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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 or aromantic. 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.
The Boy Scouts of America (BSA), the largest youth organization in the United States, has policies which prohibit atheists, agnostics, and "known or avowed" homosexuals from membership in its Scouting program; both youths and adults have had their memberships revoked as a result. The BSA contends that these policies are essential in its mission to instill in young people the values of the Scout Oath and Law.
||Why is it that Johnny Spaghetti Stain in fucking Georgia can knock a woman up, legally be married to her, and then beat the shit out of her, but these two intelligent, sophisticated writers who have been together for 20 years can't get married?
Constantine P. Cavafy (April 29, 1863 – April 29, 1933) was a renowned Greek poet who lived in Alexandria, Egypt and worked as a journalist and civil servant. Cavafy was instrumental in the revival and recognition of Greek poetry both at home and abroad. He published 154 poems, many of which had overtly homosexual themes; dozens more remained incomplete or in sketch form. His most important poetry was written after his fortieth birthday.
- 1 – Mercedes de Acosta (1893–1968), American poet, playwright and novelist
- 1 – Lytton Strachey (1880–1932), British writer and critic
- 2 – Renata Borgatti (1894–1964), Italian classical pianist
- 2 – Matthew Mitcham (1988–), Australian diver
- 4 – Chaz Bono (1969–), American advocate, writer and musician
- 4 – Svend Robinson (1952-), Canadian former politician, first openly-gay Canadian Member of Parliament
- 5 – Pier Paolo Pasolini (1922–1975), Italian poet, intellectual, film director, and writer
- 7 – Bret Easton Ellis (1964-), American novelist, screenwriter, and short story writer
- 7 – Wanda Sykes, (1964–) American comedian, writer and actress
- 8 – Una Vincenzo, Lady Troubridge (1887–1963), English sculptor and translator
- 9 – Samuel Barber (1910–1981), American composer
- 9 – Vita Sackville-West (1892–1962), English writer and poet
- 11 – The Lady Chablis (1957–), American drag queen entertainer
- 11 – Christopher Rice (1978–), American writer
- 12 – Edward Albee (1928-), American playwright
- 12 – Vaslav Nijinsky (1890–1950), Russian ballet dancer and choreographer
- 13 – Armistead Maupin (1944–), American writer
- 14 – Alfred Redl (1864–1913), Austrian counter-intelligence officer and spy
- 15 - Kwame Harris (1982–), Jamaican-born American football player
- 16 – Donal Óg Cusack (1977–), Irish hurling goalkeeper
- 17 – Alexander McQueen (1969–2010), British fashion designer
- 18 – Wilfred Owen (1893–1918), British wartime poet
- 21 – Rosie O'Donnell (1962–), American stand-up comedian and actress
- 23 – Joseph C. Leyendecker (1874–1951), German-born American illustrator
- 23 – Prince Felix Yusupov (1887–1967), Russian aristocrat
- 25 – Elton John (1947–), English singer-songwriter, composer, and pianist
- 29 – Bruce Weber (1946–), American fashion photographer
- 30 – Jean-Claude Brialy (1933–2007), French actor, director, and socialite
- 31 – Richard Chamberlain (1934–), American actor
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