12-02-1946 – 07-15-1997 Gianni Versace – Born in Reggio Calabria, Italy. He was an Italian fashion designer and founder of Versace, an international fashion house. Versace also designed costumes for the theatre and films. Openly gay, Versace and his partner Antonio D’Amico were regulars of the international party scene. He was murdered at the age of 50 by Andrew Cunanan outside his Miami Beach home.
12-02-1954 Dan Butler – Born in Huntington, Indiana. He is an American actor known for his role as Bob “Bulldog” Brisco on the TV series Frasier. He is openly gay. He wrote a one-man show, “The Only Thing Worse You Could Have Told Me,” which played in Los Angeles, San Francisco, and off-Broadway in New York and was his public coming out. The performance was nominated for the 1995 Drama Desk Award for Outstanding One-Person Show. He is married to producer Richard Waterhouse.
12-02-1978 Jason Collins – Born in Northridge, California. He was an NBA center that was the first professional male athlete to come out while sill playing. He played 13 seasons in the NBA. In February 2014, when he signed with the Nets, he became the first publicly gay athlete to play in any of the four major North American pro sports leagues. He retired from basketball on November 19, 2014. As of June 2014, Collins was in a relationship with producer Brunson Green.
12-02-1987 Samuel Greisman – Place of birth unknown. He is the out gay son of Sally Fields. He attended NYU. In 2012 he introduced and presented his mother, Sally Field, HRC’s Ally for Equality Award.