So everyone seems to have some role models, so why not an LGBT role model?
Age: 41 (June 23, 1912 – June 7, 1954)
Occupation: mathematician, logician, cryptanalyst, and computer scientist
Most Known for: Halting problem, Turing machine, Cryptanalysis of the Enigma, Automatic Computing Engine, Turing Award, Turing Test, Turing patterns
Information: He helped to crack German codes in WW2, and in 1952, was prosecuted for being homosexual. They conducted hormonal treatments on him, and grew breasts because of this, he committed suicide in 1954. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Alan_Turing
Age: 53 (January 26, 1958 – )
Occupation: Stand-up Comedienne, Television Host and Actress.
Most Known for: hosting The Ellen DeGeneres Show, Voice of Dory (Finding Nemo) and Judge on American Idol Season 9
Information: started her own record label Eleveneleven, with Grayson Chance and Jessica Simpson signed under this label. She is the 15th cousin of Duchess of Cambridge, Catherine Elizabeth (Kate Middleton). http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ellen_DeGeneres
Age: 64 (March 25, 1947 – )
Occupation:English Rock Singer-Songwriter, Composer, Pianist and Actor
Most Known for: established the Elton John Aids Foundation, sold more than 250 million albums worldwide, writing soundtracks to The Lion King, Road to El Doraldo, Gnomeo and Juliet
Information: Knighted by Queen Elizabeth II in 1998, CBE (Commander of the Order of the British Empire) http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Elton_John
Age: 45 (September 5, 1946 – November 25, 1991)
Occupation: British Musician, Singer and Songwriter
Most Known for: Lead vocalist of the rock band Queen, composed Bohemian Rhapsody, Crazy Little Thing Called Love and We are the Champions
Information: He was born Farrokh Bulsara. In 2006, he was named one of the most influential Asian heroes in the past 60 years by Time Magazine. In 2008, Rolling Stone ranked him 18 on their list of the 100 greatest singers. Passed away due to AIDS. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Freddie_Mercury
Age: 74 (April 20, 1937 – )
Most Known for: his role as Hikaru Sulu, helmsman of the USS Enterprise in the television series Star Trek
Information: One of the founders of the Japanese American National Museum in Los Angeles. Large advocate of gay rights, he releases many PSAs to help raise awareness for the LGBT. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/George_Takei
Age: 48 (May 22, 1930 – November 27, 1978)
Most Known for: First openly gay man to be elected to public office (in California)
Information: In 2002, Milk was called “the most famous and most significantly open LGBT official ever elected in the United States”. He was assassinated by previous supervisor Dan White. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Harvey_milk
Age: 72 (May 25, 1939 – )
Most Known for: Playing Gandalf (Lord of the Rings), Magneto (X-Men series), The Toad (Flushed Away), Sir Leigh Teabing (Da Vinci Code)
Information: Came out in 1988, and is now a very prominent advocate for LGBT rights. He is a co-founder of Stonewall, an LGBT lobby group. He was knighted in 1991. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ian_mckellan
Age: 38 (March 24, 1973 – )
Most Known for: Playing Sheldon Cooper (Big Bang Theory), Human Walter (The Muppets)
Information: He has won 2 Emmys, 1 Golden Globe and a Critic’s Choice Television Award. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jim_Parsons
Neil Patrick Harris
Age: 38 (June 15, 1973 – )
Occupation: Actor, Musician, Director and Magician
Most Known for: Himself (Harold and Kumar), Will Fratelli (Beastly), Himself (The Muppets), Barny Stinson (How I Met Your Mother), Dr. Horrible (Dr. Horrible’s Sing-a-long Blog)
Information: He is a fan of magic and serves on the Board of Directors of Hollywood’s Magic Castle. He came out in 2006 and has two children from a surrogate mother with partner David Burtka.
Age: 46 (October 16, 1854 – November 30, 1900)
Most Known for: The Importance of Being Earnest, The Picture of Dorian Gray
Information: He wrote plays, poems as well as books. He was married to Constance Lloyd, but also shared an intimate friendship with Lord Alfred Douglas.
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