Bottini is an activitst that successfully worked to defeat Proposition 64 in 1986, which designated homosexuals as a public menace who should be quarantined.
Best known for his satirical epic poem, “Don Juan,” and his own life of excess, Lord Byron was among the first prominent bisexuals.
In 1985 Callen helped found the People With AIDS Coalition. In doing so he coined the term PWA’s (People With AIDS) to foster a self-empowered movement.
Tseng Kwong Chi/Joesph Tseng
Tseng’s photographs exploit the juxtaposition of perceived and self-assigned identities. Reductive stereotypes were particularly relevant for LGBT Americans of his generation.
Cho is an entertainer that includes queer politics in her uncensored stand-up routines. Her stance against bullying and discrimination earned her a GLAAD Golden Gate Award for enhancing the understanding, advocacy and visibility of the LGBT community.
This writer, illustrator, poet and filmmaker knew no boundaries in his creative endeavors. A prolific catalog of genre-spanning work makes Cocteau one of the most influential figures of the 20th century French art world.
In 2012 Cruz became the first professional boxer to come out during his career and one of the first professional athletes to come out while still active.
Daniels became a Hollywood force when his production company released “Monster’s Ball,” a movie
for which Halle Berry won the Oscar for Best Actress.