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.

 1 Hunter Schafer

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Famous As: Model
Birthdate: 1999 AD
Nationality: American

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.

 2 Chaz Bono

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Famous As: Actor, LGBT Rights Activist
Birthdate: March 4, 1969
Sun Sign: Pisces
Nationality: American

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.

 3 Fran Drescher

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Famous As: Actress
Birthdate: September 30, 1957
Sun Sign: Libra
Nationality: American

Fran Drescher is an American actress and comedian. Characterized by her thick New York accent and nasal voice, Fran Drescher serves as an inspiration to many cancer patients as she successfully fought off the disease after suffering from uterine cancer. She is also an outspoken LGBT rights activist and healthcare advocate.

 4 Laverne Cox

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Famous As: Actress
Birthdate: May 29, 1972
Sun Sign: Gemini
Nationality: American

 5 Eartha Kitt

Eartha Kitt
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Famous As: Singer
Birthdate: January 17, 1927
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Nationality: American
Died: December 25, 2008

 6 Barbara Bush

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Famous As: Activist
Birthdate: November 25, 1981
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Nationality: American

 7 George Takei

George Takei
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Famous As: Actor, Activist
Birthdate: April 20, 1937
Sun Sign: Aries
Nationality: American
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 8 Tipper Gore

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Famous As: Advocate
Birthdate: August 19, 1948
Sun Sign: Leo
Nationality: American

 9 Delta Burke

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Famous As: Actress
Birthdate: July 30, 1956
Sun Sign: Leo
Nationality: American

 10 Marsha P. Johnson

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Famous As: Civil Rights Activist
Birthdate: August 24, 1945
Sun Sign: Virgo
Nationality: American
Died: July 6, 1992

 11 Lance Bass

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Famous As: Singer
Birthdate: May 4, 1979
Sun Sign: Taurus
Nationality: American

 12 Cooper Hefner

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Famous As: Businessman
Birthdate: September 4, 1991
Sun Sign: Virgo
Nationality: American
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 13 Maryse Ouellet

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Famous As: Wrestler
Birthdate: January 21, 1983
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Nationality: Canadian, American

 14 Matt McGorry

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Famous As: Actor
Birthdate: April 12, 1986
Sun Sign: Aries
Nationality: American

 15 Alexandra Paul

Alexandra Paul
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Famous As: Actress
Birthdate: July 29, 1963
Sun Sign: Leo
Nationality: American

 16 Bayard Rustin

Bayard Rustin
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Famous As: Activist
Birthdate: March 17, 1912
Sun Sign: Pisces
Nationality: American
Died: August 24, 1987

 17 Jazz Jennings

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Famous As: LGBTQ Rights Activist, Internet Personality, Spokesmodel
Birthdate: October 6, 2000
Sun Sign: Libra
Nationality: American

 18 Yolanda King

Yolanda King
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Famous As: Activist
Birthdate: November 17, 1955
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Nationality: American
Died: May 15, 2007

 19 Janet Mock

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Famous As: Writer
Birthdate: March 10, 1983
Sun Sign: Pisces
Nationality: American

 20 Greg Louganis

Greg Louganis
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Famous As: Diver
Birthdate: January 29, 1960
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Nationality: American

 21 Wilson Cruz

Wilson Cruz
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Famous As: Actor
Birthdate: December 27, 1973
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Nationality: American

 22 Betty DeGeneres

Betty DeGeneres
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Famous As: Speech Therapist
Birthdate: May 20, 1930
Sun Sign: Taurus
Nationality: American

 23 Gavin Creel

Gavin Creel
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Famous As: Actor
Birthdate: April 18, 1976
Sun Sign: Aries
Nationality: American

 24 Dan Savage

Dan Savage
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Famous As: Author
Birthdate: October 7, 1964
Sun Sign: Libra
Nationality: American

 25 Dennis Kucinich

Dennis Kucinich
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Famous As: Politician
Birthdate: October 8, 1946
Sun Sign: Libra
Nationality: American

 26 Larry Kramer

Larry Kramer
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Famous As: Playwright
Birthdate: June 25, 1935
Sun Sign: Cancer
Nationality: American

 27 Rita Mae Brown

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Famous As: Writer
Birthdate: November 28, 1944
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Nationality: American

 28 Lisa Lampanelli

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Famous As: Stand-up Comedians
Birthdate: July 19, 1961
Sun Sign: Cancer
Nationality: American

 29 Gale Harold

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Famous As: Actor
Birthdate: July 10, 1969
Sun Sign: Cancer
Nationality: American

 30 Alexandra Billings

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Famous As: Actress
Birthdate: March 28, 1962
Sun Sign: Aries
Nationality: American

 31 Blake McIver Ewing

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Famous As: Singer
Birthdate: March 27, 1985
Sun Sign: Aries
Nationality: American

 32 Michael Huffington

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Famous As: Politician
Birthdate: September 3, 1947
Sun Sign: Virgo
Nationality: American

 33 Alan Duncan

Alan Duncan
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Famous As: Politician
Birthdate: March 31, 1957
Sun Sign: Aries
Nationality: British

 34 Coccinelle

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Famous As: Actress
Birthdate: August 23, 1931
Sun Sign: Leo
Nationality: French
Died: October 9, 2006

 35 José Sarria

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Famous As: Drag queen
Birthdate: December 13, 1922
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Nationality: American
Died: August 19, 2013

 36 Paul Monette

Paul Monette
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Famous As: Author
Birthdate: October 16, 1945
Sun Sign: Libra
Nationality: American
Died: February 10, 1995

 37 Dirk Bach

Dirk Bach
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Famous As: Actor
Birthdate: April 23, 1961
Sun Sign: Taurus
Nationality: German
Died: October 1, 2012

 38 David Kato

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Famous As: Teacher
Birthdate: February 13, 1964
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Nationality: Ugandan
Died: January 26, 2011

 39 Virginia Prince

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Famous As: Publisher
Birthdate: November 23, 1912
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Nationality: American
Died: May 2, 2009

 40 Troy Perry

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Famous As: Religious Leader
Birthdate: July 27, 1940
Sun Sign: Leo
Nationality: American

 41 Jack Parsons

Jack Parsons
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Famous As: Researcher
Birthdate: October 2, 1914
Sun Sign: Libra
Nationality: American
Died: June 17, 1952

 42 Lorena Borjas

Lorena Borjas
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Famous As: Activist
Birthdate: May 29, 1960
Sun Sign: Gemini
Nationality: Mexican, American
Died: March 30, 2020

 43 Christine Marinoni

Christine Marinoni
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Famous As: Gay Rights Activist
Birthdate: 0000 AD
Nationality: American

 44 Richard Isay

Richard Isay
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Famous As: Psychiatrist
Birthdate: December 13, 1934
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Nationality: American
Died: June 28, 2012

 45 Del Martin

Del Martin
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Famous As: Gay rights activist
Birthdate: May 5, 1921
Sun Sign: Taurus
Nationality: American
Died: August 27, 2008

 46 Cybill Lynne Shepherd

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Famous As: Actress
Birthdate: February 18, 1950
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Nationality: American

 47 Axel Axgil

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Famous As: Gay rights activist
Birthdate: April 3, 1915
Sun Sign: Aries
Nationality: Danish
Died: October 29, 2011

 48 DEV

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Famous As: Songwriter
Birthdate: July 2, 1989
Sun Sign: Cancer
Nationality: American

 49 Sarah Hegazi

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Famous As: Human rights activist
Birthdate: May 22, 1989
Sun Sign: Gemini
Nationality: Egyptian
Died: June 14, 2020

 50 S. E. Cupp

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Famous As: Television presenter
Birthdate: February 23, 1979
Sun Sign: Pisces
Nationality: American
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