Once upon a time, playing a LGBT character on screen was career suicide. Today, protraying a LGBT character can lead to an Oscar win. Here is a look back at some of the most famous LGBT roles on the big and small screen.
In 1993, Will Smith played the role of Paul in Six Degrees of Separation, based on the true-life story of David Hampton, an openly gay con man who managed to convince many people he was the son of Sidney Poitier.
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