Which celebrities are openly gay?

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)

Of course there are many others too. If you would like to add a name to this list please ask a Supervisor.

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