Do you know these LGBTQ+ Role Models and Advocates?

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  1. 1 I was born in Avesta in Sweden in 1971 and identify as lesbian. I am a former Olympic freestyle swimmer and I competed in the 1988 summer Olympic games. In 2007 I was awarded swimmer of the century at the Helsinborg's 100 years jubilee

    1. Helena Aberg
    2. Katie Ledecky
    3. Janet Evans
    4. Mary T Meagher
    5. Krisztine Egerszegi

    Helena Aberg!

    Helena was born on 16th July 1971

    She competed in the 1988 Summer Olympics, where she swam the 50-metre freestyle, finishing 23rd

    Åberg has lived openly gay since the end of 1980's. She had to go back into the closet for her time studying at the university in Georgia, where she felt "one was absolutely not allowed to be gay" at the time

  2. 2 I am a composer and actor who was born in 1893. I am a gay man and I met my life partner in 1916 who I was with until my death in 1951. In 1955 I posthumously had an award for song writing named after me

    1. Freddie Mercury
    2. Ernst von Siemens
    3. Leonie Sonning
    4. Ivor Novello
    5. Graeme Grammy

    Ivor Novello!

    Ivor Novello (born David Ivor Davies; 15 January 1893 – 6 March 1951) was a Welsh composer and actor

    Novello met Robert Andrews in 1916 and they remained primary companions until Novellos death in 1951

    The Ivor Novello Awards for songwriting, established in 1955 in Novello's memory, are awarded each year by the British Academy of Songwriters, Composers and Authors (BASCA) to British songwriters and composers as well as to an outstanding international music writer

  3. 3 I was born in 1966 in Manhattan. I have two children from my first marriage, one of whom is transgender. I identify as bisexual. I have been in many movies including "Amadeus", "Adams Family Values" and "The Pelican Brief" but I am best known for starring in the "Sex And The City TV Series"

    1. Lynn Cohen
    2. Sarah Jessica Parker
    3. Cynthia Nixon
    4. Kim Cattrall
    5. Kristin Davis

    Cynthia Nixon!

    Cynthia Ellen Nixon (born April 9, 1966) is an American actress and activist

    From 1988 to 2003, Nixon was in a relationship with schoolteacher Danny Mozes. They have two children together. In June 2018, Nixon revealed that the older child is transgender

    In 2004, Nixon began dating education activist Christine Marinoni.Nixon and Marinoni became engaged in April 2009, and married in New York City on May 27, 2012

  4. 4 I am a British comedian and broadcaster and I am also extremely good at quizzes. I identify as a gay man and I married my boyfriend in December 2019. I have recently been diagnosed with Parkinson's disease. I can often be seen trying to chase people on TV.

    1. Shaun Wallace
    2. Bradley Walsh
    3. Mark Labbett
    4. Alan Carr
    5. Paul Sinha

    Paul Sinha!

    Supriya Kumar "Paul" Sinha (born 28 May 1970) is a British comedian, broadcaster, and quiz player of Indian descent. He is one of the professional quizzers on the TV game show The Chase.

    In May 2017, Sinha revealed on The Chase that he is gay, although he has often discussed his sexuality in his comedy shows. On December 14, 2019, Sinha married his long-term boyfriend, Oliver, at Mayfair Library in London.

    In June 2019, Sinha announced that he had been diagnosed with Parkinson's disease. 

  5. 5 I hail from "the Valleys" and began my career on the West End Stage, making my movie breakthrough in 2010 in "Clash Of The Titans". I am probably best known for my role in a live action 2017 Disney remake, playing the villain. In November 2019, I released my first solo album, which went Top 20 in the UK

    1. Ben Mendelsohn
    2. Jude Law
    3. Luke Evans
    4. Samuel L Jackson
    5. Alun Wyn Jones

    Luke Evans!

    Luke George Evans (born 15 April 1979) is a Welsh actor and singer. Evans began his career on the stage, performing in many of London's West End productions such as Rent, Miss Saigon, and Piaf before making his film breakthrough in the Clash of the Titans 2010 remake

    Evans starred as Gaston in Disney's live-action adaptation of Beauty and the Beast

  6. 6 I was born in California and I gained worldwide fame as the lead singer of a girl group. Although I am a straight female, I am an ardent supporter of LGBT+ rights, which was made public after my son, Duke, came out as gay. In the UK I am probably best known for my solo work and am best remembered for my big 80's anthem which went to Number 1 in the UK charts in 1987

    1. Charlotte Caffrey
    2. Belinda Carlisle
    3. Cher
    4. Grace Jones
    5. Kim Wilde

    Belinda Carlisle!

    Belinda Jo Carlisle (born August 17, 1958) is an American singer, musician, and author. She gained worldwide fame as the lead singer of the Go-Go's. 

    "Heaven is a place on Earth" topped the UK chart in 1987. 

    She has been an ardent supporter of LGBT+ rights, which she made public after her son, Duke, came out to her at age fourteen

  7. 7 I am Austrian, and my birth name was Thomas Neuwirth, although this is not the name I am most famous for. I founded the short-lived boyband "Jetzt Anders!" but I rose to international fame when I won the Eurovision Song Contest in 2014. I use masculine pronouns when referring to myself, but feminine pronouns when I describe my alter ego. I consider myself a gay man.

    1. Lulu
    2. Conchita Wurst
    3. Netta Barzilai
    4. John Lundvik
    5. Loreen

    Conchita Wurst!

    Thomas Neuwirth (born 6 November 1988) is an Austrian singer, recording artist, and drag queen who is known for his stage persona Conchita Wurst (also known mononymously as Conchita). 

    Conchita came to international attention after winning the Eurovision Song Contest 2014 as Austria's entrant with the song "Rise Like a Phoenix". 

    Neuwirth uses masculine pronouns when referring to himself but feminine pronouns to describe Conchita.

  8. 8 I was made in England in 1947 and I changed my name to further my music career. I am an avid football supporter and became the chairman of my favourite team back in 1976. I have been married twice, but came out as gay when my first marriage ended. I now have two children and even though I have been in the music industry for a while, I'm still standing!

    1. Englebert Humperdinck
    2. Elton John
    3. Paul McCartney
    4. Cliff Richard
    5. John Mayall

    Elton John!

    Sir Elton Hercules John CH CBE (born Reginald Kenneth Dwight; 25 March 1947)

    In the late 1960s, John was engaged to be married to his first lover, secretary Linda Woodrow, who is mentioned in the song "Someone Saved My Life Tonight". 

    He married German recording engineer Renate Blauel on 14 February 1984.  John had come out as bisexual in a 1976 interview with Rolling Stone, but, after his divorce from Blauel in 1988, he told the magazine in 1992 that he was "quite comfortable about being gay".

    In 1993, John began a relationship with David Furnish who he formed a civil partnership with on 21st December 2005. They later married on 21st December 2014. 

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