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

Jeffree StarJeffree Star
(YouTuber, Makeup Artist, Singer)

15 November 1985

American

Elton JohnElton John
(Singer)

25 March 1947

British

Troye SivanTroye Sivan
(Singer, Actor)

05 June 1995

Australian

Oscar WildeOscar Wilde
(Playwright)

16 October 1854

Irish

Andrew CunananAndrew Cunanan
(American Spree Killer)

31 August 1969

American

Jim ParsonsJim Parsons
(Actor)

24 March 1973

American

Ian McKellenIan McKellen
(British Actor)

25 May 1939

British

Neil Patrick HarrisNeil Patrick Harris
(Actor)

15 June 1973

American

Ricky MartinRicky Martin
(Singer-songwriter)

24 December 1971

Puerto Rican

Wentworth MillerWentworth Miller
(Actor)

02 June 1972

British,American

Tim CookTim Cook
(CEO of Apple Inc.)

01 November 1960

American

Stephen FryStephen Fry
(Comedian, Actor)

24 August 1957

British

LiberaceLiberace
(Pianist)

16 May 1919

American

Peter ThielPeter Thiel
(Co-founder of PayPal)

11 October 1967

German,New Zealander,American

James BaldwinJames Baldwin
(Novelist)

02 August 1924

American

Adam LambertAdam Lambert
(Singer)

29 January 1982

American

Michael KorsMichael Kors
(Fashion Designer)

09 August 1959

American

Brandon FlynnBrandon Flynn
(Actor)

11 October 1993

American

Leo VaradkarLeo Varadkar
(Prime Minister of Ireland)

18 January 1979

Irish

Tom FordTom Ford
(American fashion designer)

27 August 1961

American

Jason GouldJason Gould
(Actor)

29 December 1966

American

George TakeiGeorge Takei
(Actor, Activist)

20 April 1937

American

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

05 February 1914

American

Tennessee WilliamsTennessee Williams
(American playwright)

26 March 1911

American

Harvey MilkHarvey Milk

22 May 1930

American

Michael StipeMichael Stipe
(Singer-lyricist)

04 January 1960

American

Matthew ShepardMatthew Shepard
(Gay Hate Murder Victim)

01 December 1976

American

Stephen SondheimStephen Sondheim
(American composer)

22 March 1930

American

Cole PorterCole Porter
(Composer, Songwriter)

09 June 1891

American

Charles Nelson ReillyCharles Nelson Reilly
(Actor)

13 January 1931

American

Marcel ProustMarcel Proust
(French novelist)

10 July 1871

French

Jussie SmollettJussie Smollett
(Actor)

21 June 1982

American

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

22 April 1946

American

Clay AikenClay Aiken
(Singer-Songwriter)

30 November 1978

American

Perez HiltonPerez Hilton
(Blogger)

23 March 1972

American

David HockneyDavid Hockney
(Painter)

09 July 1937

British

DonatelloDonatello
(Sculptor)

1386 AD

Italian

Vice GandaVice Ganda
(Stand-up Comedian, Actor)

31 March 1976

Filipino

Trixie MattelTrixie Mattel
(Drag Queen)

23 August 1989

American

Federico García LorcaFederico García Lorca
(Poet)

05 June 1898

Spanish

Lucas CruikshankLucas Cruikshank
(YouTube Personality)

29 August 1993

American

Chris HughesChris Hughes
(Co-Founder of Facebook)

26 November 1983

American

Alan BatesAlan Bates
(Actor)

17 February 1934

British

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

17 September 1971

American

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

11 November 1969

American

Wilfred OwenWilfred Owen
(Poet)

18 March 1893

British

Joey GraceffaJoey Graceffa
(YouTuber, Author, Actor)

16 May 1991

American

Vikram SethVikram Seth
(Writer)

20 June 1952

Indian

Willam BelliWillam Belli
(Actor)

30 June 1982

American

SakiSaki
(Writer)

18 December 1870

British

Bruno TonioliBruno Tonioli
(Choreographer)

25 November 1955

Italian

Rostam BatmanglijRostam Batmanglij
(Musician)

28 November 1983

American

Bretman RockBretman Rock
(Instagram Star, YouTuber, Viner)

31 July 1998

Filipino

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

Devon GrayeDevon Graye
(Actor)

08 March 1987

American

Canaan BananaCanaan Banana
(Former President of Zimbabwe)

05 March 1936

Zimbabwean

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

07 April 1786

American

Van CliburnVan Cliburn
(American pianist)

12 July 1934

American

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

26 March 1859

British

Patrick WhitePatrick White
(Australian Writer)

28 May 1912

Australian

Maulik PancholyMaulik Pancholy
(Actor)

18 January 1974

American

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

01 February 2000

American

Simon HallsSimon Halls
(Matt Bomer's Husband)

12 January 1964

Canadian

Jaymi HensleyJaymi Hensley
(Singer and Reality TV Star)

24 February 1990

British

Ben BradshawBen Bradshaw
(Politician)

30 August 1960

British

Thomas SandersThomas Sanders
(YouTuber, Viner)

24 April 1989

American

Mitch GrassiMitch Grassi
(Singer-songwriter)

24 July 1992

American

Aaron FullerAaron Fuller
(Instagram Star)

06 March 2000

American

Heath HussarHeath Hussar
(Viner, Instagram Star, YouTuber)

05 April 1993

American

Brandon RogersBrandon Rogers
(Social Media Celebrity)

03 August 1988

American

Jayy Von MonroeJayy Von Monroe
(Singer, Musician)

17 August 1991

American

Benjamin MaisaniBenjamin Maisani
(Anderson Cooper’s Partner)

27 January 1973

French,American

Jacob CruikshankJacob Cruikshank
(YouTuber, Vlogger)

11 March 2001

American

Jack BaranJack Baran
(YouTube Personality)

13 January 1997

American

Bradlee WannemacherBradlee Wannemacher
(Youtube Star)

06 February 1991

American

David BrudnoyDavid Brudnoy
(Talk Radio Host)

05 June 1940

American

Kenny GossKenny Goss
(George Michael’s Partner)

17 September 1958

American

Pedro AlmodovarPedro Almodovar

25 September 1949

Spanish