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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-sex 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 hear the word 'tolerance'—that some people are trying to teach people to be tolerant of gays. I'm not satisfied with that word. I am gay, and I am not seeking to be 'tolerated'. One tolerates a toothache, rush-hour traffic, an annoying neighbor with a cluttered yard. I am not a negative to be tolerated.
(1854–1900), Irish playwright, novelist, poet, and author of short stories. Known for his barbed wit, he was one of the most successful playwrights of late Victorian London, and one of the greatest celebrities of his day.
Federico García Lorca (5 June 1898 – 19 August 1936), one of Spain's most prominent poets to this day, was also a dramatist and theater director. He achieved international recognition as an emblematic member of the Generation of '27. His poetry collections include Canciones ("Songs", 1927) and Romancero Gitano ("Gypsy Ballads", 1928), the latter being his best-known book. García Lorca is thought to be one of the many thousands who were executed by Fascists at the beginning of the Spanish Civil War.
- 1 – Rachel Maddow (1973–), American cable television host
- 2 – Linda Hunt (1945–), American actress
- 3 – David Hyde Pierce (1959–), American actor
- 4 – Clive Davis (1932–), American record producer and music industry executive
- 4 – Anthony Perkins (1932–1992), American actor
- 5 – Nigel Hawthorne (1929–2001), British actor
- 5 – Thomas Hitzlsperger (1982–), retired German soccer player
- 6 – Gale Wilhelm (1908–1991), American writer
- 7 – Harry Hay (1912–2002), American labor advocate, teacher, and LGBT rights activist
- 7 – Janis Ian (1951–), American singer-songwriter and musician
- 9 – Cynthia Nixon (1966–), American actress
- 11 – Glenway Wescott (1901–1987), American writer
- 12 – Amy Ray (1964–), American singer-songwriter and member of Indigo Girls
- 13 – Ole von Beust (1955–), German politician and former First Mayor of Hamburg
- 14 – Sir John Gielgud (1904–2000), English actor
- 15 – George Platt Lynes (1907–1955), American fashion photographer
- 15 – Bessie Smith (1894–1937), American blues singer
- 16 – Dusty Springfield (1939–1999), English singer
- 17 – Thornton Wilder (1897–1975), American playwright and novelist
- 19 – Dick Sargent (1930–1994), American actor
- 20 – Henry de Montherlant (1895–1972), French essayist and novelist
- 22 – John Waters (1946–), American director, writer, visual artist, and media personality
- 23 – Élisabeth de Gramont, Duchess of Clermont-Tonnerre (1875–1954), French writer and aristocrat
- 23 – Halston (1932–1990), American fashion designer
- 23 – Dame Ethel Smyth (1858–1944), English composer and suffragist
- 24 – Jean-Paul Gaultier (1952–), French fashion designer
- 26 – Ma Rainey (1886–1939), American singer
- 26 – Ludwig Wittgenstein (1889–1951), Austrian philosopher
- 27 – Russell T Davies (1963–), British television producer and screenwriter
- 29 – Garrison Starr (1975–), American singer-songwriter
- 30 – Onir (1969–), Bengali Indian film director, editor, writer, and producer
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