Notable Queer Birthdays

By |2018-01-16T16:08:00-05:00March 22nd, 2007|Uncategorized|

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March 15: Canadian-born composer Colin McPhee, 1900; transgender activist and performance artist Kate Bornstein, 1948

March 16: French artist Rosa Bonheur, 1822; Swiss actor and activist Karl Meier, 1897; American composer David Del Tredici, 1937

March 17: Photographer Alice Austen, 1866; African-American civil rights activist Bayard Rustin, 1910; businessman falsely accused of assassinating President John F. Kennedy Clay Shaw, 1913; dancer Rudolf Nureyev, 1938; British designer Alexander McQueen, 1969

March 18: American writer Alice French, 1850; English war poet Wilfred Owen, 1893; Russian filmmaker Sergei Paradjanov, 1924; American composer John Kander, 1927; transgendered German preservationist and author Charlotte von Mahlsdorf, 1928

March 19: British explorer and ethnographer Sir Richard Burton, 1821

March 20: Film director Edmund Goulding, 1891; historian John Boswell, 1947

March 21: German writer Hubert Fichte, 1945; comedian and actress Rosie O’Donnell, 1962; South African AIDS activist Zackie Achmat, 1962

March 22: Composer and lyricist Stephen Sondheim, 1930

March 23: Artist Joseph C. Leyendecker, 1874; New Zealand writer Frank Sargeson, 1903; American writer Stephen Saylor, 1956

March 24: Artist Hippolyte Flandrin, 1809; military nurse Margarethe Cammermeyer, 1943; Spanish drag artist and painter Jose Perez Ocana, 1947

March 25: Rocker Sir Elton John, 1947; basketball superstar Sheryl Swoopes, 1971

March 26: Poet A. E. Housman, 1859; playwright Tennessee Williams, 1911; performance artist and fashion designer Leigh Bowery, 1961

March 27: Playwright Jane Chambers, 1937; Brazilian pop singer and composer Renato Russo, 1960

March 28: Actor Dirk Bogarde, 1921; novelist and critic Jane Rule, 1931

March 29: Artist Dora Carrington, 1893; artist Edward Burra, 1905; novelist Denton Welch, 1915; photographer Bruce Weber, 1946

March 30: Poet Paul Verlaine, 1844

March 31: Ballets Russes creator Sergei Diaghilev, 1872; actor Richard Chamberlain, 1935; Congressman Barney Frank, 1940; comic Suzanne Westenhoefer, 1961

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