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.
Jim ParsonsJim Parsons
(Actor)

24 March 1973

Houston, Texas, United States

American

Aries

Jussie SmollettJussie Smollett
(Actor)

21 June 1982

Santa Rosa, California, U.S.

American

Gemini

Adam LambertAdam Lambert
(Singer)

29 January 1982

Indianapolis, Indiana, United States

American

Aquarius

Jeffrey DahmerJeffrey Dahmer
(Serial Killer, Sex Offender)

21 May 1960

28 November 1994

West Allis, Wisconsin, U.S.

American

Taurus

Matthew ShepardMatthew Shepard
(Gay Hate Murder Victim)

01 December 1976

12 October 1998

Fort Collins, Colorado, United States

American

Sagittarius

LiberaceLiberace
(Pianist)

16 May 1919

04 February 1987

West Allis, Wisconsin, United States

American

Taurus

Elton JohnElton John
(Singer)

25 March 1947

Pinner, United Kingdom

British

Aries

Oscar WildeOscar Wilde
(Playwright)

16 October 1854

30 November 1900

Dublin, Republic of Ireland

Irish

Libra

Neil Patrick HarrisNeil Patrick Harris
(Actor)

15 June 1973

Albuquerque

American

Gemini

Ian McKellenIan McKellen
(British Actor)

25 May 1939

Burnley, Lancashire, England, UK

British

Gemini

Wentworth MillerWentworth Miller
(Actor)

02 June 1972

Chipping Norton, United Kingdom

British,American

Gemini

Stephen FryStephen Fry
(Comedian, Actor)

24 August 1957

Hampstead, London, England, UK

British

Virgo

Mitch GrassiMitch Grassi
(Singer-songwriter)

24 July 1992

Arlington, Texas, U.S.

American

Leo

Tim CookTim Cook
(CEO of Apple Inc.)

01 November 1960

Mobile

American

Scorpio

Ricky MartinRicky Martin
(Singer-songwriter)

24 December 1971

San Juan

Puerto Rican

Capricorn

Tennessee WilliamsTennessee Williams
(American playwright)

26 March 1911

25 February 1983

Columbus, Mississippi, United States

American

Aries

Willam BelliWillam Belli
(Actor)

30 June 1982

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States

American

Cancer

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

05 February 1914

02 August 1997

St. Louis, Missouri, U.S.

American

Aquarius

Jason GouldJason Gould
(Actor)

29 December 1966

New York City, New York, United States

American

Capricorn

Lucas CruikshankLucas Cruikshank
(YouTube Personality)

29 August 1993

Columbus, Nebraska

American

Virgo

James BaldwinJames Baldwin
(Novelist)

02 August 1924

01 December 1987

Harlem

American

Leo

DonatelloDonatello
(Sculptor)

1386 AD

13 December 1466

Florence

Italian

Joey GraceffaJoey Graceffa
(YouTuber, Author, Actor)

16 May 1991

Marlborough, Massachusetts

American

Taurus

Marcel ProustMarcel Proust
(French novelist)

10 July 1871

18 November 1922

Auteuil-Neuilly-Passy

French

Cancer

Stephen SondheimStephen Sondheim
(American composer)

22 March 1930

New York City

American

Aries

Tom FordTom Ford
(American fashion designer)

27 August 1961

Austin

American

Virgo

Harvey MilkHarvey Milk

22 May 1930

27 November 1978

Woodmere

American

Gemini

Cole PorterCole Porter
(Composer, Songwriter)

09 June 1891

15 October 1964

Peru, Indiana, United States

American

Gemini

Wilfred OwenWilfred Owen
(Poet)

18 March 1893

04 November 1918

Oswestry

British

Pisces

Michael StipeMichael Stipe
(Singer-lyricist)

04 January 1960

Decatur

American

Capricorn

David HockneyDavid Hockney
(Painter)

09 July 1937

Bradford

British

Cancer

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

22 April 1946

Baltimore

American

Taurus

Pedro AlmodovarPedro Almodovar

25 September 1949

Calzada de Calatrava, Ciudad Real, Spain

Spanish

Libra

Vice GandaVice Ganda
(Stand-up Comedian, Actor)

31 March 1976

Tondo, Philippines

Filipino

Aries

Federico García LorcaFederico García Lorca
(Poet)

05 June 1898

19 August 1936

Fuente Vaqueros

Spanish

Gemini

Vikram SethVikram Seth
(Writer)

20 June 1952

Kolkata

Indian

Gemini

SakiSaki
(Writer)

18 December 1870

13 November 1916

Sittwe

British

Sagittarius

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

01 February 2000

Minnesota, United States

American

Aquarius

Clay AikenClay Aiken
(Singer-Songwriter)

30 November 1978

Raleigh, North Carolina

American

Sagittarius

Andrew CunananAndrew Cunanan
(American Spree Killer)

31 August 1969

23 July 1997

National City

American

Virgo

Alan BatesAlan Bates
(Actor)

17 February 1934

27 December 2003

Allestree

British

Aquarius

Bretman RockBretman Rock
(Social Media Stars, YouTubers, Viners)

31 July 1998

Philippines

Filipino

Leo

Thomas SandersThomas Sanders
(YouTuber, Viner)

24 April 1989

Gainesville, Florida, U.S

American

Taurus

Maulik PancholyMaulik Pancholy
(Actor)

18 January 1974

Dayton, Ohio, United States

American

Capricorn

Quentin CrispQuentin Crisp
(English Writer & Gay Icon)

25 December 1908

21 November 1999

Sutton, Surrey, UK

British

Capricorn

Franco ZeffirelliFranco Zeffirelli
(Film Director and Producer)

12 February 1923

Florence, Italy

Italian

Aquarius

Devon GrayeDevon Graye
(Actor)

08 March 1987

Mountain View, California, United States

American

Pisces

Canaan BananaCanaan Banana
(Former President of Zimbabwe)

05 March 1936

10 November 2003

Esigodini

Zimbabwean

Pisces

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

26 March 1859

30 April 1936

Bromsgrove, Worcestershire

British

Aries

Van CliburnVan Cliburn
(American pianist)

12 July 1934

27 February 2013

Shreveport, Louisiana, United States

American

Cancer

Leo VaradkarLeo Varadkar
(Prime Minister of Ireland)

18 January 1979

Castleknock, Dublin, Ireland

Irish

Capricorn

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

07 April 1786

18 April 1853

Sampson County

American

Aries

Patrick WhitePatrick White
(Australian Writer)

28 May 1912

30 September 1990

Knightsbridge, London, England

Australian

Gemini

Heath HussarHeath Hussar
(Viner, Instagram Star)

05 April 1993

Plantation, Florida, U.S.

American

Aries

Horatio AlgerHoratio Alger
(American writer)

13 January 1832

18 July 1899

Revere

American

Capricorn

Ben BradshawBen Bradshaw
(Politician)

30 August 1960

City of Westminster

British

Virgo

Jeffree StarJeffree Star
(Pop Singer, Makeup Artist, YouTube Star)

15 November 1985

California, USA

American

Scorpio

Jacob CruikshankJacob Cruikshank
(YouTuber, Vlogger)

11 March 2001

Nebraska, USA

American

Pisces

Jack BaranJack Baran
(YouTube Personality)

13 January 1997

Fairfield, Connecticut

American

Capricorn

Jaymi HensleyJaymi Hensley
(Singer and Reality TV Star)

24 February 1990

Luton

British

Pisces

David BrudnoyDavid Brudnoy
(Talk Radio Host)

05 June 1940

09 December 2004

Minneapolis, Minnesota

American

Gemini

Matthew LushMatthew Lush
(YouTuber, Gay Rights advocate)

01 July 1988

New York, USA

American

Cancer

Chris HughesChris Hughes
(Co-Founder of Facebook)

26 November 1983

Hickory, North Carolina, United States

American

Sagittarius

Sir Noël Peirce CowardSir Noël Peirce Coward
(Playwright)

16 December 1899

26 March 1973

Teddington

British

Sagittarius

Perez HiltonPerez Hilton
(Blogger)

23 March 1972

Miami, Florida, United States

American

Aries

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

31 January 1990

San Jose, California

American

Aquarius

Jeremih FeltonJeremih Felton
(American singer-songwriter)

17 July 1987

Chicago, Illinois, United States

American

Cancer

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