Lgbt People From California

LGBT people from California

  • Adam Killian Adam Killian
    Adam Killian is an American entertainer and model who states performing at gay circuit parties, clubs and pride events since 1995. He performed in a male burlesque show in Japan from 2000 to 2001.
  • Adam Lambert Adam Lambert
    Adam Mitchel Lambert is an American singer, songwriter and stage actor. Since 2009, he has sold over 3 million albums and 5 million singles worldwide.
  • Adam Shankman Adam Shankman
    Adam Michael Shankman is an American film director, producer, dancer, author, actor, and choreographer.
  • Addison Mizner Addison Mizner
    Addison Cairns Mizner was an American resort architect whose Mediterranean Revival and Spanish Colonial Revival style interpretations left an indelible stamp on South Florida, where it continues to inspire architects and land developers.
  • Adolph de Meyer Adolph de Meyer
    Baron Adolph de Meyer was a photographer famed for his photographic portraits in the early 20th century, many of which depicted celebrities such as Mary Pickford, Rita Lydig, Luisa Casati, Billie Burke, Irene Castle, John Barrymore, Lillian Gish, Ruth St. Denis, King George V of the United...
  • Adore Delano
    Danny Noriega, better known by the stage name Adore Delano, is an American drag queen, singer-songwriter, YouTuber, and actor. Delano first appeared as a contestant on the seventh season of American Idol in 2008 as Danny Noriega.
  • Alec Mapa Alec Mapa
    Alejandro "Alec" Mapa is an American actor, comedian and writer. He got his first professional break when he was cast to replace B.D. Wong for the role of Song Liling in the Broadway production of M. Butterfly.
  • Alexander James Adams Alexander James Adams
    Alexander James Adams is an American singer, musician and songwriter in the Celtic and World music genres. He blends mythical, fantasy, and traditional themes in performances, switching between instrumental fiddle and songs accompanied by guitar, bodhrán, and fiddle playing.
  • Alexandra Billings Alexandra Billings
    Alexandra Scott Billings is an American actress, teacher, and singer. Billings is among the first openly transgender performers to have played a transgender character on television, which she did in the 2005 made-for-TV movie Romy and Michele: In The Beginning.
  • Alexandra Grey
    Alexandra Elisha Grey is an American actress and musician, best known for her role as Elizah Parks on the TV series Transparent, in which she was considered for a Prime-time Emmy Award.
  • Alexandra Hedison Alexandra Hedison
    Alexandra Hedison is an American photographer, director and actress.
  • Alexis Arquette Alexis Arquette
    Alexis Arquette was an American actor, cabaret performer, underground cartoonist, and activist. She underwent gender transitioning in her late thirties, and supported other people making similar transitions.
  • Alexis Marie Rivera
    Alexis Marie Rivera was a transgender advocate and the first Case Manager and first Program Director for the Childrens Hospital's transgender youth services program in Los Angeles.
  • Alia Shawkat Alia Shawkat
    Alia Martine Shawkat is an American actress. She starred as Maeby Fünke in the Fox/Netflix television series Arrested Development, and as Gertie Michaels in the 2015 horror-comedy film The Final Girls.
  • Alice B. Toklas Alice B. Toklas
    Alice B. Toklas was an American-born member of the Parisian avant-garde of the early 20th century, and the life partner of American writer Gertrude Stein.
  • Alice Wu
    Alice Wu is a Chinese American film director and screenwriter.
  • Alicia Garza
    Alicia Garza is an African-American activist and editorial writer who lives in Oakland, California.
  • Alla Nazimova Alla Nazimova
    Alla Nazimova was a Russian actress who immigrated to the United States in 1905.
  • Allan Carr Allan Carr
    Allan Carr was an American producer and manager of stage for the screen. Carr was nominated for numerous awards, winning a Tony Award and two People's Choice Awards, and was named Producer of the Year by the National Association of Theatre Owners.
  • Alvin Ailey Alvin Ailey
    Alvin Ailey was an African-American choreographer and activist who founded the Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater in New York City. He is credited with popularizing modern dance and revolutionizing African-American participation in 20th-century concert dance.
  • Amazon Eve Amazon Eve
    Erika Ervin, known professionally as Amazon Eve, is an American model, fitness trainer, and actress. She has appeared on the cover of Australian magazine Zoo Weekly and played a recurring character on.
  • Anastasia Baranova Anastasia Baranova
    Anastasia Baranova is a Russian-American actress, best known for her starring roles as Jennifer "Scout" Lauer on the television series Scout's Safari and as Addison "Addy" Carver on the Syfy series Z Nation.
  • Andre Soriano
    Andre Soriano is a Filipino-born, American fashion designer, Reality Television Star and creator of "Make America Great Again" Grammy Awards Gown.
  • Andrew Ahn
    Andrew Ahn is an American filmmaker born and raised in Los Angeles. His short film Dol premiered at the 2012 Sundance Film Festival. His 2016 feature film Spa Night premiered at the 2016 Sundance Film Festival.
  • Andrew Cunanan Andrew Cunanan
    Andrew Phillip Cunanan was an American serial killer who murdered at least five people, including fashion designer Gianni Versace and Chicago tycoon Lee Miglin, during a three-month period in mid-1997.
  • Angela Davis Angela Davis
    Angela Yvonne Davis is an American political activist, academic, and author. She emerged as a prominent counterculture activist and radical in the 1960s as a leader of the Communist Party USA, and had close relations with the Black Panther Party through her involvement in the Civil Rights Movement.
  • Angelina Jolie
    Angelina Jolie Pitt is an American actress, filmmaker and humanitarian. She has received an Academy Award, two Screen Actors Guild Awards, and three Golden Globe Awards, and has been cited as Hollywood's highest-paid actress.
  • Anne Kronenberg Anne Kronenberg
    Anne Kronenberg is an American political administrator and LGBT rights activist. She is best known for being Harvey Milk's campaign manager during his historic San Francisco Board of Supervisors campaign in 1977 and his aide as he held that office until he and mayor George Moscone were assassinated.
  • Armistead Maupin Armistead Maupin
    Armistead Jones Maupin, Jr. is an American writer, best known for his Tales of the City series of novels, set in San Francisco.
  • Arnold Lobel Arnold Lobel
    Arnold Stark Lobel was an American author of children's books, including the Frog and Toad series and Mouse Soup. He both wrote and illustrated those picture books, as well as Fables, for which he won the 1981 Caldecott Medal recognizing the year's best-illustrated U.S. picture book.
  • Arthur Dong
    Arthur Dong is an American documentary filmmaker. His work combines the art of the visual medium with an investigation of social issues, examining topics such as Asian American history and identity, and gay oppression.
  • Aurora Guerrero
    Aurora Guerrero is a Chicana filmmaker, LGBT director, and screenwriter from California. Described as activist first and filmmaker second, Guerrero focuses on collaborative work with her communities creating art forms that offer opportunities for dialogue and education.
  • Autumn Sandeen
    Autumn Sandeen is a transgender activist and US Navy veteran. In 2013, she became the first US service member to succeed in petitioning the Defense Department to publicly change her gender identification on all her military records.
  • AzMarie Livingston
    Ashley Marie "AzMarie" Livingston is an American fashion model, actress and singer who rose to fame after appearing on America's Next Top Model: British Invasion in 2012. Livingston was cast to play the role of Chicken on the Fox show Empire.
  • Bao Nguyen
    Bao Nguyen is an American Democratic politician from Orange County, California and a former mayor of Garden Grove, California. He also previously served as a trustee on the Garden Grove Unified School District Board of Education.
  • Barbara Hammer Barbara Hammer
    Barbara Hammer is an American feminist filmmaker known for being one of the pioneers of lesbian film whose career has spanned over 40 years. Hammer is known for creating experimental films dealing with women's issues such as gender roles, lesbian relationships and coping with aging and family.
  • Barbara Macdonald
    Barbara Anne Macdonald was a social worker, lesbian feminist and ageism activist. Macdonald believed that ageism was a "central feminist issue" and made it the core of her activism. At the time, she was a "lone voice" fighting against and talking about ageism.
  • Basil Twist Basil Twist
    Basil Twist is a New York City-based puppeteer who is best known for his underwater puppet show, "Symphonie Fantastique". He was named a MacArthur genius grant recipient on September 29, 2015.
  • B. D. Wong
    Bradley Darryl "BD" Wong is an American actor.
  • Bell T. Ritchie
    Bell Thompson Ritchie was a musician and vocalist. Reviewers praised her "full toned, resonant and powerful" voice, her "keen sense of dramatic", and her "unusual musical intelligence".
  • Benji Schwimmer Benji Schwimmer
    Benjamin "Benji" Daniel Schwimmer is an American professional dancer, choreographer and actor. On August 16, 2006 he was announced as the winner of the second season of So You Think You Can Dance and has choreographed for both the U.S. and the international versions of the show.
  • Bernard Cooper
    Bernard Cooper is an American novelist and short story writer. He was born on October 3, 1951 in Hollywood, California.
  • Bernice Bing
    Bernice Bing was a Chinese American lesbian artist involved in the San Francisco Bay Area art scene in the 1960s. She was known for her interest in the Beats and Zen Buddhism, and for "calligraphy-inspired abstraction" in her paintings, which she adopted after studying with Saburo Hasegara.
  • Beth Elliott
    Beth Elliott is an American trans lesbian folk-singer, activist, and writer. In the early 1970s Elliot was involved with the Daughters of Bilitis and the West Coast Lesbian Conference in California.
  • Bianca Sierra
    Bianca Sierra is a Mexican-American professional soccer player with the Mexico women's national football team and for Icelandic top division team Þór/KA. She formerly played for Auburn University.
  • Billie Jean King Billie Jean King
    Billie Jean King is an American former World No. 1 professional tennis player. King won 39 Grand Slam titles: 12 in singles, 16 in women's doubles, and 11 in mixed doubles. King won the singles title at the inaugural WTA Tour Championships.
  • Billie Joe Armstrong Billie Joe Armstrong
    Billie Joe Armstrong is an American musician, singer, songwriter and actor who is best known as the lead vocalist, primary songwriter, and guitarist of the punk rock band Green Day, which he co-founded with Mike Dirnt.
  • Billy Bean
    William Daro "Billy" Bean is an American former professional baseball player. He played in Major League Baseball as an outfielder for the Detroit Tigers, Los Angeles Dodgers, and San Diego Padres, as well as the Kintetsu Buffaloes of Nippon Professional Baseball in 1992.
  • Billy Preston Billy Preston
    William Everett Preston was an American musician whose work included R&B, rock, soul, funk, and gospel. Preston was a top session keyboardist in the 1960s, during which he backed artists such as Little Richard, Sam Cooke, Ray Charles, and the Beatles.
  • Blake McIver Ewing
    Blake McIver Ewing, also known as Blake McIver and Blake Ewing, is an American singer-songwriter, actor, and pianist. He was known for playing Michelle's friend Derek on the sitcom Full House.
  • Blue Hamilton Blue Hamilton
    Blue Hamilton, born Johnny Blue James Hamilton, is a former music publishing executive turned singer/songwriter. He worked as an executive at Warner Music Group for about eight years, having worked with writer/producer Fernando Garibay.
  • Bobbi Campbell
    Robert Boyle "Bobbi" Campbell Jr. was a public health nurse and an early United States AIDS activist. In September 1981, Campbell became the 16th person in San Francisco to be diagnosed with Kaposi's sarcoma, when that was a proxy for an AIDS diagnosis.
  • Bob Harper (personal trainer) Bob Harper (personal trainer)
    Robert "Bob" Harper is an American personal trainer and author. He appears on the American television series The Biggest Loser. On September 8, 2015, Harper was announced as new host of The Biggest Loser, succeeding Alison Sweeney. He is an advisor on The New Celebrity Apprentice.
  • Bob Mackie Bob Mackie
    Robert Gordon Mackie is an American fashion designer and costumer, best known for his dressing of entertainment icons such as Joan Rivers, Cher, RuPaul, Barbara Eden, Bette Midler, Diana Ross, Judy Garland, Liza Minnelli, Tina Turner, Carol Burnett and Mitzi Gaynor.
  • Bonnie McKee Bonnie McKee
    Bonnie Leigh McKee is an American singer and songwriter. Her debut album, Trouble, was released in September 2004 under Reprise Records. After being dropped by Reprise several years after its release, McKee had taken a musical hiatus before establishing a name for herself as a songwriter.
  • Brad Bell (producer) Brad Bell (producer)
    Bradley C. "Brad" Bell is an American television producer and screenwriter, actor, musician, and comic book author. He is best known as co-creator and showrunner of the acclaimed web series Husbands, in which he also stars.
  • Brenda Benet
    Brenda Ann Benet was an American television and film actress. Benet was best known for her roles on the soap operas, The Young Marrieds and Days of Our Lives.
  • Bret Easton Ellis Bret Easton Ellis
    Bret Easton Ellis is an American author, screenwriter, and short story writer. His works have been translated into 27 languages. He was at first regarded as one of the so-called literary Brat Pack, which also included Tama Janowitz and Jay McInerney.
  • Brian Asawa Brian Asawa
    Brian Asawa was a Japanese American opera singer who sang as a countertenor. About Asawa, Opera News stated: "In his prime, Asawa was an electric performer, his fearless performing style supported by a voice of arresting beauty and expressivity."
  • Brian Boitano
    Brian Anthony Boitano is an American figure skater from Sunnyvale, California. He is the 1988 Olympic champion, the 1986 and 1988 World Champion, and the 1985–1988 U.S. National Champion. He turned professional following the 1988 season.
  • Buck Angel Buck Angel
    Jake Miller, better known by his stage name Buck Angel, is an American adult film producer and motivational speaker.
  • Buddy Handleson
    Buddy Handleson is an American actor, best known for playing Henry Dillon in Disney Teen sitcom Shake It Up, Wendell Bassett in Nickelodeon comedy series Wendell & Vinnie, and Newt on Bella and the Bulldogs, also on Nickelodeon.
  • Caitlyn Jenner
    Caitlyn Marie Jenner is an American television personality and retired Olympic gold medal-winning decathlete.
  • Cam Clarke Cam Clarke
    Cameron Arthur "Cam" Clarke is an American voice actor and singer, known for his voice-work in animation and video games.
  • Cassandra Cass
    Cassandra Cass is an American actress and performer and reality-television star. She is known for being a trans woman, and finds that performing in the entertainment world gives validation to her transgender life.
  • Cass Bird Cass Bird
    Cass Bird is an artist, photographer, and director who lives and works in New York City.
  • Cecilia Chung
    Cecilia Chung is a civil rights leader and activist for LGBT rights, HIV/AIDS awareness, health advocacy and social justice. Cecilia is a trans woman. Her life story was one of four main storylines in the 2017 ABC miniseries When We Rise about LGBT rights in the 1970's and 80's.
  • Chad Allen (actor) Chad Allen (actor)
    Chad Allen is an American actor. Beginning his career at the age of seven, Allen is a three-time Young Artist Award winner and GLAAD Media Award honoree.
  • Charles Perez
    Charles Perez is an American writer and a former television news reporter, anchor and talk show host.
  • Charles Walters
    Charles Walters was a Hollywood director and choreographer most noted for his work in MGM musicals and comedies in from the 1940s to the 1960s.
  • Charlie Carver Charlie Carver
    Charlie Carver is an American actor. His best known roles include Porter Scavo on the ABC television series Desperate Housewives, Ethan on the MTV television series Teen Wolf, and Scott Frost on the first season of the HBO television series The Leftovers.
  • Chaya Gusfield
    Chaya Gusfield is an American, Northern California attorney, known for being one of the two first openly lesbian rabbis ordained by the Jewish Renewal movement. Gusfield and Rabbi Lori Klein were ordained at the same time in January 2006.
  • Chaz Bono Chaz Bono
    Chaz Salvatore Bono is an American advocate, writer, musician and actor. He is the child of American entertainers Sonny Bono and Cher.
  • Chris Cheng Chris Cheng
    Chris Cheng is an American sport shooter and The History Channel's Top Shot Season 4 Champion. Along with the title of "Top Shot", Cheng won a $100,000 cash prize and a professional marksman contract with the show's sponsor, Bass Pro Shops.
  • Chris Clark (politician)
    Christopher Ryan Clark is an American politician and current Mayor of Mountain View, California. He was first elected to the Mountain View City Council in 2012 at age 29, making him the youngest and first openly LGBT elected official in the city's history.
  • Chris Colfer
    Christopher Paul Colfer is a Golden Globe Award winning American actor, singer, and Number 1 New York Times Bestselling writer. He gained international recognition for his portrayal of countertenor Kurt Hummel on the hit television singing series Glee.
  • Christina Olague Christina Olague
    Christina Olague is a senior and housing rights advocate and an American politician. She served on the San Francisco Board of Supervisors in 2012, representing District 5, which consists of Haight-Ashbury, part of Hayes Valley, the Inner Sunset, Japantown, and the Western Addition.
  • Christopher Bernau
    Christopher Bernau was an American actor.
  • Christopher B. Landon
    Christopher Beau Landon is an American film director, producer, and screenwriter best known as the writer of 2007 film Disturbia, the last three Paranormal Activity films and as the son of late actor Michael Landon.
  • Christopher Lee (activist)
    Christopher Lee was an Asian-American transgender activist and filmmaker in the San Francisco Bay Area community. He was also the co-founder of Tranny Fest, now called the San Francisco Transgender Film Festival.
  • Christopher Rice Christopher Rice
    Christopher Travis Rice is an American author. Rice has penned multiple bestselling novels, including: A Density of Souls, The Snow Garden, Light Before Day, Blind Fall, The Moonlit Earth, The Heavens Rise, and The Vines.
  • Clea DuVall
    Clea Helen D'Etienne DuVall is an American actress, writer, producer and director. She is best known for her role as Sofie on the HBO television series Carnivàle, as well as for films such as The Faculty, But I'm a Cheerleader, Girl, Interrupted, and The Grudge.
  • Cleve Jones Cleve Jones
    Cleve Jones is an American AIDS and LGBT rights activist. He conceived the NAMES Project AIDS Memorial Quilt which has become, at 54 tons, the world's largest piece of community folk art as of 2016.
  • Conrad Cummings Conrad Cummings
    Conrad Cummings is an American composer of contemporary classical music. His compositions include works for orchestra, as well as operatic and chamber works. Many of his works are composed in a minimalist style reminiscent of that of Philip Glass.
  • Conrad Ricamora
    Conrad Wayne Ricamora is an American actor and singer, best known for his portrayal of Oliver Hampton on ABC's legal drama series How to Get Away with Murder.
  • Coral Smith
    Coral Jeanne Smith is an American reality television personality, known as a cast member on MTV's The Real World: Back to New York, and for her subsequent appearances on various seasons of The Real World's spin-off show, The Challenge.
  • Corbett O'Toole
    Corbett O'Toole is a disability rights activist. She had polio as a child. She ran the Disabled Women's Coalition office with Lynn Witt in the 1970s.
  • Craig Chester
    Craig Chester is an American actor, writer, and screenwriter.
  • Crawford Barton
    Crawford Barton was an American photographer. His work is known for documenting the blooming of the openly gay culture in San Francisco from the late 1960s into the 1980s.
  • Cynthia Bond
    Cynthia Bond is an American author and former actress. Her debut novel Ruby spent six consecutive weeks on the New York Times Bestseller list, and was chosen as a selection for Oprah's Book Club 2.0. She was born in Hempstead, Texas, and now lives in Los Angeles.
  • Dack Rambo Dack Rambo
    Norman Jay Rambo, professionally known as Dack Rambo, was an American actor, most notable for appearing as Walter Brennan's grandson Jeff in the ABC series The Guns of Will Sonnett, as Steve Jacobi in the ABC soap opera All My Children, as cousin Jack Ewing on CBS's Dallas, and as Grant Harrison...
  • Daniela Sea Daniela Sea
    Daniela Sea is an American filmmaker, actress and musician. She rose to prominence through her role as Max Sweeney on Showtime's drama series The L Word.
  • Dan Mathews Dan Mathews
    Dan Mathews is the Senior Vice President of People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals.
  • Darla K. Anderson Darla K. Anderson
    Darla Kay Anderson is a film producer for Pixar. She also sits on the National board of directors for the Producers Guild of America.
  • Darren Star
    Darren Star is an American producer, director and writer for film and television. He is best known for creating the television series Beverly Hills, 90210, Melrose Place and Sex and the City.
  • Darryl Stephens Darryl Stephens
    Darryl Joseph Stephens is an American actor. He is best known for playing Noah Nicholson on the television dramedy Noah's Arc.
  • Dave Koz Dave Koz
    David Stephen "Dave" Koz is an American smooth jazz saxophonist.
  • David B. Goodstein
    David B. Goodstein was the publisher of The Advocate and an influential spokesperson on behalf of LGBT people and causes.
  • David Denson
    David Lamont Denson is an American retired professional baseball first baseman and outfielder. He played in Minor League Baseball for the Milwaukee Brewers organization. In 2015, Denson became the first active player affiliated with a Major League Baseball organization to publicly come out as gay.
  • David Geffen
    David Lawrence Geffen is an American business magnate, producer, film studio executive, and philanthropist. Geffen created or co-created Asylum Records in 1970, Geffen Records in 1980, DGC Records in 1990, and DreamWorks SKG in 1994.
  • Deadlee Deadlee
    Joseph Thomas Lee, better known by his stage name Deadlee, is an American rapper and songwriter based in Los Angeles, California. Of Mexican American and African American descent, he launched his career in 2000. In 2002, he released his critically acclaimed first album 7 Deadlee Sins.
  • Deborah A. Miranda
    Deborah Miranda is a Native American writer and poet. Her father, Alfred Edward Robles Miranda is from the Esselen and Chumash people, native to the Santa Barbara/Santa Ynez/Monterery, California area. Her mother, Madgel Eleanor Miranda was of French and Jewish ancestry.
  • Del LaGrace Volcano Del LaGrace Volcano
    Del LaGrace Volcano is "one of instigators of polymorphous perverse queer culture." A formally trained photographer, Del's work includes installation, performance and film and interrogates the performance of gender on several levels, especially the performance of masculinity and femininity.
  • Denise Juneau Denise Juneau
    Denise Juneau is an American politician from the U.S. state of Montana, who served as the State Superintendent of Public Instruction from 2009 to 2017. A member of the Democratic Party, Juneau is the first American Indian woman to be elected to statewide executive office in Montana.
  • Dennis Cleveland Stewart
    Dennis Cleveland Balmudo Stewart was an American actor and dancer.
  • Dennis Cooper Dennis Cooper
    Dennis Cooper is an American novelist, poet, critic, editor and performance artist.
  • Derek Lam Derek Lam
    Derek Lam is an American fashion designer, known for a calculated simplicity and modern sensibility. In addition to designing his own line, Lam was Tod's Creative Director for ready-to-wear and accessories from 2005 until 2010.
  • Deroy Murdock Deroy Murdock
    Deroy Murdock is an American political commentor and a contributing editor with National Review Online. A native of Los Angeles, California, Murdock lives in New York City. A first-generation American, his parents are from Costa Rica.
  • Dexter Simmons
    Dexter Simmons is an American fashion designer and reality TV competitor living in Los Angeles, California. He has appeared in Project Runway and Rihanna's Styled to Rock, a fashion design TV competition show aired on Bravo and Lifetime.
  • Dick Sargent Dick Sargent
    Richard Stanford Cox, known professionally as Dick Sargent, was an American actor, notable as the second actor to portray Darrin Stephens on the ABC's fantasy situation comedy Bewitched. He took the name Dick Sargent from a Saturday Evening Post illustrator/artist of the same name.
  • D. Michael Quinn
    Dennis Michael Quinn is an American historian who has focused on the history of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. He was a professor at Brigham Young University from 1976 until he resigned in 1988.
  • Don Bachardy Don Bachardy
    Donald Jess "Don" Bachardy is an American portrait artist. He resides in Santa Monica, California. Bachardy was the life partner of writer Christopher Isherwood for over 30 years.
  • Donna Deitch
    Donna Deitch is an American film and television director best known for her 1986 film Desert Hearts. The movie was the first feature film to depict a lesbian love story in a generally mainstream vein, with positive and respectful themes.
  • Doodler
    The Doodler, also known as the Black Doodler, is an unidentified serial killer believed responsible for 14 murders and three assaults of men in the gay community of San Francisco, California, between January 1974 and September 1975.
  • Dorothy Allison Dorothy Allison
    Dorothy Allison is an American writer from South Carolina whose writing expresses themes of class struggle, sexual abuse, child abuse, feminism and lesbianism. She is a self-identified lesbian femme. She has won a number of awards for her writing, including several Lambda Literary Awards.
  • Dorothy Arzner Dorothy Arzner
    Dorothy Emma Arzner was an American film director whose career in feature films spanned from the silent era of the late 1920s into the early 1940s. In fact, Dorothy Arzner was the only female director working in the 1930s in the United States.
  • Dot Jones Dot Jones
    Dorothy-Marie "Dot" Jones is an American actress and retired athlete who has had multiple roles in television. She attended California State University, Fresno, where she set records for shot put. Jones is also a 15-time world arm wrestling champion.
  • Drew Barrymore Drew Barrymore
    Drew Blythe Barrymore is an American actress, author, director, model and producer. She is a member of the Barrymore family of American stage and film actors, and a granddaughter of actor John Barrymore.
  • Dustin Lance Black Dustin Lance Black
    Dustin Lance Black is an American screenwriter, director, film and television producer and LGBT rights activist. He has won a Writers Guild of America Award and an Academy Award for the 2008 film Milk.
  • Earl Greenburg
    Earl Greenburg was an American TV producer and former head of NBC Daytime.
  • Edward C. DuMont
    Edward Carroll DuMont is an American lawyer currently serving as the Solicitor General of California. In 2010 and 2011 he was nominated by President Barack Obama to a seat on the United States Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit.
  • Eli Erlick Eli Erlick
    Eli Erlick is an American transgender activist, writer, public speaker, and director of Trans Student Educational Resources.
  • Elizabeth Falkner Elizabeth Falkner
    Elizabeth Falkner is a consulting chef working and living in New York who has been cooking since 1990.
  • Ellen DeGeneres Ellen DeGeneres
    Ellen Lee DeGeneres is an American comedian, television host, actress, writer, and producer. DeGeneres starred in the popular sitcom Ellen from 1994 to 1998 and has hosted her syndicated TV talk show, The Ellen DeGeneres Show, since 2003.
  • Ellen Dinalo Williams
    Ellen Dinalo Williams is an American actress. She was born in Santa Monica, California.
  • Ellen D. Williams
    Ellen Dinalo Williams is an American actress. She was born in Santa Monica, California.
  • Elliot Fletcher
    Elliot Fletcher is an American transgender actor known for his work on the MTV comedy series Faking It and Freeform's The Fosters.
  • Elliott Linwood
    Elliott Linwood is an American conceptual artist known for his large-scale photo grids and cross-referencing sculptural installations. He is based in San Diego, California.
  • Elysia Crampton
    Elysia Paula Chuquimia Crampton is an American experimental electronic musician.
  • Emily Rios Emily Rios
    Emily Clara Rios is an American actress and model. She is best known for her role as Andrea Cantillo on the AMC series Breaking Bad. In 2013 she began portraying newspaper reporter Adriana Mendez on the FX series The Bridge.
  • Erica Gavin Erica Gavin
    Erica Gavin, is an American film actress best known for playing the title role in Russ Meyer's 1968 film Vixen! Gavin was born in Los Angeles, California. At age 19, she worked as a topless dancer in Hollywood with two other future Russ Meyer stars, Haji and Tura Satana.
  • Eric Allman Eric Allman
    Eric Paul Allman is an American computer programmer who developed sendmail and its precursor delivermail in the late 1970s and early 1980s at UC Berkeley. In 1998, Allman and Greg Olson co-founded the company Sendmail, Inc.
  • Esther Eng
    Esther Eng was a Chinese–American film director and the first female director to direct Chinese-language films in the United States. Eng made four feature films in America and five in Hong Kong. She was recognized as a female pioneer who crossed the boundaries of race, language, culture and gender.
  • Ethan Zachery Scott Ethan Zachery Scott
    Ethan Zachery Scott is an American actor and internet personality.
  • Eve Fowler
    Eve Fowler is an American photographer based in Los Angeles.
  • Farley Granger Farley Granger
    Farley Earle Granger Jr. was an American actor, best known for his two collaborations with director Alfred Hitchcock; Rope in 1948 and Strangers on a Train in 1951.
  • Favianna Rodriguez Favianna Rodriguez
    Favianna Rodriguez is an American artist and activist. She has self-identified as queer and Latina with Afro-Peruvian roots. Rodriguez began as a political poster designer in the 1990s in the struggle for racial justice in Oakland, California.
  • Felicia Elizondo
    Felicia "Flames" Elizondo is an American transgender woman with a long history of activism on behalf of the LGBT community. She was a regular at Gene Compton's Cafeteria in San Francisco during the time of the Compton's Cafeteria riot, a historic LGBT community uprising.
  • Fergie (singer) Fergie (singer)
    Fergie Duhamel is an American singer, songwriter, and actress. She is the female vocalist for the hip hop group The Black Eyed Peas, with whom she has achieved chart success worldwide.
  • F. O. Matthiessen F. O. Matthiessen
    Francis Otto Matthiessen was an educator, scholar and literary critic influential in the fields of American literature and American studies.
  • Francisco Aragón Francisco Aragón
    Francisco Aragón is a Latino poet, editor and writer.
  • Francisco X. Alarcón Francisco X. Alarcón
    Francisco Xavier Alarcón was an American poet and educator. He was one of the few Chicano poets to have "gained recognition while writing mostly in Spanish" within the United States. His poems have been also translated into Irish and Swedish.
  • Frank Bidart Frank Bidart
    Frank Bidart is an American academic and poet, and a three time Pulitzer Prize finalist in poetry.
  • Frank Hershey
    Frank Hershey was an American automobile designer and student of General Motors Vice President of Design Harley Earl. Hershey is best known for his 1932 Peerless V-16 prototype, 1949 Cadillac tailfins and the 1955 Ford Thunderbird.
  • Frank M. Robinson Frank M. Robinson
    Frank M. Robinson was an American science fiction and techno-thriller writer.
  • Frank Ocean Frank Ocean
    Christopher Francis "Frank" Ocean is an American singer and songwriter. Known for his idiosyncratic musical style, Ocean first embarked on a career as a ghostwriter, and in 2010 he became a member of hip hop collective Odd Future.
  • Fred Karger Fred Karger
    Fred S. Karger is an American political consultant, gay rights activist and, former actor, and politician.
  • Gary Cloutier Gary Cloutier
    Gary Cloutier is a citizen activist and formerly elected mayor of Vallejo, California. Elected on November 21, 2007 and sworn in on December 4, 2007, he was replaced on December 7 when his opponent, Osby Davis, requested a recount that showed Davis had won the election.
  • Gavin Arthur Gavin Arthur
    Gavin Arthur was a San Francisco astrologer and sexologist and a grandson of American President Chester A. Arthur.
  • George Birimisa George Birimisa
    George Birimisa was an American playwright, actor, and director who contributed to the explosion of gay theater in the mid-1960s during the early years of Off-Off-Broadway.
  • George Nader George Nader
    George Nader was an American film and television actor. He appeared in a variety of films from 1950 through 1974, including Phone Call from a Stranger, Congo Crossing, and The Female Animal.
  • George Takei George Takei
    George Hosato Takei is an American actor, director, author, and activist. Takei is best known for his role as Hikaru Sulu, helmsman of the in the television series Star Trek. He also portrayed the character in six Star Trek feature films and one episode of Star Trek: Voyager.
  • Gerald Ayres
  • Gerald Haxton
    Frederick Gerald Haxton, a native of San Francisco, was the long term secretary and lover of novelist and playwright W. Somerset Maugham.
  • Gigi Gorgeous
    Giselle Loren Lazzarato, better known as Gigi Gorgeous, is a Canadian model, actress, and internet personality.
  • Glenn Burke Glenn Burke
    Glenn Lawrence Burke was a Major League Baseball player for the Los Angeles Dodgers and Oakland Athletics from 1976 to 1979.
  • Gloria Johnson (activist)
    Gloria Johnson was an important figure within the LGBT community in San Diego, California.
  • Gore Vidal Gore Vidal
    Eugene Louis "Gore" Vidal was an American writer and public intellectual known for his patrician manner, epigrammatic wit, and polished style of writing.
  • Gregg Araki Gregg Araki
    Gregg Araki is an American filmmaker involved heavily with New Queer Cinema. His film Kaboom was the first ever winner of the Cannes Film Festival Queer Palm awarded in 2010.
  • Greg Louganis Greg Louganis
    Gregory Efthimios "Greg" Louganis is an American Olympic diver, LGBT activist, and author who won gold medals at the 1984 and 1988 Summer Olympics, on both the springboard and platform.
  • Guy Erwin
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  • Hannah Hart Hannah Hart
    Hannah Maud Hart, is an American internet personality, comedian, author and actress. She is best known for starring in My Drunk Kitchen, a weekly series on YouTube in which she cooks something while intoxicated.
  • Harry Britt
    Harry Britt is a political activist and former supervisor for San Francisco, California. Britt was involved during the late 1960s in the civil rights movement when he was a Methodist minister in Chicago.
  • Harry Partch Harry Partch
    Harry Partch was an American composer, music theorist, and creator of musical instruments. He composed using scales of unequal intervals in just intonation, and was one of the first 20th-century composers in the West to work systematically with microtonal scales.
  • Harvey Levin Harvey Levin
    Harvey Robert Levin is an American television producer, lawyer, legal analyst, and celebrity reporter. He is the founder of celebrity news website TMZ.
  • Harvey Milk Harvey Milk
    Harvey Bernard Milk was an American politician and the first openly gay elected official in the history of California, where he was elected to the San Francisco Board of Supervisors.
  • Hayley Kiyoko Hayley Kiyoko
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  • Henry Brandon (actor) Henry Brandon (actor)
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  • Henry Cowell Henry Cowell
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  • Howard Austen
    Howard Austen was the long-time companion of American writer Gore Vidal for 53 years until Austen's death.
  • Howard Bragman
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  • Howard McGillin Howard McGillin
    Howard McGillin is an American actor. He is known for his role of John Jasper in Drood and for being the longest running Phantom in Andrew Lloyd Webber's The Phantom of the Opera.
  • Humberto Leon
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  • Ido Ostrowsky
    Ido Ostrowsky is an American film producer. He and his producing partner Nora Grossman run Bristol Automotive, a production company that they founded in 2012. He produced the 2014 film The Imitation Game, for which he was nominated for the Academy Award for Best Picture at the 87th Academy Awards.
  • Ilene Chaiken Ilene Chaiken
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  • Ingrid Nilsen
    Ingrid Nilsen, commonly known by her YouTube name Missglamorazzi, is an American YouTube personality from Rowland Heights, California.
  • Ireland Baldwin
    Ireland Eliesse Baldwin is an American fashion model and actress. She is the daughter of actors Kim Basinger and Alec Baldwin.
  • Isadora Duncan Isadora Duncan
    Angela Isadora Duncan was an American dancer who performed to acclaim throughout Europe. Born in California, she lived in Western Europe and the Soviet Union from the age of 22 until her death at age 49 or 50, when her scarf became entangled in the wheels and axle of the car in which she was riding.
  • Isis King Isis King
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  • Issan Dorsey Issan Dorsey
    Issan Dorsey, born Tommy Dorsey, Jr., was a Sōtō Zen monk and teacher, Dharma heir of Zentatsu Richard Baker and onetime abbot of Hartford Street Zen Center located in the Castro district of San Francisco, California.
  • Jack Bee Garland
    Jack Bee Garland was a trans man, author, nurse and adventurer. Garland was also known as Elvira Virginia Mugarrieta, Babe Bean, Jack Beam, Jack Maines, and Beebe Beam.
  • Jack Larson
    Jack Edward Larson was an American actor, librettist, screenwriter and producer. He is best known for his portrayal of photographer/cub reporter Jimmy Olsen on the television series Adventures of Superman.
  • Jack Spicer Jack Spicer
    Jack Spicer was an American poet often identified with the San Francisco Renaissance. In 2009, My Vocabulary Did This to Me: The Collected Poetry of Jack Spicer won the American Book Award for poetry.
  • James Broughton James Broughton
    James Broughton was an American poet and poetic filmmaker. He was part of the San Francisco Renaissance, a precursor to the Beat poets. He was an early bard of the Radical Faeries as well as a member of The Sisters of Perpetual Indulgence, serving the community as Sister Sermonetta.
  • James Crabe
    James Crabe, A.S.C. was an American cinematographer, known for his work in the 1970s and 80s on numerous iconic films including The China Syndrome, Rocky, Night Shift, The Karate Kid.
  • James Mitchell (actor) James Mitchell (actor)
    James Mitchell was an American actor and dancer. Although he is best known to television audiences as Palmer Cortlandt on the soap opera All My Children, theatre and dance historians remember him as one of Agnes de Mille's leading dancers.
  • James Oseland
    James Oseland is an American food writer and magazine editor who lives part-time in Manhattan and part-time in Emmaus, Pennsylvania. He is the former Editor-in-Chief of Rodale's Organic Life. Previously he was the Editor-in-Chief of Saveur.
  • James Rado James Rado
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  • James Robert Baker James Robert Baker
    James Robert Baker was an American author of sharply satirical, predominantly gay-themed transgressional fiction. A native Californian, his work is set almost entirely in Southern California.
  • Jamie Clayton
    Jamie Clayton is an American actress and model. She is known for starring in the Netflix series Sense8.
  • Jamie Stewart (musician) Jamie Stewart (musician)
    James Cyrus Stewart is an American musician and writer best known for his role in experimental rock band Xiu Xiu. He has appeared in other bands including Former Ghosts and Sal Mineo.
  • Jamison Green Jamison Green
    Jamison "James" Green is a leader in the transgender rights movement.
  • Jane Lynch Jane Lynch
    Jane Marie Lynch is an American actress, singer, and comedian. She is best known as Sue Sylvester on Glee. She also gained fame in Christopher Guest's improv mockumentary pictures such as Best in Show.
  • Jane Pratt
    Jane Pratt is the founding editor of Sassy and Jane, and current editor of xoJane. She is the host of the talk show Jane Radio on Sirius XM Radio.
  • Janet Mock Janet Mock
    Janet Mock is an American writer, TV host, and transgender rights activist. She is the author of the New York Times bestseller Redefining Realness, contributing editor for Marie Claire, and a former staff editor of People magazine's website.
  • Jane Wagner Jane Wagner
    Jane Wagner is an American writer, director and producer. Wagner is best known as Lily Tomlin's comedy writer, collaborator and wife.
  • Jasmyne Cannick Jasmyne Cannick
    Jasmyne Cannick is an African-American on-air and in-print pop culture critic and race issues commentator who works in politics.
  • Jason Collins
    Jason Paul Collins is an American retired professional basketball player who played 13 seasons in the National Basketball Association.
  • Jaye Davidson
    Jaye Davidson is an American-born British model and retired actor.
  • Jazzmun Jazzmun
    Jazzmun is the stage name of Nichcalo Dion Crayton, an actress and nightclub performer who often works in the Los Angeles Area.
  • Jean Harris (activist)
    Jean Harris, born Kathie Jean Harris, was an American Democratic and LGBT rights activist.
  • Jeanne Córdova
    Jeanne Córdova was an American pioneer lesbian and gay rights activist, a founder of the West Coast LGBTQ movement, and a journalist and Lammy award-winning author for her memoir When We Were Outlaws: a Memoir of Love and Revolution.
  • Jeff Lewis (real estate speculator)
    Jeffrey Thomas "Jeff" Lewis is an American real estate speculator, interior designer, and television personality. He is best known for his Bravo channel reality show Flipping Out.
  • Jeffree Star Jeffree Star
    Jeffree Star is an American singer-songwriter, make-up artist, fashion designer and model from Orange County, California. He started his music career on MySpace with over 25 million plays on his self-released music.
  • Jenelle Hutcherson
    Jenelle Hutcherson is an American hair artist, activist, public figure, designer, youth mentor and visionary.
  • Jennicet Gutiérrez
    Jennicet Gutiérrez is an activist for transgender rights and immigrant rights. A founding member of La Familia: Trans Queer Liberation Movement, much of her activist work supports trans women detained for their immigration status. She was named on Out magazine's Out100 list in 2015.
  • Jennifer Azzi Jennifer Azzi
    Jennifer Lynn Azzi is a former basketball coach, most recently the head coach of the women's team at the University of San Francisco. Azzi is also a former collegiate and professional basketball player, as well as an Olympic and FIBA world champion.
  • Jenny Shimizu Jenny Shimizu
    Jenny Lynn Shimizu is an American model and actress from San Jose, California.
  • Jerome Caja
    Jerome Caja was an American mixed-media painter and Queercore performance artist in San Francisco, California in the 1980s and early 1990s.
  • Jess Collins
    Jess Collins, simply known today as Jess, was an American visual artist.
  • Jillian Michaels
    Jillian Michaels is an American personal trainer, businesswoman, author and television personality from Los Angeles, California. Michaels is best known for her appearances on NBC, particularly The Biggest Loser. She is also known for her appearance on the talk show The Doctors.
  • Jill Soloway Jill Soloway
    Jill Soloway is an American comedian, playwright, writer and director. Soloway, who identifies as nonbinary and prefers singular they pronouns, won the Best Director award at the Sundance Film Festival for directing and writing the film Afternoon Delight.
  • Jim Foster (activist)
    James M. Foster was an American LGBT rights and Democratic activist. Foster became active in the early gay rights movement when he moved to San Francisco following his undesirable discharge from the United States Army in 1959 for being homosexual.
  • Jimmy Fowlie
    Jimmy Fowlie is an actor and writer who publishes YouTube content. Formerly of The Groundlings, he produced Go-Go Boy Interrupted, an LGBT-themed comedy web series based on his live sketch comedy show of the same name.
  • Jim Nabors Jim Nabors
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  • Jodie Foster Jodie Foster
    Alicia Christian "Jodie" Foster is an American actress and filmmaker who has worked in films and on television. She has often been cited as one of the best actresses of her generation.
  • Joey Graceffa
    Joseph Michael Graceffa is an American YouTube personality, actor, author, producer, and singer. He has two active YouTube channels, both of which are named after him. One of them is for vlogging and the other is used for video gaming content.
  • John Goldwyn
    John Howard Goldwyn is an American film producer.
  • John Laird (American politician) John Laird (American politician)
    John Laird is the current Secretary of the California Natural Resources Agency and a former legislator who represented the 27th district in the California State Assembly until 2008.
  • John Logan (writer) John Logan (writer)
    John David Logan is an American playwright, screenwriter, film producer, and television producer.
  • Johnny Mathis Johnny Mathis
    John Royce "Johnny" Mathis is an American singer of popular music. Starting his career with singles of standard music, he became highly popular as an album artist, with several dozen of his albums achieving gold or platinum status and 73 making the Billboard charts to date.
  • John Rechy John Rechy
    John Francisco Rechy is a Mexican American novelist, essayist, memoirist, dramatist and literary critic. In his novels he has written extensively about gay culture in Los Angeles and wider America, among other subject matters, and is among the pioneers of modern LGBT literature.
  • John Saul
    John Saul is an American author of suspense and horror novels. Most of his books have appeared on the New York Times Best Seller List.
  • John Stoltenberg
    John Stoltenberg is an U.S. radical feminist activist, scholar, author, and magazine editor. He is the former managing editor of AARP The Magazine, a bimonthly publication of the United States-based advocacy group AARP, a position he held from 2004 until 2012.
  • Jon Robin Baitz
    Jon Robin Baitz is an American playwright, screenwriter, television producer, and occasional actor. Baitz is currently a professor at Stony Brook Southampton and The New School where he is Artistic Director of the BFA theatre program.
  • José Sarria José Sarria
    José Julio Sarria also known as The Grand Mere, Absolute Empress I de San Francisco, and the Widow Norton was an American political activist from San Francisco, California who, in 1961, became the first openly gay candidate for public office in the United States.
  • Josh Flagg
    Joshua Daniel "Josh" Flagg is an American real estate agent, author and television personality as an original cast member on the show Million Dollar Listing Los Angeles on the Bravo television network. The show follows young real estate agents in Los Angeles as they sell high-end homes.
  • Josh McNey
    Josh McNey is an American photographer and creative director.
  • Joshua John Miller
    Joshua John Miller is an American actor, screenwriter, author, and director. Miller co-writes with his life partner M.A. Fortin; the two wrote the screenplay for the 2015 horror comedy The Final Girls, and the USA Network drama series Queen of the South.
  • J. P. Calderon J. P. Calderon
    John Paul "J. P." Calderon is an American professional volleyball player, model and reality television personality. In 2006 he was a contestant on ', the 13th season of the CBS reality show. The following year he became a regular member of The Janice Dickinson Modeling Agency.
  • Judee Sill
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  • Julia Serano Julia Serano
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  • Jussie Smollett
    Justin "Jussie" Smollett is an American actor, singer and photographer. He began his career as a child actor in 1987 starring in commercials and films, including The Mighty Ducks and Rob Reiner's North.
  • Justin Raimondo Justin Raimondo
    Justin Raimondo is an American author and the editorial director of He describes himself as a "conservative-paleo-libertarian."
  • Kalil Wilson Kalil Wilson
    Kalil Amar Wilson is an American jazz vocalist, composer, arranger, and ethnomusicologist.
  • Katastrophe (rapper) Katastrophe (rapper)
    Rocco Kayiatos, best known by his stage name Katastrophe and sometimes in later releases as Rocco Katastrophe, is an American hip-hop recording artist.
  • Kat Blaque
    Kat Blaque is an American YouTube personality and transgender rights activist.
  • Kate Hutton
    Kate Hutton, nicknamed the Earthquake Lady, Dr. Kate, or Earthquake Kate is a staff seismologist at the California Institute of Technology in Pasadena, California.
  • Kay Ryan Kay Ryan
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  • Keith Kerr Keith Kerr
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  • Kelly McGillis Kelly McGillis
    Kelly Ann McGillis is an American actress.
  • Kenneth Anger Kenneth Anger
    Kenneth Anger is an American underground experimental filmmaker, actor and author. Working exclusively in short films, he has produced almost forty works since 1937, nine of which have been grouped together as the "Magick Lantern Cycle".
  • Kesha Kesha
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  • Kid Congo Powers Kid Congo Powers
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  • Kirsten Vangsness Kirsten Vangsness
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  • Kori Rae Kori Rae
    Kori Rae is a film producer for Pixar. She produced several Mater's Tall Tales shorts, and the feature film Monsters University.
  • Kortney Ryan Ziegler Kortney Ryan Ziegler
    Kortney Ryan Ziegler is an American award-winning filmmaker, visual artist, blogger, writer, and scholar based in Oakland, California. His artistic and academic work focuses on queer/trans issues, body image, racialized sexualities, gender, performance and black queer theory.
  • Kristen Stewart Kristen Stewart
    Kristen Jaymes Stewart is an American actress and model. Born in Los Angeles to parents working in show business, Stewart began her acting career in 1999 with uncredited roles and a minor character appearance in several films.
  • Kristy McNichol Kristy McNichol
    Christina Ann McNichol is an American actress and singer.
  • Kyell Gold Kyell Gold
    Kyell Gold is the pen name of Tim Susman, a Californian novelist. Kyell Gold is chiefly known for writing male homosexual romance literature for the furry fandom.
  • Larry Duplechan
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  • Lauren Lappin
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  • Leanna Creel Leanna Creel
    Leanna Creel is an American actress, film producer, film director, screenwriter and photographer.
  • Leanne Pittsford
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  • Liam Riley
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  • Lily Tomlin Lily Tomlin
    Mary Jean "Lily" Tomlin is an American actress, comedian, writer, singer, and producer. Tomlin began her career as a stand-up comedian, and performing Off-Broadway during the 1960s. Her breakout role was performing as a cast member on the variety show Rowan & Martin's Laugh-In from 1969 until 1973.
  • Linda Tillery
    Linda "Tui" Tillery is an American singer, percussionist, producer, songwriter, and music arranger. She began her professional singing career at age 19 with the Bay Area rock band The Loading Zone.
  • Lisa Cholodenko
    Lisa Cholodenko is an American screenwriter and director of film and television. She has made the films High Art, Laurel Canyon and The Kids Are All Right.
  • Lisa Coleman (musician) Lisa Coleman (musician)
    Lisa Coleman is an American musician and composer. Coleman plays piano and keyboards. She was a member of Prince's backing band The Revolution from 1980 to 1986. She is one half of the musical duo Wendy & Lisa, formed with Wendy Melvoin in 1986.
  • Lonnie Frisbee Lonnie Frisbee
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  • Lori Klein (rabbi)
    Rabbi Lori D. Klein is an attorney known for being one of the two first openly lesbian rabbis ordained by the Jewish Renewal movement. Klein and Chaya Gusfield were ordained at the same time in January 2006.
  • Lori Shannon
    Lori Shannon born Don Seymour McLean, was an openly gay female impersonator who was associated with the drag revues at Finocchio's club in San Francisco. He wrote an entertainment column for the Bay Area Reporter.
  • Lotta Hetler James
    Lotta Hetler James was a public speaker, active in all civic, church and community projects, and former candidate to Governor of California.
  • Madeleine Lim
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  • Madison Hildebrand Madison Hildebrand
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  • Maia Brewton
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  • Manila Luzon Manila Luzon
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  • Manny MUA
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  • Mara Wilson Mara Wilson
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  • Marc Andreyko
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  • Marc Cherry Marc Cherry
    Marc Cherry is an American television writer and producer. He is best known for creating the ABC comedy-drama series Desperate Housewives and the Lifetime comedy-drama series Devious Maids.
  • Margaret Cho Margaret Cho
    Margaret Moran Cho is an American stand-up comedian, actress, fashion designer, author, and singer-songwriter. Cho is best known for her stand-up routines, through which she critiques social and political problems, especially regarding race and sexuality.
  • Margaret Chung
    Margaret Jessie Chung, born in Santa Barbara, California, was the first known American-born Chinese female physician.
  • Margie Adam Margie Adam
    Margie Adam is an American musician and composer. Adam is recognized as one of the pioneers of the women's music movement.
  • Marion Morgan (choreographer)
    Marion Morgan was a choreographer and motion picture screenwriter and the longtime companion of motion picture director Dorothy Arzner. Arzner lived for the last 40 years of her life with Morgan.
  • Mark Bingham Mark Bingham
    Mark Kendall Bingham was an American public relations executive who founded his own company, the Bingham Group. During the September 11 attacks in 2001, he was a passenger on board United Airlines Flight 93.
  • Mark Takano Mark Takano
    Mark Allan Takano is an American politician who has been the United States Representative for California's 41st congressional district since 2013. A member of the Democratic Party, Takano has served on the Riverside Community College Board of Trustees since 1990.
  • Martine Rothblatt
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  • Mary Ann Horton Mary Ann Horton
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  • Matt Conn Matt Conn
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  • Matt Doyle (actor) Matt Doyle (actor)
    Matthew Finnen "Matt" Doyle is an American actor and singer-songwriter. He is perhaps best known for his work in Spring Awakening, War Horse and The Book of Mormon on Broadway and as Glenn Mangan / Juliet in 2011 Shakespeare film adaptation Private Romeo directed by Alan Brown.
  • Matt Sanchez Matt Sanchez
    Matthew "Matt" Sanchez is an American journalist, who has worked for Fox News and other organizations. He previously served as a Marine reservist. and was involved in a controversy about access to campus for military recruiters at Columbia University.
  • Max Mutchnick
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  • Megan Ellison
    Margaret Elizabeth "Megan" Ellison is an American film producer and founder of Annapurna Pictures, established in 2011. She is best known for producing the films Zero Dark Thirty, Her, and American Hustle, all of which have earned her Oscar nominations.
  • Megan Rapinoe Megan Rapinoe
    Megan Anna Rapinoe is an American professional soccer midfielder/winger who plays for Seattle Reign FC in the National Women's Soccer League.
  • Mel White Mel White
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  • Meredith Baxter Meredith Baxter
    Meredith Ann Baxter is an American actress and producer. She is known for her roles on the ABC drama series Family and the NBC sitcom Family Ties, credited as Meredith Baxter-Birney.
  • Michael Costello (fashion designer)
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  • Michael Huffington Michael Huffington
    Michael Huffington is an American politician, LGBT activist, and film producer. He was a member of the Republican Party, and a congressman for one term, 1993–1995, from California. Huffington was married to Arianna Huffington, the Greek-born co-founder of The Huffington Post, from 1986 to 1997.
  • Michael J. Willett
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  • Michael Nava Michael Nava
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  • Michael Tilson Thomas Michael Tilson Thomas
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  • Michelle Tea Michelle Tea
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  • Mike Gin
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  • Mike Jeffries (CEO) Mike Jeffries (CEO)
    Michael Stanton Jeffries is an American businessman. He was chiefly responsible for reestablishing the clothing company Abercrombie & Fitch and developing its modern brand image, and was CEO until 2014.
  • Mike Webb (radio host) Mike Webb (radio host)
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  • Mike White (filmmaker) Mike White (filmmaker)
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