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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 or aromantic. 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.
Queer Eye is an Emmy award-winning American reality television series that premiered on the Bravo cable television network on July 15, 2003. The program's name was changed from Queer Eye for the Straight Guy after the third season to broaden the scope of its content. The series was created by openly gay executive producer David Collins and his straight producing partner David Metzler and produced by their production company, Scout Productions.
||It always seemed to me a bit pointless to disapprove of homosexuality. It's like disapproving of rain.
Constantine P. Cavafy (April 29, 1863 – April 29, 1933) was a renowned Greek poet who lived in Alexandria, Egypt and worked as a journalist and civil servant. Cavafy was instrumental in the revival and recognition of Greek poetry both at home and abroad. He published 154 poems, many of which had overtly homosexual themes; dozens more remained incomplete or in sketch form. His most important poetry was written after his fortieth birthday.
- 1 – Charles Laughton (1899–1962), English-American actor, screenwriter, producer, and director
- 1 – Louis Joseph, Duke of Vendôme (1654-1712), French military commander
- 1 – Orlando Cruz (1981–), Puerto Rican professional boxer
- 2 – Daniel Kowalski (1975–), Australian freestyle swimmer
- 2 – Johnny Weir (1984-), American figure skater, 2008 World Bronze Medalist
- 4 – Stephen Boyd (1931–1977), British actor
- 4 – Steven Cojocaru (1970-), Canadian fashion critic/TV personality
- 5 – Jean Cocteau (1889–1963), French poet, artist, and director
- 5 – Megan Rapinoe (1985–), American professional soccer midfielder
- 5 – Hein Vos (1903-1972), Dutch politician and economist, first gay member of Cabinet of the Netherlands
- 6 – Merv Griffin (1925–2007), American television host, musician, actor, and media mogul
- 6 – Frida Kahlo (1907–1954), Mexican artist
- 7 – George Cukor (1899–1983), American film director
- 7 – Kirsten Vangsness (1972–), American actress
- 9 – David Hockney (1937–), English painter and photographer
- 9 – Kelly McGillis (1957–), American actress
- 10 – Angel Haze (1991–), American rapper and singer
- 10 – Alexandra Hedison (1969–), American photographer and actress
- 10 – Marcel Proust (1871–1922), French novelist
- 10 – Fiona Shaw (1958–), Irish actress and theatre-opera director
- 11 - Giorgio Armani (1934-), Italian fashion designer
- 11 – Leisha Hailey (1971–), American actress and musician
- 11 – Dorothy Wilde (1895–1941), Anglo-Irish socialite, niece of Oscar Wilde
- 12 – Van Cliburn (1934–2013), American pianist
- 12 – Michelle Rodriguez (1978–), American actress
- 13 – Mary Emma Woolley (1863-1947), American educator, peace activist & women's suffragist
- 14 – Ferdinando II de' Medici, Grand Duke of Tuscany (1610-1670), Italian aristocrat
- 14 – Jane Lynch (1960–), American actress
- 16 – Reinaldo Arenas (1943–1990), Cuban poet, novelist, and playwright
- 16 – Tony Kushner 1956-), American playwright and screenwriter
- 18 – Elio Di Rupo (1951–), Prime Minister of Belgium
- 18 – Lillian Faderman (1940–), American scholar, historian and writer
- 19 – Joseph Hansen (1923–2004), American crime writer and poet
- 21 – Rufus Wainwright (1973–), American/Canadian singer-songwriter
- 22 – Emily Saliers (1963–), American singer-songwriter and member of Indigo Girls
- 23 - John Mulholland (1940), American writer/director, documentarian
- 24 – Gus Van Sant (1952–), American director
- 25 – Christine Quinn (1966–), American politician, former Speaker of the New York City Council
- 26 – Nikki Sinclaire (1968-), English politician, UK's first openly transgender parliamentarian
- 28 – Judy Grahn (1940–), American poet
- 29 – Dag Hammarskjöld (1905-1961), Swedish diplomat & 2nd Secretary-General of the U.N.
- 29 – Paul Taylor (1930–), American choreographer
- 31 – Barbara Gittings (1932–2007), American gay rights activist
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