I do not collect gay dolls as a theme. Some of the male figures are enhanced to such an extent that I either blush or laugh to see them. They make me think of the phrase "the tail wagging the dog." So why submit a post about lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgendered dolls? To see what I could find out. Flex my research skills. And to recognize that diversity means difference beyond race or ethnicity.
So I include this list of dolls either based on LGBT people or created to represent LGBT people -- with two exceptions*. Those two people expressed public support for the LGBT community. If you are aware of other playscale figures whom I have missed, do send the manufacturer and the doll/action figure name in the comments.
Dragon[Jackie Chan listed here because he is sympathetic to the LGBT community. Hence the brackets. I thank two readers for asking about Jackie Chan; I apologize for my earlier error in listing him here. He is married to a woman, and he has not come out as gay.]*
HasbroNew Kids on the Block Jonathan Knight
IntegrityAmanda Lepore, described by Wikipedia as an American "transgender public figure"
RuPaul, described by Wikipedia as an American drag queen
LJNBoy George - additional information about this doll is available only the listed photos are mostly gone.
Mattel[Cyndi Lauper listed here because she is sympathetic to the LGBT community. Hence the brackets.]*
PlaymatesGeorge Takei (Sulu from Star Trek, original series)
Carlos, Billy's Puerto Rican boyfriend
Tyson, Billy and Carlos' African American friend
YaboomElton John- more information about the playscale version of the singer
Additional reading and viewingJay Bell Books Top Ten Gay Action Figures
Fashion Doll Empire re-dresses the Rebel figure by Tom of Finland
Amazon review of the Rebel figure by Tom of Finland
Pinterest boards: Decades of Ken, Gay Dolls Life