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The goal of QueerBio.com is to be the definitive online biographical reference source for the international LGBTQ community. Its database lists over 7,500 contemporary and historical figures who identify as lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, or queer, and includes artists, sports figures, politicians, entertainers, business leaders, academics, activists, and more. The database is widely international in scope and is an ideal source for research and analysis with full search and sort functionality.

The mission is to inspire, educate, and motivate all generations of LGBTQ individuals and others through a collective knowledge of this international community.


Managing Editors: Mark S. Bonham, Connie Bonello, Gordon Dunbar

Search for a Biography

To search for an individual from the database of over 7,500 biographies, simply type the name in the Search Box located in the top right hand corner of this Home Page and click on GO.

Alternatively, you can view and scroll through the entire list of biographies by viewing the All Biographies section.

To search for LGBTQ individuals with a common characteristic (examples: all Nobel Prize winners, all Writers, all Politicians, all Tony Award winners, all Olympic Gold medal winners, all individuals of a specific nationality) simply type the characteristic in the Search Box located in the top right hand corner of this Home Page and click on GO. Results of your search will be displayed alphabetically by Last Name. A second Search Box will be displayed for you to search within the database of individuals with that common characteristic.

Subscribe to our Weekly Email Biography Newsletter

By subscribing to our weekly email Biography Newsletter you will receive a weekly email containing informative stories about notable international LGBTQ individuals or groups.


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Bonham Centre Awards Gala

Annual Awards established in 2007 to recognize individuals or groups that have made a significant contribution to the advancement and education of human rights issues surrounding sexual education. Click here to find out more about the Bonham Centre Awards, past recipients, and present nominees.

Our goal is to make QueerBio.com the go-to website for global biographical information on LGBTQ identified individuals. To do this requires a serious commitment of people and resources, so we need your help to fund and help this project grow. Click here for more information.




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CHARLES PACHTER PRINT 'SHORELINE' (2013)

Shoreline (2013)

Renowned Canadian artist Charles Pachter has generously offered up a limited edition of his impressionist landcape painting 'Shoreline' (2013). All proceeds from this auction will be used directly to enhance the QueerBio.Com site (such as adding our new multi-language feature).

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Charles Pachter, OC, is one of Canada's most celebrated, collected, and cherished artists. His iconic and uplifting images are shown and collected internationally. See his biography Here

Did You Know?

EARLY EUROPEAN LGBTQ ACTIVISTS

History of Gay Europe

Europe contains a rich history of LGBTQ activism that has formed the basis of contemporary activity in the fields of literature, the arts, journalism, and politics throughout the world. Much of this progress has been based on the work of intellectuals, writers, and artists of the late 19th and early 20th centuries. These individuals took tremendous personal risks in a world that was hostile to homosexual thinking and activity - many of their works were banned or heavily censored.

For example:

  • Do you know the story of the founding of the first LGBTQ newspaper in the world?
  • Which Out German was the first LGBTQ activist in the world?
  • Who was Italy's first gay intellectual?
  • Who is considered the grandfather of LGBTQ activism in France?
  • Who founded the first Spanish LGBTQ activist group?
  • Which Netherland's artist was knighted for founding the first arts group in his country?

Answers to these questions, and insight to much more, can be found Here

Directory of past 'Did You Know?' Articles See Here

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