Famous Gay People

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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
207
Birthdate: April 9, 1999
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Lithia Springs, Georgia, United States
Height: 6'1" (185 cm)
 2 
Tom Ford
(Fashion Designer & Founder of His Eponymous Luxury Brand 'Tom Ford')
Tom Ford
31
Listed In: Fashion
Birthdate: August 27, 1961
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Austin, Texas, United States
Height: 6'0" (183 cm)
 3 
Jim Parsons
64
Birthdate: March 24, 1973
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Houston, Texas, United States
Height: 6'1" (185 cm)
 4 
David Hockney
(Painter)
David Hockney
24
Listed In: Photographers
Birthdate: July 9, 1937
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Bradford
 5 
Lee Pace
(Actor Known for His TV Series ‘Pushing Daisies’ and Films: ‘Soldier's Girl’ and ‘The Good Shepherd’)
Lee Pace
24
Birthdate: March 25, 1979
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Chickasha, Oklahoma, United States
Height: 6'5" (196 cm)
 6 
Stephen Sondheim
(American composer)
Stephen Sondheim
29
Listed In: Musicians
Birthdate: March 22, 1930
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: New York City
Died: November 26, 2021
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Wilfred Owen
20
Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: March 18, 1893
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Oswestry
Died: November 4, 1918
 8 
Tan France
(British-American Fashion Designer and Host of the Web Series ‘Dressing Funny’ and ‘Next In Fashion’)
Tan France
17
Listed In: Fashion
Birthdate: April 20, 1983
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Doncaster, England, United Kingdom
Height: 5'9" (175 cm)
 9 
Chris Hughes
(Co-Founder of Facebook)
Chris Hughes
14
Listed In: Business People
Birthdate: November 26, 1983
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Hickory, North Carolina
Height: 5'11" (180 cm)
 10 
Jonathan Van Ness
(American Hairstylist, Podcast Host and Television Personality)
Jonathan Van Ness
16
Birthdate: March 28, 1987
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Quincy, Illinois, United States
Height: 6'0" (183 cm)
 11 
Zachary Quinto
26
Birthdate: June 2, 1977
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, United States
Height: 6'1" (185 cm)
 12 
Jim Nabors
(Actor)
Jim Nabors
20
Birthdate: June 12, 1930
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Sylacauga, Alabama, United States
Died: November 30, 2017
Height: 6'0" (183 cm)
 13 
Cole Porter
(Composer, Songwriter)
Cole Porter
11
Listed In: Musicians
Birthdate: June 9, 1891
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Peru, Indiana, United States
Died: October 15, 1964
 14 
Andrew Rannells
12
Birthdate: August 23, 1978
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Omaha, Nebraska, USA
Height: 6'1" (185 cm)
 15 
Marsha P. Johnson
(Civil Rights Activist)
Marsha P. Johnson
22
Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: August 24, 1945
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Elizabeth, New Jersey, USA
Died: July 6, 1992
 16 
John Barrowman
(Known for His Role as 'Captain Jack Harkness' in 'Doctor Who')
John Barrowman
28
Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: March 11, 1967
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Mount Vernon, Glasgow, Scotland
Height: 6'0" (183 cm)
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 17 
Michel Foucault
(Philosopher & Historian)
Michel Foucault
27
Listed In: Activists
Birthdate: October 15, 1926
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Poitiers, France
Died: June 25, 1984
 18 
Jwan Yosef
(Painter, Artist)
Jwan Yosef
17
Birthdate: September 6, 1984
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Syria
 19 
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
 20 
Sir Noël Peirce Coward
(English Playwright, Composer and Actor Best Known for His Wit and Flamboyance)
Sir Noël Peirce Coward
7
Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: December 16, 1899
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Teddington, England
Died: March 26, 1973
 21 
Saki
(Writer)
Saki
35
Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: December 18, 1870
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Sittwe, Myanmar (Burma)
Died: November 14, 1916
 22 
Dick Sargent
6
Birthdate: April 19, 1930
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Carmel-by-the-Sea, California, United States
Died: July 8, 1994
Height: 6'2" (188 cm)
 23 
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)
 24 
Nate Berkus
(Interior Designer, Television Personality, Author)
Nate Berkus
11
Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: September 17, 1971
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Orange County
Height: 5'9" (175 cm)
 25 
Lee Daniels
(Screenwriter)
Lee Daniels
6
Birthdate: December 24, 1959
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA
Height: 5'10" (178 cm)
 26 
Carson Kressley
(Designer, Television Show Host, Actor)
Carson Kressley
12
Birthdate: November 11, 1969
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Allentown, Pennsylvania
Height: 5'10" (178 cm)
 27 
David Sedaris
(Humorist)
David Sedaris
10
Birthdate: December 26, 1956
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Johnson City, New York, United States
Height: 5'5" (165 cm)
 28 
Rip Taylor
(Actor)
Rip Taylor
2
Birthdate: January 13, 1931
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Washington, District of Columbia, USA
Height: 5'10" (178 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 
Jeffree Star
(YouTuber, Makeup Artist, Singer)
Jeffree Star
99
Listed In: YouTubers
Birthdate: November 15, 1985
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: California
Height: 6'1" (185 cm)
 31 
Jussie Smollett
56
Birthdate: June 21, 1982
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Santa Rosa, California, United States
Height: 6'0" (183 cm)
 32 
Friedrich Wilhelm von Steuben
5
Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: September 17, 1730
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Magdeburg, Germany
Died: November 28, 1794
 33 
Vice Ganda
(Stand-up Comedian, Actor)
Vice Ganda
36
Birthdate: March 31, 1976
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Tondo, Philippines
Height: 5'11" (180 cm)
 34 
Denis O'Hare
7
Birthdate: January 17, 1962
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Kansas City, Missouri, U.S.
Height: 5'8" (173 cm)
 35 
Alan Bates
(British Actor Best Known for His Films: 'The Fixer', 'Whistle Down the Wind' and 'A Kind of Loving')
Alan Bates
5
Birthdate: February 17, 1934
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Allestree, Derby, England
Died: December 27, 2003
Height: 5'11" (180 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 
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)
 38 
David Furnish
(Canadian Filmmaker, Producer and Director)
David Furnish
4
Birthdate: October 25, 1962
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Toronto, Ontario, Canada
Height: 5'8" (173 cm)
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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)
 40 
Adore Delano
(Drag Queen, Singer)
Adore Delano
14
Listed In: Singers
Birthdate: September 29, 1989
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Azusa, California
Height: 6'0" (183 cm)
 41 
Vikram Seth
(Writer)
Vikram Seth
39
Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: June 20, 1952
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Kolkata
Height: 5'3" (160 cm)
 42 
Nick Grimshaw
(Best Known as the Host of a Variety of Shows on BBC Radio 1)
Nick Grimshaw
12
Birthdate: August 14, 1984
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Oldham, Greater Manchester, England
Height: 6'2" (188 cm)
 43 
Craig Revel Horwood
(Reality TV Personalities)
Craig Revel Horwood
10
Listed In: Dancers
Birthdate: January 4, 1965
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Ballarat, Australia
 44 
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)
 45 
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)
 46 
Bob Harper
(Reality Television Star)
Bob Harper
6
Birthdate: August 18, 1965
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Nashville, Tennessee, United States
 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 
Jaye Davidson
3
Listed In: Fashion
Birthdate: March 21, 1968
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Riverside, California, USA
Height: 5'3" (160 cm)
 49 
Hugh Skinner
3
Birthdate: January 6, 1985
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: London, England
Height: 6'0" (183 cm)
 50 
Joey Graceffa
(YouTuber, Author, Actor)
Joey Graceffa
7
Listed In: YouTubers
Birthdate: May 16, 1991
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Marlborough, Massachusetts
Height: 5'11" (180 cm)