Famous Gay People

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.

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 1 Elton John

Elton John.
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Listed In: Singers
Famous As: Singer, Composer
Birthdate: March 25, 1947
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Pinner, England
Height: 5'8" (173 cm)

 2 Oscar Wilde

Oscar Wilde.
4
Listed In: Writers
Famous As: Playwright, Poet & Novelist
Birthdate: October 16, 1854
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Dublin, Ireland
Died: November 30, 1900

 3 Ian McKellen

Ian McKellen.
7
Famous As: Actor
Birthdate: May 25, 1939
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Burnley, Lancashire, England
Height: 5'11" (180 cm)

 4 James Baldwin

James Baldwin.
4
Listed In: Activists
Famous As: Novelist
Birthdate: August 2, 1924
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Harlem, New York, United States
Died: December 1, 1987
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 5 Tim Cook

Tim Cook.
6
Listed In: Engineers
Famous As: Chief Executive Officer of Apple
Birthdate: November 1, 1960
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Mobile, Alabama, United States
Height: 6'0" (183 cm)

 6 Peter Thiel

Peter Thiel.
5
Listed In: Business People
Famous As: Co-founder of PayPal
Birthdate: October 11, 1967
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Frankfurt

 7 Wentworth Miller

Wentworth Miller.
3
Famous As: Actor
Birthdate: June 2, 1972
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Chipping Norton, Oxfordshire, England, United Kingdom
Height: 6'1" (185 cm)
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 8 Jim Parsons

Jim Parsons.
8
Famous As: Actor
Birthdate: March 24, 1973
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Houston, Texas, United States
Height: 6'1" (185 cm)

 9 Ricky Martin

Ricky Martin.
3
Listed In: Singers
Famous As: Singer-songwriter
Birthdate: December 24, 1971
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: San Juan, Puerto Rico
Height: 6'0" (183 cm)

 10 Tom Ford

Tom Ford.
1
Listed In: Fashion
Famous As: American fashion designer
Birthdate: August 27, 1961
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Austin
Height: 6'0" (183 cm)

 11 Jeffree Star

Jeffree Star.
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Listed In: YouTubers
Famous As: YouTuber, Makeup Artist, Singer
Birthdate: November 15, 1985
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: California
Height: 6'1" (185 cm)

 12 Graham Norton

Graham Norton.
5
Famous As: Actor
Birthdate: April 4, 1963
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Clondalkin
Height: 5'8" (173 cm)

 13 Tennessee Williams

Tennessee Williams.
0
Listed In: Writers
Famous As: American playwright
Birthdate: March 26, 1911
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Columbus, Mississippi, United States
Died: February 25, 1983

 14 Neil Patrick Harris

Neil Patrick Harris.
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Famous As: Actor
Birthdate: June 15, 1973
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Albuquerque, New Mexico, United States
Height: 6'0" (183 cm)

 15 Adam Lambert

Adam Lambert.
5
Listed In: Singers
Famous As: Singer
Birthdate: January 29, 1982
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Indianapolis, Indiana, United States
Height: 6'1" (185 cm)

 16 Lil Nas X

Lil Nas X
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Famous As: Rapper
Birthdate: April 9, 1999
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Lithia Springs, Georgia, United States
Height: 6'1" (185 cm)

 17 Stephen Fry

Stephen Fry.
8
Famous As: Actor
Birthdate: August 24, 1957
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Hampstead, London, England, United Kingdom
Height: 6'5" (196 cm)

 18 Troye Sivan

Troye Sivan.
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Famous As: Singer-songwriter
Birthdate: June 5, 1995
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Johannesburg, South Africa
Height: 5'8" (173 cm)

 19 Stephen Sondheim

Stephen Sondheim.
2
Listed In: Musicians
Famous As: American composer
Birthdate: March 22, 1930
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: New York City

 20 Michael Kors

Michael Kors.
1
Listed In: Fashion
Famous As: Fashion Designer
Birthdate: August 9, 1959
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Long Island, New York
Height: 5'5" (165 cm)

 21 David Hockney

David Hockney.
1
Listed In: Photographers
Famous As: Painter
Birthdate: July 9, 1937
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Bradford

 22 John Barrowman

John Barrowman
3
Famous As: Actor
Birthdate: March 11, 1967
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Glasgow, Scotland
Height: 6'0" (183 cm)

 23 Jonathan Groff

Jonathan Groff.
6
Famous As: Actor
Birthdate: March 26, 1985
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Lancaster, Pennsylvania
Height: 5'11" (180 cm)

 24 Donatello

Donatello.
2
Listed In: Miscellaneous
Famous As: Sculptor
Birthdate: 1386 AD
Birthplace: Florence
Died: December 13, 1466

 25 Marcel Proust

Marcel Proust.
0
Listed In: Writers
Famous As: Novelist & Critic
Birthdate: July 10, 1871
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Neuilly-Auteuil-Passy, France
Died: November 18, 1922

 26 Liberace

Liberace.
3
Famous As: Pianist
Birthdate: May 16, 1919
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: West Allis, Wisconsin, United States
Died: February 4, 1987

 27 Brandon Flynn

Brandon Flynn.
2
Famous As: Actor
Birthdate: October 11, 1993
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Miami, Florida
Height: 5'11" (180 cm)

 28 Matthew Shepard

Matthew Shepard.
3
Listed In: Miscellaneous
Famous As: Gay Hate Murder Victim
Birthdate: December 1, 1976
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Fort Collins, Colorado, United States
Died: October 12, 1998

 29 George Takei

George Takei.
2
Listed In: Activists
Famous As: Actor, Activist
Birthdate: April 20, 1937
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Boyle Heights, Los Angeles, California
Height: 5'8" (173 cm)

 30 Michael Stipe

Michael Stipe.
1
Listed In: Singers
Famous As: Singer-lyricist
Birthdate: January 4, 1960
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Decatur
Height: 5'9" (175 cm)

 31 Wilfred Owen

Wilfred Owen.
3
Listed In: Miscellaneous
Famous As: Poet
Birthdate: March 18, 1893
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Oswestry
Died: November 4, 1918

 32 Pedro Almodovar

Pedro Almodovar.
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Famous As: Filmmaker, Director
Birthdate: September 25, 1949
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Calzada de Calatrava, Spain
Height: 5'10" (178 cm)

 33 David Sedaris

David Sedaris
1
Famous As: Humorist
Birthdate: December 26, 1956
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Johnson City, New York, United States
Height: 5'5" (165 cm)

 34 Federico García Lorca

Federico García Lorca.
0
Listed In: Writers
Famous As: Poet, playwright
Birthdate: June 5, 1898
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Fuente Vaqueros, Spain
Died: August 19, 1936

 35 Harvey Milk

Harvey Milk.
2
Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: May 22, 1930
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Woodmere
Died: November 27, 1978

 36 Jim Nabors

Jim Nabors
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Famous As: Actor
Birthdate: June 12, 1930
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Sylacauga, Alabama, United States
Died: November 30, 2017
Height: 6'0" (183 cm)

 37 Lee Pace

Lee Pace.
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Famous As: Actor
Birthdate: March 25, 1979
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Oklahoma
Height: 6'5" (196 cm)

 38 Chris Hughes

Chris Hughes.
1
Listed In: Business People
Famous As: Co-Founder of Facebook
Birthdate: November 26, 1983
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Hickory, North Carolina
Height: 5'11" (180 cm)
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 39 Antonio D’Amico

Antonio D’Amico.
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Listed In: Fashion
Famous As: Model
Birthdate: January 20, 1959
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Mesagne

 40 Charles Nelson Reilly

Charles Nelson Reilly.
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Famous As: Actor
Birthdate: January 13, 1931
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: South Bronx, New York
Died: May 25, 2007
Height: 6'2" (188 cm)

 41 Bruno Tonioli

Bruno Tonioli.
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Famous As: Choreographer
Birthdate: November 25, 1955
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Ferrara, Emilia-Romagna
Height: 5'7" (170 cm)

 42 David Hyde Pierce

David Hyde Pierce.
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Famous As: Actor
Birthdate: April 3, 1959
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Saratoga Springs, New York, USA
Height: 5'10" (178 cm)

 43 William S. Burroughs

William S. Burroughs.
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Listed In: Writers
Famous As: Novelist, Short Story Writer
Birthdate: February 5, 1914
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: St. Louis, Missouri, U.S.
Died: August 2, 1997

 44 Marsha P. Johnson

Marsha P. Johnson
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Listed In: Miscellaneous
Famous As: Civil Rights Activist
Birthdate: August 24, 1945
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Elizabeth, New Jersey, USA
Died: July 6, 1992

 45 Cole Porter

Cole Porter.
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Listed In: Musicians
Famous As: Composer, Songwriter
Birthdate: June 9, 1891
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Peru, Indiana, United States
Died: October 15, 1964

 46 Gus Van Sant

Gus Van Sant
1
Famous As: Film Director
Birthdate: July 24, 1952
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Louisville, Kentucky, United States
Height: 5'9" (175 cm)

 47 Saki

Saki.
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Listed In: Writers
Famous As: Writer
Birthdate: December 18, 1870
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Sittwe
Died: November 13, 1916

 48 Jussie Smollett

Jussie Smollett.
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Famous As: Actor
Birthdate: June 21, 1982
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Santa Rosa, California, United States
Height: 6'0" (183 cm)

 49 Andrew Rannells

Andrew Rannells
0
Famous As: Actor
Birthdate: August 23, 1978
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Omaha, Nebraska, USA
Height: 6'1" (185 cm)

 50 Sir Noël Peirce Coward

Sir Noël Peirce Coward.
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Listed In: Writers
Famous As: Playwright
Birthdate: December 16, 1899
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Teddington, England
Died: March 26, 1973