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My blog is about extremely rare and forgotten classic music and movies ONLY! I am a multicultural blogger that happens to be gay. Therefore, please don’t turn away from my blog assuming all I will be talking about is gay things, this is NOT the purpose of my blog! Neither will you find any inappropriate imagery anywhere on this site! My blog is pretty much child safe, in comparison to the garbage children are allowed to hear and see today! As a result of many prejudices I faced as a gay male, I felt that it is necessary to dedicate one page to positive LGBT people. Homophobic people need to understand LGBT people’s contribution to all societies; therefore this is NOT “promoting” of any lifestyle.

Below were/are known openly as  lesbian, gay, transgender, transexual, androgynous, gender bending, and bi-sexual people from all walks of life, working/worked to change the world’s perception about us as LGBT people. We’ve always been here, and we’re here to stay. You can’t “faith us way.” This is not a phase so get the fuck over it already and move on. It is now 2015, we have much more to worry about around the globe, than to put so much emphasis on someone’s sexual attractions (that doesn’t involve the opposite sex).  Just grow the hell up because your children are learning from your behavior. Stop the foolishness and do something constructive for your community. Acting like a childish A-hole gets you absolutely nowhere in life. Gays and lesbians are not aliens. If you take a moment to stop wagging your gullet, you may actually find out that most of us are pretty nice people.

I’ve worked very hard to find and present these positive images to you. I hope my first time gay visitors can see how important it is for us to be proud of who they are; and I also hope that these same positive images help dispelled the many backward heterosexual notions  that being gay is all about sex and perversion. I’ll say this, every time I hear about some horrible sex-capades happening in the churches on the news; I don’t believe I’ve ever seen any church member boycott their own church because of it, but they will break their necks to stop two gay people from loving each other. Makes absolutely no sense. Yet you want to exercise some demons? Your looking all over the place, and you can’t see most of them are in your own church. We are real people just like you, the only difference is who we love. End of story! Hope you enjoy the images.

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Amanda Simpson - According to the article I've read, President Obama appointed former test pilot Amanda Simpson as Senior Technical Adviser to the Department of Commerce. Amanda Simpson is believed to be the first transgender presidential appointee.

Amanda Simpson – According to the article I’ve read, President Obama appointed former test pilot Amanda Simpson as Senior Technical Adviser to the Department of Commerce. Amanda Simpson is believed to be the first transgender presidential appointee.

Bill T Jones - Choreographer

Bill T Jones – Choreographer

Chris Kanyon - Pro-Wrestler

Chris Kanyon – Pro-Wrestler

Craig Lowe - City Commissioner

Craig Lowe – City Commissioner

Derieck Scott - Writer

Derieck Scott – Writer (he reminds me of Seal in a way)

Dolce and Gabbana - Unfortunately, they broke up a while ago, but they are still business partners.

Dolce and Gabbana – Unfortunately, they broke up a while ago, but they are still business partners.

Emile Griffith - Boxer

Emile Griffith – Boxer

G Winston James - Writer and Author. Very nice person, and a wonderful spirit.

G Winston James – Writer and Author. Very nice person, and a wonderful spirit.

Guillermo Diaz - Actor

Guillermo Diaz – Actor

Jason Bartlett - He is a democrat and is the highest ranking gay African-American politician in the United States as a Connecticut State Representative of the 2nd District—the same district in which he was raised

Jason Bartlett – He is a democrat and is the highest ranking gay African-American politician in the United States as a Connecticut State Representative of the 2nd District—the same district in which he was raised

Krystian Legierski - Poland's first gay elected official

Krystian Legierski – Poland’s first gay elected official

Matt Dallas - Actor, best known for the TV show Kyle XY

Matt Dallas – Actor, best known for the TV show Kyle XY

Mathew Mitcham - Olympic Diver

Mathew Mitcham – Olympic Diver

Raynard S Kington - deputy director of the National Institutes of Health

Raynard S Kington – deputy director of the National Institutes of Health

Rev Peter J Gomes - Preacher and gay rights activist

Rev Peter J Gomes – Preacher and gay rights activist

Sunil Babu Pant - Belarus-educated computer engineer, is Nepal's first openly gay lawmaker. On April 10, 2008, Pant won one of five seats secured by The Communist Party of Nepal United in the 601 seat assembly.

Sunil Babu Pant – Belarus-educated computer engineer, is Nepal’s first openly gay lawmaker. On April 10, 2008, Pant won one of five seats secured by The Communist Party of Nepal (United) in the 601 seat assembly. Nepal is very close to the city of Bangladesh.

Alan Turing - A gifted mathematician

Alan Turing – A gifted mathematician

ALEC MAPA  - Flamboyant stand-up omedian

ALEC MAPA – Flamboyant stand-up comedian

Andrew Goldstein - Professional sports. To my understanding, he was the first American Athlete to be openly gay in professional sports.

Andrew Goldstein – Professional sports. To my understanding, he was the first American Athlete to be openly gay in professional sports.

Anthony 'ANT' Kalloniatis - Well known gay comedian. Had a popular gay TV show on LOGO, can't remember the name of show though. I think it was called ANT.

Anthony ‘ANT’ Kalloniatis – Well known gay comedian. Had a popular gay TV show on LOGO, can’t remember the name of show though. I think it was called ANT.

Anthony Blunt - Historian and professor of art

Anthony Blunt – Historian and professor of art

Brian Epstein - Actor

Brian Epstein – Actor

BRUCE VILANCH  - Comedian and activist

BRUCE VILANCH – Comedian and activist

Cecil Beaton - Celebrity photographer

Cecil Beaton – Celebrity photographer

Esera Tuaolo - Professional football

Esera Tuaolo – Professional football

Federico García Lorca - Spanish poet

Federico García Lorca – Spanish poet

Fred Barnes - Was a music hall artist

Fred Barnes – Was a music hall artist

Gareth Thomas - Professional Rugby Sport

Gareth Thomas – Professional Rugby Sport

George Cukor - Film Director

George Cukor – Film Director

Glenn Burke - Baseball player

Glenn Burke – Baseball player

Goldsworthy Lowes Dickinson - Historian and political activist

Goldsworthy Lowes Dickinson – Historian and political activist

Hans Christian Andersen - Author and poet

Hans Christian Andersen – Author and poet

Ian Roberts - Rugby Sports

Ian Roberts – Rugby Sports

Jerome Robbins - Choreographer

Jerome Robbins – Choreographer. I hate to say it, but, he reminds me a little of Sean Connery. Can’t tell me I don’t know how to match faces! (well, at least most of the time LOL)

John Dall - Actor

John Dall – Actor

John Gray - Poet. To my understanding, he was also the inspiration behind the movie called Dorian Gray.

John Gray – Poet. To my understanding, he was also the inspiration behind the movie called Dorian Gray.

Karl Heinrich Ulrichs - Pioneer for LGBT rights

Karl Heinrich Ulrichs – Pioneer for LGBT rights

Leslie Cheung - Very Famous and well known Asian actor

Leslie Cheung – Very Famous and well known Asian actor

Lou Reed - Rock singer and songwriter

Lou Reed – Rock singer and songwriter

Mathew Shepard - Victim of homophobia. His death received national attention.

Mathew Shepard – Victim of homophobia. His death received national attention.

Maurice Evans - Actor

Maurice Evans – Actor

Paul Winfield - Actor, probably best known for Star Trek Generation

Paul Winfield – Actor, probably best known for Star Trek Generation

Pedro Almodovar - Spanish film director

Pedro Almodovar – Spanish film director

Perry Ellis - Was a fashion designer

Perry Ellis – Was a fashion designer

Quentin Crisp - "Writer, model, and actor

Quentin Crisp – “Writer, model, and actor

Randolph Scott and Carry Grant - Both film actors. From what I've read, they've lived together for quite some years (around the ball park of about 10 years). Although it was never said, it is safe to assume that they were intimate during that time.

Randolph Scott and Carry Grant – Both film actors. From what I’ve read, they’ve lived together for quite some years (around the ball park of about 10 years). Although it was never said, it is safe to assume that they were intimate during that time.

Raymond Burr - Actor, probably best known for his 70's hit TV show Ironside, also a show called Perry Mason. He was sooo handsome when he was younger.

Raymond Burr – Actor, probably best known for his 70’s hit TV show Ironside, also a show called Perry Mason. He was sooo handsome when he was younger.

Reichen Lehmkuhl - Best known for the reality TV show The Amazing Race.

Reichen Lehmkuhl – Best known for the reality TV show The Amazing Race.

Rudolph Valentino  - Actor

Rudolph Valentino – Actor

Sam Harris - Singer and actor. I remember him from way back in the days on a TV show called "Star Search"

Sam Harris – Singer and actor. I remember him from way back in the days, when he was on a popular 80’s talent show called “Star Search“.

Stephen Fry  - Actor

Stephen Fry – Actor

Sylvester - 70's disco icon.

Sylvester – 70’s disco icon.

Carson Kressly - Gay host, best known for Queer Eye For The Straight Guy.

Carson Kressly – Gay host, best known for Queer Eye For The Straight Guy.

Chely Wright - Country Singer

Chely Wright – Country Singer

Chris Colfer - Actor, best known for Glee

Chris Colfer – Actor, best known for Glee

David Hyde Pierce - Actor, best known for TV show Frazier

David Hyde Pierce – Actor, best known for TV show Frazier

Diana King - Singer and songwriter. She's done a couple of songs with Sean Paul.

Diana King – Singer and songwriter. She’s done a couple of songs with Sean Paul.

Gillian Anderson - Actress, best known for X-files

Gillian Anderson – Actress, best known for X-files

Greg Louganis - Olympic Swimmer

Greg Louganis – Olympic Swimmer

Jesse Tyler Ferguson - Actor, best known for the new TV show Modern Family.=

Jesse Tyler Ferguson – Actor, best known for the new TV show Modern Family.

Jonathan Knight - Singer, performer, best known for  New Kids on The Block

Jonathan Knight – Singer, performer, best known for
New Kids on The Block

Karamo Brown - Reality TV personality, best known for The Real World. Now this was a sexy dude. Not sure what he's doing now.

Karamo Brown – Reality TV personality, best known for The Real World. Now this was a sexy dude. I met him in person many moons ago. Let me tell you, he looks even better in person. Not sure what he’s doing now.

Kele Okereke - Musician and DJ

Kele Okereke – Musician and DJ

Kim Zolciak - Reality TV personality.

Kim Zolciak – Reality TV personality.

Michael Stipe - Lead singer of R.E.M.

Michael Stipe – Lead singer of R.E.M.

Portia DeRossi - Ellen's partner

Portia DeRossi – Ellen’s partner

Sean Hayes - Actor, best known for Will and Grace.

Sean Hayes – Actor, best known for Will and Grace.

T. R. Knight - Actor, best known for Grey's Anatomy

T. R. Knight – Actor, best known for Grey’s Anatomy

Victor Barber - Actor

Victor Barber – Actor

Amanda Bearse - Actress, best known for her character named Marcy on "Married With Children". (I absolutely loved that show (as sexist as it was)).

Amanda Bearse – Actress, best known for her character named Marcy on “Married With Children” (I absolutely loved that show, it was very funny!  (as sexist as it was)).

Divine - Comedian, actor, drag queen,and female impersonator.. Divine was an absolute icon in the gay world. However, in terms of his much older movies ("Pink Flamingos", and "Female Trouble") In my opinion were both horrible and in poor taste. The kind of movies he's done early in his career were so awful, I wouldn't even put them in a B-movie category. Every time I've watch his earlier movies I'm left thinking...  WTF?). It goes without question, not everyone had a taste for Divine's brand of comedy, including myself. However, that changed for me when I saw him in "Lust In The Dust (1985)", this was a funny *ss movie (just to give you fair warning, some scenes are not appropriate for children). I also loved him in "Hairspray (1988)", which later on was remade in 2007 with John Travolta is Divine.

Divine – Comedian, actor, drag queen,and female impersonator.. Divine was an absolute icon in the gay world. However, in terms of his much older movies (“Pink Flamingos”, and “Female Trouble”) In my opinion were both horrible and in very poor taste. The kind of movies he’s done early in his career were so awful, I wouldn’t even put them in a B-movie category. Every time I’ve watch his earlier movies I’m left thinking… WTF?). It goes without question, not everyone had a taste for Divine’s brand of comedy, including myself. However, that changed for me when I saw him in “Lust In The Dust (1985)“, this was a funny *ss movie (just to give you fair warning, some scenes are not appropriate for children). I also loved him in “Hairspray (1988)“, which later on was remade in 2007 with John Travolta is Divine. To my understanding Divine was hired to be on “Married With Children”, but he died of a heart-attack shortly before filming. Amanda Bearse was hired in his place. I was so saddened, cause I knew if divine was still alive, he would have made that show even funnier than it already was.

Kelly McGills - Actress, best known for "Top Gun".

Kelly McGills – Actress, best known for “Top Gun”.

Raven Symone, Actress, best known for the TV show "The Cosby's".

Raven Symone, Actress, best known for the TV show “The Cosby’s”.

Tim Gunn - TV host, best known for "Project Runway".

Tim Gunn – TV host, best known for “Project Runway”.

Wentworth Miller - Actor, best known for TV show "Prison Break".

Wentworth Miller – Actor, best known for TV show “Prison Break”.

Will Sheridan - Basket ball player.

Will Sheridan – Basket ball player.

Khanumhotep and Niankhkhanum - Is said to be the first recorded gay couple (2400 B.C.). They were Egyptian manicurists during the 5th dynasty.

Khanumhotep and Niankhkhanum – Is said to be the first recorded gay couple (2400 B.C.). They were Egyptian manicurists during the 5th dynasty. So after seeing this, do you still think being gay is a fad or a faze? Do you still think its the “American culture”? I bet most of you str8 people never thought that gays ever existed this far back? Well, it’s not a faze, it’s time to let go of the witch hunts. Time to let go and grow up.

Oscar Wilde and his mate Lord Alfred Bruce Douglas

Oscar Wilde and his mate Lord Alfred Bruce Douglas

Gertrude Stein and her mate  Alice B. Toklas

Gertrude Stein and her mate Alice B. Toklas

William Haines and  his partner Jimmie Shields. The woman looks like Joan Crawford, not sure who the gentleman next to her is.

William Haines and his partner Jimmie Shields. The woman looks like Joan Crawford, not sure who the gentleman next to her left is.

Allen Ginsberg and and his mate Peter Orlovsky

Allen Ginsberg and and his mate Peter Orlovsky

Harvey Milk and his mate Scott Smith

Harvey Milk and his mate Scott Smith

Octavia Butler - Fiction writer. Received two Hugo Awards from the World Science Fiction Society and two Nebula Awards from the Science Fiction Writers of America.

Octavia Butler – Fiction writer. Received two Hugo Awards from the World Science Fiction Society and two Nebula Awards from the Science Fiction Writers of America.

Willie Mae Thornton “Big Mama” (1926-1984) - Singer and songwriter.

Willie Mae Thornton “Big Mama” (1926-1984) – Singer and songwriter.

Ada Smith “Bricktop” (1894-1984) - Singer, songwriter, celebrity host, and nightclub owner.

Ada Smith “Bricktop” (1894-1984) – Singer, songwriter, celebrity host, and nightclub owner.

Barbara Jordon (1936-1996) - American politician and civil rights leader.

Barbara Jordon (1936-1996) – American politician and civil rights leader.

Richard Bruce Nugent (1906-1987) - Writer and artist

Richard Bruce Nugent (1906-1987) – Writer and artist

Ron Oden - Former mayor of Palm Springs. Now openly gay politician.

Ron Oden – Former mayor of Palm Springs. Now openly gay politician.

Little Richard - Flamboyant singer and songwriter.

Little Richard – Flamboyant singer and songwriter.

Lucy Hicks Anderson [Tobias Lawson] (1886-1954) - Was one of the very few known transgendered person during her era (before there was a term "transgender"). She became publicly well known after she was sued for perjury . She was receiving allotment checks, and once it was found that she was actually biologically male; all hell broke loose. She spent time in prison because of it.

Lucy Hicks Anderson [Tobias Lawson] (1886-1954) – Was one of the very few known transgendered person during her era (before there was a term “transgender”). She became publicly well known after she was sued for perjury . She was receiving allotment checks, and once it was found that she was actually biologically male; all hell broke loose. She spent time in prison because of it.

Josephine Baker - Singer, actress, and dancer.

Josephine Baker – Singer, actress, and dancer.

Thurman, Wallace (1902-1934) - Writer and poet. Best known for his book called "

Thurman, Wallace (1902-1934) – Writer and poet. Best known for his book called “The Blacker the Berry: A Novel of Negro Life (1929)”

Azealia Banks - Rapper, singer and songwriter

Azealia Banks – Rapper, singer and songwriter

E. Lynn Harris - Author and Activist

E. Lynn Harris – Author and Activist

Luther Vandross - Singer and Songwriter. I think it was so sad that Luther lived much of his life closeted. From the moment I saw him, I knew he was SGL. I'm sure a lot of it had to to with the record companies advising him NOT to come out. Back then, most publicists and record labels felt it would ruin a gay person's career to do so. I guys especially Luther, as his entire career was built on romantic music catered to the str8 audience.

Luther Vandross – Singer and Songwriter. I think it was so sad that Luther lived much of his life closeted. From the moment I saw him, I knew he was SGL. I’m sure a lot of it had to to with his record label advising him NOT to come out. Back then, most publicists and record companies felt it would ruin a gay person’s career to do so. I guess especially Luther, as his entire career was built on romantic music catered to the str8 audience.

Rip Taylor - Actor and comedian. Was a VERY flamboyant comedian (however, not gay comedy) in the 70's -80's.

Rip Taylor – Actor and comedian. Was a VERY flamboyant comedian (however, not gay comedy) in the 70’s -80’s. Personally, he wasn’t my favorite comedian; he was way too hyper for my taste, but his silliness made him funny. I guess it was his way of engaging his audience.

Susan Powter - Eighties fitness guru, creator of "Stop The Insanity!"

Susan Powter – 80’s fitness guru, creator of “Stop The Insanity!”

Tevin Campbell - 80's Singer and songwriter. Although he never "officially came out", he's known to have made statements on record: "I don't care what people think, who ever wants to talk to me, that's no one else business" (along those lines). I don't know about you but, I interpret that as he's saying he could be at least bisexual; but my personal opinion is that he is all gay... LOL

Tevin Campbell – 80’s Singer and songwriter. Although he never “officially came out”, he’s known to have made statements on record: “I don’t care what people think, who ever wants to talk to me, that’s no one else business” (along those lines). I don’t know about you but, I interpret that as he’s saying he could be at least bisexual; but my personal opinion is that he is all gay… LOL

Johnny Mathis - Singer and songwriter. Damn he was soo handsome back then.

Johnny Mathis – Singer and songwriter. Damn he was soo handsome back then.

Richard Chamberlain - Actor

Richard Chamberlain – Actor

GOAL: The Gay Officers Action League. Please click here to watch Youtube video. If you would like to know more about GOAL, click here for their website.
Audrey Lorde - Caribbean-American writer and civil rights activist

Audrey Lorde – Caribbean-American writer and civil rights activist.

Lance Bass from the group N'Sync on the left, with boyfriend Michael Turchin.

Lance Bass from the group N’Sync on the left, with boyfriend Michael Turchin.

Meredith Baxter - Actor, best know for TV show "Family Ties (1982).

Meredith Baxter – Actor, best know for TV show “Family Ties (1982).

Dan Kloeffler - News personality.

Dan Kloeffler – News personality.

Zachary Quinto - Actor, best known for the recent Star Trek movies and the TV show, Heroes.

Zachary Quinto – Actor, best known for the recent Star Trek movies and the TV show, Heroes.

Nate Berkus - Former television host.

Nate Berkus – Former television host.

Adam Lambert - Singer and Songwriter

Adam Lambert – Singer and Songwriter

Ellen DeGeneres - Actress and comedian

Ellen DeGeneres – Actress and comedian

Jane Lynch - Actress and comedian

Jane Lynch – Actress and comedian

Suze Orman - Financial expert and TV personality.

Suze Orman – Financial expert and TV personality.

Rosie O' Donnell - Actress Comedian.

Rosie O’ Donnell – Actress Comedian.

Jody Foster - Acress

Jody Foster – Actress

Wanda Sykes - Actress and comedian

Wanda Sykes – Actress and comedian

Mat Bomer - Actor, best known for TV show White Collar.

Mat Bomer – Actor, best known for TV show White Collar.

Anderson Cooper - News personality. Best known for CNN

Anderson Cooper – News personality. Best known for CNN

Wade Davis - Ex-NFL player

Wade Davis – Ex-NFL player

Robert Hampton "Robbie" Rogers - Professional soccer player.

Robert Hampton “Robbie” Rogers – Professional soccer player.

Jason Collins - Professional Basketball player.

Jason Collins – Professional Basketball player.

The Mandel Law Firm - Gay & Lesbian Lawyers

The Mandel Law Firm – Gay & Lesbian Lawyers

Parinya Charoenphol (mostly known as Nong Thoom) is a legendary transexual boxer from Thailand. Her life inspired a movie documentary about her life. I totally forgotten about it. The movie is called "Beautiful Boxer (2004)". Asanee Suwan played her in the movie. I think he's done a very good job (although I didn't think he looked nothing like her).

Parinya Charoenphol (mostly known as Nong Thoom) is a legendary transexual kick boxer from Thailand. Her life inspired a movie documentary about her life. I totally forgotten about her. The movie is called “Beautiful Boxer (2004)“. Asanee Suwan played her in the movie. I think he’s done a very good job (although I didn’t think he looked nothing like her). Watch her on Youtube.

Dick Sargent - Actor, best known for his character named Darren Stevens on "Bewitched".

Dick Sargent – Actor, best known for his character named Darren Stevens on “Bewitched”.

Georgia O'Keeffe - Artist

Georgia O’Keeffe – Artist

David Kopay - Pro-FootBall

David Kopay – Pro-FootBall

Ruth Benedict - Anthropologist.

Ruth Benedict – Anthropologist.

Merv Griffin - TV host

Merv Griffin – TV host

Keith Haring - Artist. I actually met him before he died; I didn't think he was particularly a nice person, however, he was a huge influence in the gay community.

Keith Haring – Artist. I actually met him before he died; I didn’t think he was particularly a nice person, however, he was a huge influence in the gay community.

Ricky Martin - Singer, songwriter. He is so hot in this picture.. LOL

Ricky Martin – Singer, songwriter. He is so handsome it’s ridiculous.

Socrates Louvre - Philosopher.

Socrates Louvre – Philosopher.

Pluto - Philosopher

Pluto – Philosopher

Martina Navratilova  - Tennis Player

Martina Navratilova – Tennis Player

Crazy Horse - Native American Chief

Crazy Horse – Native American Chief

Sandra Bernhard - Comedian and actress

Sandra Bernhard – Comedian and actress

Deborah Batts - Federal Judge

Deborah Batts – Federal Judge

Josephine Baker - Singer

Josephine Baker – Singer

Sinead O'Connor - Singer, songwriter, and controversy maker. This is one crazy woman, she continues to love to play mind games with the public. She doesn't like to be called bi-sexual, she doesn't want to be called a lesbian, but she loves to have relations with women... What??!?! Just come out already girl. Just say it.

Sinead O’Connor – Singer, songwriter, and controversy maker. This is one crazy woman, she continues to love to play mind games with the public. She doesn’t like to be called bi-sexual, she doesn’t want to be called a lesbian, but she loves to have relations with women… What??!?! Just come out already girl. Just say it.

Anna Paquin - Acress, probably best known for her role in X-Men as Rogue.

Anna Paquin – Actress, probably best known for her role in X-Men as Rogue.

Lorraine Hansberry - Playwright and activist

Lorraine Hansberry – Playwright and activist

Andy Dick - Comedian, actor and TV producer

Andy Dick – Comedian, actor and TV producer

Anthony Perkins - Actor, best known for Alfred Hitchcock's Psycho.

Anthony Perkins – Actor, best known for Alfred Hitchcock’s Psycho.

Stacy Ann Ferguson (AKA Fergie)  - Actress, singer, and clothes designer.

Stacy Ann Ferguson (AKA Fergie) – Actress, singer, and clothes designer.

Janis Joplin - Singer and songwriter

Janis Joplin – Singer and songwriter

Jim J. Bullock - Actor, best known for the TV show called "Too Close For Comfort (1978)"

Jim J. Bullock – Actor, best known for the TV show called “Too Close For Comfort (1978)”

Joan Baez - Singer and songwriter

Joan Baez – Singer and songwriter

Margaret Cho - Comedian and actress. She looks mad different after she lost weight. I haven't heard any of her new material. She was pretty raunchy back in the day.

Margaret Cho – Comedian and actress. She looks mad different after she lost weight. I haven’t heard any of her new material. She was pretty raunchy back in the day.

Sal Mineo - Actor

Sal Mineo – Actor

Charles Nelson Reily - Actor and comedian. However, best known for his appearances on the "Match Game Show (1960's)".

Charles Nelson Reily – Actor and comedian. However, best known for his appearances on the “Match Game Show (1960’s)”.

Felicia Pearson - Actress, and Rapper

Felicia Pearson – Actress, and Rapper

Harvey Milk

Harvey Milk – Wow, I didn’t realize until now, how much Sean Penn actually looks like him.

Frank Kameny - Army (I'm unsure of his rank). He forced the Civil Service Commission, whose investigation led to his own firing as a government astronomer, to stop discriminating against gays.

Frank Kameny (1925-2011) – In the Army WWII (I’m unsure of his rank). He forced the Civil Service Commission, whose investigation led to his own firing as a government astronomer, to stop discriminating against gays.

Henry Gerber - Was one of the earlier gay rights activists in germany.

Henry Gerber – Was one of the earlier gay rights activists in Germany.

Robert_Fleischer - Army WWII - Helped to liberate gays in the Army.

Robert Fleischer – Army WWII – Helped to liberate gays in the Army.

Jose_Sarria - Army, WWII. San Francisco's legendary "Empress" & "Widow Norton." Organized the first California gay non-profit. The first out gay to run for public office—8 years before Stonewall.

Jose Sarria – Army, WWII. San Francisco’s legendary “Empress” & “Widow Norton.” Organized the first California gay non-profit. The first out gay to run for public office—8 years before Stonewall.

Helen Harder - Flight Instructor @ The Women's Army".

Helen Harder – Flight Instructor @ The Women’s Army”.

Vincent Miles - Army WWII

Vincent Miles – Army WWII

Robert LeBlanc - US Marine Corps. Vietnam. Even despite all his metals, proven dedication and sacrifice; the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals, gave him an honorable discharge because we was gay (as if they did him a favor?) Damn, homophobes really should be a shamed of themselves.. REALLY!

Robert LeBlanc – US Marine Corps. Vietnam. Even despite all his metals, proven dedication and sacrifice; the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals, gave him an honorable discharge because we was gay (as if they did him a favor?) Damn, homophobes really should be a shamed of themselves.. REALLY!

Perry Watkins - Army. Inducted and allowed to reenlist more than once despite knowing he was gay, they suddenly decided to kick him out after more than a decade of service. 9th Circuit Court of Appeals ordered his reinstatement on the basis of fairness in 1989; Supreme Court denied Army certiorari. Close to retirement, he chose settlement & full benefits.

Perry Watkins – Army. Inducted and allowed to reenlist more than once despite knowing he was gay, they suddenly decided to kick him out after more than a decade of service. 9th Circuit Court of Appeals ordered his reinstatement on the basis of fairness in 1989; Supreme Court denied Army certiorari. Close to retirement, he chose settlement & full benefits.

Alberta Hunter - Blues singer

Alberta Hunter – Blues singer

Alice Dunbar Nelson - Poet, journalist, and political activist. She was one of the first generations born free in the south after the civil war

Alice Dunbar Nelson – Poet, journalist, and political activist. She was one of the first generations born free in the south after the civil war

Alla Nazimova - Russian American film and theater actress. Also a screenwriter

Alla Nazimova – Russian American film and theater actress. Also a screenwriter

Anita Berber - German dance and actress

Anita Berber – German dance and actress

Bassie Smith (1894-1937) - American blues singer

Bassie Smith (1894-1937) – American blues singer

Brenda Fassie - was a South African pop singer. She was known as Queen of South African Pop

Brenda Fassie – was a South African pop singer. She was known as Queen of South African Pop

Christa Winsloe - German-Hungarian novelist and playwright

Christa Winsloe – German-Hungarian novelist and playwright

Claude McKay - Jamaican-American writer and poet. He was of huge imporance during the Harlem Renaissance with the novels he wrote.

Claude McKay – Jamaican-American writer and poet. He was of huge importance during the Harlem Renaissance with the novels he wrote.

Constantine P. Cavafy - Famous Greek poet and journalist

Constantine P. Cavafy – Famous Greek poet and journalist

Cyril Nri - British actor, writer and director

Cyril Nri – British actor, writer and director

Derek Laud - former British political adviser and Government Relations specialist

Derek Laud – former British political adviser and Government Relations specialist

Don Mancini - Screenwriter, producer, and film director. Best known for Bride of Chucky and Seed of Chucky

Don Mancini – Screenwriter, producer, and film director. Best known for Bride of Chucky and Seed of Chucky

Ferdinand  Maximilian Karl Leopold - Ruler of Bulgaria (1887 - 1918)

Ferdinand Maximilian Karl Leopold – Ruler of Bulgaria (1887 – 1918)

Frank Bruni - American journalist. He was the chief restaurant critic of The New York Times

Frank Bruni – American journalist. He was the chief restaurant critic of The New York Times

harvey fierstein - Actor, writer and director. Best known for Torch Song Trilogy

Harvey Fierstein – Actor, writer and director. Best known for Torch Song Trilogy

Justin Fashanu - English foodball player. He became the first and only English professional footballer to be openly gay

Justin Fashanu – English football player. He became the first and only English professional footballer to be openly gay

Maria Schneider - American arranger and composer

Maria Schneider – American arranger and composer

Mark Tewksbury - Canadian swimmer

Mark Tewksbury – Canadian swimmer

Melissa Etheridge - Singer and songwriter. This woman rocks!

Melissa Etheridge – Singer and songwriter. This woman rocks!

Meshell Ndegeocello - Singer, songwriter, rapper and bassist.

Meshell Ndegeocello – Singer, songwriter, rapper and bassist.

Patience Agbabi - Poet, and performer of spoken word

Patience Agbabi – Poet, and performer of spoken word

Todd Holland - American television and film director, as well as producer

Todd Holland – American television and film director, as well as producer

Vaslav Nijinsky - Russian (Polish descent) Ballet dancer and choreographer

Vaslav Nijinsky – Russian (Polish descent) Ballet dancer and choreographer

William Lygon - British politician

William Lygon – British politician

It is my understanding that James Dean dated Sal Mineo at one time. This is a very cute little video that a fellow Youtuber put together. Click Here.

It is my understanding that James Dean dated Sal Mineo at one time. This is a very cute little video that a fellow Youtuber put together. Click Here.

This is one of James Dean's early screen test. If this this clip screams homo erotic. don't worry, the clip is not in bad taste. The clip clearly shows two gay men who are comfortable with themselves on the set.

This is one of James Dean’s early screen test. This clip screams homo-erotic. However don’t worry, I didn’t find this clip to be offensive, or in bad taste. It is clearly two very young gay men who are comfortable with themselves on camera set. Click here.

Darren-Young- WWE Wrestler

Darren-Young- WWE Wrestler

Caligula - Roman Emperor

Caligula – Roman Emperor

Drew Barrymore - Actress, best known for the remake of "Charlies Angels"

Drew Barrymore – Actress, best known for the remake of “Charlies Angels”

Elizabeth Gurley Flynn - Labor Activist

Elizabeth Gurley Flynn – Labor Activist

Esther Eng - Chinese American film director

Esther Eng – Chinese American film director

Hadrian Musei Capitolini - Roman Emperor

Hadrian Musei Capitolini – Roman Emperor

Joan Crawford - Actress, best known for Strait Jacket and Johnny Guitar. I read she had a fling with Betty Davis, but so far, I can't find any evidence that Betty Davis was bi.

Joan Crawford – Actress, best known for Strait Jacket and Johnny Guitar. I read she had a fling with Betty Davis, but so far, I can’t find any evidence that Betty Davis was bi.

Lord Alfred Bruce Douglas - Writer

Lord Alfred Bruce Douglas – Writer

Marc Jacobs - Designer

Marc Jacobs – Designer

Marlon Brando - Actor, best known for The Godfather and A Street Named Desire. It was said that Brando and James Dean had a fling on the set of A Street Named Desire. Actually there were a couple of scenes were they were quite ef

Marlon Brando – Actor, best known for The Godfather and A Streetcar Named Desire. It was said that Brando and James Dean had a fling on the set of A Streetcar Named Desire. Actually there were a couple of scenes/photos I’ve seen way back were they appeared to be quite affectionate toward each other in a way. James Dean was not in this movie.

Montgomery Cliff - Actor, best known for The Search and A Place In The Sun

Montgomery Cliff – Actor, best known for The Search and A Place In The Sun. He was another actor I thought was incredibly handsome.

Phil jimenez - Comic Book Writer And Artist

Phil jimenez – Comic Book Writer And Artist

Unfortunately Rock Hudson not only contracted A.I.D.S. during the peak of his career, it was also at a time when very few doctors new what it was, much less how to treat it. I remember HUGE headlines in the newspaper and TV, on how frightened Linda Evans was (best known for her role in "Dynasty") because she was very intimate with him on camera. She was scared to death of contracting A.I.D.S. from Hudson.

Unfortunately Rock Hudson not only contracted A.I.D.S. during the peak of his career, it was also at a time when very few doctors knew what it was, much less how to treat it. It was also at a time when it wasn’t advised that celebrities “come out”, because it was thought to ruin careers. I remember HUGE headlines in the newspaper and TV, on how frightened Linda Evans was (best known for her role in “Dynasty”) because she was very intimate with him on camera. She was scared to death of contracting A.I.D.S. from Hudson.

Ruth_Ellis - LGBT Activist. She died at the age of 101, and became the oldest living gay person back then. Not sure if that record still stands.

Ruth_Ellis – LGBT Activist. She died at the age of 101, and became the oldest living gay person back then. Not sure if that record still stands.

Samantha Fox - Singer, songwriter, best known for her hit "I wanna Have Some Fun", and "Love House".

Samantha Fox – Singer, songwriter, best known for her hit “I wanna Have Some Fun”, and “Love House”.

Sidonie Gabrielle Colette, or simply known as Colette - Writer

Sidonie Gabrielle Colette, or simply known as Colette – Writer

Uzi Even - Israeli professor in chemistry and former politician

Uzi Even – Israeli professor in chemistry and former politician

Leroy F. Aarons - American journalist and activist

Leroy F. Aarons – American journalist and activist

Orlando Cruz - Boxer

Orlando Cruz – Boxer

Kevin McClatchy - Pittsburgh Pirates

Kevin McClatchy – Pittsburgh Pirates

Jean Acker - American silent film Actress

Jean Acker – American silent film Actress

Michelle Rodriguez - Actress, best known for Resident Evil (Absolutely my favorite actress, she rocks!)

Michelle Rodriguez – Actress, best known for Resident Evil (Absolutely my favorite actress, she rocks!)

Boy George - Singer & songwriter. He is still one of my favorite performers from the 80's. It's a shame that drugs took over. Now he looks like a hot mess these days.

Boy George – Singer & songwriter. He is still one of my favorite performers from the 80’s. It’s a shame that drugs took over. Now he looks like a hot mess these days.

Elton John - Singer and Songwriter.

Elton John – Singer and Songwriter.

Pete Burns - Lead singer of  "Dead Or Alive". This was an awesome 80's group too. I am saddened that Pete fell victim of "plastic surgery addiction". Today, he looks like a puppet. Actually, he looks like a puppet version of Cher.

Pete Burns – Lead singer of “Dead Or Alive”. This was an awesome 80’s group too. Pete sang my favorite 80’s song “you spin me round”, and “There’s Something In My House”. I am saddened that Pete fell victim of “plastic surgery addiction”. Today, he looks like a puppet. Actually, he looks like a puppet version of Cher.

David Bowie - Singer, songwriter, and actor.

David Bowie – Singer, songwriter, and actor.

Bryan Batt - Actor, best known for "Mad Men" and "12 Years As A Slave"

Bryan Batt – Actor, best known for “Mad Men” and “12 Years As A Slave”

Rupert Everett - Actor, best known as the voice of "Prince Charming" in Shrek 2

Rupert Everett – Actor, best known as the voice of “Prince Charming” in Shrek 2

Virginia Woolf - Writer

Virginia Woolf – Writer

Pete Williams - News correspondent and former Assistant Secretary of Defense

Pete Williams – News correspondent and former Assistant Secretary of Defense

Oscar Wilde - Play Wright

Oscar Wilde – Play Wright

Ethel Waters - Musician

Ethel Waters – Musician

Andy Warhol - Artist

Andy Warhol – Artist

Jesús Vázquez - Announcer

Jesús Vázquez – Announcer

Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky - Composer.

Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky – Composer.

Billy Strayhorn - Composer

Billy Strayhorn – Composer

Alfonso Pecoraro Scanio - Politician

Alfonso Pecoraro Scanio – Politician

Ma Rainey - Blues singer

Ma Rainey – Blues singer

Sally Ride - Astronaut

Sally Ride – Astronaut

Cesar Romero - Actor

Cesar Romero – Actor

José Quintero - Play Wright

José Quintero – Play Wright

Luke Macfarlane - Actor

Luke Macfarlane – Actor

Freddie Mercury - Singer and songwriter. Was the lead singer for the group known as "QUEEN". He was also one of my favorites. He had a very powerful voice, and was not scared to sing. The only male singer that could compare (with the same level of voice projection) is Steve Perry of the group Journey. Just my opinion.

Freddie Mercury – Singer and songwriter. Was the lead singer for the group known as “QUEEN”. He was also one of my favorites. He had a very powerful voice, and was not scared to sing. The only male singer that could compare (with the same level of voice projection) is Steve Perry of the group Journey. Just my opinion.

Bai Ling - Actress, best known for "The Crow", and TV show "Enturauge.

Bai Ling – Actress, best known for “The Crow”, and TV show “Entourage.

Frida Kahlo Rivera - Painter

Frida Kahlo Rivera – Painter

Although Angelina Jolie is married to Brad Pitt, she is bi-sexual

Although Angelina Jolie is married to Brad Pitt, she is bi-sexual

kristanna_loken - Actress, best known for "Terminator 3", and "Blood Rayne"

Kristanna Loken – Actress, best known for “Terminator 3”, and “Blood Rayne”

Megan Fox - Actress, best known for "Transformers"

Megan Fox – Actress, best known for “Transformers”

Ruby Dandridge (Dorothy Dandridge Mother)

Ruby Dandridge (Dorothy Dandridge Mother)

King Henry VIII was said to be closeted, but I've seen documents that suggest he was not.

King Henry VIII was said to be closeted, but I’ve seen documents that suggest he was not.

Kristen Vangsness from the TV show Criminal Minds.

Kristen Vangsness from the TV show Criminal Minds.

Lily Tomlin - "Hello ringy dingy"

Lily Tomlin – “Hello ringy dingy”

Tab Hunter - Actor

Tab Hunter – Actor

Lady GaGa

Lady GaGa

Gene Anthony Ray - Actor, best known for the original "Fame" movie.

Gene Anthony Ray – Actor, best known for the original “Fame” movie.

Producer of X-Men 1 &2, and Superman Returns

Producer of X-Men 1 &2, and Superman Returns

Neil Patrick Harris - Actor, best known for "Doogie Howser".

Neil Patrick Harris – Actor, best known for “Doogie Howser”.

Ian McKellen - Actor, best known for "Lord Of The Rings", and "X-Men"

Ian McKellen – Actor, best known for “Lord Of The Rings”, and “X-Men”

Nell Carter - Actress

Nell Carter – Actress

K. D. Lang - Singer/Performer

K. D. Lang – Singer/Performer

Barney Frank - Politician

Barney Frank – Politician

John Amaechi - Ball Player

John Amaechi – Ball Player

Kenyon Farrow - Writer/Activist

Kenyon Farrow – Writer/Activist

Rupaul - Entertainer & Activist

Rupaul – Entertainer & Activist

Sheryl Swoopes

Sheryl Swoopes

George Takei - Actor, best known for Star Trek

George Takei – Actor, best known for Star Trek

Don Lemon - Newsman, best known for CNN

Don Lemon – Newsman, best known for CNN

Shaun T - Exercise guru, best known for "Insanity Workouts".

Shaun T – Exercise guru, best known for “Insanity Workouts”.

Chaz Bono (formally known as Chasity Bono) - Cher's daughter/activist

Chaz Bono (formally known as Chasity Bono) – Cher’s now transgender son/activist

Guillermo Diaz - Actor

Guillermo Diaz – Actor

Jonathan Capehart - Journalist.

Jonathan Capehart – Journalist.

BD Wong - Actor, best known for TV show "Law and Order". Soo handsome..

BD Wong – Actor, best known for TV show “Law and Order”. Soo handsome..

Darryl Stephens - Actor, best known for gay TV show Noah's Arch

Darryl Stephens – Actor, best known for gay TV show Noah’s Arch

Queen Latifah - Rapper/Singer & Actress. Although Latifah has never publically came out, we know she that she had a long time relationship with Jeanette Jenkins. She was supposed to come out some time this years, not sure if it actually happened yet.

Queen Latifah – Rapper/Singer & Actress. Although Latifah has never publicly came out, we know she that she had a long time relationship with Jeanette Jenkins. She was supposed to come out some time this years, not sure if it actually happened yet.

Alvin Ailey - Dancer, choreographer.

Alvin Ailey – Dancer, choreographer.

Bayard Rustin - Civil rights activist.

Bayard Rustin – Civil rights activist

Kye Allums - College Basketball & LGBT mentor

Kye Allums – College Basketball & LGBT mentor

Langston Huges - Poet and activist

Langston Huges – Poet and activist

Guy on the left is Keith Boykins - LGBT activist

Guy on the left is Keith Boykins – LGBT activist

Lz Granderson - Journalist and CNN commentator.

Lz Granderson – Journalist and CNN commentator.

Alice Walker - Activist and poet

Alice Walker – Activist and poet

Tracy Chapman - Singer, songwriter and activist

Tracy Chapman – Singer, songwriter and activist

James Baldwin - Poet, activist, author

James Baldwin – Poet, activist, author

Robert Reed - Actor, best known for TV show "The Brady Bunch"

Robert Reed – Actor, best known for TV show “The Brady Bunch”

Jonathan Harris - Actor, best known for TV show "Lost In Space"

Jonathan Harris – Actor, best known for TV show “Lost In Space”

Paul Lynde - Actor, best known for TV show "Bewitched". He played Uncle Arthur.

Paul Lynde – Actor, best known for TV show “Bewitched”. He played Uncle Arthur.

Nicki Minaj - Performer/Rapper

Nicki Minaj – Performer/Rapper

Angela Davis - Civil rights movement, poet, and author. This women has gone to jail to help fight for our rights! These are the people you say are going to hell? You really need to stop this shit. It is really old.

Angela Davis – Civil rights movement, poet, and author. This women has gone to jail to help fight for our rights! These are the people you say are going to hell? You really need to stop this shit. It is really old.

Frank Ocean - Singer and song writer.

Frank Ocean – Singer and song writer.