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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.
||When it comes to marriage, you know, I think that civil rights need to be for all.
This 1908 painting by German artist Paul Höcker depicts Nino Cesarini, the Italian lover of Baron Jacques d'Adelswärd-Fersen
. Fersen had fled from France after a sex scandal and built a mansion on Capri
, Villa Lysis
, where he lived together with Cesarini. The two edited a short-lived literary magazine together, Akademos
, which was partly a discreet defense of homosexual love. A romanticized account of their relationship is given by Roger Peyrefitte
in his 1959 novel L'Exilé de Capri
("The Exile of Capri").
- 2 – Gianni Versace (1946–1997), Italian fashion designer
- 2 – Jason Collins (1978–), American basketball player
- 4 – Cornell Woolrich (1903–1968), American crime writer
- 5 – Margaret Cho (1968–), American comedian, actress, and author
- 6 – Tom Hulce (1953–), American actor and theater producer
- 7 – Hurd Hatfield (1917–1998), American actor
- 8 – Norman Douglas (1868–1952), British writer
- 10 – Tommy Kirk (1941–), American actor and businessman
- 11 – Jean Marais (1913–1998), French actor
- 13 – Anton Hysén (1990–), Swedish soccer player
- 16 – Noël Coward (1899–1973), English playwright, composer, actor, and singer
- 17 – Paul Cadmus (1904–1999), American painter
- 19 – Jean Genet (1910–1986), French novelist, playwright, and political activist
- 20 – Elsie de Wolfe (1865–1950), American actress, interior decorator, and author
- 21 – Michael Tilson Thomas (1944–), American conductor, pianist, and composer
- 22 – Marc Allégret (1900–1973), French screenwriter and film director
- 24 – Brenda Howard (1946–2005), American LGBT activist
- 25 – Quentin Crisp (1908–1999), English writer, raconteur, and gay icon
- 26 – David Sedaris (1956–), American humorist, comedian, author, and radio contributor
- 30 – Paul Bowles (1910–1999), American expatriate composer, author, and translator
- 31 – Orry-Kelly (1897–1964), Australian costume designer
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