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1. What singer wrote “Born this way” for the LGBTQ community?
A. Madonna   B. Boy George   C. George Michael   D. Lady Gaga


2. Which actor won an Oscar for this portrayal of a Gay fighting AIDS in the movie “Philadelphia”?
A. Antonio Banderas   B. Jim Parsons   C. Neil Patrick Harris   D. Tom Hanks


3. What was the first LGBTQ themed movie to be nominated for Best Picture?
A. Moonlight   B. A Single Man C. Wilde   D. As Good as it Gets


4. The life of Brandon Tenna is told in “Boys Don’t Cry”. Who was the person who played Brandon?
A. Scarlett Johanson   B. Jennifer Lawrence   C. Emma Watson   D. Hillary Swank

Question:  Who did not declare that they are openly gay?

  •     Jesse Tyler Ferguson
  •     Matt Bomer
  •     Neil Patrick Harris
  •     Jake Gyllenhaal  

Question:  Who is considered as "Mother of Pride"?

  • Sylvia Riveria
  • Brenda Howard
  • Harry Hay
  • Marsha P. Johnson

Question:  Which country has never legalized being a gay woman?

  • South Africa
  • Singapore
  • Bangladesh
  • India 

Question:  Which city in the U.K. Is regarded as the "gay capital"?

  • Brighton
  • London
  • Liverpool
  • York City

Question: What European country was first to decriminalize homosexuality?
Answer:  France in 1791

Question: How many colors are in the gay flag?
Answer:  6

Question:  What organization in 1973 said that 'homosexuality per se implies no impairment in judgement, stability, reliability, or general social and vocational capabilities.'?
Answer: American Psychological Association

Question:  Native Hawaiians historically accept homosexuality as playing important roles their cultures such as raising children and becoming revered kumu hula teachers. What are these homosexual people called?
Answer: Mahu

Question: The Stonewall riots that started the gay right movement occurred in NYC in what year?
Answer:  Answer: 1969. The Stonewall riots, also known as the Stonewall uprising, Stonewall rebellion, or simply Stonewall, were a series of spontaneous protests by members of the gay community in response to a police raid that began in the early morning hours of June 28, 1969, at the Stonewall Inn in the Greenwich Village neighborhood of Lower Manhattan in New York City. Patrons of the Stonewall, other Village lesbian and gay bars, and neighborhood street people fought back when the police became violent. The riots are widely considered the watershed event that transformed the gay liberation movement and the twentieth-century fight for LGBT rights in the United States.

Question:   J Edgar Hoover, the very powerful director of the FBI in the forties, fifties and sixties, never married and had a very close relationship with a man. What was his name?
Answer: Clyde Tolson.   Clyde Anderson Tolson was the protégé and long-time top deputy of FBI Director J. Edgar Hoover. It has been stated that J. Edgar Hoover described: "They rode to and from work together, ate lunch together, and often traveled together on official or unofficial business." Their relationship has been described as "what many considered a 'spousal' relationship between the two men". Some authors dismissed the rumors about Hoover's sexual orientation and possible intimate relationship with Tolson, while others have described them as probable or even confirmed, and still others reported the rumors without stating an opinion. The two men often spent weekends together in New York, Christmas season together in Florida, and the start of the Del Mar horse racing season together in California. When Hoover died in 1972, Tolson inherited his estate of US$551,000 ($3.9 million today), moved into his house, and accepted the U.S. flag draped on Hoover's coffin.

Question:  Same-sex relationships were common in Ancient Greece. What elite military unit was formed of couples, chosen to fight side-by-side in combat, during the fourth century BCE?
Answer:   Sacred Band of Thebes.  The Sacred Band of Thebes was organized in 378 BCE by the Theban commander Gorgidas. According to the historian Plutarch, the reasoning was that lovers would be more committed to fighting for each other than would have been the case for strangers. The couples were originally spread out along the front lines to provide inspiration for the rest of the troops.

Question:  What tennis great came out as a lesbian shortly after being granted US citizenship in 1981?
Answer: Martina Navratilova.  Born in Prague in 1956, Navratilova was one of the most dominant athletes of any era. She holds open-era records for singles titles (167), doubles titles (177), grand slam singles titles (18), grand slam doubles titles (31), grand slam mixed doubles titles (10), and the longest match win streak in women's tennis history (74). She defected to the United States in 1975 after losing in the semifinals of the U.S. Open to Chris Evert.