LGBTQ Masters

Some of them lived their lives out and proudly, and others had more complicated feelings towards their sexual identity. These are the stories of American cultural icons who were LGBTQ.

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Ballerina Boys

Discover The Trocks. Dancing on pointe shoes, these male ballerinas mix artistry and joy.

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Ballerina Boys

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Oliver Sacks: His Own Life

Explore the life and work of the legendary neurologist and storyteller.

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Oliver Sacks: His Own Life

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Keith Haring: Street Art Boy

Explore the life of artist Keith Haring who revolutionized pop culture and fine art.

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Keith Haring: Street Art Boy

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Michael Tilson Thomas: Where Now Is

Discover the Grammy-winning conductor, pianist and composer.

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Michael Tilson Thomas: Where Now Is

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Terrence McNally: Every Act of Life

Explore four-time Tony-winning playwright Terrence McNally's work in theater.

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Terrence McNally: Every Act of Life

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Lorraine Hansberry: Sighted Eyes/Feeling Heart

Explore the life of activist and playwright Lorraine Hansberry.

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Lorraine Hansberry: Sighted Eyes/Feeling Heart

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James Beard: America's First Foodie

Today’s American food movement can be traced back to one man: James Beard.

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James Beard: America's First Foodie

Video thumbnail: American Masters Gladys Bentley: Drag King of the Harlem Renaissance

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Gladys Bentley: Drag King of the Harlem Renaissance

Gladys Bentley was a musician and drag king who was a part of the Harlem Renaissance.

Gladys Bentley: Drag King of the Harlem Renaissance