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DID YOU KNOW?

LGBTQ MAGICIANS AND ILLUSIONISTS

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The mystery and intrigue of a magical act often goes well with the LGBTQ community since the performance, and performer, often exude an air of sexuality and mysticism. It therefor comes as no surprise that some of the world's top magicians and illusionists are part of the LGBTQ community.

The most recognizable members of this group around the world may be the team of Siegfried and Roy. They combined wild animal acts with magic and performed their Las Vegas act for years until tragedy struck in 2003. Other LGBTQ magicians have won awards such as Magician of the Year, or are featured in international televised performances. Several notable film and television sitcom actors began their careers as magicians and continue to perform today

There is good representation of the transgender community in the profession. Coincidentally, each of these magicians hail from Great Britain.

We have identified LGBTQ magicians and illusionists from Canada, Germany, Australia, the Netherlands, the United States, and Great Britain. To read their fascinating biographies and see video clips of their performances CLICK HERE

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


The goal of QueerBio.com is to be the definitive online biographical reference source for the international LGBTQ community. Its database lists over 12,000 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

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To search for an individual from the database of over 12,000 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.

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