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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.
||Understand one thing. Heterosexual and Homosexual have one thing in common. It is the bond between two people that is important.
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.
- 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
- 5 – Pier Paolo Pasolini (1922–1975), Italian poet, intellectual, film director, and 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 – 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
- 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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