GLBT History Month Icons wks 3 and 4
Two weeks of Icons from the folks at Equality Forum, Once again many of those on this list is simply on the list because they are gay, only.. and a few is because they are well known..
15. k.d. lang
b. November 2, 1961
k.d. lang is a singer/songwriter known for her stunning voice, androgynous look and brilliant performances. She has been a recording artist for over 25 years, winning four Grammy Awards and countless accolades from critics and audiences worldwide.
16. Rachel Maddow
b. April 1, 1973
Rachel Maddow is a television host, radio personality and political commentator. She is the first out lesbian to anchor a prime-time show.
17. Deirdre McCloskey
Economist and Economic Historian
b. September 11, 1942
Deirdre McCloskey is an internationally renowned economist and economic historian. She is the author of a memoir recounting her transition from male to female.
18. Paul Monette
Author and HIV/AIDS Activist
b. October 16, 1945
d. February 10, 1995
Paul Monette was an award-winning writer, best known for his novels and memoirs on same-sex relationships and HIV/AIDS.
19. Pauli Murray
Attorney and Civil Rights Activist
b. November 20, 1910
d. July 1, 1985
The Reverend Dr. Pauli Murray was a lifelong civil rights attorney and activist against racial and sexual discrimination. She was the first African-American female Episcopal priest.
20. Joan Nestle
b. May 12, 1940
Joan Nestle is an award-winning author of lesbian literature, both fiction and nonfiction. She is the cofounder of the Lesbian Herstory Archives.
21. Todd Oldham
b. October 22, 1961
Best known for his clothing and interior designs, Todd Oldham is the quintessential designer. He is regarded for transforming his youthful aesthetic into affordable style.
22. Suze Orman
b. June 5, 1951
Suze Orman is a financial expert, author, motivational speaker and television host. She is the most celebrated personal finance advisor in America and has written six consecutive books on the New York Times best-seller list.
23. Christine Quinn
New York City Council Speaker
b. July 25, 1966
Christine Quinn is the first woman and the first openly gay candidate elected speaker of the New York City Council. She is the city’s second most powerful elected official.
24. Robert Rauschenberg
b. October 22, 1925
d. May 12, 2008
Robert Rauschenberg was an innovative and influential American artist whose work laid the foundation for the Pop Art movement.
25. Jerome Robbins
b. October 11, 1918
d. July 29, 1998
Jerome Robbins was a renowned choreographer and director. He won four Tonys, two Oscars and an Emmy.
26. Hilary Rosen
b. October 22, 1958
Hilary Rosen is a political contributor for CNN, Washington editor at large for The Huffington Post, and managing partner of the Washington office of the Brunswick Group, a London-based public relations and communications firm.
27. Yves St. Laurent
b. August 1, 1936
d. June 1, 2008
One of the most noteworthy fashion designers of the 20th century, Yves St. Laurent is renowned for creating innovative trends that continue to influence style.
28. Esera Tuaolo
Pro Football Player
b. July 11, 1968
Professional football player Esera Tuaolo became the third NFL player to come out.