The 1st List Of: Gay/Lesbian/Bi Industry People, Both In Front and Behind The Camera

by a-17 | created - 31 May 2013 | updated - 5 months ago | Public

In no way is this list meant to "OUT" anyone.

I have purposely NOT listed anyone of "speculation" like other sites may have ... only those where confirmation by either personal accounts, or public records prove the source of information on their sexuality.

Some are people I personally know and allowed me to put their name on this list, or have been publicly outed (with proof) by other sources, or have personally come out as gay, lesbian, or bisexual themselves. While gay, lesbian, and bi "gender impersonators" are on here, transsexuals are not.

Some of the people on this list may have lived or are living a heterosexual lifestyle. But at one time or another they have either admitted to being gay, lesbian, or bi-sexual, and all have either outed themselves or have already been outed.

There are countless other people in the industry that we know are gay, lesbian, or bi-sexual. But, for whatever reason are "open" only to those working in THE INDUSTRY, however choose to keep it a secret to the general public.

Sadly not everyone on this list is or was happy with their sexuality. Even when (true) rumors of people I personally knew and worked with surrounded them, like Merv Griffin, Rock Hudson, and Liberace (plus many others of today and the past), their self-loathing for who they were, made them feel the need to hide their sexuality, and in some instances bring legal actions to those who tried to out them.

You may not know many of the "older" names or photos of the people on my list. But it is important to know the past in order to live in the present, and look forward to a happier future within ourselves. Because you need to know ... You are in good company.

Hopefully someday, probably not in my lifetime (but I was wrong about same sex marriages, so hope I'm wrong here too), people will just be people, and lists like this will not be needed. But until that day comes, this list is dedicated to the closeted, possibly tormented talented youth that may need to see that there IS a good future (and happy life) ahead of them if they can accept themselves for who they are.

Some of the performers and behind-the-scene people are or were my friends, and I kept their secret until their deaths or they decided to come out themselves. Rock Hudson once told me that if anyone really knew or believed he was gay, he would die. When it was announced that he had A.I.D.S. he said; "Now everyone knows I'm gay, and I'm dying."

Those already in the entertainment industry know that it can still harbor homophobia, even though the industry claims otherwise. For any of these people on this list to have "come out on their own" was not so much an act of bravery, but more of being comfortable in their own skin. I thank each and every person that has personally allowed me to add them to this list. And I appreciate the positive responses I've received in person and on the Internet. I truly believe that every person on this list has or had the ability to save the life of at least one person who is or was struggling with their true identity.

On July 24th, 2017 (Our 46th year together) Andrew Levinson decided to work with me in putting together this list. Andy has been a big help in making this list grow quicker and bigger.

Remember to be comfortable with yourself, and others around you will be too. I know, because (to coin a slightly altered 70's phrase) "Some of my best industry friends and clients are straight" ... Damon Charles

It used to be that if you wanted to write me or make comments, you could do it on the IMDB Message Board at the bottom of the Damon Charles web page. Unfortunately on February 17, 2017 IMDB discontinued this site on everyone's page. Sadly, getting a hold of me is now impossible as I am not on Facebook, or any other social networks. So it is here that I give you full permission to feel free and put a link to this list on YOUR Facebook or other social media pages. Let's make this "List" soar with viewers. I do appreciate all the responses I did get in the past, and more than appreciate all the positive feedback I had been getting for having it up. Thanks, Damon Charles

301. Vanessa Carlton

Soundtrack | Legally Blonde

Vanessa Carlton was born on August 16, 1980, the first of two children (she has a sister and a brother) born to Ed and Heidi Carlton. Raised in Milford, Pennsylvania, her mother was a piano teacher, and exposed Vanessa to classical music from a young age. By age two, she began playing the piano, ...

Singer/Song Writer,

Wikipedia: On June 19, 2010, Carlton came out as bisexual while headlining Nashville Pride. Vanessa

302. Judy Carne

Actress | The Man from U.N.C.L.E.

Trained in music and dance, tiny-framed, pixie-like Judy Carne was born Joyce Botterill in Northampton, England in 1939, the daughter of a grocer. Trained in dance, she appeared in music revues as a teenager and changed her name at the advice of a dance teacher. Slowly building up a career on ...

Actress, Laugh-In

303. Carleton Carpenter

Actor | The Whistle at Eaton Falls

Actor, songwriter ("Christmas Eve"), composer and author, educated at Bennington (VT) High School. He appeared on Broadway, in "Bright Boy", "Three to Make Ready", and "John Murray Anderson's Almanac". He appeared on television, and made many records. He wrote special material for Debbie Reynolds, ...


Wikipedia: Carpenter lived rather openly as a gay man during the post World War II-era when such openness could be fatal to a career. He publicly came out as gay in the August 1976 issue of The Advocate. He was a trailblazer in that he was one of the first American film actors to publicly reveal himself as gay.

304. Alan Carr

Writer | Alan Carr: Chatty Man

Alan Carr was born on June 14, 1976 in Weymouth, England. He is a writer and actor, known for Alan Carr: Chatty Man (2009), The Friday Night Project (2005) and Alan Carr: Tooth Fairy - Live (2007).

Writer, The Sunday Night Project

305. Allan Carr

Producer | Can't Stop the Music

Allan Carr was born on May 27, 1937 in Chicago, Illinois, USA as Allan Solomon. He was a producer and writer, known for Can't Stop the Music (1980), Grease 2 (1982) and Grease (1978). He died on June 29, 1999 in Beverly Hills, California, USA.

Producer, Grease

306. John Carroll

Actor | Stealing Christmas

John Carroll was born on June 14, 1965 in El Paso, Texas, USA. He is an actor, known for Stealing Christmas (2003) and Survivor (2000).


TV Guide: Survivor's Gay Villain Speaks!

307. Aaron Carter

Soundtrack | The Medallion

Aaron Charles Carter was born December 7, 1987 in Tampa, Florida, to Jane Elizabeth (Spaulding) and Robert Gene Carter. He is the younger brother of Nick Carter (the Backstreet Boys) and has three sisters.

He began his music career at age seven, singing lead for the band "Dead End" for two years. He...


TMZ: Aaron Carter Comes Out as Bisexual.

308. Jackson Carter

Actor | My First Christmas Tree

Originally from a Ute Indian reservation, Jackson faced adversity from a very young age. Being one of only a couple white kids on an Indian reservation, he was harassed and bullied by the Indian kids. He began to turn to food for comfort which led to a problem with obesity. He then got picked on ...

Self, The Biggest Loser

Queerty: “The Biggest Loser” Gets Its First Gay Contestant, Jackson Carter.

309. Logan Carter

Actress | Repo Man

Logan Carter a.k.a. Roxanne Russell was born in Daytona, Florida, USA. He usually performed as a women alias Roxanne Russell. He is known for Repo Man (1984), Hollywood Vice Squad (1986) and Strangers in Paradise (1984). He died on June 23, 1988 in Los Angeles County, California, USA.

Female Impersonator/Actor, Second Serve

310. Nell Carter

Actress | Gimme a Break!

Her trademark sass complimented by a distinctively adenoidal voice that could out-snarl Eartha Kitt and Fran Drescher put together, short (4'11"), round, and robust Nell Carter was one indomitable, in-your-face firecracker...and it made her a star. She was born Nell Ruth Hardy in 1948 in Birmingham...

Singer/Actress, Gimme a Break!


Wikipedia 1 Girl 5 Gays: The rotating panel of gay men included Michael Yerxa, Jean-Paul Bevilacqua, Juan Manuel Gonzalez Calcaneo, Jonathan Morton-Schuster, Matt Barker, Dean McArthur, Matt Santos, Philip Tetro, Ian Lynch, Andrew Edwards, Jake Mossop, Thomas Trafford, Ishmael Furoz, Jonathan Nathaniel, Gerry King, Simon Lysnes, Max Claude, Alex Brown, Jason Yantha, Dillon Scheenaard, Alex Illest, JP Larocque, Rafay Agha, Gabriel Rojas, Jae MT, Kiel Hughes, Gaelan Love, Michael Lehman, Shawn Hitchins, Taylor James, Thomas Haskell, Chris Corsini, David Robert, Maurie Sherman, Ralph Rosario, Brad Blaylock, Ryan Carter, Ibrahim Hasan, Scott Do, Matthew Agius, Micha Baltman, Anthony Berarco, Matt Sims, Perez Hilton, James Bar, Jeffrey Bowers, Brett Ashley, Chase Hutchinson, Jonathan D. Lovitz, Mitchell Boucher, Mike Germanotta, Jamie Gillingham and Taurel Lorenz. A smaller number of episodes featured a panel of lesbians, including Brittany Leigh, Christina Mac, Brittany Emmons, Courtney Jean Milner, Valerie Bosso and Nicole DeLargie.


The Advocate: Can This Bear Win?

313. Charlie Carver

Actor | The Leftovers

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 ...


Gay Star news: Actor Charlie Carver, one of the stars of MTV’s Teen Wolf series, has come out publicly as a gay man.

314. Michael Cashman

Actor | Unman, Wittering and Zigo

Michael Cashman was born on December 17, 1950 in London, England as Michael Maurice Cashman. He is an actor and producer, known for Unman, Wittering and Zigo (1971), EastEnders (1985) and Armchair 30 (1973). He was previously married to Paul Cottingham.


Wikipedia: Cashman registered a civil partnership with Paul Cottingham, his partner of over twenty years, on 11 March 2006.

315. Jack Cassidy

Actor | The Eiger Sanction

Actor. Jack Cassidy, by his own design, defied mere definition from the day he was born in Richmond Hills, New York in 1927 until his tragic death in 1976. An actor, singer, writer, designer - the consummate showman and irrefutable creative entity - his life never followed a simple path nor did it ...

Actor, He & She

Wikipedia: David Cassidy also claimed that his father was bisexual, citing attributed personal accounts and reports, both anecdotal and published, of his father's same-sex affairs, a fact neither he or his siblings discovered until after Cassidy's death. In her 2013 memoir, Shirley Jones confirms that Cassidy had many same-sex affairs, including one with Cole Porter.

316. Neal Cassady

Writer | The Last Time I Committed Suicide

Neal Cassady became the well-spring from which the Beat Generation gushed forth due to his close friendships with Jack Kerouac and Allen Ginsberg Born on February 8, 1926 (in the back of a car, according to his own fanciful musings). Cassady -- arguably the most famous non-professional automobile ...


Wikipedia: Cassady had a sexual relationship with Ginsberg which lasted off and on for the next twenty years, and he traveled cross-country with both Kerouac and Ginsberg on multiple occasions.

317. Clint Catalyst

Actor | Color Me Olsen

Clint Catalyst's foray into acting came somewhat by accident. It was at Skylight Books in Los Feliz that Catalyst -- a spoken word performer, published author with a "cult following," and alternative model who laughs off any reference to that portion of his past -- did a dramatic rendition that ...


Wikipedia: He said he knew he was gay from a young age, but identifies with the term queer in regards to his orientation.

318. Megan Cavanagh

Actress | Robin Hood: Men in Tights

Megan Cavanagh was born on November 8, 1960 in Chicago, Illinois, USA. She is an actress, known for Robin Hood: Men in Tights (1993), Miss Congeniality 2: Armed & Fabulous (2005) and Dracula: Dead and Loving It (1995).


IMDB Trivia: Trivia: Lives in Palo Alto, California with her teenage son, Brendan, and her partner, Anne Chamberlain, a film instructor at Academy of Art University. Power Up: Amazing gay women in show business.

319. Cazuza

Soundtrack | Closer

Cazuza was born on April 4, 1958 in Rio de Janeiro, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil as Agenor de Miranda Araújo Neto. He died on July 9, 1990 in Rio de Janeiro.


Wikipedia: In 1989, he admitted publicly for the first time that he had AIDS and released his last album in life: Burguesia. Cazuza was openly bisexual but was not active in the gay movement. However his openness about being a person with AIDS helped to change public perceptions and attitudes about HIV/AIDS prevention and treatment.

320. Cazwell

Soundtrack | Another Gay Sequel: Gays Gone Wild!

Cazwell was born as Luke Caswell. He is an actor and writer, known for Another Gay Sequel: Gays Gone Wild! (2008), BearCity (2010) and The Art of Being (2018).


Born: Luke Cazwell

Tampa Bay Times: Cazwell talks gay hip hop, sexually explicit lyrics and reaching straight fans.

321. George Chakiris

Actor | West Side Story

George Chakiris made his film debut at the age of 12 singing in the chorus of Song of Love (1947). Following his graduation from high school, he supported his night-time dancing, singing and dramatic lessons with a daytime job clerking in a Los Angeles department store. Later he started his acting/...

Actor, West Side Story

322. Richard Chamberlain

Actor | The Towering Inferno

Richard Chamberlain became THE leading heartthrob of early 1960s TV. As the impeccably handsome Dr. Kildare, the slim, butter-haired hunk with the near-perfect Ivy-League charm and smooth, intelligent demeanor, had the distaff fans fawning unwavering over him throughout the series' run. While this ...

Actor, Dr. Kildare

323. Sam Champion

Self | Good Morning America

Sam Champion was born on August 13, 1961 in Paducah, Kentucky, USA as Samuel James Champion. He is an actor, known for Good Morning America (1975), Sesame Street (1969) and Dateline NBC (1992). He has been married to Rubem Robierb since December 21, 2012.

Self/Weather Anchor, Good Morning America

324. Greyson Chance

Soundtrack | Raising Hope

Greyson Michael Chance is an American singer, songwriter and pianist whose April 2010 performance of Lady Gaga's "Paparazzi" at a sixth-grade music festival became a hit on YouTube, gaining over 36 million views. Two of his original compositions, "Stars" and "Broken Hearts", gained over 4 and 6 ...


Gay Star News: I came to fully recognize that I was gay when I was sixteen. I decided not to publicize my sexuality largely due to a matter of privacy, as I was still trying to find comfort and confidence within my own skin.

325. Graham Chapman

Writer | Monty Python and the Holy Grail

Graham Chapman was born on January 8, 1941 in Leicester, England while a German air raid was in progress. Graham's father was a chief police inspector and probably inspired the constables Graham often portrayed later in comedy sketches. Graham studied medicine in college and earned an M.D., but he ...

Writer, Monty Python and The Holy Grail

326. Tracy Chapman

Soundtrack | One Day

Tracy Chapman was born on March 30, 1964 in Cleveland, Ohio, USA.


Author Alice Walker discussed her affair in the 90s with folksy alternative music artist Tracy Chapman in a recent interview. She said she didn’t want to serve as anyone’s poster woman for lesbianism, and that’s why she’s kept quiet about it up until now.

327. Damon Charles

Make_up_department | The Confessional

Damon grew up in a suburb of San Diego, California, a small community known as Lomita Village. From ages of 5 and 10, he put on plays in his backyard and garage ... writing, directing, building sets, doing makeup, and acting. By the time he was 11 and continuing until a year before he finished high...

Makeup Artist/Producer/Writer/Actor/Self,

IMDB Website: Damon who has been openly gay since he was 14, married his life partner of 37 years, Producer Andrew Levinson on June 20, 2008 during the four months same-sex marriage in California was recognized, and later legalization reaffirmed by the California Supreme Court

328. Ian Charleson

Actor | Chariots of Fire

Being born and raised in Edinburgh, Charleson attended the Royal High School and then went on to attend Edinburgh University. He initially studied architecture but switched to an MA degree after cultivating an interest in acting. He won a place at the London Academy of Music and Dramatic Art after ...

Actor, Gandhi

329. Christian Chávez

Actor | Clase 406

Christian Chavez was born on August 7, 1983 in Reynosa, Tamaulipas, Mexico. At the age of two, he Moved to Mexico City.

In 2002, Chávez was cast as Fernando 'Fercho' Lucena in the telenovela Clase 406. The series had four seasons and 350 one-hour episodes in total.

In 2005, Chávez joined a new ...

Singer/Song Writer/Actor,

Wikipedia: Chavez's personal life has been one of much controversy. In March 2007, a magazine published pictures of Chávez signing documents and exchanging rings with another man, allegedly his Canadian boyfriend (and later identified as B.J. Murphy), outing Chávez with them. The pictures had been taken in 2005, the year in which same-sex marriages became legal in Canada. Chávez declared in March 2007, that the photos showed a part of him that he had not been willing to discuss previously. There was significant speculation over how the photos were obtained as the ceremony had only included immediate family.

330. Parvesh Cheena

Actor | Outsourced

Parvesh Cheena was born on July 22, 1979 in Naperville, Illinois, USA as Parvesh Singh Cheena. He is an actor and producer, known for Outsourced (2010), Transformers: Rescue Bots (2011) and Crazy Ex-Girlfriend (2015).


Wikipedia: Cheena is openly gay.

331. Marc Cherry

Writer | Desperate Housewives

Marc Cherry was born on March 23, 1962 in Los Angeles County, California, USA as Marc Hallon Cherry. He is a writer and producer, known for Desperate Housewives (2004), The Golden Girls (1985) and The Crew (1995).

Writer, Desperate Housewives

332. 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...

Actor, Adam & Steve

333. Margaret Cho

Producer | Margaret Cho: PsyCHO

Margaret Cho was born Dec. 5, 1968 and raised in San Francisco. Her grandfather was a Methodist minister who ran an orphanage in Seoul during the Korean War. Ignoring the traditions of her patriarchal culture, her mother bravely resisted an arranged marriage in Korea and married Margaret's father ...

Comedienne/Actress/Self, Face/Off

Huffington Post: "I refer to myself as gay, but I am married to a man. Of course, I've had relationships with women, but my politics are more queer than my lifestyle."


Wikipedia: Since Choi's coming out, 38 West Point alumni also came out and announced the formation of Knights Out, an organization of West Point alumni who support the rights of LGBT soldiers to serve openly.

335. Lisa Cholodenko

Director | The Kids Are All Right

Lisa Cholodenko earned an MFA at Columbia University Film School where she made an award-winning short film Dinner Party (1997) Her feature High Art (1998) won the National Society of Film Critics award for Ally Sheedy's performance and The Waldo Salt Screenwriting award at Sundance. Both "High Art...


Wikipedia: She is in a relationship with musician Wendy Melvoin.

336. Ash Christian

Producer | Fat Girls

At age twenty, Ash directed, produced and starred in "Fat Girls" alongside Jonathan Caouette ("Tarnation"), and Robin DeJesus ("Camp"). An official selection of the 2006 Tribeca Film Festival, where "Fat Girls" had its world premiere to major critical acclaim...the film found love in the hearts of ...


Wolfe Releasing: A fresh and funny new feature from one of the hottest gay filmmakers of the decade, Ash Christian.

337. Marc Christian

Actor | Deadly Addiction

Marc Christian was born on June 23, 1953 in Hollywood, California, USA as Marc Christian MacGinnis. He was an actor, known for Deadly Addiction (1988), Trent & Tilly (2012) and Rock Hudson's Home Movies (1992). He died on June 2, 2009 in Burbank, California.

Self, Rock Hudson's Home Movies

Art Department/Composer/Actor,

Wikipedia: Keith Christopher (April 27, 1957 – February 23, 1998) was an American actor, singer/songwriter and AIDS activist, born in Portland, United States.

339. Sonja Christopher

Actress | Diagnosis Murder

Sonja Christopher was born on January 28, 1937 in Olympia, Washington, USA. She is an actress, known for Diagnosis Murder (1993), Survivor (2000) and The Daily Show (1996).


Reality Blurred: “There was a lesbian contestant on the show’s first season in 2000, Sonja Christopher, but her sexual orientation was not disclosed on TV or within Sonja’s official bio, and only became public well after the fact.”

340. Peter Christopherson

Soundtrack | Lost Highway

Peter Christopherson was born on February 27, 1955 in Leeds, Yorkshire, England as Peter Martin Christopherson. He was a director, known for Lost Highway (1997), Nowhere (1997) and The Doom Generation (1995). He died on November 24, 2010 in Bangkok, Thailand.

Singer/Self, Duo: Coil

AKA: Sleazy

The Guardian: Coil was the only band based around a gay male couple and they delighted in the "male sexual chemistry" this created. In the mid-1980s, gay pop was coming out of the closet, but Coil were the first resolutely queer group; their words dealt with desire, disease, dirt, death and drugs, and their collages sounded dark, dank and dangerous.

341. Christopher Ciccone

Madonna: Truth or Dare

Christopher Ciccone was born on November 22, 1960 in Bay City, Michigan, USA as Christopher G. Ciccone. He is known for his work on Madonna: Truth or Dare (1991), Twisted (2015) and Madonna: The Girlie Show - Live Down Under (1993).

Self, Madonna: The Immaculate Collection

342. Marina Cicogna

Producer | Indagine su un cittadino al di sopra di ogni sospetto

Marina Cicogna was born in 1933 in Venice, Italy. She is known for her work on Investigation of a Citizen Above Suspicion (1970), The Master Touch (1972) and Le orme (1975).


Wikipedia: For 20 years, Bolkan was the life partner of Countess Marina Cicogna, producer of Una Breve Vacanza.

343. Jessica Clark

Actress | Pocket Listing

Jessica Clark was born in 1985 in London, England. She is an actress and writer, known for Pocket Listing (2015), True Blood (2008) and Chemistry (2011). She was previously married to Lacey Stone.


After Ellen: Just ask Jessica Clark, a successful model, who also happens to be a life coach and out lesbian.

344. Arthur C. Clarke

Writer | 2001: A Space Odyssey

Arthur C. Clarke was born in the seaside town of Minehead, Somerset, England in December 16, 1917. In 1936 he moved to London, where he joined the British Interplanetary Society. There he started to experiment with astronautic material in the BIS, write the BIS Bulletin and science fiction. During ...


Wikipedia: In an interview in the July 1986 issue of Playboy magazine, when asked if he had had a bisexual experience, Clarke stated "Of course. Who hasn't?" In his obituary, Clarke's friend Kerry O'Quinn wrote: "Yes, Arthur was gay ... As Isaac Asimov once told me, 'I think he simply found he preferred men.' Arthur didn't publicize his sexuality—that wasn't the focus of his life—but if asked, he was open and honest.

345. Rylan Clark-Neal

Actor | Absolutely Fabulous: The Movie

Rylan Clark-Neal was born on October 25, 1988 in Stepney, London, England as Ross Richard Clark. He has been married to Dan Neal since November 7, 2015.


Wikipedia: He is openly gay.

346. Julian Clary

Actor | Carry on Columbus

Julian Clary was born on May 25, 1959 in Surbiton, Surrey, England as Julian Peter McDonald Clary. He is an actor and writer, known for Carry on Columbus (1992), Dick Whittington (2002) and Aladdin (2000). He has been married to Ian Mackley since November 19, 2016.

Actor/TV Host/Self,

Wikipedia: Julian Peter McDonald Clary (born 25 May 1959) is an English comedian and novelist. Openly gay.

347. Kevin Clash

Actor | Sesame Street

Kevin Clash was born on September 17, 1960 in Baltimore, Maryland, USA as Kevin Jeffrey Clash. He is an actor and producer, known for Sesame Street (1969), Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles (1990) and Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles II: The Secret of the Ooze (1991). He was previously married to Genia ...

Puppeteer/Actor, Sesame Street

348. Max Claude

Actor | Psychotic Iconic

Max Claude is an actor, known for Psychotic Iconic (2015), Tueur de petits poissons (1998) and 1 Girl 5 Gays (2009).


Wikipedia 1 Girl 5 Gays: The rotating panel of gay men included Michael Yerxa, Jean-Paul Bevilacqua, Juan Manuel Gonzalez Calcaneo, Jonathan Morton-Schuster, Matt Barker, Dean McArthur, Matt Santos, Philip Tetro, Ian Lynch, Andrew Edwards, Jake Mossop, Thomas Trafford, Ishmael Furoz, Jonathan Nathaniel, Gerry King, Simon Lysnes, Max Claude, Alex Brown, Jason Yantha, Dillon Scheenaard, Alex Illest, JP Larocque, Rafay Agha, Gabriel Rojas, Jae MT, Kiel Hughes, Gaelan Love, Michael Lehman, Shawn Hitchins, Taylor James, Thomas Haskell, Chris Corsini, David Robert, Maurie Sherman, Ralph Rosario, Brad Blaylock, Ryan Carter, Ibrahim Hasan, Scott Do, Matthew Agius, Micha Baltman, Anthony Berarco, Matt Sims, Perez Hilton, James Bar, Jeffrey Bowers, Brett Ashley, Chase Hutchinson, Jonathan D. Lovitz, Mitchell Boucher, Mike Germanotta, Jamie Gillingham and Taurel Lorenz. A smaller number of episodes featured a panel of lesbians, including Brittany Leigh, Christina Mac, Brittany Emmons, Courtney Jean Milner, Valerie Bosso and Nicole DeLargie.

349. Van Cliburn

Self | Live from Lincoln Center

Van Cliburn was born Harvey Lavan Cliburn, Jr. on July 12, 1934, in Shreveport, Louisiana, USA. His mother, named Rildia Bee O'Bryan, had been taught piano by Arthur Friedheim, a pupil of Franz Liszt. Cliburn began taking piano lessons at the age of three from his mother, who was strict and ...

Self, Carnegie Hall Salutes Jack Benny

350. Richard Clifford

Actor | Justice League

Richard Clifford was born on June 11, 1955 in India as William Henry Richard Clifford. He is an actor and producer, known for Justice League (2017), Much Ado About Nothing (1993) and Frankenstein (1994).


IMDB Bio: After 27 years together, registered his civil partnership with long-term partner Derek Jacobi in March 2006, four months after civil unions became legal in England and Wales.

351. Montgomery Clift

Actor | From Here to Eternity

Edward Montgomery Clift (nicknamed 'Monty' his entire life) was born on October 17, 1920 in Omaha, Nebraska, just after his twin sister Roberta (1920-2014) and eighteen months after his brother Brooks Clift. He was the son of Ethel "Sunny" Anderson (Fogg; 1888-1988) and William Brooks Clift (1886-...

Actor, From Here To Eternity

IMDB Bio: While working in New York in the early 1940s, he met wealthy former Broadway star Libby Holman. She developed an intense decade-plus obsession over the young actor, even financing an experimental play, "Mexican Mural" for him. It was ironic his relationship with the bisexual middle-aged Holman would be the principal (and likely the last) heterosexual relationship of his life and only cause him further anguish over his sexuality. She would wield considerable influence over the early part of his film career, advising him in decisions to decline lead roles in Sunset Blvd. (1950), (originally written specifically for him; the story perhaps hitting a little too close to home) and High Noon (1952).

352. William Clift

Director | Hush Up Sweet Charlotte

William Clift is a director and producer, known for Hush Up Sweet Charlotte (2015), Baby Jane? (2010) and I Want to Get Married (2011).

Producer/Director/Writer/Cinematographer/Editor/Makeup Artist,

AKA: Billy Clift

353. Kate Clinton

Actress | Smash

Kate Clinton is an actress and writer, known for Smash (2012), The Secret Lives of Dentists (2002) and The L Word (2004).


Wikipedia: Kate Clinton (born November 9, 1947 is an American comedian specializing in political commentary from a gay/lesbian point of view.

354. Colin Clive

Actor | Frankenstein

Who could forget Colin Clive's "It's Alive! It's Alive!" as he melted to the floor mumbling the same over and over in ecstasy after his success at animating the Monster in the first sound version of Frankenstein (1931). Film history - horror film history - but part of a short history for actor ...


Wikipedia: Clive was bisexual.

355. Aaron Coady

Soundtrack | G.B.F.

Aaron Coady was born on November 28, 1981 in Newton, Iowa, USA. He is an actor, known for G.B.F. (2013), (My) Immortal: The Web Series (2013) and Fuck (2005).

Female Impersonator/Actor/Self,

AKA: Nina Flowers

356. Keith Hamilton Cobb

Actor | The Young and the Restless

Keith Hamilton Cobb Graduated Sleepy Hollow High School and Westchester Community College. As well as New York University Tisch School of the Arts. He attended Circle in the Square Theatre School and Playwrights Horizons Theater School. His hobbies are writing, photography & renovating home. He ...

Actor, All My Children

The Pine Valley Bulletin: The fact that Keith is gay may or may not be shocking to some.

357. James Coco

Actor | Murder by Death

Born in New York City of humble means, character player James Coco was the son of Feliche, an Italian shoemaker, and Ida (Detestes) Coco. Shining shoes as a youngster with his father, his interest in acting occurred early on as a child. At age 17 he toured with a children's theatre troupe for three...

Actor, Murder By Death

358. Jean Cocteau

Writer | La belle et la bête

Jean Cocteau was one of the most multi-talented artists of the 20th century. In addition to being a director, he was a poet, novelist, painter, playwright, set designer, and actor. He began writing at 10 and was a published poet by age 16. He collaborated with the "Russian Ballet" company of Sergei...

Writer, Beauty and The Beast

359. Tabatha Coffey

Producer | Tabatha's Salon Takeover

Tabatha Coffey was born on May 17, 1969 in Queensland, Australia. She is a producer, known for Tabatha's Salon Takeover (2008), The Dish (2008) and Guide to Style (2007).


Wikipedia: Openly lesbian, Coffey has been in a relationship with her partner for more than a decade.

360. Andy Cohen

Producer | Project Runway

Andy Cohen was born as Andrew Cohen. He is a producer and actor, known for Project Runway (2004), Kathy Griffin: My Life on the D-List (2005) and Queer Eye (2003).

Producer, The Real Housewives of New Jersey

361. Bruce Cohen

Producer | American Beauty

Bruce Cohen was born in Falls Church, Virginia, USA. He is a producer and assistant director, known for American Beauty (1999), Silver Linings Playbook (2012) and Milk (2008).

Producer, Big Fish


Wikipedia: Eliad Cohen (Hebrew: אליעד כהן‎) (born in Acre, Israel on May 11, 1988) is an Israeli producer, actor, model, entrepreneur. He is the co-founder of Gay-ville, a gay-friendly vacation rental service headquartered in Tel Aviv. He became a prominent Israeli gay personality after being chosen as the cover model of the Spartacus International Gay Guide for the 2011-2012 issue, which led to various magazine covers around the world.

363. Roy M. Cohn

Self | Do Not Enter: The Visa War Against Ideas

Roy M. Cohn was born on February 20, 1927 in New York City, New York, USA as Roy Marcus Cohn. He died on August 2, 1986 in Los Angeles, California, USA.

Self, Do Not Enter: The Visa War Against Ideas

364. Ralph Cole Jr.

Actor | NCIS: Naval Criminal Investigative Service

Ralph Cole, Jr. is an award winning actor with phenomenal comic timing. The hilarity all started at Burbank Hospital in California where his intern father proudly assisted in the delivery. From that event on, equally encouraged by his school teacher mom, Ralph was destined to become an energetic ...


Universal Broadcasting Network: Join host "Hollywood's Bad Guy", Veteran Character Actor Jasper Cole and his "way too gay" side-kick, Comedian Ralph Cole, Jr each week as they bring you a behind the scenes look at all things Hollywood and beyond.

365. Colette

Writer | Gigi

Colette was born on January 28, 1873 in Saint-Sauveur-en-Puisaye, Yonne, France as Sidonie Gabrielle Colette. She was a writer, known for Gigi (1958), Matinee Theatre (1955) and Claudine (1913). She was married to Maurice Goudeket, Henri de Jouvenel des Ursins and Willy. She died on August 3, 1954 ...

Writer, Gigi

Wikipedia: A controversial figure throughout her life, Colette flaunted her lesbian affairs.

Part of The Sewing Circle; Wikipedia for Alla Nazimova: It was Alla Nazimova who coined the phrase "sewing circle" as code to refer to lesbian or bisexual actresses of her day who concealed their true sexuality.

366. 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/Singer, Glee

367. Paul Colichman

Producer | Gods and Monsters

Paul Colichman graduated from college with two degrees and worked in a movie theater as an usher before joining Miles Copeland III in IRS Media where they produced such movies as "Live Nude Girls," "Amanda and the Alien," "Cyber Bandits," "Venus Rising" and "Tom & Viv."

When IRS Media collapsed, ...

Producer, Gods and Monsters

Wikipedia: Paul Colichman (born 1962) is an American media entrepreneur who founded the gay cable channel Here!. In 2008, John Waters nicknamed Colichman "the gay Citizen Hearst."[1] He is the CEO of Here Media, Inc. and has produced and/or distributed over 200 motion pictures and television series episodes, most notably Academy-award winning film Gods and Monsters, starring Ian McKellen, Brendan Fraser and Lynn Redgrave.

368. Cyril Collard

Writer | Les nuits fauves

He made only three films in his relatively brief life but Cyril Collard certainly extended his "15 minutes of fame" to near cult status with the release of his last, the bold and unflinching Les nuits fauves (1992). The notorious French filmmaker, actor, writer, musician and poet was born in 1957 ...


Wikipedia: Openly bisexual, Collard was also one of the first French artists to speak openly about his HIV-positive status.

369. Emerson Collins

Actor | Southern Baptist Sissies

Emerson Collins was born on December 20, 1984 in Texas, USA. He is an actor and producer, known for Southern Baptist Sissies (2013), A Very Sordid Wedding (2017) and Del Shores: My Sordid Life (2011).


The Independent Critic: I'm really most excited about seeing Idina Menzel sing "Let It Go" from Frozen because yes, sometimes I am that gay.

370. Jason Collins

Actor | Katy Perry: This Is How We Do

Jason Collins was born on December 2, 1978 in Northridge, California, USA as Jason Paul Collins. He is an actor, known for Katy Perry: This Is How We Do (2014), Entertainment Tonight (1981) and Bicycle Trip (2005).


Sports Illustrated: I'm a 34-year-old NBA center. I'm black. And I'm gay.

371. Marcus Collins

Actor | Out of Time

Marcus Collins was born on July 15, 1988 in Liverpool, Merseyside, England.


Wikipedia: Collins is gay and was dating his former bandmate, Eton Road's David Heath, before the couple reportedly broke up after Collins' release of "Seven Nation Army".

372. Simon Collins

Music_department | Dark Harvest

Simon Collins was born in 1976. He is known for his work on Dark Harvest (2016), Summer Love: The Documentary (1999) and Singing in the Shadow: The Children of Rock Royalty (2003).

Music Department/Self,

Daily Xtra: Collins, who is bisexual, hinted at his sexual identity on his single, "Pride," on his debut album All of Who You Are, released five years ago. His famous dad, Phil Collins, even supplied his vocals on the back-up tracks for Pride.

373. Phil Collinson

Producer | Doctor Who

Phil Collinson started in television as a script editor for Granada. After working in this capacity on the popular soap opera Emmerdale Farm (1972) he joined the medical drama Peak Practice (1993), subsequently being made into producer of the series. He then joined the BBC to become producer of ...


Wikipedia: Collinson is gay, and admits that Doctor Who has a special appeal for LGBT people: "I can only talk for myself, and when I was a teenager," he said in a March 2007 interview. "For me, as a young boy and a teenager, growing up in the north of England, in a world where I could never imagine being a gay man, let alone settling down and finding someone, I think Doctor Who was really asexual. There were programmes like The Sweeney which were very much about men chasing women, men getting women, whereas with Doctor Who you had a show that never really dealt with that."

374. John Colton

Writer | The Invisible Ray

American Playwright.


Wikipedia: Colton suffered a stroke in 1945. He died of a second stroke in Gainesville, Texas in 1946. Colton, a gay man, never married.

375. Frederick Combs

Actor | The Boys in the Band

Frederick Combs was born on October 11, 1935 in Virginia, USA. He was an actor, known for The Boys in the Band (1970), The Wild Wild West (1965) and The Silent Lovers (1980). He died on September 19, 1992 in Los Angeles, California, USA.

Actor, The Boys in The Band

376. Bill Condon

Director | Kinsey

Bill Condon was born on October 22, 1955 in New York City, New York, USA as William Patrick Condon. He is a director and writer, known for Kinsey (2004), Dreamgirls (2006) and Gods and Monsters (1998).

Director/Screenplay, Dreamgirls

377. Charlie Condou

Actor | Nathan Barley

Charlie Condou was born on January 8, 1973 as Charlie Lomax David Condou. He is an actor, known for Nathan Barley (2005), The Impressionists (2006) and Fred Claus (2007). He has been married to Cameron Laux since June 8, 2015. They have two children.

Actor, Coronation Street

Wikipedia: Condou divides his time between Manchester and Islington where he lives with his Canadian boyfriend, Cameron Laux.

378. Mike Connolly

Writer | I'll Cry Tomorrow

Mike Connolly was born on July 19, 1913 in Chicago, Illinois, USA. He was a writer, known for I'll Cry Tomorrow (1955), Here's Hollywood (1960) and This Is Your Life (1952). He died on November 18, 1966.

Writer/Self, I'll Cry Tomorrow, Here's Hollywood

379. Harry Cook

Actor | Drown

Born in London, England, Harry moved with his family at the age of ten to Sydney, Australia. Being brought up watching countless films and London West End stage shows, Harry's dream was to become an actor.

It was during those early years in London that Harry caught the acting bug and began acting in...


The Daily Mail: Australian actor Harry Cook has stepped out with his 'secret boyfriend' in LA just four months after coming out as gay in an emotional YouTube video.

380. Anderson Cooper

Actor | Chappie

Anderson Cooper was born on June 3, 1967 in New York City, New York, USA as Anderson Hays Cooper. He is a producer and actor, known for Chappie (2015), Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice (2016) and The 33 (2015).

TV Host/Reporter/Self

381. Aaron Copland

Soundtrack | He Got Game

Aaron Copland is an Academy Award-winning composer (The Heiress (1949)), author, conductor, lecturer and educator. He was educated at public schools and was a music student of his sister and later Leopold Wolfson, Victor Wittgenstein, Clarence Adler, Rubin Goldmark and Nadia Boulanger. In 1925, he ...

Soundtrack, Raging Bull

382. Cat Cora

Actress | SpongeBob SquarePants 4-D Ride

Cat Cora was raised in a small Greek community in Jackson, Mississippi, by a family who held strongly to their Greek and Southern heritage. Both her grandfather, father, and godfather were restaurateurs and, by the time she was fifteen, she had already presented a business plan to them for her very...

Self, Iron Chef

383. Ellen Corby

Actress | The Waltons

Ellen Corby was born Ellen Hansen on June 3, 1911, in Racine, Wisconsin. She began her career as a bit player in the film Speed Limited (1935) in 1940. Ellen would not be seen on the big screen again until 1945 in Cornered (1945). In 1946, she appeared in 14 films, although mostly in small, minor ...

Actress, She is survived by her friend of 45 years, Stella Luchetta of Los Angeles.

384. Allan Corduner

Actor | Defiance

Born in Stockholm, Sweden to a German mother and Russo-Finnish father, Allan Corduner moved to England with his parents at the age of one year old, growing up in London. His parents were artistic and encouraged his early ambition to become a concert pianist - he is still extremely accomplished on ...

Actor, De-Lovely

Wikipedia: Both London and New York are home for Corduner and his partner, the Finnish actor and writer Juha Leppäjärvi. They formed their civil partnership in December 2009.


Wikipedia 1 Girl 5 Gays: The rotating panel of gay men included Michael Yerxa, Jean-Paul Bevilacqua, Juan Manuel Gonzalez Calcaneo, Jonathan Morton-Schuster, Matt Barker, Dean McArthur, Matt Santos, Philip Tetro, Ian Lynch, Andrew Edwards, Jake Mossop, Thomas Trafford, Ishmael Furoz, Jonathan Nathaniel, Gerry King, Simon Lysnes, Max Claude, Alex Brown, Jason Yantha, Dillon Scheenaard, Alex Illest, JP Larocque, Rafay Agha, Gabriel Rojas, Jae MT, Kiel Hughes, Gaelan Love, Michael Lehman, Shawn Hitchins, Taylor James, Thomas Haskell, Chris Corsini, David Robert, Maurie Sherman, Ralph Rosario, Brad Blaylock, Ryan Carter, Ibrahim Hasan, Scott Do, Matthew Agius, Micha Baltman, Anthony Berarco, Matt Sims, Perez Hilton, James Bar, Jeffrey Bowers, Brett Ashley, Chase Hutchinson, Jonathan D. Lovitz, Mitchell Boucher, Mike Germanotta, Jamie Gillingham and Taurel Lorenz. A smaller number of episodes featured a panel of lesbians, including Brittany Leigh, Christina Mac, Brittany Emmons, Courtney Jean Milner, Valerie Bosso and Nicole DeLargie.

386. Nicholas Cortland

Actor | Frogs

Nicholas Cortland was born on October 10, 1940 in Rockville Centre, New York, USA. He was an actor, known for Frogs (1972), Bear Island (1979) and Mannix (1967). He died on August 21, 1988 in New York City, New York.


Boomer Beefcake and Bonding: Nicholas Cortland: Model/Actor/Gay Icon of the 1970s.

387. Antony Cotton

Actor | Coronation Street

Antony Cotton was born on August 5, 1975 in Bury, Lancashire, England. He is an actor, known for Coronation Street (1960), Queer as Folk (1999) and Immortality (1998).

Actor, Coronation Street

Wikipedia: In August 2009, it was reported in Digital Spy that Cotton is "openly gay". and in March 2010 the Daily Mirror reported that Cotton had exchanged rings with his partner, Peter Eccleston.

388. Rory Cowan

Actor | Mrs. Brown's Boys D'Movie

Rory Cowan is an actor and producer, known for Mrs. Brown's Boys D'Movie (2014), Mrs. Brown's Boys (2011) and Mrs. Brown's Boys: The Original Series (2002).


Irish Mirror: Cowan, 54, who is gay, plays Agnes Brown’s son Rory Brown in the TV series and upcoming movie.

389. Noël Coward

Writer | In Which We Serve

Noel Coward virtually invented the concept of Englishness for the 20th century. An astounding polymath - dramatist, actor, writer, composer, lyricist, painter, and wit -- he was defined by his Englishness as much as he defined it. He was indeed the first Brit pop star, the first ambassador of "cool...

Writer, Blithe Spirit

390. Wally Cox

Actor | Mister Peepers

Wally Cox was a beloved character actor who made his mark in television and ranks as one of the medium's most memorable performers. His ability to show his range likely was limited by his short stature, slight frame, and high-pitched voice, which along with his talent for being very funny, made him...

Actor, Mr. Peepers

391. Wilma Cox

Actress | Feed 'em and Weep

Wilma Cox was born on May 8, 1911 in Birmingham, Alabama, USA. She was an actress, known for Feed 'em and Weep (1938), Vamp Till Ready (1936) and Canned Fishing (1938). She died on February 2, 1988 in New York City, New York, USA.

Actress, Vamp Till Ready

392. David Crane

Writer | Friends

David Crane was born on August 13, 1957 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA. He is a writer and producer, known for Friends (1994), Dream On (1990) and Episodes (2011).


Gay For Today: He is primarily known for his comedic writing. Crane lives with his partner, Jeffrey Klarik.

393. Joan Crawford

Actress | What Ever Happened to Baby Jane?

Joan Crawford was born Lucille Fay LeSueur on March 23, 1905, in San Antonio, Texas, to Anna Belle (Johnson) and Thomas E. LeSueur, a laundry laborer. By the time she was born, her parents had separated, and by the time she was a teenager, she'd had three stepfathers. It wasn't an easy life; ...


The Best of Everything: Marilyn Monroe told her press agent that Joan had made a drunken pass at her one afternoon while Monroe was trying on clothes at Joan's house. In tapes made for her psychiatrist shortly before her death, published in 2003 in a book by Matthew Smith, Marilyn said of Joan: Oh yes, Crawford. We went to her house from a cocktail party, feeling no pain. We went to the bedroom and went down on each other. Crawford had a gigantic orgasm and shrieked like a maniac. In MD, Christina says that a former nurse later told her that Joan had frequently propositioned her. Christina says she already knew about her mother's "lesbian proclivities" and so wasn't surprised at the news, but doesn't elaborate.

Part of The Sewing Circle; Wikipedia for Alla Nazimova: It was Alla Nazimova who coined the phrase "sewing circle" as code to refer to lesbian or bisexual actresses of her day who concealed their true sexuality.

394. Gavin Creel

Soundtrack | Submissions Only

Gavin Creel was born on April 18, 1976 in Findlay, Ohio, USA.


Wikipedia: Creel, who is openly gay, is a regular on the LGBT RFamilyVacations cruise with Rosie O'Donnell.

395. Leanna Creel

Actress | The Cell

Leanna Creel began her television career acting in series such as Parent Trap III (1989) and Perry Mason: The Case of the Fatal Fashion (1991), her most popular role being that of "Tori Scott" in Saved by the Bell (1989). She graduated from UCLA in 1993 with a BA (Honors) in History and, in 1996, ...


Wikipedia: Creel married Rinat Greenberg on June 18, 2008, when California legalized same-sex marriages.

396. Laird Cregar

Actor | I Wake Up Screaming

Seemingly suave, cultivated actor by nature, definitely huge in both talent and girth, and capable of playing much older than he was, Hollywood of the early '40s tragically lost Laird Cregar before it could fully comprehend on how to best utilize his obvious gifts. He was born Samuel Laird Cregar ...


397. Quentin Crisp

Actor | Orlando

Quentin Crisp was born Denis Pratt on Christmas Day, 1908, in the London suburb of Sutton. He the youngest of four children; his father was lawyer, mother former nursery governess. In his autobiographical work, "The Naked Civil Servant", he describes a difficult childhood in a rigorously homophobic...

Actor, Orlando

398. Criswell

Actor | Plan 9 from Outer Space

"87% of Criswell's predictions have come true!" -- The ones he reminds you of. Whereas it is true Criswell made an amazing forecast on The Jack Paar Program (1962) on March 10, 1963: "I predict that President Kennedy will not run for reelection in 1964, because of something that will happen to him ...


AKA: Criswell Predicts AKA: Jeron Criswell King

399. Chris Crocker

Actor | Glamour Dolls

Chris Crocker is an actor, known for Glamour Dolls (2016), Les Bohemes (2013) and Blocked (2012).


Wikipedia: In almost all of Crocker's work he presents himself as an openly gay and effeminate Southern adolescent in a "small-minded town" in the Bible Belt where his sexual orientation and outspokenness are a "subtext... rarely addressed directly and never completely accepted".


EDGE: Levi Crocker :: Ft. Lauderdale’’s gay cowboy makes ’The A-List’.

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