List of LGBT Jews

The following is a list of some prominent LGBT Jews.

Politicians

* Roberta Achtenberg, former HUD assistant secretary [ [http://www.glbtq.com/social-sciences/achtenberg_r.html Roberta Achtenberg] at glbtq.com. Retrieved November 18, 2006.]
* Karen Burstein, politician. former judge and unsuccessful Democratic nominee for New York State Attorney General in 1994.
* David N. Cicilline, mayor of Providence, R.I. since 2003. Jewish mother; Italian Roman Catholic father. First openly gay mayor of a U.S. state capital [http://findarticles.com/p/articles/mi_m1589/is_2002_Dec_24/ai_95916251] .
* Art Feltman, member of the Connecticut House of Representatives from the 6th District in Hartford
* Barney Frank, Democratic member of the United States House of Representatives [ [http://www.boston.com/news/globe/magazine/articles/2005/10/02/to_be_frank/ To Be Frank - The Boston Globe ] ]
* Deborah Glick, New York State Assembly member
* Jackie Goldberg, politician, teacher and former member of the California State Assembly where she was a founding member of the California Legislative LGBT Caucus
* Mark Leno, California State Assemblymember [ [http://www.noevalleyvoice.com/1998/December-January/leno.html Supervisor Mark Leno Hangs on to Nice Guy Image ] ]
* Peter Mandelson European Commissioner for Trade, former British cabinet member. [ [http://www.petertatchell.net/celebrities/peter%20mandelson.htm Article about Peter Mandelson.] ]
* Carole Migden, California State Senator [ [http://www.jewishsf.com/content/2-0-/module/displaystory/story_id/3366/edition_id/60/format/html/displaystory.html j. - Migden brings double minority perspective to state Assembly ] ]
* Harvey Milk, San Francisco city supervisor [ [http://www.glbtq.com/social-sciences/milk_h.html glbtq >> social sciences >> Milk, Harvey ] ]

Religious figures

"See also": [http://www.oneinstitute.org/%7Etwiceblessed/therabbis/index.html List of LGBT Rabbis]
* Rabbi Lionel Blue, first openly gay rabbi in the UK; broadcaster [Blue, Lionel, "Hitchhiking to Heaven – Autobiography" (Hodder & Stoughton General, 2004).]
* Rabbi Malka Drucker, rabbi, much published author and long-time companion of portrait photographer Gay Block
* Rabbi Steven Greenberg [ [http://www.zeek.net/spirit_0405.shtml Wrestling with Steven Greenberg - an interview with Steven Greenberg by Jay Michaelson.] ]
* Rabbi Greg Kantor [http://www.etz-chaim.com/herald.htm]
* Rabbi Sharon Kleinbaum [http://www.cbst.org/popups/bios/rsk.shtml] , Senior Rabbi of New York City's Congregation Beth Simchat Torah (CBST) since 1992.
* Rabbi Toba Spitzer, first openly lesbian or gay person to head a rabbinical assembly
* Rabbi Alan Stadtmauer, former principal of the Modern Orthodox day school, Yeshiva of Flatbush [http://nymag.com/nymetro/news/people/columns/intelligencer/14805/] [http://www.forward.com/articles/from-a-flatbush-boy-whose-teacher-has-told-him-goo/]

Academics

* Rebecca Alpert author; associate professor of religion and women's studies and chair of the department of religion at Temple University.
* Allan Bloom, philosopher [Patner, Andrew (April 16, 2000), [http://www.findarticles.com/p/articles/mi_qn4155/is_20000416/ai_n13857904 Allan Bloom, warts and all] , "Chicago Sun-Times". Retrieved November 17, 2006.]
* Judith Butler, philosopher [ [http://www.lolapress.org/elec2/artenglish/butl_e.htm Interview with Judith Butler(english) by Regina Michalik ] ]
* Martin Duberman, historian [Wisconsin Press, [http://www.wisc.edu/wisconsinpress/books/0509.htm Synopsis of Midlife Queer Autobiography of a Decade, 1971–1981] . Retrieved November 18, 2006.]
* Joe Herzenberg (1941-2007), historian and political activist who was a Freedom Summer volunteer and the first openly gay elected official in North Carolina
* Magnus Hirschfeld, sexologist and activist [ [http://www.jewishsf.com/content/2-0-/module/displaystory/story_id/6329/edition_id/118/format/html/displaystory.html j. - Life of gay German Jewish sexologist honored in S.F ] ]
* Fritz Klein, psychiatrist and sexologist [ [http://www.guardian.co.uk/obituaries/story/0,,1800759,00.html Fritz Klein | Obituaries | Guardian Unlimited ] ]
* George Mosse, historian [ [http://www.jeetheer.com/politics/mosse.htm Jeet Heer, "George Mosse and the Academic Closet" ] ]
*Randi Weingarten, New York City teacher and labor union leader [Sewell Chan, "Teachers’ Union Chief Discusses Gay Identity," "New York Times," October 12, 2007.]
* Ludwig Wittgenstein, philosopher [ [http://www.glbtq.com/social-sciences/wittgenstein_l.html glbtq >> social sciences >> Wittgenstein, Ludwig ] ]

how business

* Chantal Akerman, film director [Morris, Gary (August 2002), [http://www.brightlightsfilm.com/37/bressondoc.htm Rare Docs on French Filmmakers] , Bright Lights Film Journal. Retrieved November 18, 2006.]
* Simon Amstell, comedian and television presenter [Lynskey, Dorian (August 2, 2006), [http://arts.guardian.co.uk/features/story/0,,1835165,00.html 'I always want the funny line'] , "The Guardian". Retrieved November 18, 2006.]
* Michael Bennett, choreographer and musical theatre director [ [http://www.advocate.com/exclusive_detail.asp?id=40864&page=1 "And I Am Telling You I’m Not Going…" | Arts & Entertainment | Advocate.com ] ] [ [http://www.glbtq.com/arts/bennett_m.html glbtq >> arts >> Bennett, Michael ] ]
*Sandra Bernhard, actress and comedian [Bernhard - [http://www.freemarketnews.com/Analysis/134/5852/mac.asp?wid=134&nid=5852] "Bernhard is Jewish too, I fear, and a 21st-century vulgarian"]
*Sarah Bernhardt, world-famous stage actress [Bernhardt - [http://www.freemarketnews.com/Analysis/134/5852/mac.asp?wid=134&nid=5852] "Bernhardt was a 19th century Jewish actress"]
* Ilene Chaiken, creator of "The L Word" [Strohm, Deidre (January 22, 2004), [http://www.power-up.net/chaiken.html A CONVERSATION WITH ILENE CHAIKEN] , Power-up.net. Retrieved November 18, 2006.]
* Allan Corduner, actor [ [http://findarticles.com/p/articles/mi_m1589/is_2000_Feb_15/ai_59410464 His Topsy-Turvy life - actor Allan Corduner - Brief Article - Interview | Advocate, The | Find Articles at BNET.com ] ]
* George Cukor, film director [ [http://query.nytimes.com/gst/fullpage.html?res=9D0CEFDA113FF936A25751C1A967958260 The Man in The Glass Closet - New York Times ] ]
* Dana International, Israeli pop singer
* Harvey Fierstein, actor and playwright [http://www.glbtq.com/literature/jewish_am_lit,4.html glbtq >> literature >> Jewish-American Literature ] ]
* Eytan Fox, film director [ [http://wjff.blogspot.com/2006/12/sharing-vision-life-work-and-clothes.html Live from the Washington Jewish Film Festival - It's the WJFFblog: Sharing Vision, Life, Work - and Clothes: An Interview with Eytan Fox and Gal Uchovsky ] ]
* Stephen Fry, actor, comedian and writer [ [http://www.glbtq.com/arts/fry_s.html glbtq >> arts >> Fry, Stephen ] ]
*Sara Gilbert, actress
*Judy Gold, stand-up comedian and actresscite web |last=Swartz|first=Shauna|authorlink= |coauthors= |title=Meet Judy (aka Jewdy) Gold|publisher=AfterEllen.com|date=2006-11-21 |url=http://www.afterellen.com/People/2006/11/judygold.html|format= |accessdate=2006-11-21 ]
* Todd Haynes, film director [ [http://www.jewishjournal.com/home/preview.php?id=10166 JewishJournal.com ] ] [ [http://www.findarticles.com/p/articles/mi_m1589/is_n768/ai_21114610 Gold miner: filmmaker Todd Haynes talks about his fab new glam-rock epic - 'Velvet Goldmine' - Interview | Advocate, The | Find Articles at BNET.com ] ]
* Judy Holliday, Academy Award- and Tony Award- winning actress
* Libby Holman, actress and singer
* Tab Hunter, actor (Jewish father) [ [http://www.jewishsf.com/content/2-0-/module/displaystory/story_id/866/edition_id/6/format/html/displaystory.html j. - celebrity jews in the news ] ] [ [http://www.glbtq.com/arts/hunter_t.html glbtq >> arts >> Hunter, Tab ] ]
* Nicholas Hytner, theatre and film director [ [http://www.pastemagazine.com/action/article?article_id=3677 Paste Magazine :: Feature :: Making 'History' with Nicholas Hytner :: Cinema with a theatrical pedigree ] ]
* Danny Kaye, actor and comedian [ [http://www.glbtq.com/arts/stage_actors_actresses,5.html glbtq >> arts >> Stage Actors and Actresses ] ] [ [http://www-in.brooklyn.liu.edu/depts/urbanstudies/dorinson.html Professor Joseph Dorinson ] ]
* Mia Kirshner, actress, "The L Word" [ [www.thelwordonline.com/Mia_NYTarticle.shtml ]
* Stuart Krasnow, reality television producer [ [http://profile.myspace.com/index.cfm?fuseaction=user.viewprofile&friendid=59819900 Stuart Krasnow's MySpace.] ]
* Matt Lucas, comedian ("Little Britain") [ [http://www.findarticles.com/p/articles/mi_qn4159/is_20061203/ai_n16890734 Who would be surprised to learn that Matt Lucas is gay? | Independent on Sunday, The | Find Articles at BNET.com ] ]
* Inge Meysel, actress (Jewish father) [ [http://www.faz.net/s/RubCD175863466D41BB9A6A93D460B81174/Doc~EB23D189A38C541F29289D08589ED59C7~ATpl~Ecommon~Scontent.html Hintergründe - Gesellschaft - FAZ.NET - Nachruf auf Inge Meysel: Sie hat uns erzogen ] ] [ [http://www.faz.net/s/RubCD175863466D41BB9A6A93D460B81174/Doc~EF0E30FDE5A024A89BA83B1CE3815DAD3~ATpl~Ecommon~Scontent.html Hintergründe - Gesellschaft - FAZ.NET - Meysel-Zitate: „Ich war bisexuell, ich, die Mutter der Nation“ ] ]
* Jerome Robbins, choreographer and musical theatre director [ [http://www.nytimes.com/2006/12/31/books/review/Rockwell.t.html?ex=1325221200&en=eca4a27214d3b8d8&ei=5088&partner=rssnyt&emc=rss Somewhere: The Life of Jerome Robbins By Amanda Vaill - Books - Review - New York Times ] ]
* John Schlesinger, film director [ [http://emanuellevy.com/article.php?articleID=2834 Film Review - Sunday, Bloody Sunday ] ]
* Adam Shankman, film director [ [http://findarticles.com/p/articles/mi_m1589/is_2003_March_4/ai_98172209 Master of the house: The Wedding Planner's Adam Shankman lucked into his first movie job. Now he's directing Steve Martin and Queen Latifah in Bringing Down the House - film - Interview | Advocate, The | Find Articles at BNET.com ] ]
* Anthony Sher, actor [ [http://www.officiallondontheatre.co.uk/news/biginterview/display/cm/contentId/73310 The Big Interview: Sir Antony Sher | Official London Theatre Guide ] ]
* Bryan Singer, film director [ [http://www.bbc.co.uk/films/2003/04/25/bryan_singer_x_men_2_interview.shtml BBC - Films - interview - Bryan Singer ] ]
* Mauritz Stiller, film director [ [http://www.glbtq.com/arts/stiller_m.html glbtq >> arts >> Stiller, Mauritz ] ]
* Kim Stolz, model, competed in 5th cycle of "America's Next Top Model", MTV VJ
* Bruce Vilanch, comedy writer and actor [http://theater2.nytimes.com/mem/theater/treview.html?res=9803EED6103BF935A25756C0A9669C8B63http://www.glbtq.com/literature/mann_k.html]

Musicians, Composers, Lyricists, Vocalists

* Howard Ashman, musical writer [ [http://www.glbtq.com/arts/ashman_h.html Howard Ashman on Glbtq.com] . Retrieved November 18, 2006.]
* Babydaddy, member of Scissor Sisters [Maclean, Gareth (September 25, 2004), [http://arts.guardian.co.uk/features/story/0,,1311369,00.html Sisters under the skin] , "The Guardian". Retrieved November 18, 2006.]
* Frieda Belinfante, conductor (Jewish father) [ [http://www.xs4all.nl/~kmlink/06films/02frieda/contentfrieda.htm Synopsis of autobiographical "But I was a Girl"] . Retrieved November 17, 2006.]
* Leonard Bernstein, composer and conductor [ [http://www.glbtq.com/arts/bernstein_l.html glbtq >> arts >> Bernstein, Leonard ] ]
* Marc Blitzstein, composer [ [http://www.glbtq.com/arts/blitzstein_m.html glbtq >> arts >> Blitzstein, Marc ] ]
* Carrie Brownstein, guitarist in Sleater-Kinney [ [http://www.sptimes.com/2004/04/01/Floridian/_Queer__no_longer_sti.shtml 'Queer' no longer stings; it rocks] ]
* Aaron Copland, composer [ [http://www.glbtq.com/arts/copland_a.html glbtq >> arts >> Copland, Aaron ] ]
* Vaginal Davis, performance artist (Jewish father) [José Muñoz, Disidentifications: Queers of Color and the Performance of Politics (Minneapolis: University of Minnesota Press, 1999) ISBN 0-8166-3015-1]
* Alix Dobkin, singer
* Fred Ebb, musical theatre lyricist [ [http://www.glbtq.com/arts/kander_j.html glbtq >> arts >> Kander, John and Fred Ebb ] ]
* Michael Feinstein, singer and pianist [ [http://www.glbtq.com/arts/feinstein_m.html glbtq >> arts >> Feinstein, Michael ] ] [ [http://www.jewishvirtuallibrary.org/jsource/biography/MFeinstein.html Michael Feinstein ] ]
* William Finn, musical theatre composer, lyricist and librettist [ [http://www.glbtq.com/arts/finn_w.html glbtq >> arts >> Finn, William ] ]
* Ari Gold, pop singer [ [http://www.glbtjews.org/article.php3?id_article347 Welcome to the World Congress of Gay Lesbian Bisexual and Transgender Jewish Organizations ] ]
* Lesley Gore, pop singer [ [http://www.sfbaytimes.com/index.php?sec=article&article_id=4926 San Francisco Bay Times ] ]
* Lorenz Hart, lyricist [ [http://www.brightlightsfilm.com/23/wordsmusic.html Bright Lights Film Journal | Words and Music ] ]
* Jerry Herman, musical theatre composer and lyricist [ [http://www.glbtq.com/arts/herman_j.html glbtq >> arts >> Herman, Jerry ] ]
* Fred Hersch, jazz pianist.
* Vladimir Horowitz, classical pianist [ [http://query.nytimes.com/gst/fullpage.html?res=9E0CE1DF163CF933A05751C1A964958260 Books of The Times; A Life of Horowitz, Who Molded the Music He Played - New York Times ] ]
* Dave Koz (born David Kozlowski), jazz saxophonist [ [http://www.advocate.com/print_article.asp?id=15333] ] [ [http://www.advocate.com/print_article.asp?id=15333] ]
* Wanda Landowska, harpsichordist
* Janis Ian, singer/songwriter
* Mara Levi, Smart Pop singer-songwriter, composer [ [http://www.maralevi.com Musician Information] ] [ [http://www.performingsongwriter.com/pages/music/101.cfm Top 12 DIY Songwriters| Performing Songwriter |] ]
* David Mesirow, pop and jazz pianist, composer, and vocalist [http://www.myspace.com/dougmezz MySpace.com - Doug Mezz - Chicago, Florida - Rock / Expérimentale / Jazz - www.myspace.com/dougmezz ] ]
* Jon Moss, drummer, member of Culture Club and The Damned [ [http://www.glbtq.com/arts/boy_george.html glbtq >> arts >> Boy George (George O'Dowd) ] ]
* Laura Nyro, singer-songwriter [ [http://www.salon.com/april97/sharps/nyro970411.html Salon | R.I.P. Laura Nyro ] ] [ [http://www.findarticles.com/p/articles/mi_m1589/is_2002_April_30/ai_85281837 Laura's legacy: why do gays still love Laura Nyro? Michele Kort, author of the new Nyro biography Soul Picnic, explains the pioneering bisexual singer-songwriter's allure - music - Brief Article | Advocate, The | Find Articles at BNET.com ] ]
* Peaches, musician [ [http://www.findarticles.com/p/articles/mi_qn4158/is_20060721/ai_n16673450 A decidedly fruity lady | Independent, The (London) | Find Articles at BNET.com ] ]
* Phranc, singer-songwriter [ [http://www.salon.com/mwt/feature/1999/11/05/phranc/index.html Salon Mothers Who Think | What is a Jewish lesbian punk folk singer to do? ] ]
* Lou Reed, rock musician [ [http://www.findarticles.com/p/articles/mi_m1285/is_n8_v25/ai_17149421 Lou Reed: the life of a rocker who knows all the hard places - excerpt from 'Transformer: The Lou Reed Story' | Interview | Find Articles at BNET.com ] ]
* Marc Shaiman, musical theatre and film composer [ [http://www.firstamendmentcenter.org/about.aspx?id=12656 firstamendmentcenter.org: About ] ] [ [http://www.glbtq.com/arts/shaiman_m.html glbtq >> arts >> Shaiman, Marc , and Scott Wittman ] ]
* Stephen Sondheim, musical theatre composer and lyricist [ [http://www.glbtq.com/arts/sondheim_s.html glbtq >> arts >> Sondheim, Stephen ] ] [ [http://www.jewishvirtuallibrary.org/jsource/biography/Sondheim.html Stephen Sondheim ] ]
* Michael Tilson Thomas, conductor, composer, and pianist [cite web
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Writers

* Jon Robin Baitz, playwright and screenwriter [Mackie, Drew (September 25, 2006), [http://www.afterelton.com/people/2006/9/baitz.html Jon Robin Baitz: Not Your Usual TV Writer] , Afterelton.com. Retrieved November 19, 2006.]
* Terry Baum, playwright, actress, director, teacher and Green Party activist
* Steve Berman, speculative fiction writer [ [http://www.steveberman.com/stevebio.htm Official site biography] . Retrieved November 19, 2006.]
* Jane Bowles, novelist and playwright [ [http://query.nytimes.com/gst/fullpage.html?res=9E04E0D61639F930A2575AC0A967948260 A LITERARY CULT FIGURE - New York Times ] ]
* Susie Bright (1958 – ) American writer and broadcaster [Talbot, David (March 1997), [http://www.salon.com/march97/interview970318.html Sex is an urgent message] , Salon.com. Retrieved November 18, 2006.]
* [http://findarticles.com/p/articles/mi_m1589/is_2002_Dec_24/ai_95916251 Myron Brinig] [http://www.library.yale.edu/rsc/gayles/gaymss.html] [http://www.tucsonweekly.com/gbase/Books/Content?oid=oid:87497] (1896-1991) one of the first American Jewish novelists to write in English, his 1929 family saga " [http://www.nextbook.org/cultural/feature.html?id=465 Singermann] " contains two gay brothers; the 1938 film version of his book " The Sisters" starred Bette Davis and Errol Flynn
* Bryher, novelist (probably Jewish father) [Benstock, Shari (1986). Women of the Left Bank: Paris, 1900–1940. Texas: University of Texas Press, 312. ISBN 0-292-79040-6.]
* Charles Busch, playwright [ [http://gaylife.about.com/b/a/244859.htm Profile at About.com] . Retrieved November 18, 2006.]
* Alfred Chester, novelist [http://www.hrc.utexas.edu/research/fa/chester.html]
* Nick Denton, founder of Gawker Media (Jewish mother) [Levy, Stephen (June 2004), [http://www.wired.com/wired/archive/12.06/blog.html How Can I Sex Up This Blog Business?] , Wired.com. Retrieved November 18, 2006.]
* Andrea Dworkin, feminist writer
* Lillian Faderman, memoirist and gay/lesbian historian
* György Faludy, poet [ [http://www.thenewanatolian.com/tna-14099.html The New Anatolian ] ] [ [http://findarticles.com/p/articles/mi_m2242/is_1656_284/ai_n6141789 Gyorgy Faludy: the passions of Hungary's controversial poet | Contemporary Review | Find Articles at BNET.com ] ]
* Hubert Fichte, writer (Jewish father) [ [http://www.glbtq.com/literature/fichte_h.html glbtq >> literature >> Fichte, Hubert ] ]
* Edward Field, poet [ [http://www.glbtq.com/literature/field_e.html glbtq >> literature >> Field, Edward ] ]
* Sanford Friedman, novelist [ [http://www.glbtq.com/literature/jewish_am_lit,2.html glbtq >> literature >> Jewish-American Literature ] ]
* Allen Ginsberg, iconic Beat Generation poet/activist [ [http://findarticles.com/p/articles/mi_qa3692/is_199707/ai_n8771729/pg_7 Allen Ginsberg: An interview by Gary Pacernick | American Poetry Review, The | Find Articles at BNET.com ] ]
* Richard Greenberg, playwright [ [http://new.jewish-theatre.com/visitor/article_display.aspx?articleID=1144 All About Jewish Theatre - The games people play : 'Take Me Out' wonders what the world of sports would do with a gay superstar ] ]
* Jacob Israël de Haan, poet [ [http://www.glbtq.com/literature/dutch_flemish_lit,3.html glbtq >> literature >> Dutch and Flemish Literature ] ]
* Marilyn Hacker, poet [ [http://www.vqronline.org/articles/2006/spring/hacker-mimesis/ VQR » The Mimesis of Thought: On Adrienne Rich's Poetry ] ]
* Aaron Hamburger, novelist [ [http://www.afterelton.com/print/2005/11/hamburger.html/ VQR » Interview with Aaron Hamburger ] ]
* Moss Hart, playwright and musical theater director.
* William Hoffman, playwright
* Max Jacob, poet [ [http://www.time.com/time/magazine/article/0,9171,994351,00.html Bad Boy Of The School Of Paris - TIME ] ]
* Chester Kallman, poet and librettist [ [http://www.brooklyn.cuny.edu/smartcal/byevent.php?condition=3799 Show An Event ] ]
* Moisés Kaufman, playwright and theatre director, co-wrote "The Laramie Project" [ [http://findarticles.com/p/articles/mi_m1589/is_n754/ai_20350575 Oscar in America - Moises Kaufman, writer-director of 'Gross Indecency: The Three Trials of Oscar Wilde' - Brief Article - Interview | Advocate, The | Find Articles at BNET.com ] ]
* Melanie Kaye/Kantrowitz, essayist, poet, activist, academic
* Wayne Koestenbaum, poet, culture critic and English professor at CUNY Graduate Center
* Larry Kramer, novelist, playwright and activist
* Tony Kushner - playwright and screenwriter (Angels in America and the 2006 Steven Spielberg movie Munich)
* Arthur Laurents, playwright, screenwriter and librettist [ [http://www.washblade.com/2004/12-17/arts/feature/legend.cfm A legend looks back - Washington Blade ] ]
* David Leavitt, novelist and short-story writer [ [http://www.glbtq.com/literature/leavitt_d.html glbtq >> literature >> Leavitt, David ] ]
* Amy Levy, writer
* Christopher Lisett novelist & poet
* Michael Lowenthal, novelist [ [http://www.jewishsf.com/content/2-0-/module/displaystory/story_id/9776/edition_id/187/format/html/displaystory.html j. - Novelist examines converging worlds of Jews and gays ] ]
* Craig Lucas, playwright, screenwriter, theater and film director, musical actor
* David Mesirow (1984 - ) American poet and writer
* Jay Michaelson, writer, teacher, scholar, polymath
* Joan Nestle, lesbian/gay historian
* Harold Norse, poet [ [http://www.glbtq.com/literature/norse_h.html glbtq >> literature >> Norse, Harold ] ]
* [http://www.waltodets.com/ Walt Whitman Odets] (1947-), clinical psychologist, non-fiction author [http://query.nytimes.com/gst/fullpage.html?res=990CE4DB1138F932A35753C1A963958260&sec=&spon=&pagewanted=1 ] , photographer son of playwright and screenwriter Clifford Odets.
* Peter Orlovsky, beat generation poet, activist
* Marcel Proust, novelist [ [http://www.glbtq.com/literature/proust_m.html glbtq >> literature >> Proust, Marcel ] ]
* David Rakoff, essayist [ [http://archive.salon.com/people/conv/2001/06/11/rakoff/index.html Salon.com People | David Rakoff ] ]
* Adrienne Rich, poet
* David Rieff, non-fiction writer and foreign policy analyst
* Paul Rudnick, playwright, screenwriter and columnist [ [http://www.jewishjournal.com/old/jacquelinesusann.1.21.0.htm Paul Rudnick's "Great" Take on Jacqueline Susann ] ]
* Joanna Russ, novelist, essayist and short story writer
* Umberto Saba, poet and novelist [ [http://www.glbtq.com/literature/saba_u.html glbtq >> literature >> Saba, Umberto ] ]
* Siegfried Sassoon, poet (Jewish father) [ [http://www.glbtq.com/literature/sassoon_s.html glbtq >> literature >> Sassoon, Siegfried ] ]
* Sarah Schulman, novelist, playwright, journalist, academic
* Martin Sherman, playwright [ [http://findarticles.com/p/articles/mi_m1589/is_2000_May_23/ai_62195275 Sherman's Rose blooms. - Brief Article - Review - theater review | Advocate, The | Find Articles at BNET.com ] ]
* Susan Sontag, essayist and novelist [ [http://www.glbtq.com/literature/sontag_s.html glbtq >> literature >> Sontag, Susan ] ] [ [http://www.nextbook.org/cultural/feature.html?id=114 Nextbook: The Farewell Party ] ]
* Gertrude Stein, writer [ [http://www.glbtq.com/literature/stein_g.html glbtq >> literature >> Stein, Gertrude ] ]
* [http://www.aryehlevstollman.com/ Aryeh Lev Stolman] , novelist and short story writer
* Julian Stryjkowski, novelist [ [http://www.glbtq.com/literature/polish_lit.html glbtq >> literature >> Polish Literature ] ]
* Harold Test novelist
* Rebecca Walker, writer and feminist (Jewish father)

Artists and Architects

* Aaron Betsky, architect, architectural critic and curator
* Gay Block, portrait photographer and longtime companion of author/rabbi Malka Drucker
* Alan Buchsbaum [http://query.nytimes.com/gst/fullpage.html?res=9B0DE6D9133FF932A25757C0A961948260] , architect and originator of the High Tech style
* Claude Cahun, French photographer and writer [Louise Downie: Don't Kiss Me: The Art of Claude Cahun and Marcel Moore: London: Aperture: 2006: ISBN 1-85437-679-9]
* Nan Goldin, photographer [http://www2.jewishculture.org/publications/cc/publications_cult_curr_9912.html National Foundation for Jewish Culture ] ] [ [http://chillmag.com/archive/sept06/feature_nangoldin.html change more w ok magazine at chillmag.com ] ]
* Gluck (Hannah Gluckstein), painter
* [http://www.glbtq.com/arts/israel_f.html Frank Israel] , architect and set designer who helped define contemporary southern California style
* Deborah Kass, artist
* Annie Leibovitz, photographer [ [http://findarticles.com/p/articles/mi_m1589/is_975/ai_n17093517 What's in a word? Annie Leibovitz has a new book and a new exhibit of photography chronicling the intimate moments of her life, including a 15-year relationship with her "friend" Susan Sontag | Advocate, The | Find Articles at BNET.com ] ]
* Herbert List, photographer [ [http://www.glbtq.com/arts/list_h.html glbtq >> arts >> List, Herbert ] ]
* David Mesirow (1984 - ) American painter and photographer
* [http://www.jillposener.com/home.cfm Jill Posener] , photographer (Jewish father)
* Larry Rivers (1923-2002), artist, musician and filmmaker - one of the pioneers of Pop Art, though twice married and a father, had several affairs with men, including Beat Generation poet and memoirist, Harold Norse
* Simeon Solomon, painter [ [http://www.glbtq.com/arts/solomon_s.html glbtq >> arts >> Solomon, Simeon ] ]

Fashion Designers

* Marc Jacobs, fashion designer [ [http://www.buttmagazine.com/Issues/7_Jacobs.html BUTT - this page has moved ] ]
* Michael Kors, fashion designer (Jewish mother)
*Isaac Mizrahi (1961 - ) American fashion designercite news |last=Hartog|first=Kelly|coauthors= |title=Red carpet rascal|pages= |publisher=The Jerusalem Post|date=2006-12-11 |url=http://www.jpost.com/servlet/Satellite?cid=1164881868193&pagename=JPost%2FJPArticle%2FShowFull|accessdate=2006-12-11 ]
*Zac Posen, American fashion designer
*Arnold Scaasi (1931-) Montreal-born American fashion designer

ports figures

* Robert Dover, 6-time Olympic equestrianist [Zeffer, Andy (July 9, 2004), [http://www.expressgaynews.com/2004/7-9/arts/feature/index.cfm Trotting Down a Different Path] , Expressgaynews.com. Retrieved November 18, 2006.]
* Andrew Goldstein, former professional lacrosse goal tender
* Renée Richards, tennis player [ [http://www.npr.org/templates/story/story.php?storyId=7277665 NPR: 'The Second Half of My Life' ] ]
* Jack Waters, horse trainer

Miscellaneous

* Gad Beck, Holocaust survivor and memoirist [ [http://www.ushmm.org/wlc/idcard.php?lang=en&ModuleId=10006666 Gad Beck ] ]
* Roy Cohn, lawyer and co-counsel--along with Robert F. Kennedy--to Sen. Joseph McCarthy [ [http://www.glbtq.com/social-sciences/cohn_r.html glbtq >> social sciences >> Cohn, Roy ] ]
* Barry Diller, media executive [ [http://nymag.com/nymetro/urban/gay/features/4431/index.html Inside Out ] ] [ [http://www.allbusiness.com/technology/648736-1.html The Barry Diller Story, The Life and Times of America's Greatest Entertainment Mogul. | Construction > Residential Construction from AllBusiness.com ] ]
* Brian Epstein, manager of The Beatles [ [http://www.rollingstone.com/news/story/9226300/beatles_manager_subject_of_film Beatles Manager Subject of Film : Rolling Stone ] ]
* David Geffen, film producer and record executive [ [http://www.glbtq.com/arts/geffen_d.html glbtq >> arts >> Geffen, David ] ]
* Sandy Gallin, manager, talent agent and producer [ [http://www.aumag.org/coverstory/july03cover.html Art & Understanding ] ] [ [http://www.jewishsf.com/content/2-0-/module/displaystory/story_id/21067/edition_id/21/format/html/displaystory.html j. - Jackson's move to rewrite song pleases Jewish groups, others ] ]
* Leopold and Loeb, murderers [ [http://www.villagevoice.com/theater/0522,sightlines,64480,11.html village voice > theater > Stephen Dolginoff's Thrill Me: The Leopold & Loeb Story by Michael Feingold ] ]
* Michael Lucas, gay porn star [ [http://www.ynetnews.com/articles/0,7340,L-3293013,00.html Leslie Bunder, "Entertaining Gay Israeli Troops: Gay Jewish Porn Star to Visit Israel to Show Solidarity With Country, Perform for Gay Community," "Israel Jewish Scene," August 19, 2006] ; Corey Taylor, "Naked: The Life and Pornography of Michael Lucas," Kensington Books, 2007; ISBN 9780758217509.]
* Richard Quest, television journalist [ [http://media.guardian.co.uk/site/story/0,,1946122,00.html Look east | Media | The Guardian ] ]
* Adam Rose, president of family-owned real estate management and development giant, [http://www.rosenyc.com/ Rose Associates] , and philanthropist [http://www.observer.com/node/53046]
* Jeffree Star, performance artist, drag queen (various categories). Real name is Jeffrey Steininger.
* Bryan Whitley-Grassi, MA, journalist, executive director, and gay rights activist [http://www.pridecenternwy.org]

Related figures

Persons of debated sexual orientation:
* Anna Freud, psychoanalyst [ [http://www.glbtq.com/social-sciences/freud_a.html glbtq >> social sciences >> Freud, Anna ] ]
* Moss Hart, playwright and theatre director [ [http://www2.iwu.edu:82/newsrelease06/fac_BrownHartbook_0706.shtml Illinois Wesleyan: News ] ]
* Calvin Klein, fashion designer [ [http://www.glbtq.com/arts/klein_c.html glbtq >> arts >> Klein, Calvin ] ]

Straight contributors to LGBT culture:
* Leo Abse, British MP (gay rights campaigner)
* Bella Abzug, congresswoman (gay rights campaigner)
* Jonathan Ames, author (explores blurred boundaries in human sexuality)
* Eduard Bernstein, founder of evolutionary socialism (challenged anti-gay prejudice)
* Stanley Biber, pioneer in sex reassignment surgery
* Michael Chabon, pulitzer prize winning author, frequently writes about LGBT topics
* Hélène Cixous, feminist philosopher (contributed to queer theory)
* Job Cohen, mayor of Amsterdam (officiated first same-sex weddings)
* Irwin Cotler, Canadian Justice minister (introduced Bill C-38)
* Billy Crystal, actor (played Jodie Dallas in Soap)
* Yael Dayan, Israeli MK (gay rights campaigner)
* Jacques Derrida, philosopher (contributed to queer theory)
* Michael Gottlieb & Joel Weisman, doctors (early identifiers of AIDS)
* Senna Hoy, anarchist (gay rights activist)
* Jonathan Larson, creator of the Broadway musical Rent
* Judith Light, actress (gay rights advocate)
* Herbert Marcuse, philosopher (influence on sexual liberation theories)
* Judd Marmor, psychiatrist (successfully campaigned to remove homosexuality from the DSM)
* Kazimiera Szczuka, feminist critic (gay rights campaigner) (Jewish mother)
* Eve Kosofsky Sedgwick, queer theorist
* George Weinberg, psychologist (coined the word homophobia)

Fictional characters

ee also

*Keshet Rabbis
*Homosexuality and Judaism
*List of bisexual people
*List of gay, lesbian, or bisexual figures in fiction and myth
*List of gay, lesbian or bisexual people
*List of transgendered people
*Timeline of LGBT history

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