DeLarverie was the activist that threw the first punch at the Stonewall Riot on June 27, 1969. Stormé DeLarverie was the sole female performer for the Jewel Box Review, a traveling drag show that toured the country from 1939 into the 1960s.
Val Joe “Rudy” Galindo
The first U.S. skating champion to come out as openly gay, Galindo received the Ryan White Award for Service to Prevent HIV/AIDS.
Garner helped found the National Coalition of Black Gays, the first non-white LGBT organization in the country. As an ordained minister of the Metropolitan Community Church, Garner devoted herself to religious, racial and LGBT advocacy.
Greenwald is a jounralist and disclosed to international media classified U.S. documents obtained by Edward Snowden, thereby exposing controversial NSA surveillance activities.
Angelina Weld Grimké
Grimké’s three-act drama, “Rachel,” was the first play by a black woman to be staged in a public theater.
Holiday sang with the swing era's greatest musicians and was one of the first African-Americans to work with a white orchestra.
Marc Jacobs is an internationally renowned American fashion designer best known for his own label and his work with Louis Vuitton.