25 Famous Gay Celebrities In The World (PHOTOS)

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  • Famous Gay Celebrities in the World (PHOTOS)
    Actress Cynthia Nixon
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    Judge Ellen DeGeneres
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    Singer Ricky Martin
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    Musician Elton John
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    Actor Lance Bass
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    Italian designers Domenico Dolce (R) and Stefano Gabbana
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    Italian designer Giorgio Armani
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    British actor Alan Cumming
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    Actor Jesse Tyler Ferguson
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    Actor Sean Hayes
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    Television presenter Neil Patrick Harris
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    Musician Tracy Chapman
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    Actor Rupert Everett
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    Spanish director Pedro Almodovar
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    Actress Portia De Rossi
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    Blogger Perez Hilton
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    Model Tila Tequila
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    Actor David Hyde Pierce
  • Famous Gay Celebrities in the World (PHOTOS)
    Michelle Rodriguez
  • Famous Gay Celebrities in the World (PHOTOS)
    Jane Lynch
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    Singer Melissa Etheridge
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    Actress Queen Latifah
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    Actor Chris Colfer
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    TV personality Tim Gunn
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    Actor Nathan Lane
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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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