LGBTQIA+ Icons Who Inspire Millions

Pride Month is celebrated in June every year. The LGBT community holds pride parades and even mainstream politicians show support and walk with them.

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Canada's Justin Trudeau has been an ally of the LGBT community and has even marched in a pride parade. US President Joe Biden has also shown support.


As Pride Month draws to a close, let's look at some LGBTQIA+ icons who inspire millions across the world with their courage, work and being their true self. 

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Tim Cook: The Apple CEO came out in 2014. "I'm proud to be gay and I consider being gay among the greatest gifts God has given me,” he wrote in an article.

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Harvey Milk: The first openly gay elected official in California, an icon in the gay community though he was not open about his sexuality until he was 40.

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Billie Jean King: First prominent athlete to come out, after a palimony case against her. “This is important to me,” the former World No 1 tennis player said recently.

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Freddie Mercury: The flamboyant ‘Queen' frontman was one of the greatest rock singers in history. Mercury was loved for his theatrical style and over-the-top costumes.


Vikram Seth: The bestselling author became one of the leading campaigners against Section 377, which criminalized homosexuality in India.

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Laxminarayan Tripathi: Transgender rights activist, dancer and motivational speaker; first transgender person to represent Asia Pacific in the UN in 2008.


Manvendra Singh Gohil: The Prince of Rajpipla came out to a Gujarati daily and made headlines. He is now a human rights activist and married to an American. 


James Baldwin: A black and gay writer before the Civil Rights movement and in homophobic America, James Baldwin wrote about race, sexuality but was guarded about his own. 

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