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 MAGAZINE EDITORS
Despite the increased use of technology to transmit information about the LGBTQ community, there remains a plethora of national and local LGBTQ magazines and newspaper.
Several of these magazines have received international readership stature (such as Out magazine and The Advocate of the United States, or Gay Times and PinkNews of the United Kingdom) and encompass global issues that affect the LGBTQ community. The majority, however, remain focused on their local communities and issues. Some of the publications have ceased to exist but were material players in the advancement of LGBTQ rights around the world in the past - there is a rich history of the contribution of queer journalists to the coverage of LGBTQ issues.
We have identified many individuals as founders and/or principal editors of LGBTQ magazines. They hail from Australia, India, Canada, Norway, France, Argentina, the United States, Great Britain, Scotland, Switzerland, Slovenia, and Denmark. To see the complete list Click Here
Directory of past 'Did You Know?' Articles See Here