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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.
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The Swimming Hole
(1884–85) is a painting by Thomas Eakins
. It is perhaps the most famous work by Eakins and considered a masterpiece of American painting. In this work, Eakins took advantage of an exception to the generally prudish Victorian attitude to nudity: swimming naked was widely accepted, and for males was seen as normal, even in public spaces. Eakins was the first American artist to portray swimming in the nude. By the 1970s some American writers were beginning to see Eakins' work, and specifically The Swimming Hole
, as having homoerotic overtones. However, Eakins' (homo-)sexuality has never been conclusively determined.
- 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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