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A Queer Year #61 – Greg Louganis

Greg Louganis (athlete) born 1960 in US Greg Louganis is an Olympic diver who won two gold medals in the Olympic Games 1984 and 1988, which made him the first Olympic diver to win in two consecutive Olympic Games. In

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A Queer Year #60 – Sarah Waters

Sarah Waters (novelist) born 1966 in Wales Water’s most famous novels are all set in the Victorian Era and feature lesbian characters. Amongst them are Tipping the Velvet, Fingersmith and Affinity. Most of her books have been made into television movies which

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A Queer Year #59 – James Whale

James Whale (director) born 1889 in England died 1957 James Whale is best known today as a director of horror movies which can also be seen as his biggest successes. He directed Frankenstein (1931), The Old Dark House (1932), The

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A Queer Year #58 – Rufus Wainwright

Rufus Wainwright (musician) born 1973 in US Wainwright has recorded seven albums, as well as numerous tracks for compilations and film soundtracks. He has also written a classical opera and set Shakespeare sonnets to music for a theatre play by

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A Queer Year #57 – George Takei

Hosato “George” Takei (actor) born 1937 in US   George Takei is best known for his role as Hikaru Sulu in the Star Trek series and films. Takei began his career by doing voice overs for several Japanese monster films like

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A Queer Year #56 – Susan Sontag

Susan Sontag (author, activist) born 1933 in US died 2004 Sontag published her first major work in 1964 in the form of her essay “Notes on ‘Camp’”. After that she became a well known writer of essays and books alike.

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A Queer Year #55 – Fiona Shaw

Fiona Shaw (actress, director) born 1958 in Ireland Fiona Shaw is known to the world as her role Petunia Dursley in the Harry Potter movies. She began her acting career in the theatre and portrayed famous characters in Shakespeare plays

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A Queer Year #54 – Frida Kahlo

Frida Kahlo (painter) born 1907 in Mexico died 1954 Frida Kahlo is best known for her self-portraits. Her art plays an important role in Mexico as it depicts Mexican folk culture as well as American Indian traditions. Feminists celebrate her

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A Queer Year #53 – Caitlyn Jenner

Caitlyn Jenner (athlete, actress) born 1949 in US Caitlyn Jenner was born William Bruce Jenner. She came out as a transgender woman in 2015. Jenner came to world fame in 1976, when winning the gold medal in decathlon at the

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A Queer Year #52 – Sam Smith

Sam Smith (musician) born 1992 in England Sam Smith had his breakthrough in 2012 with Disclosure’s first major single “Latch” which rose to number eleven in UK’s billboard charts. His debut studio album In the Lonely Hour came out in

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