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.
Bandi / Irwin Corporation (2 companies)Sailor Neptune
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.]*
Harley Quinn, Marvel character
Poison Ivy, Marvel character
Raven-Symone of That's So Raven
PlayAlongCheetah Girl Galleria Garibaldi (Raven-Symone)
PlaymatesSulu from Star Trek, original series (played by George Takei)
SideshowWillow Rosenberg from Buffy the Vampire Slayer (character only, NOT actress playing role)
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
Love Has Fangs, web comic