Welcome to QueerBio.com
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.
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.
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.
Did You Know?
LGBTQ BIOLOGISTS AND CHEMISTS
Chemists and Biologists who openly identify as LGBTQ should be of particular interest to the community at large. There has been a long running discourse on the issue of discovering a 'gay gene', for example, and whether or not being LGBTQ is hereditary or adopted and learned. Academic and scientific study continues in these fields.
There is no question about the importance of diversity in the chemistry and biology worlds. Having diversity allows complex scientific issues to be addressed from multiple angles, encouraging innovation in their fields of study.
We have identified a number of LGBTQ scientists in the fields of biology and chemistry. They hail from Israel, the United States, Sweden, Portugal, and Great Britain. Many in the group have received prestigious national and international awards and recognitions, including the Kistler Prize (one of the foremost scientific awards in the world) and Discover magazine's 'Scientist of the Year'. See the complete list Here
Directory of past 'Did You Know?' Articles See Here