LGBT Rights Activists

A number of people/activists have played an important role and made huge difference to the cause of the LGBT community. Without these fearless and incredible activists, the LGBT rights movement would not have been the same. Here are some of the important LGBT rights activists you should know.
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Hunter Schafer
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Birthdate: 1999 AD
Birthplace: Raleigh, North Carolina

A promising young actress, model and LGBT rights activist, Hunter Schafer found fame with her debut role - Jules - in the HBO series Euphoria. Before this, she made a name for herself in the modelling industry working for famous designers and brands. A proud transgender woman, she has been fighting for the rights of LGBTQ since a long time.

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Laverne Cox
(First Transgender Person To Appear on Cover of 'Time' Magazine)

Laverne Cox
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Birthdate: May 29, 1972
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Mobile, Alabama, United States

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Chaz Bono
(Actor, Writer)

Chaz Bono
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Birthdate: March 4, 1969
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Los Angeles, California, United States

Born to famous entertainers, Sonny and Cher Bono, actor Chaz Bono made his first television appearance in his parents’ show. Later, he pursued a musical career with a band named Ceremony. A lesbian, he underwent a female-to-male gender transition and created a documentary Becoming Chaz about his experience. He has also authored books and featured in films and television projects.

 4 
Rosalia
(Singer)

Rosalia
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Birthdate: September 25, 1993
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Sant Esteve Sesrovires, Spain

Grammy-winning Spanish flamenco singer Rosalia is quite a sensation in Latin music and has often experimented with R&B, hip-hop, and electronic music, too. She gained global fame with the single Malamente and also scripted history as the first-ever Spanish-language artist to gain a Best New Artist nomination at the Grammys.

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Indya Moore
(Actress)

Indya Moore
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Birthdate: January 17, 1995
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: The Bronx, New York, United States

 6 
Barbara Bush
(Activist)

Barbara Bush
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Birthdate: November 25, 1981
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Dallas, United States

 7 
Jazz Jennings
(LGBTQ Rights Activist, Internet Personality, Spokesmodel)

Jazz Jennings
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Birthdate: October 6, 2000
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Florida
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Marsha P. Johnson
(Civil Rights Activist)

Marsha P. Johnson
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Birthdate: August 24, 1945
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Elizabeth, New Jersey, USA
Died: July 6, 1992

 9 
Margaret Cho
(Actress & Comedian Known for Her Role in 'All-American Girl' and '30 Rock')

Margaret Cho
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Birthdate: December 5, 1968
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: San Francisco, California, United States

Stand-up comedian, actress, and fashion designer Margaret Cho is best known for creating and starring in the ABC sitcom All-American Girl. She had a difficult childhood marred by sexual abuse and struggled for years to build a successful career. Besides comedy, she has her own clothing line. She actively supports women’s rights and LGBTQA+ rights. 

 10 
Tipper Gore
(Advocate)

Tipper Gore
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Birthdate: August 19, 1948
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Washington, District of Columbia, USA

Mary Elizabeth Gore, better known as Tipper Gore, was married to former American president Al Gore. She had a major role in establishing the Parents Music Resource Center, which made CDs carry parental advisory stickers, to prevent their children from listening to music laced with profanity.

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S. E. Cupp
(Television presenter)

S. E. Cupp
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Birthdate: February 23, 1979
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Oceanside, California, U.S.

S. E. Cupp is an American TV host, writer, and political commentator. As a writer, Cupp has contributed to several popular publications like The Washington Post, Maxim, and New York Daily News. A regular guest host on Fox News' talk show Red Eye w/ Greg Gutfeld, Cupp has also hosted other talk shows like The Cycle.

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Angelica Ross
(Businessperson)

Angelica Ross
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Birthdate: November 28, 1980
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Kenosha, Wisconsin
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Jack Parsons
(Researcher)

Jack Parsons
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Birthdate: October 2, 1914
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Los Angeles, California, United States
Died: June 17, 1952

Rocketry pioneer Jack Parsons is best remembered as one of the founders of the Jet Propulsion Laboratory. He also co-established the Aerojet Engineering Corporation and developed the first rocket engine that used a propellant. He was also known for his multiple sexual affairs and sex cult rituals.

 14 
Janet Mock
(Writer & Transgender Activist Know for Her Debut Book, The Memoir Redefining Realness, Became a New York Times Bestseller)

Janet Mock
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Birthdate: March 10, 1983
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Honolulu, Hawaii, United States

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Ella Emhoff
(Model, Artist and Fashion designer)

Ella Emhoff
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Birthdate: May 29, 1999
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: United States

 16 
Thomas Beatie
(Public speaker)

Thomas Beatie
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Birthdate: January 20, 1974
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Honolulu, Hawaii, United States

 17 
María Conchita Alonso
(Singer known for the song Love Maniac and The Witch)

María Conchita Alonso
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Birthdate: June 29, 1957
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Cienfuegos, Cuba

 18 
Bayard Rustin
(Activist)

Bayard Rustin
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Birthdate: March 17, 1912
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: West Chester, Pennsylvania, USA
Died: August 24, 1987

 19 
Betty DeGeneres
(LGBT Rights Activist & Former Speech Therapist)

Betty DeGeneres
3
Birthdate: May 20, 1930
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: New Orleans, Louisiana, United States

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Gavin Creel
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Birthdate: April 18, 1976
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Findlay, Ohio, USA

 21 
Cooper Hefner
(Businessman)

Cooper Hefner
2
Birthdate: September 4, 1991
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Los Angeles, California, USA

 22 
Lisa Lampanelli
(Stand-up Comedians)

Lisa Lampanelli
3
Birthdate: July 19, 1961
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Trumbull, Connecticut, USA

 23 
Dennis Kucinich
(Politician)

Dennis Kucinich
3
Birthdate: October 8, 1946
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Cleveland, Ohio, USA

 24 
Larry Kramer
(Playwright)

Larry Kramer
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Birthdate: June 25, 1935
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Bridgeport, Connecticut, USA

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Wilson Cruz
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Birthdate: December 27, 1973
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Brooklyn, New York, USA

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Gale Harold
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Birthdate: July 10, 1969
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Decatur, Georgia, USA

 27 
iO Tillett Wright
(Photographer and Activist Well Known as the Co-host of MTV Documentary Series 'Suspect')

iO Tillett Wright
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Birthdate: September 2, 1985
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: New York City, New York, United States

iO Tillett Wright is an American photographer, author, activist, TV and podcast host. He is credited with founding the now-defunct international street art magazine Overspray for which he served as the editor-in-chief until 2009. His podcast The Ballad Of Billy Balls was counted among the best of 2019 and was considered for television development.

 28 
Fletcher
(Singer)

Fletcher
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Birthdate: March 19, 1994
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Asbury Park, New Jersey, United States

 29 
Annie Sprinkle
(American Sexologist and Co-creator of the 'Ecosexual' Movement)

Annie Sprinkle
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Birthdate: July 23, 1954
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States

Annie Sprinkle is an American sexologist who supports sex work and healthcare. Sprinkle, who identifies herself as ecosexual, works as a feminist stripper, sex educator, pornographic actress, and sex-positive feminist. She is credited with popularizing lesbian pornography and the post-porn movement.

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Alexandra Billings
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Birthdate: March 28, 1962
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Schaumburg, Illinois, USA

 31 
Lisa Origliasso
(Singer, Songwriter)

Lisa Origliasso
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Birthdate: December 25, 1984
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Albany Creek, Queensland, Australia

Lisa Origliasso is an Australian singer-songwriter best known for forming the popular pop duo The Veronicas along with her twin sister, Jessica. Origliasso is also known for her humanitarian efforts; in 2006, she joined the Wildlife Warriors Worldwide, an organization that aims at protecting animals and their natural environments.

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Rita Mae Brown
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Birthdate: November 28, 1944
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Hanover, Pennsylvania, United States

 33 
Sarah Hegazi
(Human rights activist)

Sarah Hegazi
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Birthdate: May 22, 1989
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Egypt
Died: June 14, 2020

 34 
DEV
(Songwriter)

DEV
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Birthdate: July 2, 1989
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Tracy, United States

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Georgina Amoros
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Birthdate: April 30, 1998
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Barcelona, Spain

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Manizha
(Pop music performer who was nominated for Sobaka.ru Magazine's Top 50 award in 2017)

Manizha
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Birthdate: July 8, 1991
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Dushanbe, Tajikistan

 37 
Gia Gunn
(For competing on the sixth season of RuPaul's Drag Race)

Gia Gunn
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Birthdate: May 10, 1990
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Chicago, Illinois, United States

 38 
Michael Huffington
(Politician)

Michael Huffington
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Birthdate: September 3, 1947
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Dallas, Texas, United States U.S.

 39 
Jónsi
(Musician)

Jónsi
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Birthdate: April 23, 1975
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Reykjavík, Iceland

 40 
Omar Sharif Jr.
(Actor, Model)

Omar Sharif Jr.
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Birthdate: November 28, 1983
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Montreal, Quebec, Canada

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Jelena Karleuša
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Birthdate: August 17, 1978
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Belgrade, Serbia

 42 
Anne Marie Waters
(Politician)

Anne Marie Waters
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Birthdate: August 24, 1977
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Dublin, Ireland

Far-right British activist Anne Marie Waters initially joined the UK Independence Party, but after losing its leadership election to Henry Bolton, she formed For Britain, her own anti-Islam party. Her election manifesto promises to ban the burqa and the Sharia Law. The former Labour supporter had also launched the anti-Islam group Pegida UK.

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Iris Kyle
(Bodybuilder, Actress)

Iris Kyle
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Birthdate: August 22, 1974
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Benton Harbor, Michigan, United States

 44 
Alan Duncan
(Politician)

Alan Duncan
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Birthdate: March 31, 1957
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Rickmansworth, Hertfordshire, England, UK

 45 
Brian Sims
(Politician)

Brian Sims
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Birthdate: September 16, 1978
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Washington, D.C., United States

 46 
Sean Doolittle
(Baseball player)

Sean Doolittle
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Birthdate: September 26, 1986
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Rapid City, South Dakota, United States

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Lola Rodríguez
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Birthdate: November 26, 1998
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Las Palmas, Spain

 48 
Pepe Julian Onziema
(LGBT rights and human rights activist)

Pepe Julian Onziema
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Birthdate: November 30, 1980
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Uganda

 49 
Jón Gnarr
(Actor)

Jón Gnarr
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Birthdate: January 2, 1967
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Reykjavík, Iceland

 50 
Lynn Conway
(Transgender Activist & Computer Scientist Who Initiated The Mead-Conway VLSI Chip Design Revolution)

Lynn Conway
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Birthdate: January 2, 1938
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Mount Vernon, New York, United States