In honor of LGBT History Month, here are some famous LGBT (Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender) people you may recognize!

Alexander the Great
Greek king and warrior, creator of one of the largest empires in the ancient world
Susan B. Anthony
American civil rights leader who helped women get the right to vote in the United States
Tracy Chapman
American singer and songwriter, known for her songs “Give Me One Reason” and “Talkin’ ’bout a Revolution”
Ricky Martin
Puerto Rican pop singer who has been a popular entertainer since 1984
Neil Patrick Harris
American actor, known for his roles on the television shows “How I Met Your Mother” and “Doogie Howser, M.D.”
Tim Gunn
American fashion consultant, star of the television shows “Project Runway” and “Tim Gunn’s Guide to Style”
Ian McKellan
British actor, known for his roles as Gandalf in the “Lord of the Rings” movies and Magneto in the “X-Men” movies
Andy Warhol
American artist, author, filmmaker and illustrator, considered by many people to be one of the most important artists of the 20th century
Sapphire
American poet and novelist, known for her novel “Push”, which was turned into the 2009 movie “Precious”
Alan Turing
British mathematician and scientist whose work was used to help create the first computers
Ellen DeGeneres
American stand-up comedian, actress and television talk-show host
Michelangelo
Italian painter, sculptor, architect and poet, considered by some people to be the greatest artist who ever lived
Bryan Singer
American filmmaker, director of the movies “The Usual Suspects”, “X-Men”, “X2” and “Superman Returns”
James Baldwin
American novelist, poet, essayist and activist, author of the books “The Fire Next Time”, “Giovanni’s Room” and “Notes of a Native Son”
PHOTO CREDITS:
Alexander the Great: flickr/Charalampos Konstantinidis
Susan B. Anthony: Library of Congress
Tracy Chapman: flickr/jurvetson
Ricky Martin: flickr/C. Estrada
Neil Patrick Harris: flickr/david_shankbone
Tim Gunn: flickr/Lord Mariser
Ian McKellan: flickr/BinaryApe
Andy Warhol: WikiMedia commons
Sapphire: flickr/McNeil21
Alan Turing: flickr/johnthurm
Michelangelo: Library of Congress
Ellen DeGeneres: flickr/Alan Light
Bryan Singer: flickr/marioanima
James Baldwin: Library of Congress

SEE ALSO:

Honoring and Defending Gay Youth

Judge Orders End to Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell

What is LGBT? (Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender)
Lesbian: a woman who is romantically attracted to other women
Gay: a man who is romantically attracted to other men
Bisexual: a man or a woman who is romantically attracted to both men and women
Transgender: a person who is born a girl, but who identifies more as a boy, or a person who is born a boy, but who identifies more as a girl