It is not easy being a gay man in the contemporary world! With the members of the LGBT community being subjected to rampant discrimination and social ridicule, life is sure very challenging for gay men. But with growing awareness about the LGBT community, it is becoming increasingly possible for gay people to come out of the closet and build a meaningful life for themselves. The 19th century German writer Karl Heinrich Ulrichs is seen today as the pioneer of the modern gay rights movement. George Cecil Ives was another gay man who was an early homosexual law reform campaigner. Despite the pioneering works of the early gay rights activists, men like Oscar Wilde, A. E. Housman, and Ralph Waldo Emerson had to face the society’s wrath for their private homosexual activities. Alan Mathison Turing was the father of theoretical computer science and artificial intelligence, yet he was prosecuted for homosexual acts performed in private. Achieving success in the conservative society as a gay man is a tremendous challenge and that’s why these guys are extra-special. Check out this section to know more about famous gay men.
Elton JohnElton John
25 March 1947, British
Ricky MartinRicky Martin
24 December 1971, Puerto Rican

Jeffree StarJeffree Star
15 November 1985, American
YouTuber, Makeup Artist, Singer

Ian McKellenIan McKellen
25 May 1939, British
British Actor

Jim ParsonsJim Parsons
24 March 1973, American

Jussie SmollettJussie Smollett
21 June 1982, American
Oscar WildeOscar Wilde
16 October 1854, Irish

Neil Patrick HarrisNeil Patrick Harris
15 June 1973, American

Adam LambertAdam Lambert
29 January 1982, American

Stephen FryStephen Fry
24 August 1957, British
Comedian, Actor
Wentworth MillerWentworth Miller
02 June 1972, British, American

Matthew ShepardMatthew Shepard
01 December 1976, American
Gay Hate Murder Victim
Graham NortonGraham Norton
04 April 1963, Irish

Tim CookTim Cook
01 November 1960, American
CEO of Apple Inc.

Lee PaceLee Pace
25 March 1979, American
Chris HughesChris Hughes
26 November 1983, American
Co-Founder of Facebook

16 May 1919, American
Leo VaradkarLeo Varadkar
18 January 1979, Irish
Prime Minister of Ireland

Peter ThielPeter Thiel
11 October 1967, German, New Zealander, American
Co-founder of PayPal

Stephen SondheimStephen Sondheim
22 March 1930, American
American composer
Cole PorterCole Porter
09 June 1891, American
Composer, Songwriter

James BaldwinJames Baldwin
02 August 1924, American
David Hyde PierceDavid Hyde Pierce
03 April 1959, American

Jonathan GroffJonathan Groff
26 March 1985, American

Harvey MilkHarvey Milk
22 May 1930, American

Perez HiltonPerez Hilton
23 March 1972, American
Bilal HassaniBilal Hassani
09 September 1999, French
Tom FordTom Ford
27 August 1961, American
American fashion designer

Tennessee WilliamsTennessee Williams
26 March 1911, American
American playwright

George TakeiGeorge Takei
20 April 1937, American
Actor, Activist

Troye SivanTroye Sivan
05 June 1995, Australian
Singer, Actor
Michael StipeMichael Stipe
04 January 1960, American

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Brandon FlynnBrandon Flynn
11 October 1993, American

John WatersJohn Waters
22 April 1946, American
Film Director, Comedian, Art Collector

William S. BurroughsWilliam S. Burroughs
05 February 1914, American
Novelist, Short Story Writer

Charles Nelson ReillyCharles Nelson Reilly
13 January 1931, American
Clay AikenClay Aiken
30 November 1978, American

Jason GouldJason Gould
29 December 1966, American
Trixie MattelTrixie Mattel
23 August 1989, American
Drag Queen

Bruno TonioliBruno Tonioli
25 November 1955, Italian

Michael KorsMichael Kors
09 August 1959, American
Fashion Designer
Marcel ProustMarcel Proust
10 July 1871, French
French novelist

Rostam BatmanglijRostam Batmanglij
28 November 1983, American
Vice GandaVice Ganda
31 March 1976, Filipino
Stand-up Comedian, Actor

Willam BelliWillam Belli
30 June 1982, American

David HockneyDavid Hockney
09 July 1937, British

Wilfred OwenWilfred Owen
18 March 1893, British

Federico García LorcaFederico García Lorca
05 June 1898, Spanish
Lucas CruikshankLucas Cruikshank
29 August 1993, American
YouTube Personality

Jwan YosefJwan Yosef
06 September 1984, Swedish, Syrian
Painter, Artist

1386 AD, Italian

Shepard SmithShepard Smith
14 January 1964, American
TV Anchor
Adore DelanoAdore Delano
29 September 1989, American
Drag Queen, Singer

Vikram SethVikram Seth
20 June 1952, Indian
Alan BatesAlan Bates
17 February 1934, British

Carson KressleyCarson Kressley
11 November 1969, American
Designer, Television Show Host, Actor

Franco ZeffirelliFranco Zeffirelli
12 February 1923, Italian
Film Director
Nate BerkusNate Berkus
17 September 1971, American
Interior Designer, Television Personality, Author

18 December 1870, British
William R. KingWilliam R. King
07 April 1786, American
Shortest Serving Vice President of the U.S.A

Joey GraceffaJoey Graceffa
16 May 1991, American
YouTuber, Author, Actor

Horatio AlgerHoratio Alger
13 January 1832, American
American writer
Quentin CrispQuentin Crisp
25 December 1908, British
English Writer & Gay Icon

Bretman RockBretman Rock
31 July 1998, Filipino
Instagram Star, YouTuber, Viner
John Benjamin HickeyJohn Benjamin Hickey
25 June 1963, American

Van CliburnVan Cliburn
12 July 1934, American
American pianist

A. E. HousmanA. E. Housman
26 March 1859, British

Ben BradshawBen Bradshaw
30 August 1960, British
Thom BierdzThom Bierdz
25 March 1962, American
Canaan BananaCanaan Banana
05 March 1936, Zimbabwean
Former President of Zimbabwe

Patrick WhitePatrick White
28 May 1912, Australian
Australian Writer

Maulik PancholyMaulik Pancholy
18 January 1974, American

Devon GrayeDevon Graye
08 March 1987, American
Antonio D’AmicoAntonio D’Amico
20 January 1959, Italian

Matthew BarrettMatthew Barrett
 , Irish
Leo Eric Varadkar's Partner

Lance LePereLance LePere
1970 AD, American
Fashion Designer

Mitch GrassiMitch Grassi
24 July 1992, American

Heath HussarHeath Hussar
05 April 1993, American
Viner, Instagram Star, YouTuber
Aaron FullerAaron Fuller
06 March 2000, American
Instagram Star

Simon HallsSimon Halls
12 January 1964, Canadian
Matt Bomer's Husband
Ben J. PierceBen J. Pierce
19 February 1999, American

Brandon RogersBrandon Rogers
03 August 1988, American
Social Media Celebrity

18 August 1999, British
YouTuber, Instagram Star
Jacob CruikshankJacob Cruikshank
11 March 2001, American
YouTuber, Vlogger

Garrett WattsGarrett Watts
15 June 1989, American
Jayy Von MonroeJayy Von Monroe
17 August 1991, American
Singer, Musician

29 May 1998, American

Thomas SandersThomas Sanders
24 April 1989, American
YouTuber, Viner

Gabriel ZamoraGabriel Zamora
10 March 1993, American
Sebb ArgoSebb Argo
20 September 1995, Mexican

Jack BaranJack Baran
13 January 1997, American
YouTube Personality
David BrudnoyDavid Brudnoy
05 June 1940, American
Talk Radio Host

Kenny GossKenny Goss
17 September 1958, American
George Michael’s Partner
Jaymi HensleyJaymi Hensley
24 February 1990, British
Singer and Reality TV Star

Imari StuartImari Stuart
22 October 1998, American
YouTube Star
Pedro AlmodovarPedro Almodovar
25 September 1949, Spanish