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Activist

Zackie Achmat
South African Activist
2013 Icon
Roberta Achtenberg
Government Official       
2012 Icon
Richard Adams
Activist
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Jane Addams
Activist
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Faisal Alam
LGBT Muslim Activist
2014 Icon
Nikolay Alexeyev
Russian Activist
2020 Icon
Eric Alva
Hero/Activist   
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Tom Ammiano
Workplace Pioneer
2017 Icon
Reinaldo Arenas
Cuban Author
2013 Icon
Jack Baker & Michael McConnell
Marriage Equality Pioneers
2017 Icon
Tammy Baldwin
Congresswoman
2009 Icon
Katharine Lee Bates
Songwriter
2012 Icon
Volker Beck
German Activist
2006 Icon
Ruth Berman & Connie Kurtz
Employee Benefits Plaintiffs
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Brian Bond
Activist and Government Official
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Chaz Bono
Transgender Activist     
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Kate Bornstein
Transgender Activist & Author
2019 Icon
Ivy Bottini
Women’s and LGBT Activist
2014 Icon
Keith Boykin
Commentator
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Richard Burns
Movement Leader
2018 Icon
Allan Bérubé
Historian
2014 Icon
Michael Callen
AIDS Activist
2014 Icon
Margarethe Cammermeyer
Military Officer
2008 Icon
Brandi Carlile
Award-Winning Singer-Songwriter
2019 Icon
Mandy Carter
Activist
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Tracy Chapman
Singer/Songwriter
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Chi Chia-wei
Taiwanese Gay Pioneer
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Dan Choi
Activist/Educator
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Kate Clinton
Comedian, Actor
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Kitty Cone
Disability Rights Activist
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Lynn Conway
Computer Pioneer
2017 Icon
Midge Costanza
Presidential Adviser
2016 Icon
Orlando Cruz
Boxer
2014 Icon
Alan Cumming
Actor
2011 Icon
Jeanne Córdova
Activist and Author
2016 Icon
Zhou Dan
Chinese Gay Pioneer
2007 Icon
Angela Davis
Civil Rights Activist
2007 Icon
Wade Davis II
NFL Player
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Ellen DeGeneres
Comedian
2006 Icon
Stormé DeLarverie
Stonewall Activist
2014 Icon
Ashley Diamond
Transgender Prison Activist
2021 Icon
Anna Elizabeth Dickinson
19th Century Orator
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Ani DiFranco
Grammy-Winning Singer
2018 Icon
Arthur Dong
Filmmaker
2015 Icon
Alice Dunbar-Nelson
Author & Activist
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Felicia Elizondo
Transgender Activist & Author
2020 Icon
Ruth Ellis
Activist
2009 Icon
Edythe Eyde
Gay Publishing Pioneer
2017 Icon
Leslie Feinberg
Author/Activist
2010 Icon
Harvey Fierstein
Actor, playwright and screenwriter
2008 Icon
Barney Frank
Congressman
2006 Icon
Lady Gaga
Singer/Songwriter  
2011 Icon
Rudy Galindo
Olympic Figure Skater
2014 Icon
Darlene Garner
LGBT Activist
2014 Icon
Alicia Garza
Black Lives Matter Cofounder
2017 Icon
Henry Gerber
Activist/Educator
2012 Icon
Tim Gill
Philanthropist
2006 Icon
Allen Ginsberg
Poet and activist
2008 Icon
Barbara Gittings
Gay Pioneer
2006 Icon
Emma González
Parkland Gun Control Activist
2019 Icon
Glenn Greenwald
Journalist
2014 Icon
Gavin Grimm
Teen Transgender Activist 
2018 Icon
Lorraine Hansberry
Playwright and Activist
2017 Icon
Sherenté Harris
Native American Youth Leader
2019 Icon
Bob Hattoy
Gay Rights Pioneer
2021 Icon
Harry Hay
Activist
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Essex Hemphill
Poet and Activist
2016 Icon
Mary Kay Henry
Labor Activist
2012 Icon
Magnus Hirschfeld
Social Scientist
2009 Icon
Brenda Howard
Activist
2013 Icon
Janis Ian
Singer-Songwriter
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Caitlyn Jenner
Olympian and Activist
2017 Icon
Kevin Jennings
Activist/Educator
2010 Icon
Dale Jennings
Gay Pioneer          
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Angelina Jolie
Actor and Director
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Cherry Jones
Actor and filmmaker
2009 Icon
Bill T. Jones
Dancer and choreographer
2008 Icon
Cleve Jones
Founder of NAMES Project AIDS Memorial Quilt
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June Jordan
Poet
2014 Icon
Christine Jorgensen
Transgender Pioneer
2012 Icon
Frank Kameny
Gay Pioneer
2007 Icon
David Kato
Activist/Educator
2011 Icon
Mara Keisling
Transgender Activist     
2010 Icon
Frances Kellor
Social Activist
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Kate Kendell
Attorney
2009 Icon
Billie Jean King
Athlete
2007 Icon
Michael Kirby
Supreme Court Justice       
2011 Icon
Kathy Kozachenko
First “Out” Elected Official
2014 Icon
Larry Kramer
Playwright/AIDS Activist
2006 Icon
Kiyoshi Kuromiya
Author/AIDS Activist
2010 Icon
Tony Kushner
Playwright
2008 Icon
k.d. lang
Singer/Songwriter  
2009 Icon
Greg Louganis
Olympic gold medalist
2008 Icon
Patsy Lynch
Photographer
2010 Icon
Claudia López
Mayor of Bogotá, Colombia
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Nancy Mahon
Philanthropy Advocate
2007 Icon
Irshad Manji
Muslim Reformist
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Robert Mapplethorpe
Photographer
2008 Icon
Del Martin & Phyllis Lyon
Founders of the first lesbian organization and the first same-sex couple married in California
2008 Icon
CeCe McDonald
Transgender Activist     
2014 Icon
Ian McKellen
Actor
2006 Icon
Constance McMillen
Youth Activist
2011 Icon
Katherine Miller
Activist/Educator
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John Cameron Mitchell
Actor and Director
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David Mixner
Political Activist
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Janet Mock
Transgender Activist and Author
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Paul Monette
Author and HIV/AIDS Activist
2009 Icon
Janelle Monáe
Singer, Songwriter & Actor
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Pauli Murray
Attorney and Civil Rights Activist
2009 Icon
Henry Muñoz III
Designer, Entrepreneur & Leader
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Jamie Nabozny
Youth Activist
2010 Icon
Martina Navratilova
Tennis Champion
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Holly Near
Singer/Songwriter  
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Joan Nestle
Historian
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Simon Nkoli
South African Activist
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Ann Northrop
Pioneering AIDS Activist & Journalist
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Rosie O'Donnell
Comedian, talk show host, actor and activist
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Todd Oldham
Designer
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Jean O’Leary
Pioneering Activist
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Sunil Babu Pant
Nepalese Politician
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Antonia Pantoja
Educator and Activist
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Frances Perkins
U.S. Cabinet Member
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Troy Perry
Founder of Metropolitan Community Churches 
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Megan Rapinoe
Olympic Soccer Player
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Renée Richards
Transgender Pioneer
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Laura Ricketts
Co-Owner of the Chicago Cubs
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Marlon Riggs
Filmmaker
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Sylvia Rivera
Transgender Activist
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Robin Roberts
TV Broadcaster
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Gene Robinson
First openly gay Episcopal bishop  
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Danica Roem
Transgender State Legislator
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Anthony Romero
Activist
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Vito Russo
Film Historian 
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Bayard Rustin
Civil Rights Activist
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Pierre Seel
Hero/Activist   
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Randy Shilts
Author and AIDS journalist
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Megan Smith
U.S. Chief Technology Officer
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Ethel Smyth
Composer & Suffragette
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Edna St. Vincent Millay
Poet/Performer
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Stacey Milbern
Disability Rights Activist
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Billy Strayhorn
Composer
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Jon Stryker
Philanthropist
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Lou Sullivan
Transgender Activist     
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Andrew Sullivan
Author/Journalist
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Keshav Suri
Indian Activist
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Susan B. Anthony
American Suffragist
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George Takei
Actor
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Andrew Tobias
DNC Treasurer
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Esera Tuaolo
Pro Football Player
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Virginia Uribe
Educator
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Urvashi Vaid
Activist
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Jose Antonio Vargas
Immigration Activist 
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Gianni Versace
Fashion designer and entrepreneur
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Gore Vidal
Author/Commentator
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Lilli Vincenz
Gay Pioneer          
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Lillian Wald
Community Nursing Founder
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Mary Edwards Walker
Surgeon
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Alice Walker
Author and Feminist
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Jeffrey Weinstein
Workplace Pioneer
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Mel White
Minister/Activist
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B.D. Wong
Actor and filmmaker
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Rev. Robert Wood
Gay Pioneer          
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Emanuel Xavier
Poet and activist
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Pedro Zamora
AIDS Activist
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