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ANCIENT TIMES
Plato / Greek Philosopher

Socrates / Greek Philosopher
Sappho / Greek Woman Poet
Aristotle / Greek Philosopher

CLASSICS
Michelangelo / Italian Artist
Leonardo Da Vinci / Italian Artist and Scientist
Christopher Marlowe / English Playwright

Virgil / Roman Poet

RULERS
Alexander the Great / Macedonian Ruler
Peter the Great / Russian Czar
Frederick the Great / King of Prussia

Hadrian / Roman Emperor

David / King of Israel

 

WRITERS
Francis Bacon / English Statesman, Author
T.E. Lawrence / English Soldier, Author
Lord Byron / English Poet
Walt Whitman / US Poet, Author
Oscar Wilde / Irish Author
Marcel Proust / French Author
Gertrude Stein / US Poet, Author
Alice B. Toklas / US Author
James Baldwin / US Author
Herman Melville / US Author
Willa Cather / US Author
Langston Hughes / US Author
E.M. Forster / English Author
Hans Christian Andersen / Danish Author
Ralph Waldo Emerson / US Author

Alice Walker / US Writer (The Color Purple)
Virginia Woolf / English Author
Tennessee Williams / US Playwright
Rainer Maria Rilke / German Poet
Edward Albee / US Playwright
Armistead Maupin / US Writer
Rita Mae Brown / US Novelist
Gore Vidal / US Novelist
Allen Ginsberg / US Poet
W.H. Auden / English Poet
Truman Capote / US Writer
Maurice Sendak / US Writer
P.L. Travers / English Writer (Mary Poppins)

 

MUSICIANS
Katherine Lee Bates / US Songwriter (America the Beautiful)
Cole Porter / US Composer
Leonard Bernstein / US Composer
Peter Tchaikovsky / Russian Composer
Dave Koz / US Jazz Musician
Melissa Etheridge / US Rock Star
Amy Ray & Emily Saliers / US Musicians (Indigo Girls)
Elton John / English Rock Star
Janis Joplin / US Singer
George Michael / English Pop Star
Boy George / English Pop Star
David Bowie / British Musician

Ani DiFranco / US Musician
Brian Epstein / English Manager for the Beatles
David Geffen / US Music Producer
Liberace / US Pianist, Entertainer
Michael Stipe / US Rock Star (Lead Singer of REM)
Joan Baez / US Musician
Tracy Chapman / US Musician
KD Lang / US Musician
Rufus Wainwright / US Musician
Lance Bass / US Pop Star (N'Sync)
Brandi Carlisle / US Musician
Clay Aiken / US Musician (American Idol)
Chely Wright / US Musician (Country Music)
Ricky Martin / US Pop Star

Barry Manilow / US Pop Star

 

ARTISTS/DANCERS
Rudolf Nuryev / Russian Ballet Dancer
Andy Warhol / US Artist
Keith Haring / US Painter
Annie Leibovitz / US Photographer
Tommy Tune / US Tap Dancer, Broadway Star
Frida Kahlo / Mexican Painter
Robert Mapplethorpe / US Photographer
Josephine Baker / US Dancer
Isadora Duncan / US Dancer
Bronislava Nijinska / Russian Dancer
Vaslav Nijinsky / Russian Dancer
Isaac Mizrahi / US Fashion Designer
Nate Berkus / US Interior Designer
 

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BUSINESS/ECONOMICS
Tim Cook / CEO of Apple Computers
John M. Keynes / English Economist
John Browne / CEO of BP Oil Company
Robert Hanson / CEO of American Eagle Outfitters
Joseph Evangelisti / CCO of JP Morgan Chase
Peter Thiel / Co-Founder of PayPal

 

GOVT/POLITICS
Eleanor Roosevelt / US First Lady
Harvey Milk / US Politician
Roberta Achtenburg / US Politician
Barney Frank / US Congressman (MA)
Gerry Studds / US Congressman (MA)
Steve Gunderson / US Congressman (WI)
J. Edgar Hoover / US Director of the FBI
Dag Hammerskjold / Swedish UN Secretary
Patricia Todd / Alabama Legislator
Tammy Baldwin / US Congresswomen (WI)
Deval Patrick / Massachusetts Governor

Jim Kolbe / US Congressman (AZ)
Jared Polis / US Congressman (CO)
Mark Takano / US Congressman (CA)
Jim McGreevey / New Jersey Governor
Sam Adams / Portland OR Mayor
Annise Parker / Houston TX Mayor
David Cicilline / Providence RI Mayor
David Young / Judge
 

 

RELIGION
Gene Robinson / US Episcopal Bishop
Mel White / President, Founder of SoulForce
 

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MILITARY
Tammy Smith / US Army General
Reichen Lehmkuhl / US Air Force Officer
Gary Ross / US Navy Officer
Dan Choi / US Army Officer

ACTIVISTS
Bayard Rustin / US Civil Rights Activist w MLK
Angela Davis / US Political Activist
Candace Gingrich / US Gay Rights Activist
Kate Kendell / NCLR Executive Director
Ruth Ellis / US Civil Rights Activist (1899-2000)
Susan B. Anthony / US Women's Suffrage Activist
Sarah McBride / US Trans Activist

 

ATHLETES
Martina Navratilova / US Tennis Player
Greg Louganis / US Olympic Swimmer
Billie Jean King / US Tennis Player
Sheryl Swoopes / US WNBA Basketball Player
Jason Collins / US NBA Basketball Player
Michael Sam / US NFL Football Player
Brian Boitano / US Olympic Figure Skater
Esera Tuaolo / US NFL Football Player
John Amaechi / US NBA Basketball Player
Orlando Cruz / Puerto Rican Boxer
Tom Daily / British Olympic Diver
Brittany Griner / US WNBA Basketball Player
Abby Wamback / Olympic Soccer Player
Belle Brockhoff / US Olympic Snowboarder
Caitlyn Jenner (Formerly Bruce Jenner) / US Olympic Runner
 

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SCIENCE/RESEARCH/PHILOSOPHY
Alfred Kinsey / Researcher, Father of Sexology (1894-1956)
Magnus Hirschfeld / German Physician, Sexologist (1868-1935)
Alan Turing / British Mathematician (1912-1954)
Michael Foucault / French Philosopher, Sociologist, Educator (1926-1984)
Deirdre McCloskey / Economist, Economic Historian
Sally Ride / American Physicist, Astronaut (1951-2012)

 

NEWS/MEDIA
Rachel Maddow / US News Commentator (MSNBC)
Anderson Cooper / US Newscaster (CNN)
Suze Orman / US Financial Expert, TV Host
Michael Musto / US Journalist (Village Voice)

Don Lemon / US News Anchor (CNN)
Sam Champion / US TV Weatherman (Good Morning America)
Robin Roberts / US Talk Show Host (Good Morning America)
Stephanie Miller / US Talk Show Host
Janet Mock / US Magazine Editor (People)
Shepard Smith / US Newscaster (FOX News)

Ari Shapiro / US Radio Newscaster (NPR)

 

 

ACTORS / ENTERTAINERS
James Dean / US Film Actor
Montgomery Clift / US Film Actor
Rock Hudson / US Film Actor
Tab Hunter / US Film Actor
Ellen Degeneres / US Actor, Comedian
Lily Tomlin / US Actor, Comedian
B.D. Wong / US Actor
Margaret Cho / US Comedian
Rosie O'Donnell / US Comedian, Actor
Suzanne Westenhofer / US Comedian
Sandra Bernhardt / US Comedian, Actress
Siegfried and Roy / US Entertainers
Dick Sargent / US Television Actor (2nd Darrin on Bewitched)
Robert Reed / US Television Actor (Mike Brady on Brady Bunch)
 

 

John Waters / US Film Maker
Portia de Rossi / US Television Actor
Jodie Foster / US Film Actor, Director
Rupert Everett / English Actor
David Hyde Pierce / US Television Actor
Graham Chapman / English Actor (Monty Python)
Richard Chamberlain / US Actor
George Takei / US Actor (Star Trek)
Cynthia Nixon / US Television Actor (Sex And The City)
Neil Patrick Harris / US TV Actor (Doogie Howser, How I Met Your Mother)
Wanda Sykes / US Comedian, Actor
Cherry Jones / US Actor
 

 

Meredith Baxter / US Television Actor (Family Ties)
Kelly McGillis / US Movie Actor
John Barrowman / US/UK Actor
Kristy McNichol / US Movie, TV Actor
Lindsey Lohan / US Movie Actor
Chris Colfer / US Television Actor (Glee)
Jim Parsons / US Television Actor (Big Bang Theory)
Jesse Tyler Ferguson / US Television Actor (Modern Family)

Doug Spearman / US Film Actor
Heather Peace / English Actor, Sing, Songwriter
Gillian Anderson / US TV Actor (X Files)
Victor Garber / US Movie Actor (Argo, Titanic, Godspell)
Jim Nabors / US TV Actor (Andy Griffith, Gomer Pyle)
Raven Symone / US TV Actor (Cosby Show)
Ellen Page / US Movie Actor (Juno)
Laverne Cox / US Trans TV Actor (Orange is the New Black)

Kristen Stewart (Twilight)
 

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OTHER
Mary Cheney / Daughter of US Vice President Dick Cheney
Chrissy Gephardt / Daughter of US Senator Richard Gephardt
Chaz Bono (Formerly Chastity Bono) / Child of Sonny & Cher
Jaden Smith / Child of Will Smith & Jada Pinkett Smith
Brandi Burgess / Daughter of Rick Burgess (Rick & Bubba Show)

 


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