After a groundbreaking career in film, Akerman died by suicide on Monday in Paris.
The 16-year-old transgender boy, a fierce advocate for LGBT and racial justice, lost his battle with depression and took his life Monday.
McNeill spoke out for LGBT equality in the church and the world at large, in defiance of the Catholic hierarchy.
In addition to her extensive work in animation, the out Bernstein helped start a fund for cancer research.
Berra partnered with Athlete Ally, a group working for LGBT equality, and was a consistent champion of the underdog.
Larson, a rare out gay actor in 1950s Hollywood, was best known as Superman's sidekick Jimmy Olsen but was a man of many other talents.
The gay icon has passed away after a long battle with breast cancer.
Sacks wrote about his patients in books such as Awakenings and his life, including his sexuality, in the memoir On the Move.
Bond was a supporter of marriage equality, comprehensive LGBT civil rights legislation, and more.
Recently-deceased designer Elio Fiorucci was much-loved for his disco-era fashions, as well as his free-wheeling stores, which served as incubators for Andy Warhol, Klaus Nomi, and Marc Jacobs.