Second week of Glbt History Icons for 2009



8. Harry Hay
Activist
b. April 7, 1912
d. October 24, 2002
In 1950, Harry Hay founded the Mattachine Society, an underground network for homosexuals. It was one of the first American gay organizations. I SUPPORT THIS ONE FOR ICON STATUS

9. Magnus Hirschfeld
Social Scientist
b. May 14, 1868
d. May 14, 1935
Pioneering sexologist Magnus Hirschfeld devoted his life to the scientific validation and political liberation of homosexuals. He helped lay the groundwork for the modern GLBT civil rights movement. I SUPPORT THIS ONE FOR ICON STATUS

10. Zora Neale Hurston
Author & Folklorist
b. January 7, 1891
d. January 28, 1960
American author and folklorist Zora Neale Hurston was a principal figure in the Harlem Renaissance. She is the author of “Their Eyes Were Watching God,” a book heralded as “one of the most poetic works of fiction by a black writer in the first half of the 20th century, and one of the most revealing treatments in modern literature of a woman’s quest for satisfying life.”

11. Jasper Johns
Painter
b. May 15, 1930
Jasper Johns is one of America’s most successful and influential contemporary artists. His paintings and prints, often incorporating objects and symbols from popular culture, inspired a new generation of artists and laid the groundwork for the Pop Art movement.

12. Cherry Jones
Actress Activist
b. November 21, 1956
Cherry Jones is a theater, film and television actress best known for her role as president of the United States on the FOX series “24.” A Broadway veteran, Jones is considered one of America’s foremost stage actresses. She has received two Tony Awards. I SUPPORT THIS ONE FOR ICON STATUS

13. Kate Kendell
Attorney
b. April 15, 1960
Kate Kendell is a civil rights attorney and executive director of the National Center for Lesbian Rights (NCLR). I SUPPORT THIS ONE FOR ICON STATUS

14. Alfred Kinsey
Sexual Researcher
b. June 23, 1894
d. August 25, 1956
Alfred Kinsey is known as the father of sexology. His groundbreaking and controversial research on human sexuality profoundly influenced social and cultural values. I SUPPORT THIS ONE FOR ICON STATUS

5 out of seven I support as LGBT Icons, the two I don't. The Equality Forum doesn't supply a enough of a reason for the other two..All we know it that they two were members of our community.. 

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