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11 Sep 2001 ... Truman Capote. American Author. Breakfast at Tiffany's. In cold Blood. A Christmas Memory. Gia Carangi. American top model in the late 70's.

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Edward Albee American playwright Who’s Afraid of Virginia Wolf A Delicate Balance The Sandbox

Scott Amedure Revealed a crush on a friend Jonathan Schmitz during the Jenny Jones show. Schmitz killed Amedure three days later.

Tom Ammiano American politician, who was candidate for mayor in San Francisco. Board of supervisors elected 1994, re-elected 1998 and 2000.

Hans Christian Andersen Danish storyteller and playwright, The little mermaid The ugly duckling The emperor's new clothes The princess and the pea

Giorgio Armani Italian fashion-designer In a wide ranging interview in October's Vanity Fair, the 66-year-old Armani went public with his bisexuality.

Joan Baez American folk singer and songwriter, known for her distinctive vocal style and her outspoken political views.

Tammy Baldwin D-Wisconsin Congress

Josephine Baker African American dancer, actress and singer sometimes known as “the Black Venus” The first American woman to receive French military honors at her funeral

Clive Barker British author, director and visual artist known primarily for his work in the horror genre. “I have seen the future of horror and its name is Clive Barker,” Stephen King

Drew Barrymore Actress

Billy Bean American baseball player

Amanda Bearse Best known for her performance as wacky neighbor Marcy Darcy on Married...with Children

Sandra Bernhard American comedian, singer, author and actor The king of comedy The Apocalypse Nancy on Roseanne

Leonard Bernstein US composer and conductor West Side Story On the Town Wonderful Town

Mark Bingham United Airlines flight 93 September 11, 2001 He is believed to have been among the brave passengers who stormed the cockpit to prevent the hijackers from using the plane to kill hundreds or thousands of additional victims. In a cell phone call to his mother, Alice Bingham, shortly before the plane went down, he told her, "some of us here are going to try to do something."

Chastity Bono American activist for human and gay rights. Daughter of Cher and Sonny Bono

David Bowie British musician, artist and occasional actor

Patrick Bristow American actor Ellen Austin Powers: International man of mystery

Dan Butler American actor Frasier (as Bob "Bulldog" Briscoe) Silence of the lambs

Truman Capote American Author Breakfast at Tiffany’s In cold Blood A Christmas Memory

Gia Carangi American top model in the late 70's One of the first women in America to die of AIDS. In 1998 a TV film was released about her life: "Gia" with Angelina Jolie

Giacomo Casanova 18th century adventurer whose name has become synonymous with seduction

Tracy Chapman African-American singer-songwriter best known for a small number of enduring hits, such as "Fast Car" and "Give Me One Reason"

Richard Chamberlain American Actor Appeared in the television show Dr. Kildare and the miniseries The Thorn Birds

David Charlebois Co-pilot on the American Airlines plane that crashed into the Pentagon in Washington on September 11, 2001 after being hijacked by terrorists.

Mary Cheney Daughter of U.S. vice-president Dick Cheney

Margaret Cho Korean American comedian and actress. Best female comedian 1994

Christopher Ciccone American artist, screenwriter, film director and set designer and brother of singer/actress/gay icon Madonna.

Montgomery Clift American Actor Judgment at Nuremberg From here to eternity

Kurt Cobain Lead singer of Nirvana. Best known for his song "Smells Like Teen Spirit" which became somewhat of an anthem for the Generation X

Anderson Cooper American CNN News Anchor

Aaron Copland American Composer Music for the Movies (1942) Appalachian Spring (1944) (ballet) Billy the Kid (1938) (ballet)

Wilson Cruz American actor, best known for role in My so called life

Kecia Cunningham American politician, elected council member in Decatur, Georgia, in 1999

Lea DeLaria American comedian, actress, singer and writer, born in Belleville, Illinois. The First Wives Club Edge of seventeen Rocky Horror Show

Ellen Degeneres American comedian and actress

Bertrand Delanoe He publicly came out in a 1998 television interview and was elected Mayor of Paris in 2001

Divine Drag actor Pink flamingos Hairspray

Portia de Rossi Australian Actress Ally McBeal Arrested Development

Ani DiFranco Progressive feminist singer, guitar player, and songwriter

Karla Drenner American politician. She was elected to the Georgia House of Representatives in November 2000 and was officially sworn in in January 2001.

Nancy Drolet Canadian hockey player. She came out publicly in 2002.

Edward II King of England 1301-1307

Brian Epstein Manager of The Beatles

Melissa Etheridge American singer, lesbian, musician, composer with three multi-platinum albums

Rupert Everett British actor, played in My Best Friends Wedding, Shakespeare in Love, A Midsummer Nights Dream

Justin Fashanu First professional British footballer to come out (in 1990). Fashanu committed suicide.

Harvey Fierstein American actor, writer and playwright

Barney Frank D-Massachussettes Congress

David Geffen Founded the Geffen Film Company, producing Little Shop of Horrors,. Beetlejuice, Dreamgirls Cats.

Chrissy Gephardt Daughter of 2004 American presidential candidate and Missouri representative Dick Gephardt

Boy George

Allen Ginsberg American Beat Poet Howl Kaddish and Other Poems

Neil Giuliano Mayor, Tempe Arizona

Michael Guest American ambassador in Romania

Sir Alec Guinness Lawrence of Arabia The Bridge on the River Kwai Obi-Wan Kenobi in Star Wars

Keith Haring American artist. Ft mayor exhibition was in 1982 at Tony Shafrazi's Gallery in New York. Haring died in New York of Aids.

Randy Harrison Began his career as a “Muny Kid” performing in Forest Park, Harrison is now best known for his role on Showtime’s Queer as Folk

Richard Hatch Winner of the first Survivor series

Sophie B Hawkins American musician

Nigel Hawthorne British actor The object of my affection Amistad Tarzan Madeline

Anne Heche American Actress Wag the dog Six days seven nights

Rock Hudson American actor

James I of England 1566-1625

Cheryl Jacques Massachusetts state senator and attorney.

Sir Elton John British pop singer, composer and musician

Angelina Jolie American Actress best known for roles in Gone in 60 seconds, Girl Interrupted, Pushing Tin and Tomb Raider

Janis Joplin American singer

Billie Jean King Considered to be one of the greatest female tennis players and female athletes in history. French Open US Open Wimbledon Championships Mychal (Michael) Judge American chaplain of the New York City Fire Department. ge perished when he administered last rites near the scene of the terrorists attack at the World Trade Center. Moisés Kaufman Venezualan writer, playwright and producer, director of the Tectonic Theater Project in New York. The Three trials of Oscar Wilde The Laramie Project

Tony Kushner American playwright. His two-part and seven-hour production 'Angels in America' won a.o. the Pulitzer Prize and two Tony Awards.

Nathan Lang American Actor and Singer Guys and Dolls The Lion King The Producers

kd Lang Canadian country and blues singer, musician

Liberace Classically trained pianist, regularly performed in Las Vegas

Lance Loud Gay son on reality television show An American Family

Greg Louganis US Olympic high-diver

Glen Maxey gay legislator in Texas

Sir Ian McKellen British Actor on stage and screen X-Men The Lord of the Rings Gay rights campaigner

Larry McKeon Illinois state Rep.

Freddie Mercury British musician Queen

George Michael Began his career by forming the pop duo Wham and later became a soloist

Harvey Milk First American politician who came out. Became city supervisor of San Francisco and was killed by his political rival Dan White.

Isaac Mizrahi Fashion designer Television show host

Glen Murray Canadian mayor of Winnipeg.

Rudolf Nureyev Most critics regarded russian-born dancer, as the greatest male dancer of the 20th century, possibly the greatest ever.

Sinéad O'Connor Irish pop singer and songwriter.

Rosie O’Donnell American comedian, talk show host

Sir Laurence Kerr Olivier British Actor Romeo and Juliet Oedipus Rex Becket

Peter Paige American actor, theatre director and playwright. Best known for his role on Showtime’s Queer as Folk

David Pichler became the third gay male Olympic diver to come out of the closet

David Hyde Pierce American actor His portrayal as dr. Niles Crane in the TV series Frasier has earned him three Emmy-awards for best supporting actor

Pink Pop singer

Danny Pintauro American Actor Who’s the Boss


Robert Ploughman The first Royal Canadian Mounted Police officer to come out and stay serving.

Robert Reed American actor and director. Reed played the father in the popular seventies TV series The Brady Bunch

Christopher Rice Author, published two books, "A Density Of Souls" and "The Snow Garden"

Gene Robinson American Episcopal bishop of New Hampshire

RuPaul Drag queen. One of RuPaul's most famous quotes is "We all came into this world naked; the rest of it is all drag."

Dan Savage American Columnist of Savage Love which can be found in local publication The Riverfront Times

Fred Schneider Lead singer of the B-52’s

Matthew Shepard Hate crime victim, violently murdered in Wyoming. Subject of Emmy winning films “The Laramie Project” and “The Matthew Shepard Story”

Gertrude Stein American expatriate author

Michael Stripe Lead singer of R.E.M.

Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky Russian Composer Swan Lake Sleeping Beauty

Lily Tomlin American comedian, actress

Esera Tuaolo Former NFL player

Mark Tewksbury Canadian Olympic swimmer, who set seven world records at the 1992 Olympic games.

Jim Verraros Singer, actor, American Idol contestant

Gianni Versace Italian fashion designer

Gore Vidal American writer chiefly on political, historical, and literary themes. Much of his essay work is collected in the volumes United States and The Last Empire.

Andy Warhol American Artist and pop icon

Walt Whitman American Poet Leaves of Grass Drum-Taps

Oscar Wilde Irish playwright

Tennessee Williams American Playwright The long goodbye Cat on a hot tin roof

Virginia Wolf British Author Considered a leading modernist, and one of the greatest innovators in the English language

Will Young British singer, winner of the 2002 BBC TV contest 'Pop Idol' and his first record became the fastest-selling debut single in UK history.

Reichen Lehmkuhl and Chip Arndt CBS’s Amazing Race 4

Shane Landrum Road Rules, The Campus Crawl

Chris Beckman Real World Chicago

Dan Renzi Real World Miami

Danny Roberts Real World New Orleans

Justin Deabler Real World Hawaii

Norman Korpi Real World New York

Pedro Zamora Real World San Francisco The show provided him with a national audience, a platform to educate and teach America. Suddenly millions of Americans now knew someone with AIDS. Pedro and his partner had a ring ceremony on the show and brought a loving open gay relationship to American TV. The show finished taping in July. Pedro's 5 year crusade against AIDS ended Friday Nov. 11, 1994. The day after the final episode of The Real World was aired on MTV.

Simon Sherry-Wood Real World Paris

Genesis Moss Real World Boston

Megan Mullally NBC’s Will & Grace

The Queer Guys Kyan Douglas, Ted Allen, Carson Kressley, Jai Rodriguez and Thom Filicia

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