LGBT History Quiz For Celebrants

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LGBT History Quiz For Celebrants

As we continue to progress in society, gay rights are becoming more accepted worldwide each and every day, and it’s truly a beautiful thing. But as you celebrate your future, it’s just as important to acknowledge your past. Let’s do that together in this LGBT History Quiz for Celebrants.


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    • A. 

      John Adams

    • B. 

      John Maynard Keynes

    • C. 

      Jo McTumshie

    • D. 

      Mark Spencer

  • 2. 
    Which of these professions is known to have a high proportion of  gay men? 
    • A. 

      Professional Rugby

    • B. 

      Catholic Priesthood

    • C. 

      Hairdressing

    • D. 

      Managers

  • 3. 
    Which gay Spanish poet and playwright was executed in 1936 because of his liberal sympathies?
    • A. 

      Antonio Machado

    • B. 

      Fray Luis de Leon

    • C. 

      Federico Garcia Lorca

    • D. 

      San Juan de la Cruz

  • 4. 
    Which famous bisexual literary figure was a leading member of the Bloomsbury group?
    • A. 

      Rabbie Burns

    • B. 

      Virginia Woolf

    • C. 

      Gertrude Stein

    • D. 

      Joanna Lumley

  • 5. 
    What is the most widely recognised symbol of gay pride around the world?
  • 6. 
    Name the First Lady who had her female companion live with her at the White House
    • A. 

      Margaret Thatcher

    • B. 

      Mary Whitehouse

    • C. 

      Eleanor Roosevelt

    • D. 

      Snow White

  • 7. 
    Which of these writers are openly LGB or T (pick up to 5)
    • A. 

      Caroline Cossey

    • B. 

      Patricia Highsmith

    • C. 

      Val McDermid

    • D. 

      Clare Balding

    • E. 

      Simon Callow

  • 8. 
    When did the word ‘gay’, meaning homosexual first appear in print?
    • A. 

      1922

    • B. 

      1932

    • C. 

      1942

    • D. 

      1952

  • 9. 
    A lesbian-themed novel was banned in England in 1928 under the Obscene Libel Act
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 10. 
    Who was the writer and social activist whose gay novel was published only after his death?
    • A. 

      John Steinbeck

    • B. 

      EM Forster

    • C. 

      Robert Browning

    • D. 

      Rousseau

  • 11. 
    Name the world-renowned Renaissance sculptor and painter who also wrote poetry inspired by his love of men
  • 12. 
    Troy Perry founded the first church to serve the lesbian and gay community
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 13. 
    What event marks the beginning of the Lesbian, Gay. Bisexual and Transgender rights movement in the United States?
    • A. 

      The Battle of the Bulges

    • B. 

      The Bird Cage rebellion

    • C. 

      The Wean's Dummy rebellion

    • D. 

      The Stonewall Rebellion

  • 14. 
    Which Greek poet’s home gave rise to the modern word ‘lesbian’?
    • A. 

      Paphos

    • B. 

      Skyros

    • C. 

      Lesbos

    • D. 

      Demis Rousson

  • 15. 
    Name the popular symbol of gay pride that originated in the Nazi concentration camps
    • A. 

      Yellow Star

    • B. 

      Black Triangle

    • C. 

      Pink Triangle

    • D. 

      Purple Triangle

  • 16. 
    Who was the first professional athlete to come out of the closet while still actively competing?
    • A. 

      Billy Jean King

    • B. 

      Martina Navratilova

    • C. 

      George Best

    • D. 

      Rudy Galindo

  • 17. 
    Which ancient Greek philosopher authored the world’s first extensive writings on love between men?
    • A. 

      Socrates

    • B. 

      Delfi

    • C. 

      Plato

    • D. 

      Disho

  • 18. 
    Which Russian ballet dancer defected to France in order to dance and live freely as a gay man?
    • A. 

      Boris Bogamov

    • B. 

      Oscar Tellimoff

    • C. 

      Dance YerFeetoff

    • D. 

      Rudolph Nureyev

  • 19. 
    What folk craft has been used to create a symbol of the lives lost to the AIDS epidemic?
    • A. 

      Knitting

    • B. 

      Bunny stuffing

    • C. 

      Basket making

    • D. 

      Quilting

  • 20. 
    What gay mathematician helped the Allied troops win World War 2?
    • A. 

      Alegbra Theorem

    • B. 

      Stan Trigonometry

    • C. 

      Pythagoras

    • D. 

      Alan Turing

  • 21. 
    What word can be used in association with rats, dogs, and crab cooks but not gay people?
    • A. 

      Games

    • B. 

      Olympics

    • C. 

      Shenanigans

    • D. 

      Boy

  • 22. 
    Which writer and journalist for The Times who had reported on Edmund Hilary’s ascent of Mount Everest, documented a personal transition  from male to female
    • A. 

      Tam Norris

    • B. 

      Pam Maurice

    • C. 

      Joan Boris

    • D. 

      Jan Morris

  • 23. 
    Tim Cook, Apple boss, said in October 2014 that he was proud to be gay and hoped that it would help others to be proud and not be discriminated against.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 24. 
    How many countries had Legal Same Sex Marriage before Scotland?
    • A. 

      9

    • B. 

      14

    • C. 

      10

    • D. 

      17

  • 25. 
    It was not illegal to sack someone in the UK for being gay in 2002. 
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False