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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.
||You don't have to be straight to be in the military; you just have to be able to shoot straight.
2006 demonstration against the United States military's "don't ask, don't tell"
policy, in front of the Armed Forces Recruiting Center in New York City's Times Square.
- 1 – Lily Tomlin (1939–), American actress, comedian, writer, and producer
- 2 – Ferdinand Karsch (1853–1936), German zoologist and sexologist
- 3 – Sarah Orne Jewett (1849–1909), American writer and poet
- 4 – Mary Renault (1905–1983), English novelist
- 5 – Freddie Mercury (1946–1991), British musician
- 6 – Jane Addams (1860–1935), social worker, writer, activist and first American woman to win Nobel Peace Prize
- 6 – Julien Green (1900–1998), American expatriate writer
- 7 – Michael Feinstein (1956–), American singer and pianist
- 7 – Paul Iacono (1988–), American actor
- 7 – Valerie Taylor (1913–1997), American pulp fiction author
- 8 – Siegfried Sassoon (1886–1967), English poet, author, and soldier
- 9 – Paul Goodman (1911–1972), American sociologist and poet
- 10 – Karl Lagerfeld (1933–), German fashion designer, artist, and photographer
- 12 – Leslie Cheung (1956–2003), Hong Kong film actor and musician
- 14 – Pier Vittorio Tondelli (1955–1991), Italian novelist
- 15 – Ann Bannon (1932–), American author
- 16 – Wilhelm von Gloeden (1856–1931), German photographer
- 18 – Greta Garbo (1905–1990), Swedish actress
- 19 – Brian Epstein (1934–1967), English music manager (The Beatles)
- 19 – Tegan Quin (1980–), Canadian singer-songwriter-musician and member of indie rock duo Tegan and Sara
- 19 – Sara Quin (1980–), Canadian singer-songwriter-musician and member of indie rock duo Tegan and Sara
- 19 – Riyad Vinci Wadia (1967–2003), Indian independent filmmaker
- 21 – Fannie Flagg (1944–), American actress, comedian and author
- 21 – Philippe I, Duke of Orléans (1640–1701), younger brother of King Louis XIV
- 24 – William Dobell (1899–1970), Australian sculptor and painter
- 25 – Pedro Almodóvar (1949–), Spanish film director and producer
- 29 – William Thomas Beckford (1760–1844), English novelist, travel writer, and also the richest commoner in England at the time
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