Which celebrities are openly gay?

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It shows us that, gay or straight, all can contribute to the arts, sports and entertainment (appreciate what each person does) without conflict. Only those who have said it themselves (no speculation), "out of the closet", should be listed here. Any names of celebrities that are not Gay will be deleted on inspection from time to time.

Martina Navratilova, professional tennis champion
Billie Jean King, professional tennis champion
David Kopay, retired NFL football player
Greg Louganis, 3 time Olympic gold medalist in diving
Bruce Hayes, Olympic swimmer
Bob Paris, writer/actor, former professional bodybuilder, Mr. Universe (1983).
Rod Jackson, model/amateur bodybuilder
Babe Didrikson Zaharias, professional golfer
Tom Waddell, Olympic decathelete
Elton John, musician
George Michael, musician
K.D. Lang, musician (I love her voice and performances)
Boy George, musician (Culture Club)
Iggy Pop, musician
Janis Ian, musician
Michael Stipe, (lead singer of R.E.M.)
Joan Baez, musician
Pete Townsend, musician (The Who)
Paul Rutherford, singer (Frankie goes to Hollywood)
Holly Johnson, lead singer (Frankie goes to Hollywood)
Annie Lennox, singer
Chastity Bono, writer for The Advocate (daughter of Sonny/Cher)
Ricky Martin, singer/actor (just come out to the media, after he had a child)
Edna St. Vincent Millay, poet
E.M. Forster, writer (Howard's End & A Passage to India & Maurice)
Randy Shilts, journalist (The Mayer of Castro St. & The Band Played On)
Amanda Bearse, actress (Married with Children)
Ellen DeGeneres, actress/comedian
Gus Van Sant, filmmaker (My Own Private Idaho)
Siegfried and Roy, entertainers
Julie Cypher, director (Teresa's Tattoo, music videos)
Kate Clinton, comedian
Sir Ian McKellen, actor
Tom Hulce, actor (Mozart in Amadeus)
Maria Schneider, actress (The Last Tango in Paris)
Lily Tomlin, actress/comedian
Lea DeLaria, comedian
Rosie O'Donnell, comedian/actress
Andy Warhol, artist
Jean Cocteau, artist
Frieda Kahio, artist
Kelly McGillis, actress (Top Gun)
T.R. Knights from Grey's Anatomy
Rosie O'Donnell
Neil Patrick Harris (Doogie Howser, M.D.)
Lance Bass ('n Sync member)
Carson Kressley/Ted Allen/Thom Filicia/Jai Rodriquez/Kyan Douglas from "Queer Eye for the Straight Guy"
Ru Paul (Drag Queen)
Cynthia Nixon
Richard Harris (Survivor winner)
Melissa Etheridge
Chad Allen (in "Dr. Quinn Medicine Woman")
Nathan Lane (Bird Cage);
Dan Butler (played "Bulldog" on "Frasier")
Harvey Fierstein
Rupert Everett
George Takei (Star Trek)
Greg Louganis (former U.S. Olympic Diver)
Danny Roberts (of "The Broken Hearts Club)
Christopher Rice (author and his author mother is Anne Rice)
Fred Schneider (lead singer of the B52s)
B.D. Wong (plays Dr. George Huang in "Law & Order)

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