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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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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
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Barbara Bush
(Activist)
Barbara Bush
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Birthdate: November 25, 1981
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Dallas, United States
 6 
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
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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. 

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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.

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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
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Thomas Beatie
(Public speaker)
Thomas Beatie
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Birthdate: January 20, 1974
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Honolulu, Hawaii, United States
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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
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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
 17 
Betty DeGeneres
(LGBT Rights Activist & Former Speech Therapist)
Betty DeGeneres
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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
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Cooper Hefner
(Businessman)
Cooper Hefner
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Birthdate: September 4, 1991
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Los Angeles, California, USA
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Lisa Lampanelli
(Stand-up Comedians)
Lisa Lampanelli
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Birthdate: July 19, 1961
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Trumbull, Connecticut, USA
 21 
Larry Kramer
(Playwright)
Larry Kramer
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Birthdate: June 25, 1935
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Bridgeport, Connecticut, USA
 22 
Dennis Kucinich
(Politician)
Dennis Kucinich
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Birthdate: October 8, 1946
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Cleveland, Ohio, USA
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Wilson Cruz
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Birthdate: December 27, 1973
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Brooklyn, New York, USA
 24 
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.

 25 
Fletcher
(Singer)
Fletcher
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Birthdate: March 19, 1994
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Asbury Park, New Jersey, United States
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Gale Harold
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Birthdate: July 10, 1969
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Decatur, Georgia, USA
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Alexandra Billings
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Birthdate: March 28, 1962
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Schaumburg, Illinois, USA
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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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Rita Mae Brown
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Birthdate: November 28, 1944
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Hanover, Pennsylvania, United States
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Sarah Hegazi
(Human rights activist)
Sarah Hegazi
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Birthdate: May 22, 1989
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Egypt
Died: June 14, 2020
 31 
DEV
(Songwriter)
DEV
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Birthdate: July 2, 1989
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Tracy, United States
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Lola Rodríguez
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Birthdate: November 26, 1998
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Las Palmas, Spain
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Georgina Amoros
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Birthdate: April 30, 1998
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Barcelona, Spain
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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
 35 
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
 36 
Jónsi
(Icelandic Musician Who is Member of the Post-Rock Band 'Sigur Rós')
Jónsi
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Birthdate: April 23, 1975
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Reykjavík, Iceland

Jónsi is an Icelandic musician best known for his association with a post-rock band named Sigur Rós, where he performs as a vocalist and multi-instrumentalist. Renowned for using his cello bow on guitar, Jónsi has also achieved popularity for his amazing countertenor voice.

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Michael Huffington
(Politician)
Michael Huffington
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Birthdate: September 3, 1947
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Dallas, Texas, United States U.S.
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Omar Sharif Jr.
(Actor, Model)
Omar Sharif Jr.
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Birthdate: November 28, 1983
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Montreal, Quebec, Canada
 39 
Jelena Karleuša
(Serbian Pop Singer)
Jelena Karleuša
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Birthdate: August 17, 1978
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Belgrade, Serbia

Serbian pop artist and activist Jelena Karleuša, or JK, had started her music career as a turbo-folk singer, before switching to pop. She is also known for her constant support for various campaigns such as LGBT rights, veganism, and animal rights. A youth icon, she is also the most-followed Serbian female Instagram star.

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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
 42 
Alan Duncan
(Politician)
Alan Duncan
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Birthdate: March 31, 1957
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Rickmansworth, Hertfordshire, England, UK
 43 
Brian Sims
(Politician)
Brian Sims
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Birthdate: September 16, 1978
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Washington, D.C., United States
 44 
Michael Lucas
(Adult Film Star, Director)
Michael Lucas
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Birthdate: March 10, 1972
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Moscow, Russia

Michael Lucas is a Russian-Israeli-American film director, businessman, journalist, and gay pornographic film actor. He is credited with founding Manhattan's largest gay-adult-film company Lucas Entertainment where he also serves as the CEO. Lucas has also contributed as a columnist for publications like HuffPost and The Advocate. Michael Lucas was made an inductee of the GayVN Hall of Fame in 2009.

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Coccinelle
(Actress)
Coccinelle
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Birthdate: August 23, 1931
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Paris, France
Died: October 9, 2006
 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
 47 
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
 48 
Jón Gnarr
(Actor)
Jón Gnarr
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Birthdate: January 2, 1967
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Reykjavík, Iceland
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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
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Andrea
(Singer)
Andrea
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Birthdate: January 23, 1987
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Sofia, Bulgaria