Welcome to QueerBio.com

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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 6,000 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 through a collective knowledge of this international community.

Managing Editors: Mark S. Bonham, Connie Bonello

Search for a Biography

To search for an individual from the database of over 6,000 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.

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.

Did You Know?


LGBTQ Opera Singers

Many of today's finest opera singers around the world are proud to be LGBTQ. They join a rich community of LGBTQ classical and opera composers that has spanned the generations.

These opera singers also lead fascinating lives. Two of the leading members of the New York Metropolitan Opera Company are partners, Patricia Racette and Beth Clayton. Spanish transgender opera singer Manuela Trasobares is also on her local town council. Counter-tenor David Daniels, considered to be the finest of his age, has convinced composers to write an opera specifically highlighting his talents, and based on the life story of Oscar Wilde.

LGBTQ opera singers hail from around the world, including New Zealand, Spain, Great Britain, Sweden, Canada, Brazil, and the United States. To see the complete list, including links to some of their notable performances, Click Here

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