1. Edie Windsor
Her Supreme Court case overturned the Defense of Marriage Act in 2013, paving the way for marriage equality and a host of other LGBT legal protections.
Meeting her was a true blessing.
She was the president of one of the 1st lesbian groups, Daughters of Bilitis, and in 1970 fought the National Organization of Women’s exclusion of lesbians from having prominence in the feminist movement.
In 1957 he was fired by the US gov for being gay, which led to a historic lawsuit as the 1st known civil rights claim based on sexual orientation. He became a career activist & in 1972 succeeded in getting the APA to remove being gay as a mental disorder. #Pride
Broadway legend and 4x Tony Award winner— each for a different category— he’s been an openly gay performer his entire career, at a time when few others were. #Pride
In 1998 the Israeli pop star became the first transgender person to win Eurovision's singing competition. She's since released 8 albums. Her rise helped build trans visibility at a time when there was virtually none. #Pride
At the age of 7, her interview with Barbara Walters turned her into an overnight sensation, becoming one of the youngest public transgender figures. Now 18, she has been the face of countless documentaries sharing her story.
In 1993 she became the first openly gay person confirmed to a federal cabinet position when she served as Assistant Secretary of Housing and Urban Development. In 2011 Barack Obama named her to the US Commission on Civil Rights. #JewishPride 🌈✡️