928–1987), American painter, printmaker, and filmmaker
- 8 – Michael Urie (1980–), American actor, television producer, and director
- 10 – Andrew Sullivan (1963–), English author and political commentator
- 11 – Angus Wilson (1913–1991), English novelist and short story writer
- 12 – Gladys Bentley (1907–1960), American blues singer
- 12 – Cara Delevingne (1992–), English model and actress
- 12 – Radclyffe Hall (1880–1943), English writer and poet
- 13 – Gluck (1895–1978), English painter
- 13 – Herb Ritts (1952–2002), American fashion photographer
- 13 – Sam Champion (1961–), American TV personality and weather anchor
- 13 - Andrea Gibson (1975–), American spoken word poet
- 14 – Horst P. Horst (1906–1999), German-American fashion photographer
- 18 – Marcel Carné (1906–1996), French film director
- 19 – Malcolm Forbes (1919–1990), American magazine publisher
- 19 – Renée Richards (1934–), American ophthalmologist, author and former professional tennis player
- 21 – Luisa Isabel Álvarez de Toledo, 21st Duchess of Medina Sidonia (1936–2008), Spanish aristocrat
- 24 – Stephen Fry (1957–), English actor, screenwriter, comedian, and television presenter
- 25 – Ludwig II of Bavaria (1845–1886), King of Bavaria
- 25 – Leonard Bernstein (1918–1990), American conductor, composer, music lecturer, and pianist
- 27 – Tom Ford (1961–), American fashion designer and film director
- 28 – Nancy Kulp (1921–1991), American actress
- 29 – Jean Lorrain (1855–1906), French poet, novelist, and dandy
- 29 – Jeanette Winterson (1957–), English writer, broadcaster and activist
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