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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 (which can also use "S") and "ally." 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.
Since January 2011, same-sex relationships are recognized in the Republic of Ireland. Civil partnerships, granted under the Civil Partnership and Certain Rights and Obligations of Cohabitants Act 2010, give same-sex couples rights and responsibilities comparable to civil marriage. The first publicly celebrated Irish civil partnership under the Act took place in Dublin on April 5, 2011.
||Americans know as much about Canada as straight people do about gays. Americans arrive at the border with skis in July, and straight people think that being gay is just a phase. A very long phase.
The Tomb of the Diver
in the former Greek colony of Paestum
is known for its well-preserved frescos showing an ancient Greek symposium
. These frescos appear to be the only surviving examples of Greek painting from the Orientalizing, Archaic, or Classical periods. Among thousands of Greek tombs known from this time (roughly 700–400 BC), only this one features human subjects. Two of the men (on the right) are depicted sharing a loving embrace.
Heinz Heger was the pen name used by Josef Kohout (1917 – March 1994), an Austrian concentration camp survivor. Kohout had been imprisoned for his homosexuality, which the German penal code's Paragraph 175 made criminal. He is known best as the author — under the Heger pseudonym — of the 1972 book Die Männer mit dem rosa Winkel ("The men with the pink triangle"), one of very few autobiographical accounts of the treatment of homosexuals in Nazi imprisonment.
- 4 – Keith Haring (1958–1990), American artist
- 7 – Pyotr Ilich Tchaikovsky (1840–1893), Russian composer
- 8 – Tom of Finland (1920–1991), Finnish artist
- 12 – Robbie Rogers (1987–), American former professional soccer player
- 13 – Armistead Maupin (1944–), American writer
- 14 – Magnus Hirschfeld (1868–1935), German physician and gay rights advocate
- 16 – Liberace (1919–1987), American entertainer and pianist
- 17 – Robin Maugham, 2nd Viscount Maugham (1916–1981), British novelist, playwright, and travel writer
- 18 – Charles Trenet (1913–2001), French singer and songwriter
- 18 – Don Bachardy (1934–), American portrait artist
- 21 – Raymond Burr (1917–1993), Canadian actor
- 22 – Harvey Milk (1930–1978), American politician
- 24 – Greg Berlanti (1972–), American television writer, producer, and director
- 25 – Robert Ross (1869–1918), Canadian journalist and art critic
- 25 – Sir Ian McKellen (1939–), English actor
- 26 – Sally Ride (1951–2012), American astronaut
- 27 – Chris Colfer (1990–), American actor
- 29 – Rupert Everett (1959–), English actor
- 30 – Bertrand Delanoë (1950–), French politician and Mayor of Paris
- 31 – Rainer Werner Fassbinder (1945–1982), German movie director and screenwriter
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