Persons of confirmed lesbigay sexual orientation

The following list includes those people who have confirmed their lesbian, gay or bisexual orientation or whose lesbian, gay, or bisexual orientation is not debated.

A
•Roberta Achtenberg, US Politician
•Edward Albee, American Playwright (Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf?)
•Alexander the Great
•Pedro Almodovar Spanish director, Oscar winner
•Chad Allen, American actor
•Ted Allen, food and wine guru on Queer Eye
•Jerzy Andrzejewski, Polish writer
•Steve Antin, American actor
•Gregg Araki, director of Doom Generation and The Living End
•Reinaldo Arenas, Cuban poet, author of “Before Night Falls” (“Antes que anochezca”)
•Joan Armatrading, singer-songwriter
•John Ashbery, American poet
•Othniel Askew, American assassin
•W. H. Auden, British poet
•Kevin Aviance, dance music singer

B
•James Baldwin, American author
•Alan Ball, writer (American Beauty, “Six Feet Under”)
•Samuel Barber, U.S. composer
•Clive Barker, Author, director, artist, known primarily for his work in the horror genre
•Michael Barrymore, British comedian
•Drew Barrymore, actress, bisexual
•Roland Barthes, French literary theorist
•Katharine Lee Bates, writer of “America the Beautiful” [1]
•Billy Bean, former major league baseball player
•Amanda Bearse, American actor (“Married…with Children”), director
•Alison Bechdel, American cartoonist (Dykes to Watch Out For)
•Sandra Bernhard, American comedian, singer, author and actor
•Leonard Bernstein, U.S. composer and conductor
•Ole von Beust, mayor of Hamburg
•James Bidgood, US photographer and filmmaker (Pink Narcissus)
•Mark Bingham, United Airlines flight 93 passenger, victim of the September 11, 2001 attacks
•Elizabeth Birch, former head of Human Rights Campaign, longtime partner of Hillary Rosen (see below)
•Ross Bleckner, American artist
•Marc Blitzstein, American theater composer
•Chastity Bono, American activist, lesbian, daughter of Cher and Sonny Bono
•Michel Marc Bouchard, Canadian playwright (Les feluettes)
•Jane Bowles, American author, married to Paul Bowles
•Paul Bowles, American expatriate author and once composer, married to Jane Bowles
•Karin Boye, Swedish poet and novelist
•Ben Bradshaw, English politician
•Scott Brison, Canadian member of Parliament
•Benjamin Britten, English composer
•Lady Bunny, drag performer
•William S. Burroughs, American Beat author (Naked Lunch, Junky)
•Judith Butler
C
•John Cage, highly influential American composer of aleatoric music and partner of Merce Cunningham
•Andrew Calimach, American author of Romanian extraction
•Truman Capote, American author
•Edward Carpenter, poet
•Giacomo Casanova, seducer
•Roger Casement, Irish patriot
•Jose-Javier Castro, Peruvian artist, thinker, poet, composer of post-rock and experimental music, air crash survivor, member of ATA revolutionary group http://www.geocities.com/el_aire_jjc/
•Luis Cernuda, Spanish playwright
•Graham Chapman, British comedian
•Richard Chamberlain, American actor
•Margaret Cho, American comedian
•Montgomery Clift, American actor
•Kate Clinton, American comedian
•Jean Cocteau, French director and artist, lover of Jean Marais
•Jeffrey Collman, American Airlines flight 11 flight attendant, victim of the September 11, 2001 attacks
•Aaron Copland, American composer, documented in Howard Pollack’s biography, Aaron Copland: The Life and Work of an Uncommon Man
•Henry Cowell, highly influential American composer
•Rene Crevel, french surrealist author
•Quentin Crisp, British actor, author, and wit
•Aleister Crowley, Occultist
•Alan Cumming, Scottish actor
•Andrew Cunanan, American spree killer, murdered Gianni Versace
•Merce Cunningham, choreographer and partner of John Cage
D
•Jeffrey Dahmer, American serial killer
•Libby Davies, Canadian member of parliament
•Jeanine Deckers, Belgian nun and singer-songwriter
•Ellen DeGeneres, writer, comedian and actor
•Divine, actor (in many of John Waters’ films}
•Dreuxilla Divine, transvestite
•Bertrand Delanoë, mayor of Paris
•Samuel Delany, science fiction author
•Lea DeLaria, American comedian, jazz singer, author
•Marlene Dietrich, actress, bisexual
•Ani DiFranco, American folk singer, bisexual
•Roman Dmowski, Polish politician, black mailed by Tsars police Ochrana
•Candas Dorsey, Canadian science fiction author
•Kyan Douglas, grooming guru on Queer Eye
•Diane Duane, author, bisexual
•Marcel Duchamp, artist, inventor of the found object

E
•Edward II, king of England
•Hilton Edwards, actor, co-founder of Dublin’s Gate Theatre, partner of Micheál MacLiammoir
•Ruth Ellis, lesbian matriarch and only known African-American centenarian lesbian
•Melissa Etheridge, American singer, lesbian, musician, composer
•Kenny Everett, British DJ and comic
•Rupert Everett, British actor, gay
F
•Rainer Werner Fassbinder, German movie director
•Harvey Fierstein, American actor, playwright (Torch Song Trilogy)
•Thom Filicia, home design guru on Queer Eye
•E. M. Forster, British author
•Pim Fortuyn, conservative Dutch politician
•Michel Foucault, French scholar
•Samantha Fox, British model and one time pop singer
•Barney Frank (D, MA), US Representative
•Stephen Fry, British actor, comedian, and novelist

G
•Greta Garbo, actress
•Federico García Lorca, Spanish poet and playwright, martyred in the Spanish Civil War
•Jonas Gardell, Swedish artist and “riksbög”.
•David Geffen, music producer and record executive, gay
•Jean Genet, French writer
•Chrissy Gephardt, daughter of 2004 presidential candidate Dick Gephardt
•Boy George, British musician
•Prince George, Duke of Kent, British royal (uncle of Queen Elizabeth II)
•Andre Gide, French novelist and Nobel Laureate
•Candace Gingrich, activist, half-sister of former U.S. Speaker of the House Newt Gingrich
•Allen Ginsberg, Beat poet (“Howl”)
•Sir Alec Guinness, bisexual actor who was arrested while cottaging in 1948
•Gorgidas, Theban military leader of the Sacred band of elite troops of paired gay lovers.
•Juan Goytisolo, Spanish writer
•Judy Grahn, American poet
•Gustav Gründgens, German actor and stage director
•Gustav V of Sweden
H
•Rob Halford, British singer (Judas Priest)
•Radclyffe Hall, British lesbian, author of “The Well of Loneliness”
•Marc Hall, Canadian student and activist
•Vincent Hanley, Irish radio DJ who died of an AIDS-related illness
•G. H. Hardy, British mathematician
•Lou Harrison, American composer
•Richard Hatch, Survivor winner
•Nigel Hawthorne, British actor
•Harry Hay, American gay rights activist, founder of the Mattachine Society
•Carl Hayden
•Todd Haynes, director
•Anne Heche, American actress, bisexual
•Sighsten Herrgård, designer, trendsetter. Became the face of AIDS in Sweden.
•Alan Hollinghurst, British author (The Swimming Pool Library)
•A. E. Housman, English poet
•Rock Hudson, American actor
•Alexander von Humboldt, German naturalist and explorer
•Jerry Hunt, American composer from Texas
I
•Janis Ian, American Singer/songwriter
•Christopher Isherwood, British novelist
J
•Tony Jackson, American pianist and composer
•Max Jacob, poet
•James I of England [2]
•Joan Jett, musician
•Elton John, British singer, musician, composer
•Jasper Johns, artist
•Philip Johnson, American architect
•Angelina Jolie, American actress, bisexual
•Janis Joplin, American singer
•Mychal F. Judge, Franciscan priest, WTC terrorism victim
•Pope Julius II
K
•John Maynard Keynes, British economist, winner of the Nobel Prize for Economics
•Billie Jean King, tennis player
•The Hon. Justice Michael Kirby, Justice of the High Court of Australia
•James Kirkwood, American playwright (A Chorus Line)
•Steve Kmetko, U.S. entertainment journalist
•David Kopay, American football player, outed self in autobiography
•Ronnie Kray, One half of the Kray twins
•Carson Kressley, style guru on Queer Eye

L
•Nathan Lane, American actor and singer
•k.d. lang, Canadian country and blues singer, musician, lesbian
•Leonardo da Vinci, Italian Renaissance artist
•Hedda Lettuce, drag performer
•Mark Levengod, Swedish TV host
•Jose Lezama Lima, Cuban poet
•Liberace, American musician
•Little Richard, American singer and musician, bisexual, has also denounced homo and bisexuality
•Kristanna Loken, actress, model, bisexual
•Audre Lorde, poet, author
•Lance Loud, gay son on reality television show An American Family
•Greg Louganis, U.S Olympic high-diver
M
•Ann-Marie MacDonald, Canadian author and playwright
•Ashley MacIsaac, Canadian fiddler from Cape Breton
•Micheál MacLiammoir actor and co-founder of Dublin’s Gate Theatre
•Irshad Manji, Canadian journalist, author, and “Muslim Refusenik”.
•Thomas Mann, German author
•Robert Mapplethorpe, American artist, photographer
•Jean Marais, French actor, lover of Jean Cocteau
•Christopher Marlowe, Elizabethan playwright
•Johnny Mathis, Singer
•Armistead Maupin, American writer (Tales of the City)
•Ian McKellen, British actor (X-Men, The Lord of the Rings), gay
•Réal Ménard, Canadian member of parliament
•Gian Carlo Menotti, U.S. composer
•Freddie Mercury, British musician (Queen)
•Metrobius
•George Michael, British singer (Wham)
•Tammy Lynn Michaels, U.S. actress, partner of Melissa Etheridge
•Michelangelo Buonarroti, Italian Renaissance artist
•Harvey Milk, American politician
•Sal Mineo, American actor
•Frank McGuinness, Irish playwright
•Yukio Mishima, Japanese author
•Cherrie Moraga, author on lesbian Hispanic themes
•Richard Morel, singer, music producer
•Steven Morrissey, British singer (The Smiths)
•Glen Murray, mayor of Winnipeg, Manitoba
N
•David Norris, Irish senator, James Joyce scholar [3]
•Martina Navratilova, tennis champion, lesbian
•Me’shell N’Degeocello, singer and guitarist
•Vaslav Nijinsky, ballet dancer
•Graham Norton, Irish actor, UK chat show host
•Rudolf Nureyev, ballet dancer
O
•Rosie O’Donnell, American comedian, lesbian
•Eoin O’Duffy, Irish police commissioner, leader of the ‘Blueshirts’ and aide to Michael Collins
•Sinead O’Connor, singer, bisexual
•Pauline Oliveros, composer
•Joe Orton, playwright
P
•Brian Paddick, UK Police Commander and nephew of Hugh Paddick
•Hugh Paddick, British actor
•Paetz, Arcibishop of Poznan
•Camille Paglia, American author and social critic, bisexual
•Pier Paolo Pasolini, Italian director and writer
•Harry Partch, American composer and just intonation instrument inventor
•Peter Pears, English singer
•Patrick Pearse, Irish patriot and leader of the 1916 Easter Rising, whose poetry is littered with homoerotic imagery
•Pink rap singer, bisexual
•Danny Pintauro, American actor (“Who’s the Boss?”)
•Plato
•Paula Poundstone, comedian
•Michael Portillo, former UK Defence Secretary and defeated leadership candidate
•Francis Poulenc, French composer
•Queen Pen, bisexual rap singer
Q
•Qaboos ibn Sa’id Al Sa’id, Sultan of Oman
R
•Robert Rauschenberg, American artist
•Rio Reiser, German musician (“Ton Steine Scherben”), bisexual
•Christopher Rice, American author (son of Anne Rice)
•Adrienne Rich, American poet and critic
•Herb Ritts, American fashion photographer
•Ian Roberts, Australian Rugby League player
•Gene Robinson, American Episcopal bishop of New Hampshire
•Svend Robinson, Canadian member of parliament
•Tom Robinson, British rock musician
•Jai Rodriguez, grooming guru on Queer Eye
•Ernst Roehm, leader of the Nazi SA
•Eleanor Roosevelt First Lady
•Hilary Rosen, former CEO of the RIAA, longtime partner of Elizabeth Birch (see above)
•Jane Rule, Canadian author
•RuPaul, AKA RuPaul Andre Charles, American drag queen
•Bayard Rustin, civil rights activist, organizer of the 1963 March on Washington, introduced Martin Luther King Jr. to the writings of Mahatma Gandhi and non-violence, fired for being gay

S
•Marquis De Sade, 18th century author and philosopher
•Jason Saffer, AKA Jolene Sugarbaker, drag performer and comedian
•Dick Sargent, American actor, second Darrin on ‘Bewitched’
•Dan Savage, American columnist
•David Sedaris, American essayist and radio personality
•Shyam Selvadurai, Canadian novelist (Funny Boy)
•Fred Schneider, lead singer of the B-52s
•Matthew Shepard, hate crime victim, violently murdered in Wyoming, subject of Emmy winning films The Laramie Project and The Matthew Shepard Story
•Michelangelo Signorile, columnist, advocate, and pundit
•Bessie Smith, American blues singer
•Chris Smith, UK Politician
•George Smitherman, Canadian politician (Ontario cabinet minister) [4]
•Solon, Greek statesman
•Jimmy Somerville, singer (Bronski Beat, The Communards)
•Dusty Springfield, singer
•Gertrude Stein, American expatriate author, partner of Alice B. Toklas
•Michael Stipe, American singer (R.E.M.), film producer
•Billy Strayhorn, jazz composer, lyricist, arranger, and pianist (Duke Ellington Orchestra)
•Sylvester, American singer
•Gerry Studds, US politician
•Lucius Cornelius Sulla
•Andrew Sullivan, conservative journalist
T
•Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky, Russian composer
•Neil Tennant, British musician (Pet Shop Boys)
•Scott Thompson, Canadian comedian and actor (Kids in the Hall)
•Virgil Thomson, American theater composer and music critic
•Alice B. Toklas, partner of Gertrude Stein, known for her cookbook which contains Brion Gysin’s hashish brownies (marijuana)
•Sandi Toksvig
•Lily Tomlin, American comedian, actress, lesbian
•Pussy Tourette, drag performer and singer
•Pete Townshend, guitarist of The Who, admitted bisexual
•Michel Tremblay, Canadian writer
•Esera Tuaolo, former NFL player
•Alan Turing, British mathematician, computer scientist and theorist
•Colin Turnbull, British anthropologist, later American citizen, Buddhist
V
•Gianni Versace, Italian fashion designer
•Gore Vidal, American writer
W
•Tom Waddell, American sports
•Horace Walpole, 4th Earl of Orford
•Andy Warhol, American artist and pop icon
•John Waters, American film director (Pink Flamingos)
•James Whale, American film director
•Diane Whipple, victim in the Presa Canario dog mauling trial
•Oscar Wilde, Irish playwright and bon vivant
•Kenneth Williams, British actor and diarist
•Tennessee Williams, American playwright
•Walt Whitman, American poet (Leaves of Grass)
•Johann Joachim Winckelmann, German classical archaeologist and art historian
•Virginia Woolf, British author
•Klaus Wowereit, mayor of Berlin
T
•Will Young, British “UK Pop Idol” winner
•Felix Yussupov, Russian prince
Z
•Pedro Zamora, Cuban-American AIDS activist, The Real World participant
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