List of famous gay people and notable LGBT celebrities born in the s. The people on this list are enjoying the golden years of their lives with most in their late 80s and others in their early 90s. People born in this time were amongst the first gay, lesbians and bisexual people to come out of the closet and to be accepted by the rest of the population.
Marlene Dietrich German-American actress Cabaret performer in Nazi Berlin, sang lesbian songs, famous role in film The Blue Angelthen became a Hollywood goddess whose roles emphasized sexual ambiguity. Bisexual glamour offstage, popularized women's trousers. Luis Cernuda Spanish poet Romantic autobiographicl poetry of isolation and suffering, trying to recapture lost pleasures, openly homoerotic.
It would have been unthinkable 25 years ago for thousands of openly gay fans to cheer openly gay athletes at Yankee Stadium, for openly gay artists to perform to the acclaim of openly gay audiences at Carnegie Hall, or for the mainstream media to provide extensive and sympathetic coverage of it all. Today's march and the Gay Games and Cultural Festival are testimony to the legacy of the Stonewall rebellion of June 28, -- when a police assault on a Greenwich Village gay bar turned a small civil rights campaign into a mass liberation movement. But the enshrinement of Stonewall as the genesis of gay culture threatens to deny the richness and resiliency of gay and lesbian life before the late 60's and to obscure the long history of gay resistance that made the gay-rights movement possible.
The Oscars have traditionally been an American award, handed out to actors and filmmakers that have dug through the trenches of Hollywood. Even in the last several years, Canucks have taken home gold for hard work in front and behind the camera. He won Best Supporting Actor at the ceremonies last year for his portrayal of an elderly man who reveals that he is gay, in the independent drama Beginners The Toronto-born actor is just one of many who have crossed the border to find success in the movie business.
I don't know why it took me so long to come around to the fact that Truman Capote's Breakfast at Tiffany's is the seminal gay book of my youth. The first book that came to mind was Mommie Dearestwhich I read in sixth grade. It was my introduction to Joan Crawford.
Novarro was promoted by MGM as a " Latin lover " and became known as a sex symbol after the death of Rudolph Valentino. Mariano N. Samaniego, and his wife, Leonor Gavilan.
Award-winning actor Christopher Plummer was born on December 13,in Toronto. He was classically trained as a stage actor and headlined for Britain's National Theatre, making his film debut in 's Stage Struck. Throughout his career, he has passed up blockbuster movies for smaller films.
Gareth Hughes was a Welsh actor in theater and film who worked primarily in the United States. According to historian William J. Mann, he was a "flaming little queen".
Parent article: List of gay, lesbian or bisexual people ; Siblings:. This is a partial list of confirmed famous people who were or are gaylesbian or bisexual. Famous people who are simply rumored to be gay, lesbian or bisexual, are not listed.
His career gained momentum when he was lent to Columbia Pictureswhere he received favorable reviews for his role in The Midnight Express. The role solidified his screen persona as a wisecracking, arrogant leading man. By the end of the s, Haines had appeared in a string of successful films and was a popular box-office draw.