12-02-1981 Britney Spears – Born in McComb, Mississippi and raised in Kentwood, Louisiana. She is an American singer, songwriter, dancer, and actress. Her first two studio albums were global successes and made her the best-selling teenage artist of all time. She is a straight LGBT ally and on April 12, 2018, Spears was honored with the GLAAD Vanguard Award for her role in “accelerating acceptance for the LGBTQ community.” She also released her first unisex fragrance, Prerogative, labelled as a fragrance for all. Spears regularly participates in Spirit Day to combat bullying of LGBT youth.
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 and 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 gay son of Sally Fields and is publicly out. He attended NYU. In 2012 he introduced and presented his mother, Sally Field, HRC’s Ally for Equality Award. Greisman is a film director.