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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.
||Homosexuality is God’s way of insuring that the truly gifted aren’t burdened with children.
—Sam Austin, Composer/Lyricist
performer onstage at Motor City Pride
2011, an LGBT pride
event held annually at Hart Plaza
. A drag queen is a man who dresses, and often acts, like a caricature woman
often for the purpose of entertaining. There are many kinds of drag artists and they vary greatly, from professionals who have starred in films to people who just try it once. Drag queens also vary by class and culture and can vary even within the same cities. There are drag artists of all genders and sexualities who do drag for various reasons or purposes.
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.
- 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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