Writer

Edward Albee
Playwright/Director
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Pedro Almodóvar
Writer/Director
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Gloria Anzaldua
Author
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Kwame Anthony Appiah
Philosopher & Author
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Reinaldo Arenas
Cuban Author
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John Ashbery
Poet
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Ann Bannon
Author
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Djuna Barnes
Author
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Katharine Lee Bates
Songwriter
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Joseph Beam
Activist
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Richard Blanco
Inaugural Poet
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Charles Blow
Journalist and Commentator
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Ivy Bottini
Women’s and LGBT Activist
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Frank Bruni
New York Times Columnist
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Charlotte Bunch
Scholar and Activist
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Allan Bérubé
Historian
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Patrick Califia
Author
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Michael Callen
AIDS Activist
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Truman Capote
Author
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Rachel Carson
Environmental Pioneer
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Francisco Cartagena
Puerto Rican Activist
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Willa Cather
Author
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Kate Clinton
Comedian, Actor
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Jean Cocteau
Writer
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Mart Crowley
Playwright and Activist
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Nancy Cárdenas
Mexican Writer & Activist
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Jeanne Córdova
Activist and Author
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Emily Dickinson
Poet
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Rob Epstein
Oscar-Winning Director
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Edythe Eyde
Gay Publishing Pioneer
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Lillian Faderman
LGBT Historian
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Ronan Farrow
Pulitzer-Winning Journalist
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Rudy Galindo
Olympic Figure Skater
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Alicia Garza
Black Lives Matter Cofounder
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LZ Granderson
Journalist & Commentator
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Glenn Greenwald
Journalist
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Angelina Weld Grimké
Poet and Playwright
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Lorraine Hansberry
Playwright and Activist
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Essex Hemphill
Poet and Activist
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Janis Ian
Singer-Songwriter
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Christopher Isherwood
Trailblazing Writer
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Dale Jennings
Gay Pioneer          
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June Jordan
Poet
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Moisés Kaufman
Award-Winning Theater Director
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Jim Kepner
Journalist and LGBT Historian
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Larry Kramer
Playwright/AIDS Activist
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Anne Lister
Pioneering Feminist
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Alain Locke
Father of the Harlem Renaissance
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Federico Garcia Lorca
Poet
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Armistead Maupin
Author
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Tarell Alvin McCraney
Oscar-Winning Screenwriter
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Claude McKay
Author & Poet
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Kate McKinnon
SNL Comedian
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Terrence McNally
Playwright
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Yukio Mishima
Japanese Author
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Janet Mock
Transgender Activist and Author
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Jack Nichols
Gay Pioneer          
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Bruce Nugent
Author
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Oliver Sacks
Neurologist and Author
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Edna St. Vincent Millay
Poet/Performer
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Andrew Tobias
DNC Treasurer
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Jose Antonio Vargas
Immigration Activist 
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Jeffrey Weinstein
Workplace Pioneer
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Tim’m T. West
Performer
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Edith Wharton
Pulitzer-Winning Novelist
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Emanuel Xavier
Poet and activist
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