Openly Young Gay/Bi Celebrities

by anonymous-phoenix | created - 22 Oct 2012 | updated - 16 Oct 2019 | Public

This is a short list (sadly) of young male celebrities under 35 years old who are openly gay/bi. I selected them because they should be considered as an inspiration for the next generation of LGBT.

I'm updating the list on a regular basis, please let me know in the comments if you have suggestions. Just note that I only add people if their sexuality has been confirmed.

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, ...

2. 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 (1999). ...

3. 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 ...

4. Russell Tovey

Actor | Grabbers

Russell Tovey was born on November 14, 1981 in Billericay Essex, England as Russell George Tovey. He is an actor and producer, known for Grabbers (2012), Being Human (2008) and The Good Liar (2019).

5. James Duke Mason

Producer | Jack & Lem

James Duke Mason was born on April 27, 1992 in Los Angeles, California, USA. He is an actor and producer, known for Jack & Lem, What Happens Next (2011) and The Advocate Celebrates 50 Years: A Long Road to Freedom (2018).

6. Xavier Dolan

Actor | J'ai tué ma mère

Xavier Dolan was born on March 20, 1989 in Montreal, Quebec, Canada as Xavier Dolan-Tadros. He is an actor and director, known for I Killed My Mother (2009), Tom at the Farm (2013) and Heartbeats (2010).

7. Timo Descamps

Actor | Spring

Timo Descamps was born on May 27, 1986 in Kontich, Antwerp, Belgium. He is an actor and producer, known for Spring (2002), Judas Kiss (2011) and Familie (1991).

8. Jonathan Groff

Actor | Frozen

Jonathan Groff was born on March 26, 1985 in Lancaster, Pennsylvania, USA as Jonathan Drew Groff. He is an actor, known for Frozen (2013), Hamilton (2020) and The Matrix Resurrections (2021).

9. Steven Webb

Actor | The Princess and the Pea

Steven Webb was born on November 8, 1984 in Wirral, England as Steven Michael Webb. He is an actor, known for The Princess and the Pea (2002), Bad Girls (1999) and Wives and Daughters (1999).

10. Ezra Miller

Actor | The Perks of Being a Wallflower

Ezra Matthew Miller was born in Wyckoff, New Jersey, to Marta (Koch), a modern dancer, and Robert S. Miller, who has worked at Workman Publishing and as former senior VP for Hyperion Books. They have two older sisters. Ezra is of Ashkenazi Jewish (father) and German-Dutch (mother) ancestry; they ...

11. Matt Doyle

Actor | Private Romeo

Matt Doyle was born as Matthew Finnen Doyle. He is an actor, known for Private Romeo (2011), Gossip Girl (2007) and Life in Free Fall (2015).

12. Matt Dallas

Actor | Kyle XY

Matthew Joseph "Matt" Dallas born October 21, 1982 is an American actor, best known for playing the title character on the ABC Family series Kyle XY. Dallas was born in Phoenix, Arizona, and attended Arizona School for the Arts. He has two younger brothers and one younger sister. He became ...

13. 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 ...

14. Tye Olson

Actor | Watercolors

American actor and model Tye Olson was born and raised in Northern Minnesota to Allen and Rebecca Olson. Tye is one of two children, and the only member of his family to follow a career in acting. He was heavily involved in the arts from a young age, strongly encouraged by his mother. Tye was ...

15. Josh Thomas

Producer | Please Like Me

In 2005, aged just 17, Brisbane-based Josh Thomas was the youngest ever winner of the Melbourne International Comedy Festival's RAW Comedy Competition, plus made the finals of the Edinburgh equivalent So You Think You're Funny. He thought he was the King of the World.

His next gig was in a scary '...

16. Troye Sivan

Actor | Boy Erased

Troye Sivan Mellet is South African-born YouTuber, actor, model and singer known for his roles in The Spud Franchise, X-Men Origins: Wolverine, and Boy Erased (2018). He moved to Perth, Australia when he was two years old. Troye has two brothers and a sister, and was raised Modern Orthodox. In 2018...

17. Andrew Keenan-Bolger

Actor | Disney's Newsies: The Broadway Musical

Andrew Keenan-Bolger is an actor, director, author and filmmaker. He recently starred as "Jesse Tuck" in Tuck Everlasting on Broadway (Drama League Award nominee). He created the role of "Crutchie" in the Original Broadway Cast of Newsies (Outer Critics Circle nominee). Other Broadway: Mary Poppins...

18. Gideon Glick

Actor | Marriage Story

Gideon Glick was born on June 6, 1988 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA. He is an actor, known for Marriage Story (2019), Ocean's Eight (2018) and Gods Behaving Badly (2013).

19. Sean Paul Lockhart

Actor | Judas Kiss

Sean Paul Lockhart was born on October 31, 1986 in Lewiston, Idaho, USA. He is an actor and director, known for Judas Kiss (2011), Triple Crossed (2013) and Chillerama (2011).

20. Andy Mientus

Actor | The Flash

Andy Mientus was born on November 10, 1986 in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA as Andrew Michael Mientus. Andy is an actor, known for The Flash (2014), Smash (2012) and Anger Management (2012). Andy has been married to Michael Arden since August 18, 2016.

21. Lucas Cruikshank

Actor | Fred

Lucas Cruikshank is a teenage director and actor who got his start by making videos with his cousins John and Katie, and posting them on You Tube. Together, the trio is known as JKL Productions. Lucas decided to make videos by himself a while after he came up with the character you all love, Fred, ...

22. Joe McElderry

Actor | The Johnny and Inel Show

Joe is from South Shields in North East England. He is a keen runner and has participated in the Great North Run 3 times along with the Sport Relief Mile. He is highly involved in many charities including Variety UK, The Hunger Project and The Teenage Cancer Trust. Due to this, he is the youngest ...

23. Kieron Richardson

Actor | Hollyoaks

Kieron Richardson was born on January 12, 1986 in Eccles, Salford, Greater Manchester, England as Kieron Mark Richardson. He is an actor, known for Hollyoaks (1995), Heartbeat (1992) and It's Adam and Shelley (2007). He is married to Carl Hyland. They have two children.

24. Scott Evans

Actor | Before We Go

Scott Evans was born on September 21, 1983 in Sudbury, Massachusetts, USA as Scott Andrew Evans. He is an actor and producer, known for Before We Go (2014), The Lovely Bones (2009) and Confessions of a Shopaholic (2009).

25. 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 ...

26. Michael J. Willett

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 ...

27. Connor Franta

Producer | I Love You Both

Connor Joel Franta was born in Wisconsin, on September 12, 1992 and shortly after his birth, his family moved to La Crescent, Minnesota, where he grew up. Over the past few years, Connor has made himself an internet icon through the making of YouTube videos. In August of 2010 Connor uploaded his ...

28. Tyler Oakley

Actor | Smosh

Tyler Oakley was born on March 22, 1989 in Jackson, Michigan, USA. He is a producer and actor, known for Smosh (2005), Escape the Night (2016) and Team Kaylie (2019).

29. 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 '...

30. George Shelley

Actor | Murder in Successville

George Shelley was born on July 27, 1993 in Clevedon, North Somerset, England as George Paul Shelley. He is an actor, known for Murder in Successville (2015), Benidorm (2007) and I'm a Celebrity, Get Me Out of Here! (2002).

31. Jelle Florizoone

Actor | Noordzee, Texas

Jelle Florizoone was born in a little coastal town in Belgium. Growing up as an only child while being raised by his mother gave Jelle a certain maturity. After seeing the movie 'Billy Elliot' at a very young age, he became passionate about performing arts. He started studying at The Royal Ballet ...

32. Billy Gilman

Self | Jerry Lewis MDA Labor Day Telethon

Billy Gilman was born on May 24, 1988 in Hope Valley, Rhode Island, USA as William Wendell Gilman III. He is known for his work on Jerry Lewis MDA Labor Day Telethon (1966), Contemporary Mysteries: Super Brain Kids and Mysterious Dolphins (2006) and Entertainment Tonight (1981).

33. 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 ...

34. Charlie Carver

Actor | Ratched

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 ...

35. Ben Whishaw

Actor | The Lobster

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 (...

36. Frank Ocean

Soundtrack | Safe House

Ocean was born in Long Beach, California. When he was around 5 years old, he and his family moved to New Orleans, Louisiana. He grew up around its local jazz scene and listened to his mother's CDs on her car stereo, including albums by Céline Dion, Anita Baker, and "The Phantom of the Opera" ...

37. Jaymi Hensley

Actor | Myth

Jaymi Hensley is an actor, known for Myth (2018), Celebrity Juice (2008) and Wedding Day Winners (2018).

38. 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...

39. Jordan Doww

Actor | Reach

A Detroit native and two-time Teen Choice Award nominee, Jordan Doww proves to be a multi-faceted talent - actor, writer, host, comedian, musician, advocate, and internet personality. Doww's most notable appearances include 'Reach' (2018), Lifetime's 'Stalked By a Reality Star' (2018), Milo ...

40. Olly Alexander

Soundtrack | God Help the Girl

Olly Alexander was born on July 15, 1990 in Yorkshire, England as Oliver Alexander Thornton. He is an actor and composer, known for God Help the Girl (2014), Bright Star (2009) and Funny Bunny (2015).

41. Reid Ewing

Actor | 10 Rules for Sleeping Around

Reid Ewing is an actor, known for 10 Rules for Sleeping Around (2013), Fright Night (2011) and Crush (2013).

42. Rayvon Owen

Self | The Sims Spark'd

Rayvon Owen is known for his work on The Sims Spark'd (2020), Smarter Every Day (2011) and American Idol (2002).

43. Keiynan Lonsdale

Actor | The Flash

Keiynan Lonsdale (born 19 December 1991) is an Australian actor, singer, and dancer. He is known for his role as Wally West aka Kid Flash in CW's 'The Flash' & 'Legends Of Tomorrow', Uriah in Lionsgate's 'The Divergent Series', and most recently Bram in the critically acclaimed FOX feature film '...

44. Nico Tortorella

Actor | Odd Thomas

Nico Tortorella is a native of Chicago, Illinois. He started out in professional theater when He was in the seventh grade. He was offered a contract with Ford Models when he stopped by an open call in 2007. In 2009 He played the character Razor in ABC Family's film "Twelve". He co-starred in the ...

45. Rob Mallard

Actor | Coronation Street

Rob Mallard was born on May 19, 1992 in Manchester, England as Robert Stephen Mallard. He is an actor, known for Coronation Street (1960), Brass Tacks (2004) and Emmerdale Farm (1972).

46. Brian Falduto

Actor | School of Rock

Brian Falduto is an actor, known for School of Rock (2003), Fishing: The Series and Dosed (2020).

47. Jordan Gavaris

Actor | Orphan Black

Jordan Gavaris was born on September 25, 1989 in Brampton, Ontario, Canada as Jordan James Gavaris. He is an actor and producer, known for Orphan Black (2013), The Sea of Trees (2015) and Maya Dardel (2017).

48. Thomas Dekker

Actor | Swimming with Sharks

Thomas Dekker is a 28 year veteran of the film and television industry. At the age of 5, he landed a national commercial and a brief stint on the soap opera "The Young and the Restless". This lead to a slew of guest starring and recurring roles on popular television series of the time such as "...

49. Brandon Flynn

Actor | 13 Reasons Why

Miami-born actor Brandon Flynn is known for his role as Justin Foley on Netlix's 13 Reasons Why (2017).

Brandon has appeared in commercials, and on stage, first as Mr. Smee in Peter Pan, at ten years old, and recently as Luke in the off-Broadway production of Kid Victory, at the Vineyard Theatre. ...

50. Buddy Handleson

Actor | Bella and the Bulldogs

Buddy Handleson is an actor, known for Bella and the Bulldogs (2015), Wendell and Vinnie (2013) and Shake It Up (2010).

51. Joshua Rush

Actor | Andi Mack

Joshua Rush was born on December 14, 2001 in Houston, Texas, USA. Joshua is known for his work on Andi Mack (2017), Parental Guidance (2012) and Emelie (2015).

52. Connor Jessup

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 ...

53. Kevin McHale

Actor | Glee

Kevin McHale was born on June 14, 1988 in Plano, Texas, USA as Kevin Michael McHale. He is known for his work on Glee (2009), True Blood (2008) and When We Rise (2017).

54. Garrett Clayton

Actor | Hairspray Live!

Garrett Clayton was born on March 19, 1991 in Dearborn, Michigan, USA as Gary Michael Clayton. He is an actor and producer, known for Hairspray Live! (2016), Teen Beach Movie (2013) and Don't Hang Up (2016).

55. Joey Pollari

Actor | Love, Simon

Born in Ramsey, Minnesota, Joey Pollari started his acting career when he attended a scouting event in downtown Minneapolis with his mother, who was reluctant to take him to the event. He received callbacks the next day from agents who wanted to represent him. Pollari took acting lessons from the ...

56. Ben Platt

Actor | Pitch Perfect

Ben Platt was born on September 24, 1993 in Los Angeles County, California, USA as Benjamin Schiff Platt. He is an actor and producer, known for Pitch Perfect (2012), Dear Evan Hansen (2021) and Pitch Perfect 2 (2015).

57. Tyler Blackburn

Actor | Pretty Little Liars

Tyler Blackburn stars as Caleb Rivers, the bad boy with a soft side who swept Hanna off her feet on Pretty Little Liars (2010). Caleb is drawn to stay in Rosewood after witnessing some strange events that are seemingly connected to him.

Blackburn recently starred in Alloy Entertainment's web series ...

58. Daniel Howell

Producer | The Amazing Tour Is Not On Fire

Daniel James "Dan" Howell is an English video blogger and radio personality. He is best known for his YouTube channel Daniel Howell and frequent collaboration with his best friend Phil Lester, whose YouTube channel is AmazingPhil. He was born in Wokingham, Berkshire, England. He is an internet ...

59. Zander David Hodgson

Actor | Self Made

Zander David Hodgson is an actor, known for Self Made (2015), David and Olivia? (2018) and Ray Donovan (2013).



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