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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.
Homosexuality has been documented in China since ancient times. None of the major Chinese religions consider homosexual acts as sin as many Abrahamic religions do. Therefore, as long as a man did his duty and sired children, it was his private affair to have male lovers. Scholar Pan Guangdan (潘光旦) came to the conclusion that many emperors in the Han Dynasty had one or more male sex partners. Emperor Ai was particularly noted for his strong devotion to his companion Dong Xian. Lesbian relationships on the other hand were rare or at least were not mentioned much in Chinese literature of the time.
||I very much want to inject gay culture into the mainstream. It’s not an underground tool for me. It’s my whole life.
(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 – Klaus Wowereit (1953–), German politician and Governing Mayor of Berlin
- 2 – Annie Leibovitz (1949–), American portrait photographer
- 3 – Eleonora Duse (1858–1924), Italian actress
- 3 – Gore Vidal (1925–2012), American author, essayist, and political activist
- 4 – Jóhanna Sigurðardóttir (1942–), Icelandic politician, former Prime Minister of Iceland, world's first openly gay head of government
- 5 – John Addington Symonds (1840–1893), English poet and literary critic
- 6 – Karol Szymanowski (1882–1937), Polish composer and pianist
- 7 – Dan Savage (1964–), American sex advice columnist
- 8 – Kristanna Loken (1979–), American model and actress
- 11 – Jerome Robbins (1918–1998), American theater producer, director, and choreographer
- 11 – Matt Bomer (1977–), American actor
- 11 – Eleanor Roosevelt (1884–1962), former First Lady of the United States and human rights activist
- 15 – Michel Foucault (1926–1984), French philosopher
- 15 – Jenna Talackova, Canadian beauty pageant contestant, model and TV personality
- 16 – Oscar Wilde (1854–1900), Irish writer, poet, and aesthete
- 17 – Montgomery Clift (1920–1966), American actor
- 17 – Ryan McGinley (1977–), American photographer
- 18 – Martina Navratilova (1956–), American tennis player
- 19 – George Nader (1921–2002), American actor
- 20 – Arthur Rimbaud (1854–1891), French poet
- 21 – William Dale Jennings (1917–2000), American LGBT rights activist, playwright, and author
- 22 – Saffron Burrows (1972–), English actress
- 22 – Lord Alfred Douglas (1870–1945), British poet and translator
- 23 – Ireland Baldwin (1995–), American model
- 24 – August von Platen-Hallermünde (1796–1835), German poet
- 25 – Claude Cahun (1894–1954), French artist, photographer, and writer
- 25 – Chely Wright (1970–), American country singer-songwriter
- 27 – Katherine Bradley (1846–1914), English poet
- 28 – Francis Bacon (1909–1992), Irish painter
- 28 – Frank Ocean (1987–), American singer-songwriter
- 31 – Natalie Clifford Barney (1876–1972), American playwright, poet and novelist
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