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LGBT Quiz I

  1. Who played Hefina Headon, a member of the strike committee, in the 2014 British film Pride?
  2. In terms of percentage, which city has the highest LGBT population in the United States?




  3. In 2009, which European country became the first in the world to have an openly gay person elected as head of government?
  4. What would you most famously associate with American artist and gay rights activist Gilbert Baker?
  5. Name the first openly gay elected official in the history of California, who was played in a 2008 American biographical film by Sean Penn?
  6. Which rugby player came out as gay in December 2009 and received Stonewall’s Hero of the Year award the next year?
  7. The Rainbow List, a list of the most influential openly LGBT individuals in the UK, is published annually in which British national Sunday newspaper?
  8. In 2001, which country became the first to establish same-sex marriage by law?
  9. Which city is generally agreed to be the unofficial "gay capital" of the UK?
  10. What was the professional name of the first transgender person to win the Eurovision Song Contest?
  11. In 1996, which soap introduced its first openly gay character, Sean Myerson, the landlord of the now closed The Cat and Fiddle pub?
  12. In 2008, who became the first female Member of Parliament to enter a civil partnership?
  13. In 2011, which British city became the first to install rainbow street signs identifying the Gay Quarter?
  14. Which popular Hollywood actor, who became a teen idol in the title role of a 1960s TV show, came out in 2003 in his autobiography "Shattered Love"?
  15. Launched in March 1994, can you name Europe's leading magazine for lesbian and bisexual women?
  16. Bruce Jenner publicly came out as a transgender woman in 2015 and adopted what new name?

Answers:

  1. Imelda Staunton
  2. San Francisco
  3. Iceland
  4. He designed the first rainbow flag in 1978
  5. Harvey Milk





  6. Gareth Thomas
  7. The Independent on Sunday
  8. Netherlands
  9. Brighton
  10. Dana International
  11. The Archers
  12. Angela Eagle
  13. Liverpool
  14. Richard Chamberlain
  15. DIVA
  16. Caitlyn



Quiz II

  1. In which year was the first official UK Gay Pride Rally held in London, three years after the Stonewall riots?
  2. In the TV sitcom Ellen, the character Ellen Morgan 'came out' to a therapist played by who?
  3. Which pedestrianised street is the centre of the Manchester Gay Village?
  4. And which 1999 British television series chronicles the lives of three gay men living in Manchester's gay village?
  5. How many stripes are there on the most commonly seen rainbow flag?
  6. Which Scottish Conservative's leader is the first openly gay leader of a political party?
  7. That famous kiss. The first female same-sex kiss to be broadcast before the 9pm watershed appeared on which soap in 1994?
  8. In Great Britian, the first same-sex marriages took place in which year?
  9. Which gay author fell in love with Syed Ross Masood in 1906, his future Oxford student he tutored in Latin?
  10. Which country was the first in Asia to legalise same-sex marriage?
  11. Which "Sex and the City" actress came out in 2004?
  12. In July 2019, the Bank of England announced that whose portrait would appear on the next edition of the Bank of England fifty pound note?
  13. The word lesbian is derived from the name of the Greek island of Lesbos, home to which great 6th-century poet?
  14. Which scale, also called the Heterosexual–Homosexual Rating Scale, is used in research to describe a person's sexual orientation?
  15. Homosexuality was decriminalised in the UK under the Labour government in which decade?
  16. In 1989, which organisation that takes its name from a famous New York inn was established with the aim of campaigning for the rights of LGBT people?
  17. After a four-year relationship, who did Ellen DeGeneres marry in 2008?
  18. Which Trust, with the colourful name and John Bercow as President, is a nonprofit organisation that campaigns for the human rights of lesbian, gay, bisexual and trans people internationally?

Answers:

  1. 1972
  2. Oprah Winfrey
  3. Canal Street
  4. Queer as Folk
  5. Six stripes (red (top colour), orange, yellow, green, blue, and violet.)
  6. Ruth Davidson
  7. Brookside
  8. 2014





  9. E. M. Forster (Forster's novel A Passage to India (1924) is dedicated to Masood.)
  10. Taiwan
  11. Cynthia Nixon
  12. Alan Turing
  13. Sappho
  14. The Kinsey scale
  15. 1960s (1967)
  16. Stonewall UK
  17. Portia di Rossi
  18. Kaleidoscope Trust








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