Openly Gay Celebritiesby gleekout29 | created - 28 Mar 2012 | updated - 1 day ago | Public
1. Chris Colfer
Actor | Struck by Lightning
Chris Colfer is a very talented actor and vocalist who was born on May 27, 1990 in Fresno, California, USA as Christopher Paul Colfer. He is an actor, known for Glee (2009-2015), Struck by Lightning (2012), and The Land of Stories: The Wishing Spell. His break out role was as Kurt Hummel in Glee, ...
Actor | American Crime
Connor Jessup was born in Toronto, Canada. An actor since the age of eleven, he is best known for his role as Ben Mason in TNT's sci-fi series Falling Skies (2011) and as Taylor Blaine in the Emmy-winning ABC drama American Crime (2015). Other notable roles include an early stint on the Discovery ...
Actor | Eating Out: The Open Weekend
Chris Salvatore grew up in Richboro, Pennsylvania, a small town outside Philadelphia. He started his career in entertainment as a singer/songwriter. In 2005 he studied vocal performance at Berklee College of Music in Boston. His music has been featured on MTV and is available in online music stores...
9. Greg Rikaart
Actor | The Young and the Restless
Born in Brooklyn, raised on Staten Island, New York. He graduated with honors from Villanova University (PA) in 1999. Spent a semester in college interning for a congressman on Capitol Hill. He went to Los Angeles to pursue acting and landed a recurring role as a gay student on "Dawson's Creek." ...
13. Charlie Carver
Actor | The Boys in the Band
Charlie Carver was born in San Francisco, California.
At a young age, Charlie moved up to a small town in the Napa Valley. It was there in school that Charlie had his first exposure to acting. He went on to study at the Interlochen Arts Academy, ACT San Francisco, and the University of Southern ...
Actor | How I Met Your Mother
Neil Patrick Harris was born in Albuquerque, New Mexico, on June 15, 1973. His parents, Sheila Gail (Scott) and Ronald Gene Harris, were lawyers and ran a restaurant. He grew up in Ruidoso, New Mexico, a small town 120 miles south of Albuquerque, where he first took up acting in the fourth grade. ...
15. Adam Lambert
Soundtrack | 2012
After blowing everyone away on the eighth season of American Idol, Adam Lambert went on to release his debut album 'For Your Entertainment' which included the international hit 'Whatya Want From Me' and earned him a Grammy Award nomination. Adam followed this success with his second album '...
Actor | Pose
Actor, Singer, Dancer, Model, & Activist, Ryan Jamaal Swain grew up in Birmingham, Alabama and honed his craft in local dance and theater companies such as Alabama Dance Academy, Alabama Ballet, Red Mountain Theatre Company, Birmingham Children's Theatre, and Virginia Samford Theatre.
In 2014, Swain...
18. Billy Eichner
Actor | The Lion King
Billy Eichner was born on September 18, 1978 and raised in New York City. He graduated from Stuyvesant High School (NY) in 1996. He is a graduate of Northwestern University, where he majored in Theater.
He is the star, executive producer and creator of Billy on the Street (2011), a comedy game show ...
19. Matt Bomer
Actor | In Time
Matthew Staton Bomer was born in Webster Groves, Greater St. Louis, Missouri, to Elizabeth Macy (Staton) and John O'Neill Bomer IV, a Dallas Cowboys draft pick. Matt was raised in Spring, Texas, and educated at Klein High School, near Houston. After school, he attended Carnegie Mellon University in...
20. Cheyenne Jackson
Actor | American Horror Story
Cheyenne Jackson was born on July 12, 1975 in Newport, Washington, USA as Cheyenne David Jackson. He is an actor, known for American Horror Story (2011), 30 Rock (2006) and Glee (2009). He has been married to Jason Landau since September 13, 2014. They have two children. He was previously married ...
22. Billy Porter
Actor | Pose
Before embarking on a career as a mainstream pop vocalist, Billy Porter built a substantial reputation as a theatrical singer in Broadway productions such as Grease and Smokey Joe's Cafe. He made his initial impact by placing 'Love Is On The Way' on the soundtrack to the film First Wives' Club, in ...
23. Cody Fern
Actor | American Crime Story
Hailing from rural Western Australia, Cody made his auspicious stage debut as the lead in the National Theatre's production of 'War Horse'. He played David Madson on the Emmy and Golden Globe winning Limited Series: 'American Crime Story, The Assassination of Gianni Versace', Michael Langdon (The ...
24. T.R. Knight
Actor | Genius
T.R. Knight was a member of the acting company of Minneapolis' Guthrie Theater. Roles there included Richard Miller in Eugene O'Neill's "Ah, Wilderness!" and Amadeus in Peter Shaffer's "Amadeus".
On the New York stage, he portrayed Tim Allgood in "Noises Off", Damis in "Tartuffe", Joe in "This Lime ...
25. Wilson Cruz
Actor | Star Trek: Discovery
Wilson Cruz, whose heritage is Puerto Rican, was born in New York City, the eldest of three brothers. Early on, his parents encouraged his interest in the theater. At age seven, Wilson began appearing in plays, among them "Cradle of Fire," "Supporting Cast," "Becoming Memories," and "The Roar of ...
26. Adamo Ruggiero
Actor | Degrassi: The Next Generation
Born June 9th/1986 in Toronto, Adamo Ruggiero is a television/film/theatre actor and television host. His credits include: Degrassi- The Next Generation (Series, 2002-2008), Make The Yuletide Gay (Feature, 2009), The Neverending Story (Play, 2011) and The Next Star (Series, 2008-2012). Adamo is ...
27. Jai Rodriguez
Actor | The Producers
Emmy Award-winning television host/actor Jai Rodriguez began his career at age 18 when he was cast in the role of Angel in the critically acclaimed Broadway musical RENT. Jai continued his Broadway career, appearing in shows like The Producers and Spinning Into Butter, and he created and performed ...
28. Sam Pancake
Actor | A Million Little Things
Sam Pancake is an actor, writer, improvisor and comedian who was born in Petersburg, VA on May 10, 19?? and grew up in Romney, WV. He attended Hampshire High School and gradated cum laude from West Virginia University with a BFA in Theatre. For nearly thirty years, he has been one of the very few ...
29. Ricky Martin
Soundtrack | August: Osage County
Born and raised in Puerto Rico, Ricky initiated his singing career in the Latin all boy-band group Menudo. After leaving the group, he moved to New York to study acting. After finishing his studies, he relocated to Mexico where he performed as actor in "Mama ama el Rock", "Alcanzar una Estrella II"...
Actor | G.B.F.
Michael was born and raised in Fresno, California. There he found a love for art, music and life- Performing in almost every local talent show, family gathering and theater, he learned how to sing, act, play piano and dance. Realizing a need for greater opportunities, Michael traveled to Los ...
31. Charlie David
Producer | Shadowlands
Charlie David has hundreds of hours of television to his credit predominantly exploring the LGBTQI2S experience. He has been selected as the Canadian Filmmaker in Focus by the Kashish Film Festival in Mumbai, India, an invited guest of the Canadian embassy in South Africa to share his documentary ...
32. Colton Haynes
Actor | Rough Night
American actor and model Colton Lee Haynes was born in Wichita, Kansas, to Dana Denise (Mitchell) and William Clayton Haynes. He began modeling at age 15 and his first success came with an Abercrombie & Fitch campaign. He also modeled for J.C. Penney, Kira Plastinina, and Ralph Lauren. He is best ...
33. Sean Hayes
Actor | Will & Grace
Sean Patrick Hayes was born and raised in the Chicago suburb of Glen Ellyn, Illinois. His father, Ronald, a lithographer, left the family when Sean was a young child. His mother, Mary, works at a food bank, and raised Sean and his four siblings on her own. Sean supported himself as a classical ...
34. Daniel Franzese
Actor | Mean Girls
Born in Brooklyn, NY and raised in Fort Lauderdale, FL, Daniel Franzese is an actor/comedian of Italian American decent, Daniel Franzese is best known for his interesting and daring performances in breakthrough films: from his debut role in the intense Larry Clark drama Bully, his surprisingly dark...
35. Zachary Quinto
Actor | Star Trek
Zachary Quinto was born in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, to Margaret J. (McArdle), an Irish-American office worker, and Joseph John Quinto, an Italian-American barber. Zachary graduated from Central Catholic High School in Pittsburgh, with the class of 1995, where he won Pittsburgh's Gene Kelly Award ...
36. Conrad Ricamora
Actor | How to Get Away with Murder
Widely known for his ground breaking role of Oliver on How To Get Away With Murder, Conrad Ricamora is also an accomplished Broadway singer/actor, earning a Grammy Nomination for his work on the Original Cast Recording of The King and I at Lincoln Center. Other notable roles include Soft Power and ...
38. Max Rhyser
Actor | Frankenstein vs. the Mummy
Max was born and raised in Amsterdam, The Netherlands. He started a professional career in radio, commercial and theatre in his teens. Before moving to New York City, he attended drama school in London where he also made appearances on BBC UK and the West End Stage. He has produced for the stage, ...
40. Jim Parsons
Actor | The Big Bang Theory
Having grown up in Houston, and its northern suburb of Spring, he made his first stage appearance in a school play at the age of 6. Parsons then went on to study theater at the University of Houston. From there he won a place on a two-year Masters course in classical theater at the University of ...
41. Joey Graceffa
Actor | Escape the Night
Joey Graceffa is a Streamy Award-winning actor, top Internet personality, and two-time Amazing Race contestant with over 8 million YouTube subscribers. Joey grew up in Boston, moving to Los Angeles at the age of 19 to pursue a career in entertainment. He has an upcoming book deal with Simon & ...
42. Luke Evans
Actor | Dracula Untold
Luke George Evans was born in Pontypool, Wales, and grew up in Aberbargoed, in the south of Wales. He is the son of Yvonne (Lewis) and David Evans. He moved to Cardiff at the age 17. He then won a scholarship to the London Studio Centre, and graduated in 2000.
He starred in many of London's West End...
43. Robert Gant
Actor | 13 Reasons Why
With several decades of wide-ranging credits to his name, Robert Gant has become a well known actor and participant both in Hollywood and abroad. From television to film, dramatic to comedic, his portrayals have spanned all genres. In one of his most well known roles, Robert starred as Professor ...
Writer | Paranormal Activity: The Marked Ones
Christopher Landon was born on February 27, 1975 in Los Angeles, California, USA as Christopher Beau Landon. He is a writer and producer, known for Paranormal Activity: The Marked Ones (2014), Happy Death Day 2U (2019) and Scouts Guide to the Zombie Apocalypse (2015).
45. Jake Choi
Actor | Single Parents
Jake Choi is an American actor born and raised in Elmhurst, Queens, New York.
Choi received his training at The Lee Strasberg Institute in New York. He also took classes at T. Schreiber Studio, and studied with Bob Krakower and Ted Sluberski.
He has performed throughout New York on stage, film, TV ...
47. Pete Buttigieg
Self | CBS News Sunday Morning
Pete Buttigieg was born on January 19, 1982 in South Bend, Indiana, USA as Peter Paul Montgomery Buttigieg. He is a producer, known for CBS News Sunday Morning (1979), Jablinski Games (2018) and Jimmy Kimmel Live! (2003). He has been married to Chasten Glezman since June 16, 2018.
49. Brendan Scannell
Actor | Heathers
Brendan Scannell (born June 20, 1990) is an American actor and comedian known for playing Pete Devon in the Netflix series Bonding (2019) and Heather Duke in the Paramount Network series Heathers (2018). Scannell grew up in Valparaiso, Indiana and studied theatre and English at Northwestern ...
50. Lee Daniels
Producer | Precious
Lee Daniels gave his parents an early Christmas present when he entered the world on December 24, 1959; unfortunately, the Philadelphia native was to have a difficult relationship with his police officer father who later reacted violently to his son's sexuality. Despite the brutality of his ...
51. Brian Hutchison
Actor | Lisey's Story
Originally from Pittsburgh, Brian received a BA from Pennsylvania's Lafayette College and earned a Master of Fine Arts in Dramatic Arts at the University of San Diego / Old Globe Theater
He has worked both on, and off Broadway in New York and at major regional theaters throughout the Northeast.
Actor | 30 Rock
Born and reared in Dallas, Texas, Mr. Washington is best known for his breakout turn as Donald Jordan on Tina Fey and Robert Carlock's hit NBC comedy 30 Rock and can be seen in their third season of Netflix's Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt opposite Titus Burgess. Other television credits: Glee; Law & ...
55. Dan Levy
Writer | Schitt's Creek
Daniel Levy is an Emmy® winning showrunner, and a writer, actor, director, and producer, best known for his work on one of the most beloved shows on television, Schitt's Creek, which he co-created with his father Eugene Levy. For its fifth season, the show earned four Emmy® nominations including ...
57. Rodiney Santiago
Actor | More Scenes from a Gay Marriage
Rodiney Santiago was born in Brazil, in the small city of Timoteo, near Belo Horizonte. The son of an auto mechanic was raised in Betim, MG.
At the age of 19, he began a three-year performance career, dancing on stage with several country bands. He started studying Physical Therapy, at the age of 20...
59. Nate Berkus
Producer | The Help
Nathan Jay Berkus was born on 17 September 1971 in Orange County, California, USA. He began working in interior design straight out of high school and interned at Dominique Aurientis in Paris and Sotheby's in Chicago. He then went on to study at Lake Forest College in Chicago and graduated with ...
Brandon Victor Dixon is an actor, known for Jesus Christ Superstar Live in Concert (2018), Untitled Brandon Victor Dixon/Broadway & Beyond Theatricals Project and Law & Order: Criminal Intent (2001).
64. Lance Bass
Actor | On the Line
Lance Bass is the quintessential illustration of a highly successful and driven jack-of-all-trades: singer, host, actor, producer, writer, entrepreneur, philanthropist and cosmonaut.
Beyond his fame as a member of the phenomenally successful group *NSYNC, where the group sold an impressive 60 ...
66. Noah Galvin
Actor | Booksmart
Noah can be seen playing 'Kenny' in ABC's comedy "The Real O'Neals" premiering in March 2016.
Noah is most proud of his critically acclaimed work off- Broadway at theaters such as the Signature, Playwrights Horizons, MCC, The Vineyard, The Public, The Culture Project, The Flea, The Wild Project, New...
68. BD Wong
Actor | Jurassic Park
BD Wong was born and raised in San Francisco, California. He made his Broadway debut in "M. Butterfly." He is the only actor to be honored with the Tony Award, Drama Desk Award, Outer Critics Circle Award, Clarence Derwent Award, and Theater World Award for the same performance. He starred in the ...
69. Jonathan Bennett
Self | Cake Wars
Jonathan David Bennett was born in Rossford, Ohio, to RuthAnne (Mason) and Dr. David Paul Bennett. He headed straight to New York to pursue acting after graduating from the theater program at Otterbein. He was actually discovered by an agent while sitting on a train. Six months later he signed on ...
70. Kevin Spirtas
Kevin Spirtas started his career as a stage actor on Broadway, and then worked his way into film and television. Starting in 1995, he began using the name Kevin Spirtas professionally. He is known for starring in the films Friday the 13th Part VII: The New Blood (1988), as Nick, and The Hills Have ...
74. Randy Harrison
Actor | Queer as Folk
Randy Harrison was born in Nashua, New Hampshire, USA and graduated high school in Atlanta, GA. Harrison began acting as a child eventually receiving a BFA from Cincinnati College-Conservatory of Music. He is best known for his role as Justin Taylor in the Showtime series Queer as Folk (2000). ...
77. Sean Maher
Actor | Serenity
Sean Maher is well known to television and film audiences for his role as 'Dr. Simon Tam' in Joss Whedon's feature "Serenity". The film was based on the critically acclaimed series "Firefly".
Maher was born and raised in New York where he attended the Tisch School of the Arts at NYU. He moved to Los...
Producer | Bridegroom
Born on December 19, 1985, in Kalispell, Montana, Shane Bitney Crone grew up with the nickname "Motor Mouth." Now that name seems even more appropriate in light of his recent YouTube video, which went viral with almost three million hits. Shane's film portrays the many injustices he experienced ...
Actor | Modern Family
Jesse Tyler Ferguson was born on October 22, 1975 in Missoula, Montana, USA. He is an actor, known for Modern Family (2009), Ice Age: Collision Course (2016) and Untraceable (2008). He has been married to Justin Mikita since July 20, 2013. They have one child.
81. Anthony Rapp
Actor | Rent
Anthony Rapp started his career at the age of six, and received his first professional job at the age of nine. His breakout came when he originated the role of "Mark Cohen" in Jonathan Larson's production of the Broadway musical "Rent". He can be heard on the original cast recording.
82. Dan Bucatinsky
Actor | The Baker and the Beauty
Dan Bucatinsky was born on September 22, 1965 in New York City, New York, USA. He is a producer and writer, known for The Baker and the Beauty (2020), Second Act (2018) and Scandal (2012). He has been married to Don Roos since 2008. They have two children.
85. Harry Cook
Actor | Drown
Born in London, England, Harry moved with his family at the age of ten to Sydney, Australia where he combined his school studies with acting classes at both NBYT, NIDA and Sydney Talent Company.
Prior to leaving the UK, Harry starred as The Artful Dodger in the Stagecoach London production of Oliver...
87. Craig Chester
Actor | Adam & Steve
Craig Chester was born in West Covina, California, the son of Cecil, lead singer in the rock band "Whiskey" and Linda, a homemaker. He moved with his family to Carrollton, Texas at the age of twelve when his father accepted a corporate job with Nestlé. At age fifteen, Chester was diagnosed with the...
89. Ben Whishaw
Actor | Cloud Atlas
Proclaimed by many critics as one of the best young actors of his generation, Benjamin John Whishaw was born in Clifton, Bedfordshire, to Linda (Hope), who works in cosmetics, and Jose Whishaw, who works in information technology. He has a twin brother, James. He is of French, German, Russian (...
90. Bryan Safi
Actor | 9-1-1
Bryan can be seen as Josh Russo on the Fox series "9-1-1." He can also be seen on "The Big Bang Theory," "Superstore," "Modern Family" and played Alan Lowenstein on "Young and Hungry." He is also the co-host of the Throwing shade podcast, and won an Emmy for his work on The Ellen DeGeneres Show. He...
92. Brian Boitano
Actor | Carmen on Ice
Brian began to skate at age 8 when he went to a figure skating show which starred Peggy Fleming. He fell in love with the sport and quickly became very accomplished. At times, he even gave the 1984 men's Olympic Champion, Scott Hamilton, a run for his money. In 1988, he won "The Battle of the ...
93. Paul Iacono
Actor | G.B.F.
A graduate of NYC's Professional Performing Arts High School, Iacono is best known for his portrayal of the title character on MTV's, "The Hard Times of RJ Berger."
Iacono was first featured on "The Rosie O'Donnell Show," after she discovered his unique talents for impersonating Frank Sinatra and ...
95. Eric Millegan
Actor | Bones
Eric Millegan was born in Hackettstown, New Jersey and raised in Springfield Oregon. He is currently found on television as Zack Addy in the FOX hit show, Bones (2005). Other TV credits include guest spots on Law & Order: Criminal Intent (2001) and Sidney Lumet's 100 Centre Street (2001). On ...
Actor | Shrek the Musical
He attended Forest Lake High School and, after graduating, set out for New York to study acting at the American Musical and Dramatic Academy. Sieber made his television series debut in Two of a Kind (1998). In regional theatre, he has been involved in a string of world premiere musicals, including ...
100. Taylor Frey
Actor | G.B.F.
Taylor Frey is an American Actor best known for his work as 'Don Hagarty' in the Warner Brothers feature It Chapter Two. He also starred in Summertime, directed by Gabriele Muccino's (The Pursuit of Happyness, Seven Pounds), which debuted at the Venice Film Festival, and as 'Topher' in teen comedy ...