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LGBT Historian
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Episcopal Bishop
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Langston Hughes
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Architect
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Bill T. Jones
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Mondaire Jones
First Out Black Congressman
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June Jordan
Poet
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Christine Jorgensen
Transgender Pioneer
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Father Mychal Judge
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Moisés Kaufman
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Social Activist
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Victoria Kolakowski
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World’s First Out Judge
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Arthur Laurents
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Annie Leibovitz
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Olympic gold medalist
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Singer and Songwriter
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Muslim Reformist
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Singer/Songwriter  
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Theologian
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Anthropologist and author 
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Actor and Director
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Joan Nestle
Historian
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Gay Pioneer          
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Actor
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Author
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J. Paul Oetken
First Out Male Federal Judge
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Designer
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Antonia Pantoja
Educator and Activist
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Christine Quinn
New York City Council Speaker    
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Artist, filmmaker and publisher
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Poet
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Renée Richards
Transgender Pioneer
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Sylvia Rivera
Transgender Activist
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First Lady
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Commentator
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Vito Russo
Film Historian 
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Bayard Rustin
Civil Rights Activist
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David Sedaris
Writer/Humorist
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Author/Illustrator
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Journalist & Radio Host
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Poet/Performer
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Baron von Steuben
Revolutionary War General
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Mary Trump
Author & Former President's Niece
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Activist
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Rufus Wainwright
Singer/Songwriter  
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Surgeon
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Artist, filmmaker and publisher
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Publisher
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