25 Famous Gay Celebrities In The World (PHOTOS)

  on April 24 2012 10:08 AM
  • Famous Gay Celebrities in the World (PHOTOS)
    Actress Cynthia Nixon Reuters
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    Judge Ellen DeGeneres Reuters
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    Singer Ricky Martin Reuters
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    Musician Elton John Reuters
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    Actor Lance Bass Reuters
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    Italian designers Domenico Dolce (R) and Stefano Gabbana Reuters
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    Italian designer Giorgio Armani Reuters
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    British actor Alan Cumming Reuters
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    Actor Jesse Tyler Ferguson Reuters
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    Actor Sean Hayes Reuters
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    Television presenter Neil Patrick Harris Reuters
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    Musician Tracy Chapman Reuters
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    Actor Rupert Everett Reuters
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    Spanish director Pedro Almodovar Reuters
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    Actress Portia De Rossi Reuters
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    Blogger Perez Hilton Reuters
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    Model Tila Tequila Reuters
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    Actor David Hyde Pierce Reuters
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    Michelle Rodriguez Reuters
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    Jane Lynch Reuters
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    Singer Melissa Etheridge Reuters
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    Actress Queen Latifah Reuters
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    Actor Chris Colfer Reuters
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    TV personality Tim Gunn Reuters
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    Actor Nathan Lane Reuters
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Homosexuality was a taboo until well-known faces such as these came out of the closet and talked about gay rights and their own sexual orientation.

Time and again the issue of equal rights for gays has been raised at several platforms, levels and at different enormity; however, even today societal acceptance of gay men and women is not very easy to come by. They are often perceived as different and not normal.

Nevertheless, celebrities are ambassadors of change and they have brought about a very optimistic revolutionary transformation in the attitude of the general public towards gays. Common folk usually look up to celebs and influential faces to bring about a change in the society and break its clichéd norms.

These celebrities have not only gained more respect but have opened up the doors for homosexuals to come out and be outright vocal about their sexuality.

They are not only adored for their talent and contribution to the entertainment industry worldwide, but are also respected for their individuality.

Check out the list of world famous gay celebrities in the slideshow.

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