List of famous gay people with their biographies that include trivia, interesting facts, timeline and life history.

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.
Jeffrey DahmerJeffrey Dahmer
(Serial Killer, Sex Offender)

21 May 1960

American

Elton JohnElton John
(Singer)

25 March 1947

British

Andrew CunananAndrew Cunanan
(American Spree Killer)

31 August 1969

American

Jim ParsonsJim Parsons
(Actor)

24 March 1973

American

Oscar WildeOscar Wilde
(Playwright)

16 October 1854

Irish

Neil Patrick HarrisNeil Patrick Harris
(Actor)

15 June 1973

American

Troye SivanTroye Sivan
(Singer, Actor)

05 June 1995

Australian

Ian McKellenIan McKellen
(British Actor)

25 May 1939

British

Ricky MartinRicky Martin
(Singer-songwriter)

24 December 1971

Puerto Rican

Jeffree StarJeffree Star
(YouTuber, Makeup Artist, Singer)

15 November 1985

American

Wentworth MillerWentworth Miller
(Actor)

02 June 1972

British,American

Stephen FryStephen Fry
(Comedian, Actor)

24 August 1957

British

Tim CookTim Cook
(CEO of Apple Inc.)

01 November 1960

American

LiberaceLiberace
(Pianist)

16 May 1919

American

Adam LambertAdam Lambert
(Singer)

29 January 1982

American

Leo VaradkarLeo Varadkar
(Prime Minister of Ireland)

18 January 1979

Irish

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

17 September 1971

American

James BaldwinJames Baldwin
(Novelist)

02 August 1924

American

Harvey MilkHarvey Milk

22 May 1930

American

George TakeiGeorge Takei
(Actor, Activist)

20 April 1937

American

Tennessee WilliamsTennessee Williams
(American playwright)

26 March 1911

American

Matthew ShepardMatthew Shepard
(Gay Hate Murder Victim)

01 December 1976

American

Jussie SmollettJussie Smollett
(Actor)

21 June 1982

American

Tom FordTom Ford
(American fashion designer)

27 August 1961

American

Jason GouldJason Gould
(Actor)

29 December 1966

American

Chris HughesChris Hughes
(Co-Founder of Facebook)

26 November 1983

American

William S. BurroughsWilliam S. Burroughs
(Novelist, Short Story Writer)

05 February 1914

American

Cole PorterCole Porter
(Composer, Songwriter)

09 June 1891

American

Vikram SethVikram Seth
(Writer)

20 June 1952

Indian

Stephen SondheimStephen Sondheim
(American composer)

22 March 1930

American

Michael StipeMichael Stipe
(Singer-lyricist)

04 January 1960

American

John WatersJohn Waters
(Film Director, Comedian, Art Collector)

22 April 1946

American

Marcel ProustMarcel Proust
(French novelist)

10 July 1871

French

Perez HiltonPerez Hilton
(Blogger)

23 March 1972

American

Federico García LorcaFederico García Lorca
(Poet)

05 June 1898

Spanish

Lucas CruikshankLucas Cruikshank
(YouTube Personality)

29 August 1993

American

Vice GandaVice Ganda
(Stand-up Comedian, Actor)

31 March 1976

Filipino

David HockneyDavid Hockney
(Painter)

09 July 1937

British

Charles Nelson ReillyCharles Nelson Reilly
(Actor)

13 January 1931

American

DonatelloDonatello
(Sculptor)

1386 AD

Italian

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

11 November 1969

American

Clay AikenClay Aiken
(Singer-Songwriter)

30 November 1978

American

Wilfred OwenWilfred Owen
(Poet)

18 March 1893

British

Willam BelliWillam Belli
(Actor)

30 June 1982

American

Alan BatesAlan Bates
(Actor)

17 February 1934

British

SakiSaki
(Writer)

18 December 1870

British

Joey GraceffaJoey Graceffa
(YouTuber, Author, Actor)

16 May 1991

American

Bretman RockBretman Rock
(Instagram Star, YouTuber, Viner)

31 July 1998

Filipino

Rostam BatmanglijRostam Batmanglij
(Musician)

28 November 1983

American

Van CliburnVan Cliburn
(American pianist)

12 July 1934

American

Bruno TonioliBruno Tonioli
(Choreographer)

25 November 1955

Italian

Franco ZeffirelliFranco Zeffirelli
(Film Director and Producer)

12 February 1923

Italian

Horatio AlgerHoratio Alger
(American writer)

13 January 1832

American

Quentin CrispQuentin Crisp
(English Writer & Gay Icon)

25 December 1908

British

Justin Drew BlakeJustin Drew Blake
(Musical.ly Star, YouTuber, YouNower)

01 February 2000

American

William R. KingWilliam R. King
(Shortest Serving Vice President of the U.S.A)

07 April 1786

American

Devon GrayeDevon Graye
(Actor)

08 March 1987

American

A. E. HousmanA. E. Housman
(Poet)

26 March 1859

British

Canaan BananaCanaan Banana
(Former President of Zimbabwe)

05 March 1936

Zimbabwean

Patrick WhitePatrick White
(Australian Writer)

28 May 1912

Australian

Maulik PancholyMaulik Pancholy
(Actor)

18 January 1974

American

Mitch GrassiMitch Grassi
(Singer-songwriter)

24 July 1992

American

Thomas SandersThomas Sanders
(YouTuber, Viner)

24 April 1989

American

Ben BradshawBen Bradshaw
(Politician)

30 August 1960

British

Simon HallsSimon Halls
(Matt Bomer's Husband)

12 January 1964

Canadian

Heath HussarHeath Hussar
(Viner, Instagram Star, YouTuber)

05 April 1993

American

Aaron FullerAaron Fuller
(Instagram Star)

06 March 2000

American

Bradlee WannemacherBradlee Wannemacher
(Youtube Star)

06 February 1991

American

Jacob CruikshankJacob Cruikshank
(YouTuber, Vlogger)

11 March 2001

American

Jack BaranJack Baran
(YouTube Personality)

13 January 1997

American

Jaymi HensleyJaymi Hensley
(Singer and Reality TV Star)

24 February 1990

British

David BrudnoyDavid Brudnoy
(Talk Radio Host)

05 June 1940

American

Pedro AlmodovarPedro Almodovar

25 September 1949

Spanish

Benjamin MaisaniBenjamin Maisani
(Anderson Cooper’s Partner)

27 January 1973

French,American

Matthew LushMatthew Lush
(YouTuber, Gay Rights advocate)

01 July 1988

American

Sky WilliamsSky Williams
(YouTube Gamer, Stand-up Comedian & Vlogger)

31 January 1990

American

Jontavian BarberJontavian Barber
(Instagram Star)

02 February 1999

American

Antonio D’AmicoAntonio D’Amico
(Model)

20 January 1959

Italian

Sir Noël Peirce CowardSir Noël Peirce Coward
(Playwright)

16 December 1899

British

Imari StuartImari Stuart
(YouTube Star)

22 October 1998

American

Ryan MinajRyan Minaj
(YouTuber)

19 October 1994

American