Lgbt People From Florida

LGBT people from Florida

  • Aaron Carter Aaron Carter
    Aaron Charles Carter is an American singer. He came to fame as a pop and hip hop singer in the late 1990s, establishing himself as a star among pre-teen and teenage audiences during the early 2000s with his four studio albums.
  • Adolfo Constanzo Adolfo Constanzo
    Adolfo de Jesús Constanzo was an Cuban-American serial killer, drug dealer, and cult leader of an infamous gang dubbed by the media as The Narcosatanists. His cult members nicknamed him The Godfather.
  • Ahsha Rolle Ahsha Rolle
    Ahsha Rolle is a former professional female tennis player from United States. She began playing tennis when she was nine years old.
  • Aileen Wuornos Aileen Wuornos
    Aileen Carol Wuornos Pralle was an American serial killer who murdered seven men in Florida between 1989 and 1990 by shooting them at point-blank range.
  • Amanda Bearse
    Amanda Bearse is an American actress, director and comedian best known for her role as neighbor Marcy Rhoades D'Arcy on Married... with Children, a sitcom that aired in the United States from 1987 to 1997, and for her performance in the 1985 horror film Fright Night opposite William Ragsdale.
  • Asher Levine
    Asher Levine is an American fashion designer. He is the designer for his eponymous progressive label, Asher Levine, known for its mad scientist meets luxe aesthetic and pioneering fabrication techniques.
  • Bella Thorne Bella Thorne
    Annabella Avery Thorne is an American actress and singer.
  • Ben Cooper (musician) Ben Cooper (musician)
    Ben Cooper is a singer-songwriter from Jacksonville, Florida. He is currently a member of Electric President with Alex Kane, Radical Face, Iron Orchestra, Mother's Basement and Unkle Stiltskin, The Clone Project, among other musical projects.
  • 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.
  • Bruce Hayes (swimmer)
    Lawrence Bruce Hayes is an American former competition swimmer best known for anchoring the U.S. men's 4×200-meter freestyle relay team that won the gold medal at the 1984 Summer Olympics in Los Angeles.
  • Casey Johnson Casey Johnson
    Sale Trotter Case "Casey" Johnson was an American heiress, socialite, and celebutante as well as an occasional actress, model, and author. She was the great-great-granddaughter of Robert Wood Johnson I, co-founder of Johnson & Johnson.
  • Charles Perez
    Charles Perez is an American writer and a former television news reporter, anchor and talk show host.
  • Chris Dickerson (bodybuilder) Chris Dickerson (bodybuilder)
    Henri Christophe "Chris" Dickerson is an American former professional bodybuilder.
  • Coco Montrese
    Coco Montrese is the stage name of Martin Cooper, an African-American drag queen, entertainer, and reality television personality. Montrese came into the spotlight after being crowned Miss Gay America 2010 when Alyssa Edwards' title was revoked.
  • Craig Lowe Craig Lowe
    Stuart Craig Lowe, better known as Craig Lowe, is an American politician and former Mayor of Gainesville, Florida. After winning a runoff election on April 13, 2010, by a margin of 42 votes Lowe became Mayor-elect of Gainesville.
  • Craig Zadan
    Craig Zadan is an American executive producer, director, and writer. Zadan has been half of the successful production team Storyline Entertainment along with Neil Meron since their meeting many years ago in the New York theatrical community.
  • Daniel Franzese Daniel Franzese
    Daniel Franzese is an American actor, writer, director, comedian and activist best known for his roles in director Larry Clark's Bully and as Damien in Tina Fey's 2004 feature film Mean Girls.
  • Darren Young Darren Young
    Frederick Douglas Rosser III, better known by his ring name Darren Young, is an American professional wrestler signed to WWE on the Raw brand.
  • Darrin P. Gayles
    Darrin Phillip Gayles is a United States District Judge of the United States District Court for the Southern District of Florida and former Florida Circuit Court Judge.
  • David Leavitt David Leavitt
    David Leavitt is an American novelist, short story writer, and biographer.
  • David Young (judge) David Young (judge)
    David Young is an American judge, who starred on Judge David Young, a daytime nationally syndicated court show. He is the first openly gay TV judge. He also hosts the Justice with a Snap!.
  • Debbie Harry Debbie Harry
    Deborah Ann Harry is an American singer-songwriter and actress best known as the lead singer of the new wave band Blondie. Her recordings with the band reached the number one position in the United States and the United Kingdom on multiple occasions from 1978 to 1981.
  • Denham Fouts
    Denham "Denny" Fouts was an American male prostitute, socialite and literary muse. He served as the inspiration for characters by Truman Capote, Gore Vidal, Christopher Isherwood and Gavin Lambert.
  • Desmond Child Desmond Child
    Desmond Child is an American musician, songwriter, and producer. He is a member of the Songwriters Hall of Fame. He is the son of Hungarian father Joseph Marfy and a Cuban songwriter Elena Casals.
  • Detox Icunt
    Detox Icunt, the stage name of Matthew Sanderson, is an American drag performer and recording artist. Detox was a fixture in the Southern California drag scene before gaining prominence on the fifth season of RuPaul's Drag Race.
  • Elizabeth F. Schwartz
    Elizabeth F. Schwartz is an American attorney, author and advocate for the legal rights of the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender community.
  • Eric Shanower Eric Shanower
    Eric James Shanower is an American cartoonist, best known for his Oz novels and comics and the ongoing retelling of the Trojan War as Age of Bronze.
  • Ernie Roth Ernie Roth
    Irwin J. Roth, known by the ring names The Grand Wizard of Wrestling and Abdullah Farouk, was an American professional wrestling manager.
  • Frankie Grande
    Frank James Michael Grande Marchione, usually credited as Frankie Grande or Frankie J. Grande, is an American dancer, actor, singer, producer, television host, and YouTube personality. He is the older half-brother of singer and actress Ariana Grande.
  • Gaby Dunn
    Gaby Dunn is an American actor, comedian, scriptwriter, activist, journalist, blogger and YouTuber who lives in Los Angeles.
  • Gio Benitez
    Giovani "Gio" Benitez is an American broadcast journalist and correspondent for ABC News, who appears on Good Morning America, World News Tonight, 20/20, and Nightline. He also hosts the Fusion version of Nightline. He has won two television news Emmy awards.
  • Glenn Greenwald Glenn Greenwald
    Glenn Edward Greenwald is an American journalist and author, best known for his role in a series of reports published by The Guardian newspaper beginning in June 2013, detailing the United States and British global surveillance programs, and based on classified documents disclosed by Edward Snowden.
  • Jake Heggie Jake Heggie
    Jake Heggie is an American composer of opera, vocal, orchestral, and chamber music. He is best known for his operas and songs as well as for his collaborations with internationally renowned performers and writers.
  • James St. James James St. James
    James St. James is an American television personality, author, celebutante, frequent collaborator with Mathu Andersen, and former Club Kids member of the New York City club scene in the late 1980s and early 1990s.
  • Jazz Jennings
    Jazz Jennings is an American YouTube personality, spokesmodel, television personality, and LGBTQ rights activist.
  • Jeff Marx Jeff Marx
    Jeff Marx is an American composer and lyricist of musicals. He is best known for creating the Broadway musical Avenue Q with collaborator Robert Lopez.
  • Jeffrey Trammell Jeffrey Trammell
    Jeffrey B. Trammell is an American public affairs consultant and higher education official. He has served as an advisor to U.S. presidential candidates and as Rector of the College of William & Mary.
  • Jessicka Jessicka
    Jessicka Addams is an American singer and artist. Best known by her stage name Jessicka, she was the front woman of Florida-based band Jack Off Jill and current front for the Los Angeles-based band Scarling.
  • Kelley Eskridge Kelley Eskridge
    Kelley Eskridge is a writer of fiction, non-fiction and screenplays. Her work is generally regarded as speculative fiction and is associated with the more literary edge of the category, as well as with the category of slipstream fiction.
  • Kevin Burns (Florida mayor)
    Kevin Burns is an American realtor, business owner, and was mayor of North Miami, Florida from 2005 to 2009.
  • Kim Zolciak Kim Zolciak
    Kimberleigh "Kim" Zolciak-Biermann is an American television personality. In 2008, she rose to prominence as one of the original housewives that appeared on the reality television series The Real Housewives of Atlanta aired on Bravo.
  • Kyan Douglas Kyan Douglas
    Kyan Douglas is a television personality and stylist. He was the grooming expert on the American television program Queer Eye.
  • Latrice Royale
    Timothy Wilcots, better known by his stage name of Latrice Royale, is an American drag performer and reality television personality. He is best known for appearing in RuPaul's Drag Race season 4 and RuPaul's Drag Race All Stars.
  • Laura Jane Grace
    Laura Jane Grace is an American musician best known as the founder, lead singer, songwriter and guitarist of the punk rock band Against Me!.
  • Lauren Jauregui
    Lauren Michelle Jauregui Morgado is an American singer, better known as a member of the girl group Fifth Harmony. Jauregui has been featured on songs by Marian Hill and Halsey. She is a self-proclaimed feminist and strongly advocates for human rights for all Americans.
  • Lisa Cross Lisa Cross
    Lisa Cross is a professional British female bodybuilder.
  • Martina Navratilova Martina Navratilova
    Martina Navratilova is a former Czechoslovak and later American tennis player and coach. In 2005, Tennis magazine selected her as the greatest female tennis player for the years 1965 through 2005 and she is considered one of the best, if not the best, female tennis players of all time.
  • Max Emerson
    Max Emerson, is an American actor, model, director, YouTuber and Blogspotter. He graduated from the University of Miami's theatre conservatory in 2009 with a BFA in Performance/Directing.
  • Megan Fox Megan Fox
    Megan Denise Fox is an American actress and model. She began her acting career in 2001, with several minor television and film roles, and played a regular role on the Hope & Faith television sitcom. In 2004, she made her film debut with a role in the teen comedy Confessions of a Teenage Drama Queen.
  • Merritt Butrick Merritt Butrick
    Merritt R. Butrick was an American actor, known for his roles on the 1982 teen sitcom Square Pegs, in two Star Trek feature films, and a variety of other acting roles in the 1980s.
  • Mike Manning (actor) Mike Manning (actor)
    Michael Christopher "Mike" Manning is an American actor, producer, television personality and activist.
  • Monica Raymund
    Monica Raymund is an American actress known for her roles as Maria "Ria" Torres in the Fox police drama Lie to Me, Dana Lodge in the CBS legal drama The Good Wife and Gabriela Dawson Casey in the NBC drama Chicago Fire.
  • Natalie Morales (actress) Natalie Morales (actress)
    Natalie Morales is an American actress. She starred in the ABC Family series The Middleman and had a main role on the first season of the USA Network series White Collar. In 2010, she appeared in the feature films Wall Street: Money Never Sleeps and Going the Distance.
  • Neil Rogers Neil Rogers
    Neil Rogers was an American talk radio personality. Until his retirement on June 22, 2008, "The Neil Rogers Show" aired weekdays from 10am-2pm on 560 WQAM. It was consistently the top rated show in the Miami-Ft. Lauderdale media market and had been since his Miami debut in 1976.
  • Nina Ansaroff
    Nina Ansaroff is an American mixed martial artist who is currently competing in the women's strawweight division of the Ultimate Fighting Championship.
  • Omar Mateen
    Omar Mir Seddique, also known as Omar Mateen, was an American mass murderer who killed 49 people and wounded 58 others in a mass shooting at the Pulse gay nightclub in Orlando, Florida, on June 12, 2016, before he was killed in a shootout with the local police.
  • Orlando Jordan Orlando Jordan
    Orlando Mason Jordan is an American-Australian semi-retired professional wrestler. He is best known for his tenure in World Wrestling Entertainment, where he was a one-time United States Champion. He is also known for his stint with Total Nonstop Action Wrestling.
  • Patricia Cornwell Patricia Cornwell
    Patricia Cornwell is a contemporary American crime writer. She is known for writing a best-selling series of novels featuring the heroine Dr. Kay Scarpetta, a medical examiner. Her books have sold more than 100 million copies.
  • Patrick Califia
    Pat Califia is an American writer of non-fiction essays about sexuality and of erotic fiction and poetry. Califia is a bisexual trans man. Prior to transitioning, he identified as a lesbian and as such, wrote for many years a sex advice column for the gay men's leather magazine Drummer.
  • Paul Masvidal Paul Masvidal
    Paul Albert Masvidal is the guitarist, singer and a founding member of the progressive metal band Cynic and previously led the alternative rock band Æon Spoke. As of September 2015, the status of Cynic is in dispute.
  • Pearl (drag queen)
    Pearl, occasionally known as Pearl Liaison, is the stage name of American drag performer and record producer Matthew James Lent. Lent garnered fame through competing on the seventh season of RuPaul's Drag Race, finishing joint runner-up.
  • Pedro Zamora Pedro Zamora
    Pedro Pablo Zamora was a Cuban-American AIDS educator and television personality.
  • Perez Hilton Perez Hilton
    Perez Hilton, is an American blogger, columnist and television personality. His blog,, is known for posts covering gossip items about celebrities. He is also known for posting tabloid photographs over which he has added his own captions or "doodles".
  • Reed Cowan Reed Cowan
    Darrin Reed Cowan is an American journalist, documentary filmmaker, screenwriter and philanthropist. Cowan co-directed the GLAAD Media Award winning 2010 documentary 8: The Mormon Proposition with Steven Greenstreet.
  • Reid Ewing
    Reid Ewing is an American actor known for his recurring guest role as Dylan on the ABC comedy Modern Family.
  • Richard A. Heyman
    Richard A. Heyman was an American mayor who was mayor of Key West, Florida from 1983 to 1985 and from 1987 to 1989. He was one of the first openly gay public officials in the United States.
  • Richard Blanco Richard Blanco
    Richard Blanco is an American poet, public speaker, author and civil engineer. He is the fifth poet to read at a United States presidential inauguration, having read for Barack Obama's second inauguration.
  • Robert Gant Robert Gant
    Robert Gant is an American actor. He is sometimes credited as Robert J. Gant.
  • Roberto Arango Roberto Arango
    Roberto Arango-Vinent is a Cuban American politician who served in the Senate of Puerto Rico from January 2005 until August 2011 representing the San Juan district for the New Progressive Party of Puerto Rico, which is a conservative group derived from the Republican Statehood Party.
  • Ron Palillo Ron Palillo
    Ronald Gabriel "Ron" Paolillo was an American television and film actor and teacher. He was best known as Arnold Horshack on the ABC sitcom Welcome Back, Kotter.
  • Roxxxy Andrews
    Michael Feliciano, known by her stage name Roxxxy Andrews, is an American drag performer. Feliciano is best known for appearing on the fifth season of RuPaul's Drag Race and the second season of RuPaul's Drag Race All Stars.
  • Ryan Skipper
    Ryan Keith Skipper was an American man from Polk County, Florida who was murdered on March 14, 2007 in what authorities declared a hate crime. Skipper's body was discovered on March 15 along a roadside in Wahneta, Florida.
  • Sarah Paulson
    Sarah Catharine Paulson is an American actress. After beginning her acting career on stage, she starred in the 1990s television series American Gothic and Jack & Jill.
  • Scott Smith (activist)
    Joseph Scott Smith was a gay rights activist best known for his romantic relationship with Harvey Milk, for whom he was a campaign manager.
  • Sean Reinert Sean Reinert
    Sean Reinert is the drummer of Æon Spoke. He was also the drummer and founding member of Cynic, until leaving the band in September 2015.
  • Sherry Vine Sherry Vine
    Sherry Vine is an American actor, drag queen, and musician. Vine is the creator and host of She's Living for This, a variety series on here TV.
  • Silvio Horta
    Silvio Horta is an American writer and producer most notable for adapting the hit Colombian telenovela Yo Soy Betty La Fea into the ABC series, Ugly Betty. Horta served as head writer and executive producer on the series.
  • Stephen Guarino
    Stephen Guarino is an American actor and comedian, best known as a cast member on the sketch comedy series The Big Gay Sketch Show, the films BearCity and BearCity 2: The Proposal, and his recurring role as Derrick in the ABC comedy series Happy Endings, a character that has since been carried...
  • Susan Stanton Susan Stanton
    Susan Ashley Stanton was the city manager of Largo, Florida, until her job termination. She was city manager of Lake Worth, Florida from 2009 until her termination in December 2011.
  • Tarell Alvin McCraney Tarell Alvin McCraney
    Tarell Alvin McCraney is an American playwright and actor. He is the incoming chair of playwriting at the Yale School of Drama, effective July 1, 2017.
  • Tee Corinne Tee Corinne
    Tee Corinne was a photographer, author, and editor notable for the portrayal of sexuality in her artwork.
  • Terrence McNally
    Terrence McNally is an American playwright, librettist, and screenwriter.
  • The Lady Chablis The Lady Chablis
    Brenda Dale Knox, known professionally as The Lady Chablis, was an American actress, author, and drag performer. Through exposure in the novel Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil and its 1997 film adaptation she became one of the first drag performers to be accepted by a wider audience.
  • Troy Perry Troy Perry
    Troy Deroy Perry Jr is the founder of the Metropolitan Community Church, a Christian denomination with a special affirming ministry with the lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender communities, in Los Angeles on October 6, 1968.
  • Tyler Hanes
    Tyler Jonathan Hanes is an American actor, singer, dancer and choreographer best known for his work in Broadway musicals.
  • Tyra Sanchez
    James Ross IV, better known by his stage name Tyra Sanchez, is an American drag queen and reality television personality. A frequent drag impersonator of pop star Beyoncé, Ross is best known as the winner of the second season of RuPaul's Drag Race.
  • Wayne Besen
    Wayne Besen is an American gay rights advocate. He is a former investigative journalist for WABI-TV, a former spokesman for the Human Rights Campaign, and the founder of Truth Wins Out. Besen came out to his parents before starting his Truth Wins Out Organization.
  • Yo Majesty Yo Majesty
    Yo! Majesty is an American hip hop group consisting of singer Jwl B and rappers Shunda K and Shon B, produced by UK-based electro group HardfeelingsUK.

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  • WEAR
    Three-day LGBT film festival kicks off
    Each one focuses on relevant topics within the LGBT (Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender) community. Festival organizer, David Newton, said the film themes ... Although he hopes people kick back and enjoy the films, David said there's a bigger purpose ...
    Published on: Thu, 14 Sep 21:01:32 0 13
  • Gay Florida businesses on the mend after Irma
    Bay Area Reporter
    Gay beachfront businesses in Fort Lauderdale, Florida appear to have dodged a bullet. Although LGBT businesses in Key ... The Florida Keys were also under an evacuation order but thousands stayed behind anyway, including a hearty group that holed up ...
    Published on: Thu, 14 Sep 03:54:48 22 798
  • The Gay Men Turning to the Far Right in Germany
    People like Karsten and Sven aren't alone in supporting the party. There is even a German term for gay support of the far right: "homonationalism." A 2016 survey from "MEN," a monthly magazine for gay men, showed that 17% of respondents openly ...
    Published on: Thu, 14 Sep 16:01:00 31 777

  • Boca Raton
    Florida Panthers' Aaron Ekblad to Gay Athletes Scared of Coming Out: “Don't Be Afraid.”
    Boca Raton
    That said, when 21-year-old Aaron Ekblad, the 6'4” defenseman and alternate captain for the Florida Panthers, appeared in a Nike commercial promoting LGBT pride in June, it, of course, got people talking. Was his appearance in the commercial some sort ...
    Published on: Wed, 30 Aug 14:30:22 18 283

    Terrorist Plot Against Paris Gay Nightclubs Thwarted
    “This could have been the 'French Orlando' and is a reminder that the struggle for equality and dignity of LGBTI people is by no means over in France,” Fabrice Houdart, a gay man from Paris who works for the U.N. in New York,” told the Washington Blade ...
    Published on: Thu, 14 Sep 16:16:05 1 15

  • Southern Poverty Law Center
    Anti-LGBT roundup of events and activities 9.13.17
    Southern Poverty Law Center
    seeks to overcome the historical invisibility and lack of recognition of the rights of lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, transgender and intersex people. .... Francis Rooney (R-FL); Michelle Owens (attorney, Agee Owens Law); Peter Jones (TruthXChange).
    Published on: Wed, 13 Sep 20:35:04 6 67

  • Outsports
    'Don't be afraid,' NHL's Aaron Ekblad tells gay athletes
    Florida Panthers defenseman Aaron Ekblad calls himself an ally of the LGBT community and has a message for gay athletes nervous about coming out. “Don't be afraid. You'll be surprised by how many people are accepting,” he tells Boca magazine, ...
    Published on: Thu, 31 Aug 07:33:46 0 60

    Hurricane Irma Causes Significant Damage in Key West
    Hurricane Irma caused widespread flooding and tree damage on the island when it made landfall in the Florida Keys on Sept. 10, 2017. (Washington ... The storm caused widespread destruction on the islands and left more than three dozen people dead. Irma ...
    Published on: Wed, 13 Sep 15:09:44 1 20
  • No AC! Millions in Florida swelter through power outages
    WPXI Pittsburgh
    "Power, power, power," Florida Gov. Rick Scott said recently. "The biggest thing we've got to do for people is get their power back." The Irma blackout is still much smaller than a 2003 outage that put 50 million people in the dark. More than 50,000 ...
    Published on: Wed, 13 Sep 12:43:35 1 11

  • Florida Politics (blog)
    Jax GOP consultant defends Kim Daniels, says Irma was message from God
    Florida Politics (blog)
    Establishment republicans work with AG and Florida polticis to collude with people they want to target to attack,” Johnson muses. Leaving aside the contradictions between an ... The area representing the LGBT HRO agenda. The Downtown establishment/ ...
    Published on: Wed, 13 Sep 23:58:55 4 97

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