List of Famous LGBT rights activists People

List of Famous LGBT rights activists

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List of the most notable and famous LGBT rights activists in the world, with photos when available. Most prominent LGBT rights activists worldwide and top LGBT rights activists in America can be found on this list ordered by their level of prominence,. From reputable LGBT rights activists to the lesser known LGBT rights activists in history and today, these are the top LGBT rights activists in their field, and should answer the question "who are the most famous LGBT rights activists in the world?". This is a list that includes people like Ashok Row Kavi and Yolanda King. You may copy this factual list to build your own just like it, re-rank it to fit your opinions, then publish it to share it on Facebook, Twitter or any other social networks you use on a regular basis. (26 Items)


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    Christina María Aguilera is an American singer, songwriter, and actress. Born in Staten Island, New York and raised in Rochester and Wexford, Pennsylvania, she appeared on the television series Star Search and The Mickey Mouse Club in her early years. After recording "Reflection", the theme for Disney's ...more

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    • Age: age 35
    • Birthplace: New York City, New York, United States of America
    • Profession: Record producer, Entrepreneur, Singer-songwriter, Film Producer, Actor, + more
    • Credits: Shark Tale, The Voice, Get Him to the Greek, Burlesque, MMC, + more
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    Sharon Yvonne Stone is an American actress, film producer, and former fashion model. Stone first caught the public eye opposite Arnold Schwarzenegger in Total Recall. She then achieved international recognition for her starring role in the erotic thriller Basic Instinct by Paul Verhoeven. She was ...more

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    • Age: age 57
    • Birthplace: USA, Meadville, Pennsylvania
    • Profession: Fashion Model, Film Producer, Actor, Voice acting
    • Credits: Casino, Total Recall, Law & Order: Special Victims Unit, Basic Instinct, Antz, + more
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    Ellen Lee DeGeneres is an American comedian, television host, actress, writer, and producer. She was the star in the popular sitcom Ellen from 1994 to 1998, and has hosted her syndicated talk show The Ellen DeGeneres Show since 2003. Her stand up career started in the early 1980s, culminating in a 1986 ...more

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    • Age: age 57
    • Birthplace: Metairie, Louisiana, United States of America
    • Profession: Television presenter, Comedian, Television producer, Film Producer, Screenwriter, + more
    • Credits: Finding Nemo, American Idol, Coneheads, Dr. Dolittle, Ellen, + more
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    Janet Damita Jo Jackson is an American singer, songwriter, and actress. Known for a series of sonically innovative, socially conscious and sexually provocative records, as well as elaborate stage shows, television roles, and film roles, she has been a prominent figure in popular culture for over 25 ...more

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    • Age: age 49
    • Birthplace: Gary, Indiana, United States of America
    • Profession: Spokesperson, Fashion designer, Record producer, Singer-songwriter, Film Producer, + more
    • Credits: Good Times, Why Did I Get Married?, Why Did I Get Married Too?, Poetic Justice, Fame, + more
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    Mario Armando Lavandeira, Jr., known professionally as Perez Hilton, is an American blogger, columnist and television personality. His blog, PerezHilton.com, is known for posts covering gossip items about celebrities. He is also known for posting tabloid photographs over which he has added his own ...more

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    • Age: age 37
    • Birthplace: Miami, Florida, United States of America
    • Profession: Actor, Writer, TV Personality
    • Credits: Campfire Stories, TRL, Another Gay Sequel: Gays Gone Wild!, Extra, Going Down in La-La Land, + more
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    Cher is an American singer, songwriter, actress, model, fashion designer, television host, comedian, dancer, businesswoman, philanthropist, author, film producer, director, and record producer. Described as embodying female autonomy in a male-dominated industry, she is known for her distinctive ...more

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    • Age: age 69
    • Birthplace: USA, California, El Centro
    • Profession: Fashion designer, Record producer, Songwriter, Film Producer, Actor, + more
    • Credits: Moonstruck, The Witches of Eastwick, Stuck on You, Silkwood, Zookeeper, + more
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    Ian McKellen
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    Sir Ian Murray McKellen, CH, CBE is an English actor. He is the recipient of six Laurence Olivier Awards, a Tony Award, a Golden Globe Award, a Screen Actors Guild Award, a BIF Award, two Saturn Awards, four Drama Desk Awards and two Critics' Choice Awards. He has also received two Academy Award ...more

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    • Age: age 76
    • Birthplace: England, Burnley
    • Profession: Businessperson, Screenwriter, Actor, Voice acting
    • Credits: The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King, The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring, X-Men, The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers, X-Men: The Last Stand, + more
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    Margaret Cho
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    Margaret Moran Cho is an American comedian, fashion designer, actress, author, and singer-songwriter. Cho is best known for her stand-up routines, through which she critiques social and political problems, especially those pertaining to race and sexuality. She has also directed and appeared in music ...more

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    • Age: age 47
    • Birthplace: USA, California, San Francisco
    • Profession: Fashion designer, Comedian, Television producer, Singer-songwriter, Film Producer, + more
    • Credits: Face/Off, 17 Again, One Missed Call, Drop Dead Diva, Dancing with the Stars, + more
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    Cyndi Lauper is a co-founder of True Colors Fund.more

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    • Age: age 62
    • Birthplace: New York City, USA, New York, Astoria
    • Profession: Record producer, Songwriter, Musician, Actor, Singer, + more
    • Credits: The Apprentice, Girls Just Want to Have Fun, Dirty Movie, Mother Goose Rock 'n' Rhyme, Vibes, + more
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    Harvey Bernard Milk was an American politician who became the first openly gay person to be elected to public office in California when he won a seat on the San Francisco Board of Supervisors. Politics and gay activism were not his early interests; he was not open about his homosexuality and did not ...more

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    • Age: Died at 48 (1930-1978)
    • Birthplace: Woodmere, New York, United States of America
    • Profession: Businessperson, Politician
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    Chaz Salvatore Bono is an American advocate, writer and musician. He is the only child of American entertainers Sonny and Cher. Bono is a transgender man. In 1995, several years after being outed as lesbian by the tabloid press, he publicly self-identified as such in a cover story in a leading American ...more

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    • Age: age 46
    • Birthplace: Los Angeles, California, USA
    • Profession: Musician, Author, Writer
    • Credits: Dancing with the Stars, Celebrity Fit Club, Becoming Chaz, Fronterz, Cher
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    La Toya Yvonne Jackson is an American singer, songwriter, author, television personality, actress, businesswoman, philanthropist, activist and former model. She is the fifth child of the Jackson family. She maintained a career as a singer throughout the 1980s and 1990s, and returned to music in 2004 ...more

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    • Age: age 59
    • Birthplace: Gary, Indiana, United States of America
    • Profession: Activist, Businessperson, Songwriter, Musician, Singer-songwriter, + more
    • Credits: The Apprentice, Celebrity Big Brother, The Jacksons: America's First Family of Music, The Jacksons, Armed & Famous, + more
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    Larry Kramer
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    Larry Kramer is an American playwright, author, public health advocate, and LGBT rights activist. He began his career rewriting scripts while working for Columbia Pictures, which led him to London where he worked with United Artists. There he wrote the screenplay for the 1969 film Women in Love, and ...more

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    • Age: age 80
    • Birthplace: USA, Connecticut, Bridgeport
    • Profession: Novelist, Film Producer, Screenwriter, Author, Essayist, + more
    • Credits: Women in Love, The Normal Heart, Here We Go Round the Mulberry Bush, Lost Horizon
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    Coretta Scott King
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    Coretta Scott King was an American author, activist, and civil rights leader. Coretta Scott King helped lead the African-American Civil Rights Movement in the 1960s. King was an active advocate for African-American equality. King met Martin Luther King, Jr. while in college and their participation ...more

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    • Age: Died at 79 (1927-2006)
    • Birthplace: Heiberger, Alabama, United States of America
    • Profession: Civil rights activist, Author, Singer, Women's rights activist, Writer, + more
    • Credits: Half Past Autumn, In Remembrance of Martin, A Moment in Time: Conversations with Legendary Women: Legends & Leaders
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    Joël Gustave Nana Ngongang, frequently known as Joel Nana, is a leading African LGBT human rights advocate and HIV/AIDS activist. Nana's career as a human rights advocate has spanned numerous African countries, including Nigeria, Senegal and South Africa, in addition to his native Cameroon. Currently ...more

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    • Age: age 33
    • Birthplace: Cameroon
    • Profession: Journalist
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    Tarja Kaarina Halonen is a Finnish politician who was the 11th President of Finland, serving from 2000 to 2012. She was the first female head of state in Finland and while she was in office, in 2003 and 2010-11, Finland also had female prime ministers. Halonen held two appointments as a minister and ...more

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    • Age: age 72
    • Birthplace: Finland
    • Profession: Politician, Lawyer
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    Ashok Row Kavi is an Indian journalist and one of India's most prominent LGBT rights activists.more

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    • Age: age 68
    • Birthplace: Mumbai, India
    • Profession: Journalist, Writer
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    Manvendra Singh Gohil
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    Prince Manvendra Singh Gohil belongs to the royal family of the former princely state of Rajpipla in India. His parents attempted but failed to disinherit him after he revealed his homosexuality, and since then his relations with the family have been in question. He is the only known person of royal ...more

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    • Age: age 50
    • Birthplace: Ajmer, India
    • Credits: Meghdhanushya — The Colour of Life
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    Daniel Choi is an American former infantry officer in the United States Army who served in combat in the Iraq war during 2006-2007. He became an LGBT rights activist following his coming out on The Rachel Maddow Show in March 2009 and publicly challenged America's Don't Ask, Don't Tell policy, which ...more

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    • Age: age 34
    • Birthplace: California, United States of America
    • Profession: Activist, Soldier
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    Yolanda King
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    Yolanda Denise King was an American activist and first-born child of Coretta Scott King and civil rights leader Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. She was known also for her artistic and entertainment endeavors and public speaking. Her childhood experience was greatly influenced by her father's highly ...more

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    • Age: Died at 52 (1955-2007)
    • Birthplace: Montgomery County, Contiguous United States, United States of America, United States, with Territories, + more
    • Profession: Spokesperson, Actor, Human rights activist
    • Credits: Selma, Lord, Selma, Liberty's Kids, Our Friend, + more
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