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 
Lil Nas X
(First Gay Artist To Have #1 Record on Billboard Hot 100)

Lil Nas X
190
Birthdate: April 9, 1999
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Lithia Springs, Georgia, United States
Height: 6'1" (185 cm)

 2 

Jim Parsons
52
Birthdate: March 24, 1973
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Houston, Texas, United States
Height: 6'1" (185 cm)

 3 
Tom Ford
(Fashion Designer & Founder of His Eponymous Luxury Brand 'Tom Ford')

Tom Ford
25
Listed In: Fashion
Birthdate: August 27, 1961
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Austin, Texas, United States
Height: 6'0" (183 cm)

 4 
Stephen Sondheim
(American composer)

Stephen Sondheim
24
Listed In: Musicians
Birthdate: March 22, 1930
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: New York City
Died: November 26, 2021

 5 
Lee Pace
(Actor)

Lee Pace
21
Birthdate: March 25, 1979
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Chickasha, Oklahoma, United States
Height: 6'5" (196 cm)

 6 
Michel Foucault
(Philosopher & Historian)

Michel Foucault
21
Listed In: Activists
Birthdate: October 15, 1926
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Poitiers, France
Died: June 25, 1984
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 7 
David Hockney
(Painter)

David Hockney
16
Listed In: Photographers
Birthdate: July 9, 1937
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Bradford
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 8 
John Barrowman
(Known for His Role as 'Captain Jack Harkness' in 'Doctor Who')

John Barrowman
19
Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: March 11, 1967
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Mount Vernon, Glasgow, Scotland
Height: 6'0" (183 cm)

 9 

Wilfred Owen
17
Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: March 18, 1893
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Oswestry
Died: November 4, 1918

 10 

Zachary Quinto
20
Birthdate: June 2, 1977
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, United States
Height: 6'1" (185 cm)

 11 
Cole Porter
(Composer, Songwriter)

Cole Porter
10
Listed In: Musicians
Birthdate: June 9, 1891
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Peru, Indiana, United States
Died: October 15, 1964

 12 
Chris Hughes
(Co-Founder of Facebook)

Chris Hughes
11
Listed In: Business People
Birthdate: November 26, 1983
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Hickory, North Carolina
Height: 5'11" (180 cm)

 13 

Andrew Rannells
8
Birthdate: August 23, 1978
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Omaha, Nebraska, USA
Height: 6'1" (185 cm)

 14 
Jim Nabors
(Actor)

Jim Nabors
17
Birthdate: June 12, 1930
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Sylacauga, Alabama, United States
Died: November 30, 2017
Height: 6'0" (183 cm)

 15 
Marsha P. Johnson
(Civil Rights Activist)

Marsha P. Johnson
13
Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: August 24, 1945
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Elizabeth, New Jersey, USA
Died: July 6, 1992

 16 
Sir Noël Peirce Coward
(English Playwright, Composer and Actor Best Known for His Wit and Flamboyance)

Sir Noël Peirce Coward
6
Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: December 16, 1899
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Teddington, England
Died: March 26, 1973
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 17 
Jwan Yosef
(Painter, Artist)

Jwan Yosef
13
Birthdate: September 6, 1984
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Syria

 18 
Matthew Shepard
(Gay Hate Murder Victim)

Matthew Shepard
35
Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: December 1, 1976
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Fort Collins, Colorado, United States
Died: October 12, 1998

 19 
Saki
(Writer)

Saki
29
Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: December 18, 1870
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Sittwe, Myanmar (Burma)
Died: November 14, 1916

 20 
Nate Berkus
(Interior Designer, Television Personality, Author)

Nate Berkus
5
Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: September 17, 1971
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Orange County
Height: 5'9" (175 cm)

 21 
Lee Daniels
(Screenwriter)

Lee Daniels
6
Birthdate: December 24, 1959
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA
Height: 5'10" (178 cm)

 22 
Rip Taylor
(Actor)

Rip Taylor
1
Birthdate: January 13, 1931
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Washington, District of Columbia, USA
Height: 5'10" (178 cm)

 23 
David Sedaris
(Humorist)

David Sedaris
8
Birthdate: December 26, 1956
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Johnson City, New York, United States
Height: 5'5" (165 cm)

 24 
Carson Kressley
(Designer, Television Show Host, Actor)

Carson Kressley
10
Birthdate: November 11, 1969
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Allentown, Pennsylvania
Height: 5'10" (178 cm)

 25 
Jeffree Star
(YouTuber, Makeup Artist, Singer)

Jeffree Star
95
Listed In: YouTubers
Birthdate: November 15, 1985
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: California
Height: 6'1" (185 cm)

 26 

Jussie Smollett
56
Birthdate: June 21, 1982
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Santa Rosa, California, United States
Height: 6'0" (183 cm)

 27 
Vice Ganda
(Stand-up Comedian, Actor)

Vice Ganda
26
Birthdate: March 31, 1976
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Tondo, Philippines
Height: 5'11" (180 cm)

 28 

Dick Sargent
4
Birthdate: April 19, 1930
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Carmel-by-the-Sea, California, United States
Died: July 8, 1994
Height: 6'2" (188 cm)

 29 
Roy Horn
(Magician)

Roy Horn
8
Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: October 3, 1944
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Rosenheim, Gau Munich-Upper Bavaria, German Reich
Died: May 8, 2020

 30 
Alan Bates
(Actor)

Alan Bates
3
Birthdate: February 17, 1934
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Allestree, Derby, England
Died: December 27, 2003
Height: 5'11" (180 cm)

 31 
Adore Delano
(Drag Queen, Singer)

Adore Delano
10
Listed In: Singers
Birthdate: September 29, 1989
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Azusa, California
Height: 6'0" (183 cm)

 32 
Marc Almond
(Singer-Songwriter)

Marc Almond
3
Listed In: Musicians
Birthdate: July 9, 1957
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Southport, England
Height: 5'5" (165 cm)

 33 
Jason Collins
(Basketball player)

Jason Collins
3
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: December 2, 1978
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Northridge, Los Angeles, California, United States
Height: 7'0" (213 cm)

 34 
Rob Halford
(Singer)

Rob Halford
4
Listed In: Singers
Birthdate: August 25, 1951
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: The Royal Town of Sutton Coldfield, England
Height: 5'11" (180 cm)

 35 
Vikram Seth
(Writer)

Vikram Seth
35
Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: June 20, 1952
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Kolkata
Height: 5'3" (160 cm)

 36 
Franco Zeffirelli
(Film Director, Producer)

Franco Zeffirelli
3
Birthdate: February 12, 1923
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Florence, Italy
Died: June 15, 2019
Height: 6'2" (188 cm)

 37 

Friedrich Wilhelm von Steuben
4
Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: September 17, 1730
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Magdeburg, Germany
Died: November 28, 1794

 38 
Nick Grimshaw
(Television presenter)

Nick Grimshaw
11
Birthdate: August 14, 1984
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Manchester, England
Height: 5'10" (178 cm)

 39 
Craig Revel Horwood
(Reality TV Personalities)

Craig Revel Horwood
10
Listed In: Dancers
Birthdate: January 4, 1965
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Ballarat, Australia

 40 
Mitch Grassi
(Singer-songwriter)

Mitch Grassi
4
Listed In: Singers
Birthdate: July 24, 1992
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Arlington, Texas, United States
Height: 5'10" (178 cm)

 41 

Denis O'Hare
7
Birthdate: January 17, 1962
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Kansas City, Missouri, U.S.
Height: 5'8" (173 cm)

 42 
Thomas Sanders
(YouTuber, Viner)

Thomas Sanders
10
Listed In: YouTubers
Birthdate: April 24, 1989
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Gainesville, Florida
Height: 5'10" (178 cm)

 43 
Bob Harper
(Reality Television Star)

Bob Harper
6
Birthdate: August 18, 1965
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Nashville, Tennessee, United States

 44 

Jaye Davidson
2
Listed In: Fashion
Birthdate: March 21, 1968
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Riverside, California, USA
Height: 5'3" (160 cm)

 45 
Joey Graceffa
(YouTuber, Author, Actor)

Joey Graceffa
6
Listed In: YouTubers
Birthdate: May 16, 1991
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Marlborough, Massachusetts
Height: 5'11" (180 cm)

 46 

Michael Carbonaro
3
Birthdate: April 28, 1977
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Oakdale, New York, United States
Height: 6'1" (185 cm)

 47 
Duncan James
(Singer)

Duncan James
4
Listed In: Singers
Birthdate: April 7, 1978
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Salisbury, England
Height: 5'11" (180 cm)

 48 

Hugh Skinner
3
Birthdate: January 6, 1985
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: London, England
Height: 6'0" (183 cm)

 49 
Canaan Banana
(Former President of Zimbabwe)

Canaan Banana
6
Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: March 5, 1936
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Esigodini
Died: November 10, 2003

 50 
Aaron Yan
(Actor)

Aaron Yan
5
Birthdate: November 20, 1985
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Taipei, Taiwan
Height: 5'10" (178 cm)