Parent article: List of gay, lesbian or bisexual people ; Siblings:. This is a partial list of confirmed famous people who were or are gay , lesbian or bisexual. Famous people who are simply rumored to be gay, lesbian or bisexual, are not listed. The historical concept and definition of sexual orientation varies and has changed greatly over time; for example the word "gay" wasn't used to describe sexual orientation until the mid 20th century. A number of different classification schemes have been used to describe sexual orientation since the midth century, and scholars have often defined the term "sexual orientation" in divergent ways. Indeed, several studies have found that much of the research about sexual orientation has failed to define the term at all, making it difficult to reconcile the results of different studies.
List of LGBT members of the United States Congress
SBC president meets with gay-rights advocates – Baptist News Global
They protested outside the convention hall and requested to deliver petitions to Wright, who decided to turn the event into a dialogue. Several members of the media also attended. McKinney and the other leaders repeatedly made parallels between racism and a stance against homosexuality. Sixteen years ago to the day, McKinney said, Southern Baptists passed a resolution apologizing for past racism. As followers of Christ it would be very difficult for us to betray our faith by ignoring what God says about sexual purity. I am just, hopefully, loving them enough to speak the truth about what God desires for the best for that person.
SBC president meets with gay-rights advocates
This is a dynamic list and may never be able to satisfy particular standards for completeness. This is a referenced overview list of notable gay, lesbian or bisexual people, who have either been open about their sexuality or for which reliable sources exist. Famous persons who are only rumored to be gay, lesbian or bisexual are not included in this list.
Both men were not out during their tenure: McKinney's bisexuality was revealed after his death and Wofford announced his plans to marry a man over 20 years after serving in the Senate. Two are senators and the rest are House representatives. Came out after serving.