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Tuesday, November 17, 2009

List of Famous Gays, Lesbians Bisexual and Transgender

Here is a partial list of famous gays (both living and dead). Famous people who are simply rumored to be gay, lesbian or bisexual, are not listed.
The high prevalence of people from the West on this list may be due to societal attitudes toward homosexuality. The Pew Research Center's 2003 Global Attitudes Survey found that "[p]eople in Africa and the Middle East strongly object to societal acceptance of homosexuality. But there is far greater tolerance for homosexuality in major Latin American countries such as Mexico, Argentina, Bolivia and Brazil. Opinion in Europe is split between West and East. Majorities in every Western European nation surveyed say homosexuality should be accepted by society, while most Russians, Poles and Ukrainians disagree. Americans are divided–a narrow majority (51 percent) believes homosexuality should be accepted, while 42 percent disagree."

Legends: G - Gay L - Lesbian B - Bisexual T - Transgender


Leroy F. Aarons 1933-2004 American Journalist G
Louise Abbéma 1858-1927 French Painter, designer L
Berenice Abbott 1898-1991 American Photographer L
Boy Abunda b. 1955 Filipino Journalist G
Peter Ackroyd b. 1949 English Author G
Jane Addams 1860-1935 American Social reformer, Nobel prize winner L
Clay Aiken b. 1978 American Singer, songwriter, American Idol runner-up G
Alvin Ailey 1931-1989 American Dancer, choreographer G
Alexander the Great 356-323 BC Greek King and conquerer B
Chad Allen b. 1974 American Actor, gay activist G
Ted Allen b. 1965 American Food and wine connoisseur G
Pedro Almodóvar b. 1949 Spanish Filmmaker G
Antinous 110-130 Greek Beloved of Roman Emperor Hadrian G
Billie Joe Armstrong b. 1972 American Rock musician (Green Day) B


Lisa B b. ? Canadian Poet B
Jamie Babbit b. 1970 American Film and television director L
Babydaddy b. 1976 American Rock musician G
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