Notable Queer People

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Lyric poet and leader of a circle of female poetsc. 621 BCE-c. 570 BCE
Philosopher: 'I know that I know nothing'469 BCE–399 BCE
Roman Emperor and builder of an eponymous wall in Britain76-138
Seventh Plantagenet monarch of England, defeated at Battle of Bannockburn1284-1327
Painter of the Sistine Chapel ceiling, sculptor of 'David'1475-1564
Playwright of 'The Jew of Malta' and 'Doctor Faustus'1564-1593
First English monarch of the House of Stuart1566-1625
Composer of lively ballets including 'The Bourgeois Gentleman' and founder of French opera1632-1687
Author of fairy tales including 'The Little Mermaid' and 'The Ugly Duckling'1805-1875
Poet: 'O Captain! My Captain!' and 'I Sing the Body Electric'1819-1892
Composer of '1812 Overture' and 'Swan Lake'1840-1893
Decadent/Symbolist poet of 'A Season in Hell' and 'Illuminations'1854-1891
Author of 'The Importance of Being Earnest' and 'The Picture of Dorian Gray'1854-1900
Poet of 'A Shropshire Lad' and 'De Amicitia'1859-1936
Author of 'Remembrance of Things Past' and 'Pleasures and Days'1871-1922
Author of 'The Autobiography of Alice B. Toklas' and 'Tender Buttons'1874-1946
Author of 'Mrs Dalloway' and 'To the Lighthouse'1882-1941
Economist and fiscal policy advocate: 'The Economic Consequences of the Peace,' 'General Theory of Employment, Interest and Money'1883-1946
Ballet dancer (one of the few males to dance en pointe) and choreographer of 'Prelude to the Afternoon of a Faun' and 'The Rite of Spring'1890-1950
Composer and songwriter of 'Kiss Me Kate' and 'Night and Day'1891-1964
Soldier and poet: 'Dulce Et Decorum Est' and 'Anthem For Doomed Youth'1893-1918
Singer called 'The Empress of the Blues'1894-1937
Father of sexology: 'Sexual Behavior in the Human Male'1894-1956
Poet and playwright of 'The House of Bernarda Alba' and 'Gypsy Ballads'1898-1936
Actress and singer in 'The Blue Angel' and 'Shanghai Express'1901-1992
DescriptionNameDates
Painter of 'The Roots' and a great many other self-portraits1907-1954
WWII cryptanalyst and founder of modern computer science1912-1954
Composer of 'Peter Grimes' and 'The Young Person's Guide to the Orchestra'1913-1976
Author of 'In Cold Blood' and 'Breakfast at Tiffany's'1924-1984
Author of 'Go Tell It On the Mountain' and 'No Name In the Street'1924-1987
Actor in 'Magnificent Obsession' and 'Giant'1925-1985
Philosopher and sociologist: 'Discipline and Punish,' 'The History of Sexuality'1926-1984
Beat poet, author of 'Howl' and 'Kaddish'1926-1997
Pop artist: 'Campbell's Soup Cans,' 'Marilyn Diptych'1928-1987
Member of San Francisco Board of Supervisors; first openly gay person elected to public office in the United States1930-1978
Composer and lyricist of 'Sweeney Todd' and 'Assassins'1930-
Actor in 'Rebel Without a Cause' and 'East of Eden'1931-1955
Actor in 'The Lord of the Rings' and 'X-Men'1935-
Film producer known for his collaboration with James Ivory ('A Room With a View,' 'Howards End')1936-2005
Actor in 'Star Trek' and 'Heroes'1937-
Actor; played Brian in 'Monty Python's Life of Brian' and King Arthur in 'Monty Python and the Holy Grail'1941-1989
Tennis player, winner of many Grand Slam titles and known for the 'Battle of the Sexes'1943-
Frontman of the band Queen and composer of 'Bohemian Rhapsody' and 'Don't Stop Me Now'1946-1991
Founder of an international fashion house, costume designer for theatre and film1946-1997
Singer-songwriter and composer: 'Goodbye Yellow Brick Road,' 'The Lion King'1947-
Author and poet of 'A Suitable Boy' and 'All You Who Sleep Tonight'1952-
Street artist whose symbol was the 'Radiant Baby'1958-1990
Actress and comedian: 'Finding Nemo,' two eponymous TV shows1958-
First player signed to WNBA, three-time MVP and three-time Olympic gold medalist1971-
Political pundit and first openly gay host of a(n eponymous) prime-time news show1973-

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