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An index of performers and content creators who fall into the LGBT,note  gender-nonconforming, intersex, asexual, and/or aromantic spectrums. We please ask tropers to not speculate on anyone's sexuality or gender identity and to not include creators that have not come out during their lifetimes, unless confirmed with family/loved ones.

See LGBT Representation in Media for works that prominently feature LGBT+ characters, and its subcategory Queer Media for a list of works with a primary focus on LGBT+ themes and experiences.

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Actors

  • Actors (includes voice actors)

Artists

    Animators 

    Cartoonists 
  • Bryan and Simon Steel, a married gay couple and writer and artist respectively on AJ & Magnus, a comic strip about a boy and his dog being raised by his dads.
  • Dina M Nealey, bisexual Norwegian artist and author who primarily makes NSFW art.
  • Alexis Sara, a transgender lesbian Latinx artist.

    Comic Book Artists 
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    Fashion Designers 
  • Jean-Paul Gaultier, French fashion designer who designed Madonna's iconic cone bra for her "Blonde Ambition" tour, and TV show host, had a 15-year relationship with Francis Menuge, who died of AIDS in 1990. He hosted Eurotrash in The '90s, and designed wardrobe for The Fifth Element, among others.
  • Halston was an American designer who started out designing hats and expanded his business into other types of clothing, becoming one of the most prominent designers of the 60s and 70s. Halston, who died of an AIDS-related cancer in 1990, had an on-and-off 10-year relationship with Venezuelan–American artist Victor Hugo, and was reliably reported to have had an affair with bisexual Cuban–American designer Luis Estevez.

    Illustrators 
  • Tomie dePaola, author/illustrator of Strega Nona, Bill and Peet, Oliver Button is a Sissy, etc., was gay; he came out toward the end of his life.
  • CaptainGerBear, gay Canadian Furry/Manly Gay artist known for creating several video games and the webcomic Grant.
  • Keith Haring, gay American pop art artist.
  • Hipgnosis, English design group known for creating elaborately surreal album covers (most prominently for Pink Floyd). Member Peter Christopherson was openly gay.
  • David Hockney, gay British painter.
  • Yuki Kihara, an artist and fa'afafine (the third gender in Samoa).
  • Dan Taulapapa McMullin, an artist and fa'afafine (the third gender in Samoa).
  • Al Neun, the author of the webcomic Transformed!, is a transgender man.
  • Nokki, a Japanese illustrator and singer. She came out as a transgender woman on YouTube in February 2018.
  • Tom of Finland (real name Touko Valio Laaksonen), gay Finnish erotic artist of Manly Gay men and leathermen, and one of the inspirations behind Freddie Mercury's stage persona.
  • Tony Smith (AKA Captain 86), openly bisexual illustrator and creator of Strange Tales of the DA Multiverse.
  • Andy Warhol, iconic American illustrator, painter, filmmaker, producer, director, and musician; lived openly as a gay man even before gay and lesbian rights movements kicked off in the 1960s.

    Manga Artists 

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Entertainers

    Drag Queens 
  • Courtney Act, an Australian drag queen, actress and singer who also identifies as genderqueer.
  • Aja, an American entertainer known primarily for her appearances on season 9 of RuPaul's Drag Race and the third season of the All-Stars spin-off. She identifes as a trans woman.
  • Jackie Beat, a gay American drag performer.
  • Willam Belli, an American drag queen, actor, and YouTube personality. Also appeared in A Star Is Born (2018) with fellow drag queen Shangela.
  • Juno Birch, a British transgender drag queen, sculptor and Let's Player.
  • Bob The Drag Queen, a gay American drag queen, comedian, actor and winner of the eighth season of RuPaul's Drag Race.
  • Pandora Boxx, a gay American drag queen and RuPaul's Drag Race alumna who competed in season 2 as well as All-Stars seasons 1 and 6.
  • Jiggly Caliente, a Filipino-American drag queen who competed in RuPaul's Drag Race season four and All-Stars season 6, where she was one of two trans women contestants.
  • Heidi N Closet, a gay American drag queen who competed on RuPaul's Drag Race season 12, where she placed 5th.
  • Shea Couleé, a gay American drag queen and rapper best known for appearing on the ninth season of RuPaul's Drag Race and winning the fifth season of the All-Stars spin-off. They identify as non-binary and use singular they pronouns out of drag and she/her pronouns in drag.
  • Edward Cowley, a drag queen and fa'afafine (the third gender in Samoa).
  • Miz Cracker, a gay Jewish-American drag queen noted for her appearances on RuPaul's Drag Race season 10 and All-Stars 5.
  • Divina De Campo, a non-binary and openly gay English drag queen who appeared on the first season of RuPaul's Drag Race in the UK.
  • Bianca Del Rio, a gay American comedian and actor known for his drag persona, and also known for winning RuPaul's Drag Race in its sixth season.
  • Adore Delano, an American drag queen and reality TV personality best known for appearing on American Idol and RuPaul's Drag Race. She is also non-binary and uses he/she pronouns.
  • Laganja Estranja, an openly transgender American drag queen and alumna of RuPaul's Drag Race season 6.
  • Miss Fame, a genderfluid American drag queen, model, and recording artist who competed on season 7 of RuPaul's Drag Race.
  • Vice Ganda, a gay Filipino stand-up comic, TV host, and actor. He is one of the original hosts of It's Showtime. He also is openly non-binary and uses he/him and she/her pronouns.
  • Gia Gunn, a Japanese-American drag performer and transgender activist known for competing in the sixth season of RuPaul's Drag Race and the All Stars edition season four.
  • Yuhua Hamasaki, a non-binary Chinese-American drag queen and RuPaul's Drag Race contestant in the tenth season. Hamasaki uses he/him, she/her, and they/them pronouns.
  • Mo Heart, a gay American drag queen and RuPaul's Drag Race alumna, having appeared on season 10, All-Stars 4, and UK vs the World 1.
  • Mitz Mangrove, a Japanese gay drag queen and TV personality.
  • Kelly Mantle, an American genderfluid drag performer and actor who's known for their appearance in the sixth season of RuPaul's Drag Race. Also acted alongside Gary Busey and their performance was put forward for both supporting actor and actress awards for the first time in history.
  • Jaymes Mansfield, a gay American drag queen, producer and performer, first appearing on RuPaul's Drag Race in season 9.
  • Katya, a gay American drag queen and Web Video personality who competed on RuPaul's Drag Race season 7 and All-Stars 2.
  • Trixie Mattel, a gay American drag queen, Web Video personality and singer who won the third season of RuPaul's Drag Race All-Stars.
  • Ginger Minj, gay American drag queen and actor, appeared on RuPaul's Drag Race in season 7, as well as on RuPaul's Drag Race All-Stars.
  • Jinkx Monsoon, an American drag queen, singer, actress and comedian, winner of the fifth season of RuPaul's Drag Race and voice actor in Steven Universe. Identifies as non-binary and uses they/them pronouns when not in drag.
  • Miss Coco Peru, a gay American drag performer.
  • Sharon Needles, a gay American drag performer and recording artist best known for winning the fourth season of RuPaul's Drag Race.
  • Paul O'Grady, while having "retired" his drag persona and pursuing a radio and TV career as himself, his greatest role and the one he is best remembered for is "The Blonde Bomb-Site" Lily Savage, who among many other things hosted a long-running game-show for the BBC.
  • Peppermint, an American transgender drag entertainer. She is the first contestant to have appeared on RuPaul's Drag Race that had come out as trans before the show had aired.
  • Milk Queen, a gay American drag queen, model, and RuPaul's Drag Race alumna, having competed on season 6 and All-Stars 3.
  • RuPaul (also credited as RuPaul Andre Charles), a prolific gay American drag queen, actor, model, musician, TV host and LGBT activist known for starring in and producing RuPaul's Drag Race.
  • Shangela, a gay American TV personality, actor and drag queen known for appearing on RuPaul's Drag Race, and in A Star Is Born (2018) alongside Willam Belli.
  • Plastique Tiara, a gay Vietnamese-American drag queen, TikTok personality, and RuPaul's Drag Race alumna.
  • Alaska Thunderfuck, a gay American drag performer best known for their appearances on the fifth season of RuPaul's Drag Race and for winning the second edition of the All-Stars spin-off.
  • Valentina, an American drag queen best known for appearing on RuPaul's Drag Race and the spin-off, All-Stars. Came out as non-binary but continues to use she/her pronouns.
  • Ariel Versace, a gay American drag queen and social media personality who competed on Season 11 of RuPaul's Drag Race.
  • Conchita Wurst, a gay Austrian drag queen and singer best known as the 2014 winner of the Eurovision Song Contest.

    Performers and Personalities 
  • Boy Abunda, a Filpino gay TV host, publicist, and talent manager.
  • Jessica Alves, a Brazilian-born TV personality who is famous for their extensive plastic surgeries. She came out as transgender in 2020 after living life as a man, notably 'The Human Ken Doll'.
  • AyaBambi, a lesbian Japanese couple consisting of dancers Aya Sato and Bambi Naka.
  • Josephine Baker, African-American singer, dancer, humanitarian, and French Resistance agent during the The Roaring '20s and The Great Depression. Was married to men and acknowledged to date women.
  • Clare Balding, lesbian sports commentator and presenter.
  • Stéphane Bern, French journalist and TV host who specializes in all things European monarchies and historic heritage. Made his coming out in 2009 after a magazine revealed his homosexuality.
  • Rylan Clark-Neal, an English reality TV personality, singer and presenter. He's best known for appearing on The X Factor and now has a successful career as a TV presenter for This Morning and the now-defunct, Big Brother. He's openly gay and married.
  • Kevin Clash, director and puppeteer most known for performing as Elmo from Sesame Street, publicly came out in 2012 as gay in the face of two allegations of sexual impropriety against him.
  • Anderson Cooper, American journalist, author and television host is gay.
  • Tom Daley, an English sports personality best known for his Olympic standard diving. Also hosts TV shows in the UK and has an active popular YouTube channel. Came out in 2013 when he announced he had been in a relationship with a man for most of that year, though he doesn't label himself.
  • Jason Ellis, Australian skateboarder and radio host. Admits that he has had relationships with other men and identifies himself as bisexual.
  • Kenny Everett, English radio host and comedian best known for The Kenny Everett Show, was gay and died of HIV-related causes in 1995.
  • Hannah Gadsby, Australian stand-up comedian known for her shows Nanette and Douglas, is a lesbian.
  • Jason Gardiner, a gay Australian TV personality best known for being the controversial judge on Dancing On Ice
  • Genking, a transgender female Japanese TV personality.
  • Raymond Gutierrez, Filipino TV host, who is also the twin brother of actor Richard Gutierrez. He came out as gay in 2021.
  • Richard Hunt, puppeteer that portrayed Scooter in The Muppet Show, as well as a director of Fraggle Rock, was gay and died of HIV-related causes in 1992.
  • Kazlaser, a bisexual Japanese comedian.
  • Caitlyn Jenner, an American TV personality and retired Olympic gold medal-winning decathlete. She came out as transgender in 2015 having cross-dressed and even taking hormone therapy before her marriage to Kris Jenner happened when she then stopped. She has been in relationships with women before and after her transition, saying she had never felt any attraction to men sexually. She is most well-known for her appearances on Keeping Up with the Kardashians and being the parents/step-parents of the Kardashian and Jenner siblings.
  • Don Lemon, CNN TV journalist, is openly gay.
  • Stacy London, reality TV best known for What Not to Wear, revealed on New Year's Ever 2019 that she was in a relationship with a woman, musician Cat Yezbak, after having previously dated men. She has not used any labels.
  • Mogami Moga, a bisexual Japanese TV personality, model, and actress.
  • Graham Norton, a gay Irish TV host well-known for his self-titled chat show, The Graham Norton Show as well as the Eurovision Song Contest commentating for the UK.
  • Richard Quest, openly gay British journalist.
  • Peey, a Japanese TV personality, came out as gay on April 17, 2016.
  • Robin Roberts, openly lesbian journalist and author.
  • Mo Rocca, openly gay journalist and writer.
  • Laurent Ruquier, openly gay French TV and radio host.
  • Jo Jo Siwa, former reality TV personality of Dance Moms and dancer and singer, stated in 2020 that she had a girlfriend and subsequently came out as pansexual.
  • Chrishell Strause, reality TV personality of Selling Sunset, revealed in 2022 that she was in a relationship with non-binary Australian musician G Flip after having previously been in relationships with men. She has not used any labels.
  • Akane Sugimori, a lesbian Japanese dancer and aerial performer. Married to Ayaka Ichinose.
  • Nanae Takizawa, a former Japanese volleyball player, came out as a lesbian on November 16, 2017.
  • John Tartaglia, a gay American puppeteer and actor known for playing Pinocchio in Shrek: The Musical as well as his association with The Jim Henson Company.
  • Sandi Toksvig, lesbian comedian and radio/TV presenter.
  • Gok Wan, a British TV presenter and author who's best known for presenting How To Look Good Naked. He's openly gay but has stated he's slept with women in the past.

    Professional Wrestlers 
  • Jake Atlas, gay independent wrestler signed to the WWE in 2019, becoming their first openly gay signee.
  • Shayna Baszler, former MMA fighter who is signed to WWE, is bisexual.
  • Sonya Deville, WWE Tough Enough participant and later signed to the main WWE roster, is WWE's first openly lesbian wrestler.
  • Kiera Hogan, African-American wrestler that has wrestled for WSU and Impact Wrestling. She came out in 2019 and revealed she was dating fellow female wrestler Diamante.
  • Jawsolyn, retired American female wrestler, identifies as lesbian, is in a relationship with Canadian wrestler Kaitlin Diemond.
  • Orlando Jordan, Former WWE and TNA/Impact Wrestling star, is openly bisexual and had a gimmick centering his bisexuality.
  • Chris Kanyon, Former WCW and WWE star who was one of the earliest openly gay wrestlers in the industry in the 2000s.
  • Sonny Kiss, openly gay wrestler that wrestles from independent promotions as well as All Elite Wrestling.
  • Mercedes Martinez, longtime Shimmer wrestler and current NXT star. She is openly lesbian and married to a woman.
  • Rosa Mendes, professional wrestler and valet who first got her start from the WWE Diva Search, is bisexual.
  • Charlie Morgan, UK wrestler and retired in 2019. Came out 2017 as a lesbian.
  • Tegan Nox, Welsh professional wrestler who wrestled for various independent promotions before signing up for NXT. Came out as bisexual in 2020.
  • Paige, inaugural NXT Women's Champion and former Divas Champion and retired as an active wrestler in 2018. Came out as bisexual in 2015.
  • Pat Patterson, Inaugural WWE Intercontinental Champion, known for his Camp Gay gimmick. Came out gay in 2012.
  • Nyla Rose, current AEW wrestler and first transgender wrestler to be signed to a major wrestling promotion, and the first transgender wrestler to hold a championship title in a major promotion.
  • Jack Sexsmith, openly pansexual wrestler ("The Pansexual Phenomenon" being his in-ring Red Baron) and an LGBT+ activist that wrestles from independent promotions like Progress Wrestling and Defiant Wrestling, retired from injuries in 2019.
  • Edith Surreal identifies as a trans woman. As the CHIKARA Young Lions Cup Champion, she was previously the first openly non-binary champion in wrestling history.
  • Gabbi Tuft, Ex-WWE wrestler formerly known under the ring name Tyler Reks. Came out as transgender in 2021.
  • Darren Young, tag team wrestler that wrestled from WWE from 2005-2017, also came out as gay during that time, becoming the first professional wrestling to publicly be out while signed to a major promotion.
  • Viper, a Scottish wrestler who originally wrestled in indy promotions in the UK and Europe, mainly wrestled to World Wonder Ring Stardom before she signed to WWE as Piper Niven/Doudrop. She came out bisexual in 2019.

    Models 
  • Carmen Carrera, an American model and TV personality who is a transgender woman. Known for her appearance on RuPaul's Drag Race when she was just beginning her transition. She no longer does drag and models professionally on runways and spreads.
  • Gia Carangi, was an American model in the late 1970s to the early 80s. She was openly lesbian, though her sexuality has sometimes been labelled as bisexual. Her life was made into a movie, starring the aforementioned bisexual Angelina Jolie.
  • Ayaka Ichinose, a Japanese gravure model, came out as a lesbian on April 21, 2009. Married to Akane Sugimori.
  • Baku Idegami, a Japanese model, refers to themself as agender on their Twitter profile.
  • Shunsuke Ikeda, a bisexual Japanese model.
  • Sari Kaede, a transgender Japanese fashion model and architectural designer.
  • Satsuki Nishihara, a transgender Japanese model, actress, and TV personality.
  • Soko, French singer-songwriter/actress/fashion model, is bisexual.

Filmmakers

    Directors 

    Producers 

Music

    Musicians and Singers A-C 
  • Alexander James Adams, a transgender singer who previously went by "Heather Alexander". He's known for his folk, filk, and Celtic music.
  • Chino Amobi, a Nigerian Igbo-American electronic musician who identifies as queer.
  • Anne-Marie, English singer who revealed she was attracted to men and women in 2018 but doesn't like to identify herself as bisexual.
  • Arca, an openly trans and non-binary producer and singer.
  • David Archuleta, an American singer-songwriter and former American Idol runner-up, came out as being on the LGBTIA spectrum, previously coming out as gay to his family but also stating he feels attraction toward men and women as well as being asexual.
  • Howard Ashman, a gay lyricist known for collaborating with Alan Menken on Little Shop of Horrors, The Little Mermaid (1989), Beauty and the Beast, and Aladdin. Cited as the one man most responsible for the Disney Renaissance. Died of AIDS in 1991.
  • Tom Aspaul, gay singer-songwriter.
  • Aurora, Norwegian singer-songwriter who has described dating both men and women.
  • Emilie Autumn, American singer-songwriter and violinist, is asexual.
  • Long John Baldry, a British musician and actor, was gay.
  • Azealia Banks, openly bisexual rapper known for hits such as "212" and "Anna Wintour".
  • Joshua Bassett, of High School Musical: The Musical: The Series, came out as queer in 2021.
  • Be Steadwell is a queer musician who does a mix of soul, folk, and pop. Most of her songs are about romantic relationships between women.
  • Taylor Bennett, rapper and younger brother of Chance The Rapper, is bisexual.
  • Leonard Bernstein, bisexual American composer and conductor of the 20th century
  • Rebecca Black, American singer known for her hit "Friday" came out as queer in 2020.
  • Lydia Grace Blezard, pansexual trans woman known for her band Different Devils, among others.
  • David Bowie, singer and actor known for such hits as "Space Oddity", "Life on Mars" and "Ashes to Ashes". Infamously flip-flopped on his sexuality over the years, describing himself as gay, bisexual, and "a closet heterosexual" in that order, but was described by his first wife as bisexual.
  • Phoebe Bridgers, American singer-songwriter, is bisexual.
  • Cacola, American electronic musician known for her 2021 album A Gift to Us All, is a trans woman.
  • John Cage, bisexual American experimental composer of the 20th century.
  • Cardi B, Grammy award-winning rapper, is openly bisexual.
  • Wendy Carlos, legendary synth pioneer best known for helping develop the Moog synthesizer, is a trans woman and one of the first celebrities to disclose having undergone gender-reassignment surgery. She's perhaps best known for reworking famous Classical Music pieces into the soundtrack of A Clockwork Orange.
  • Vanessa Carlton, bisexual singer known for her hit "A Thousand Miles".
  • Aaron Carter, American singer, came out as bisexual in 2019.
  • Cavetown, English indie pop singer-songwriter, has identified as being on the asexual and aromantic spectrums and had at least one boyfriend. He also came out as transgender in 2020 (though he transitioned prior to becoming famous).
  • Christine and the Queens, French singer, is pansexual and genderqueer.
  • Amy Cook, American singer-songwriter, is a lesbian.
  • Jayne County, former frontwoman of pro-punk band Wayne County and the Electric Chairs, and the first openly trans rock singer.
  • Simon Curtisnote , an openly gay singer-songwriter, record producer, actor and novelist, known for appearing in the Nickelodeon TV Movie, Spectacular!.
  • Miley Cyrus, former child actress and Child Popstar, who starred in Disney Channel TV show Hannah Montana. She describes herself as pansexual and genderfluid and is an outspoken LGBT activist.

    Musicians and Singers D-K 
  • Daphnis (channel), a Canadian transgender woman and a YouTube singer and lyricist who is best known for her French covers of songs in the Evillious Chronicles.
  • Daya, best known for her 2016 smash "Sit Still, Look Pretty", came out as bisexual in October 2018.
  • Ani Difranco, American singer-songwriter, is bisexual and sings about LGBT issues in her songs.
  • Beth Ditto, American singer and member of Gossip. Openly lesbian but has also been in relationships with trans men.
  • Doja Cat, American rapper, has stated that she is attracted to both men and women.
  • Dorian Electra, genderqueer (goes by they/them/their pronouns) singer, songwriter and performance artist with many, many songs which deconstruct gender, sexuality and homophobia.
  • Cynthia Erivo, English singer-songwriter and actress, came out as bisexual in 2022.
  • Fergie, American singer known for being part of The Black Eyed Peas and for her solo career, is bisexual.
  • Sawyer Fredericks, who competed in a 2015 season of The Voice and won, came out as bisexual in 2022.
  • Teddy Geiger, transgender singer known for the hit "For You I Will (Confidence)".
  • Boy George, a British singer, songwriter and fashion designer. Was the lead singer of 80s band, Culture Club and is well-known for his androgynous style. He first came out as bisexual; however, in his autobiography, he stated he was gay and had been in a relationship with the drummer for Culture Club in secret.
  • girl in red, aka Marie Ulven, is a Norwegian indie singer-songwriter who identifies as queer.
  • Jess Glynne, English singer who is bisexual.
  • Lesley Gore, American singer-songwriter best known for her songs "It's My Party", "You Don't Own Me" and "Sunshine, Lollipops and Rainbows", was lesbian.
  • Steve Grand, an openly gay indie country/pop artist who went viral with his song and video for "All American Boy".
  • Halsey, bisexual American alternative singer and LGBT activist known for her romantic songs about men and women. She also uses she/they pronouns.
  • Ai Haruna, a Japanese transgender singer and TV personality.
  • Darren Hayes, lead singer of Savage Garden, came out as gay shortly after the band parted ways.
  • Ty Herndon, American country music artist who came out as gay in a 2014 People interview.
  • Ally Hills, a lesbian indie-pop musician and YouTuber.
  • Hinchy, a member of SiIvaGunner known for the CG Rap, is a transgender woman.
  • Billie Holiday, a jazz singer who is best known for "Strange Fruit." Throughout her career, Holiday was openly bisexual and many of her female relationships were with stage and film actresses.
  • Holland, gay singer notable as one of very few openly LGBT K-pop stars.
  • Whitney Houston, prolific African-American singer, actress, and producer. She was never out in her lifetime, but the 2018 documentary Whitney (approved by her family members and estate) described her as "sexually fluid" and she had a long-time romance with another woman, Robyn Crawford, who confirmed it in her 2019 memoir.
  • Dev Hynes is a Black British singer, songwriter and music producer. He has described himself as fluid and has also said he is "not gay, but not straight".
  • iLoveMakonnen, American rapper known for his hit "Tuesday", is gay.
  • Dana International, Israeli singer who won the Eurovision Song Contest in 1998, is a trans woman.
  • IOTA, Australian musician. Probably best known as the Doof Warrior in Mad Max: Fury Road. Openly gay.
  • Joe Jackson, British singer-songwriter most successful in the New Wave era, best known for "Is She Really Going Out With Him?", "It's Different for Girls", "Always Breaking Us in Two", and "Steppin' Out", came out as bisexual in 2001.
  • Joan Jett, American guitarist of The Runaways and founder of Blackheart Records. Has had relationships with both women and men.
  • Elton John, prolific gay English singer/songwriter of pop and soul who is also an LGBT activist and humanitarian.
  • Jónsi, gay Icelandic musician best known as the frontman of Sigur Rós.
  • Janis Joplin, American rock, soul, and blues singer-songwriter, one of the most successful and widely known musicians of the '60s. She was also bisexual, with many male and female lovers.
  • Kehlani, American R&B singer, songwriter and dancer. Previously came out as queer and pansexual in 2018, before coming out as a lesbian in 2021. Kehlani is also nonbinary and uses she/her/they/them pronouns.
  • Kesha, pop singer, came out as bisexual in 2013.
  • King Princess, American pop musician, is genderqueer and gay. Much of her work is influenced by this.
  • Hayley Kiyoko, American singer, actress, and former Disney Channel personality, is openly lesbian.
  • Frankie Knuckles, American Chicagoan DJ known for developing and popularizing House Music, was gay.

    Musicians and Singers L-R 
  • Lady Gaga, bisexual pop artist, known for her outrageous stage persona and LGBT+ activism.
  • Ladyhawke, New Zealand indie pop singer-songwriter, is a lesbian.
  • Lady Sovereign, an English rapper. Came out as lesbian in 2010.
  • Adam Lambert, openly gay pop singer, musician and American Idol season 8 runner-up.
  • Mary Lambert, singer-songwriter best known for singing the chorus to Macklemore's "Same Love," is a lesbian.
  • k.d. lang, Canadian lesbian country and pop singer-songwriter.
  • Left At London, real name Nat Puff, is a non-binary trans lesbian singer-songwriter and online comedian.
  • Liberace, singer and pianist known for his flamboyant personality. Never came out during his lifetime, but his life was later dramatized for the film Behind the Candelabra based on his male lover's memoirs.
  • Lights, Canadian singer-songwriter, came out as bisexual in 2017.
  • Lil Peep, rapper known for fusing Trap Music and Emo Music, was bisexual.
  • Bif Naked, bisexual Indo-Canadian singer-songwriter and actress.
  • Lil Nas X, rapper best known for his 2019 number one hit "Old Town Road," came out as gay in June 2019.
  • Little Richard, singer and muscian and known as one of the architects of rock and roll; Richard had a complicated (to say the least) relationship with his own sexuality, but it's generally accepted that he was into both women and men.
  • Livvy94 is a transgender woman who has contributed to the SiIvaGunner parody channel.
  • Demi Lovato, singer and actor, describes themself as sexually fluid and pansexual. They came out as non-binary in 2021.
  • Tove Lo, Swedish singer/songwriter. She stated in 2016 that she was openly bisexual and later on in 2017 claimed that she was lucky to live in a liberal country.
  • Barry Manilow, singer/songwriter of disco and pop music. Came out as gay in 2017 after years of speculation.
  • Ricky Martin, Puerto Rican pop star known for being in Boy Band Menudo and his smash hit "Livin' la Vida Loca''. Came out as gay in 2010.
  • Melanie Martinez, a singer known for first appearing on the third season of The Voice, came out as bisexual in June 2018.
  • Johnny Mathis, American traditional pop singer who was outed as gay in 1982, eventually confirming it in 2017.
  • MC Chris, nerdcore rapper, voice actor, and comedian is bisexual.
  • Joe Mc Elderry, English singer who won the sixth season of The X Factor. Came out as gay in 2010.
  • Freddie Mercury, British Parsi lead singer of Queen, known for his flamboyant stage persona, was acknowledged as being bisexual.
  • George Michael, English Pop/R&B singer who broke out from his former group Wham!, was Forced Out of the Closet in 1998 and came out as gay.
  • Mika, a gay Lebanese-born British pop singer/songwriter.
  • MNEK, LGBT singer and songwriter.
  • Janelle Monáe, Black American singer, musician, acting performer and activist, came out as pansexual in 2018 and nonbinary in 2020.
  • Victoria Monét, Contemporary R&B singer is openly bisexual.
  • Morrissey, former frontman of The Smiths and now solo artist, considers himself as 'humasexual' (functionally pansexual).
  • Jason Mraz: Pop/alternative singer-songwriter who came out as bisexual in 2018.
  • MtH, transgender female member of SiIvaGunner who also has her own music.
  • Ataru Nakamura, a Japanese singer-songwriter and actress. She came out as a transgender woman on her official website on 11 September 2006.
  • Klaus Nomi, German singer and artist, was gay.
  • Laura Nyro, a bisexual American singer-songwriter.
  • Frank Ocean, Black American R&B singer/songwriter and member of OFWGKTA who came out on his debut album, singing about his unrequited love to another man.
  • Sinéad O'Connor, Irish singer and songwriter. She has stated in the past that she was a lesbian who had been dating men as she was uncomfortable being 'out' in 2000. In 2003, she stated in an interview that most of her relationships had been with men but she'd had relationships with women too.
  • Rita Ora, singer and actress, came out as bisexual in 2018.
  • John Ottman, composer and editor is gay.
  • Owen Pallett, a gay Baroque Pop artist.
  • Amanda Palmer, a bisexual American singer.
  • Peaches, a bisexual Canadian electroclash musician.
  • Orville Peck, a gay country musician.
  • Perfume Genius, an American Baroque Pop artist, is gay.
  • Linda Perry, lesbian singer-songwriter, initially lead singer for all-lesbian One-Hit Wonder rock group 4 Non Blondes (their only hit single being "What's Up"), later a pop songwriter for performers including P!nk ("Get the Party Started"), Gwen Stefani ("What You Waiting For") and Christina Aguilera ("Beautiful").
  • Kim Petras, a German singer and transgender woman.
  • Cole Porter, an American composer and songwriter, was gay. Though he was married to socialite Linda Lee Thomas, it was mostly so that Porter could hide his homosexuality (though they did care about each other).
  • Queen Latifah, rapper, singer, and actor has long been rumored to a lesbian (and she herself has alluded to this cheekily on occasion), officially thanked her female partner onstage at the BET Awards in 2021.
  • Lou Reed, American singer-songwriter, known for his work as part of the pioneering rock band the The Velvet Underground and his solo career, was bisexual.
  • Bebe Rexha, American-Albanian pop singer, has described her sexuality as fluid.
  • Rezz, Canadian DJ and EDM producer, has dated another woman.
  • La Roux, real name Elly Jackson, came out as gay in 2020.

    Musicians and Singers S-Z 
  • Emeli Sande, Scottish singer, revealed in 2022 that she was in a relationship with a woman after having previously been in a relationship with a man for over a decade. She has not used any labels.
  • Rina Sawayama, Japanese-British Singer-Songwriter who identified as both bisexual and pansexual in 2018, though she later stated that she identifies as pansexual over bisexual.
  • serpentwithfeet, moniker for African-American musician Josiah Wise, is gay.
  • Sia, Australian singer-songwriter, is queer. She describes herself as liking any gender.
  • Troye Sivan, gay South African-born Australian musician and actor.
  • Sam Smith, English R&B singer/songwriter who is gay and genderqueer.
  • Willow Smith, singer and actress who is the daughter of Will Smith and Jada Pinkett Smith and sister of Jaden Smith. Came out as bisexual in 2019.
  • Snow Tha Product, rapper and actress, is bisexual, and married to actress Julissa.
  • Soko, French singer-songwriter/actress/fashion model, is bisexual.
  • Stephen Sondheim, American composer and lyricist of numerous classic Broadway musicals, was gay.
  • SOPHIE, a Scottish trans female electronic music producer and musician.
  • Lucy Spraggan, an English singer who participated in The X Factor. Came out as lesbian when she was 14 years old.
  • Dusty Springfield, bisexual British soul singer who came out in a 1970 interview, although her sexuality was not widely publicly known until after her death.
  • The Stupendium, London-based nerdcore musician, artist, and YouTuber, publicly came out as pansexual on May 24, 2021, and uses they/he pronouns.
  • St. Vincent, American indie singer who has dated both men and women and is open to dating any gender but has refused to label herself.
  • Moses Sumney. A Ghanian-American experimental musician who is aromantic.
  • Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky, gay Russian composer of the Romantic era, considered by many to be one of the greatest composers in history.
  • Tinashe (bisexual R&B artist)
  • Tanita Tikaram, British pop/folk singer-songwriter, is gay.
  • Yves Tumor, a non-binary gay musician known for experimental electronic music. Uses they/them and sometimes "it" as pronouns — live performances are sometimes credited as "Yves Tumor and its Band".
  • Hikaru Utada, Japanese-American singer-songwriter, came out as nonbinary in 2021.
  • Lil Uzi Vert, rapper and singer came out as non-binary in 2022.
  • Luther Vandross, influential Soul singer throughout the '80s and '90s. Never came out as gay during his lifetime; his close friends Bruce Vilanch and Patti LaBelle confirmed that he was in the closet his entire life.
  • Vektroid, electronic musician and vaporwave pioneer, is a transgender woman.
  • Jack Vidgen, Australian singer and media personality, came out publicly as gay in 2019.
  • Pabllo Vittar, Brazilian drag queen and pop singer.
  • Rufus Wainwright, gay American-Canadian singer-songwriter.
  • Domo Wilson, bisexual singer/songwriter and rapper and is known for the song "Bisexual Anthem" and other songs that discuss LGBT issues, mental health, and motherhood.
  • Patrick Wolf, British singer-songwriter who has stated himself to be bisexual.
  • Chely Wright, American country music singer notable for being one of the very few who is openly a lesbian.
  • Xerokina, an X-gender singer.
  • Kyonosuke Yoshitate, a Japanese singer and the voice provider of Nekomura Iroha. He came out as a transgender man in 2020.
  • Vylet Pony, a transfemnote  nonbinary electronic musician; uses the neopronouns "pony" and "sea" in addition to "she/her", "they/them", and "it/its". Also identifies as pansexual, acespec, and sapphic.
  • Will Young, an English singer and actor who won the first season of Pop Idol, the UK version of American Idol. He came out publicly as gay in 2002.
  • Jake Zyrus, Filipino pop singer and actor known for his song "Pyramid" and playing Sunshine Corazon on Glee, came out as a lesbian in 2013, then as a transgender man in 2017.

    Bands 
  • 100 gecs: Laura Les is a transgender woman.
  • Against Me!: Punk rock band led by trans woman Laura Jane Grace. Of particular note is their album Transgender Dysphoria Blues, which encapsulates the feeling of being transgender (specifically, a trans girl) and the problems that come with it.
  • Antony and the Johnsons: Former lead singer Anohni, now a solo singer-songwriter, is a trans woman.
  • Atheist: Bassist Yoav Ruiz-Feingold is asexual.
  • The Axis of Awesome: Lead singer Jordan Raskopoulos is a trans lesbian.
  • The Beastie Boys: Founding drummer Kate Schellenbach is openly lesbian.
  • The B-52s: 80s new wave band consisting mostly of gay note  and bisexual note  members.
  • Bloc Party: Lead singer and rhythm guitarist Kele Okereke is gay.
  • Blondie: Frontwoman Debbie Harry is bisexual.
  • Blue: Duncan James came out as bisexual in 2009 and as gay in 2014. Lee Ryan also said that he dated men and women.
  • Boyzone: The late Stephen Gately was gay.
  • The Breeders: Kim Deal is asexual, while bassist Josephine Wiggs is a lesbian.
  • BROCKHAMPTON: Founding member Kevin Abstract is gay, which he explores in his second solo album American Boyfriend: A Suburban Love Story.
  • Brothers Osborne: Lead singer T.J. Osborne came out as gay in 2021.
  • Buzzcocks: Frontman Pete Shelley was bisexual.
  • Car Seat Headrest: While frontman Will Toledo has not publicly specified an exact label, he has been candid about having same-sex relationships and attraction in both interviews and his lyrics.
  • Christian Death: Late founding singer Rozz Williams was somewhere along the LGBTQ+ spectrum (he referred to himself as gay, but made it apparent that it was inaccurate but convenient), but would have likely identified as genderqueer had the term existed at the time.
  • Climbing Poe Tree: A sociopolitical rap duo who've performed songs about loving women.
  • Cognitive: Bassist Tyler Capone-Vitale is openly bisexual.
  • Coil: Both of the band's core members, John Balance and Peter Christopherson, were openly gay.
  • Creeping Death: Vocalist Reese Alavi is genderfluid.
  • Culture Club: The aforementioned lead singer, Boy George, is openly gay. At the time of the band's popularity, he was in a secret relationship with the drummer, Jon Moss. A lot of the band's songs were written about this relationship.
  • Cynic: Frontman and guitarist Paul Masvidal and former drummer Sean Reinert are both gay.
  • Dead or Alive: Frontman Pete Burns was married to a woman and in a civil partnership with a man during his lifetime. However, he never identified as a specific sexuality, saying, "[People] always want to know — am I gay, bi, trans or what? I say, forget all that. There's got to be a completely different terminology and I'm not aware if it's been invented yet. I'm just Pete." Regarding gender, he identified as a man.
  • Deerhunter: Lead singer and guitarist Bradford Cox is asexual and non-binary.
  • Faith No More: Keyboardist Roddy Bottum is gay, and started a music project called Man on Man with his boyfriend Joey Holman. Also founded indie-pop band Imperial Teen, which counts the gay Will Schwartz among its members.
  • The Feeling: Lead singer Dan Gillespie Sells is openly gay.
  • Fifth Harmony: Member Lauren Jauregui is bisexual.
  • Four Non Blondes: Vocalist Linda Perry is lesbian.
  • Frankie Goes to Hollywood: Frontman and lead vocalist Holly Johnson and backing vocalist, dancer and occasional keyboardist Paul Rutherford are both gay.
  • Goldfrapp: Frontwoman Alison Goldfrapp began dating a woman, Lisa Gunning, in 2010, having only been romantically involved with men beforehand. She has refused to label her sexuality.
  • The Go-Go's: Rhythm guitarist Jane Wiedlin is bisexual and was in a relationship with drummer Gina Schock
  • Green Day: Frontman Billie Joe Armstrong is openly bisexual.
  • GTM: A Japanese band consisting of three transgender men and one X-gender person.
  • Halestorm: Lzzy Hale is bisexual.
  • Himitsu no Otome: A Japanese idol group consisting of transgender women.
  • Hole: Patty Schemel, drummer during the Live Through This and Celebrity Skin eras, is a lesbian.
  • Hüsker Dü: Bob Mould is gay, and Grant Hart was bisexual.
  • IDLES: Frontman Joe Talbot is bisexual.
  • Indigo Girls: Both members, Amy Ray and Emily Saliers, are lesbians and have been active advocates for LGBT rights.
  • Issues: Former lead singer Tyler Carter is bisexual.
  • Japanese Breakfast: Frontwoman Michelle Zauner is bisexual.
  • Jethro Tull: Former member Dee Palmer is an intersex trans woman who transitioned in 1998.
  • Judas Priest: Lead singer Rob Halford famously came out as gay in 1998.
  • Judicator: Main founder, former member, and current associate Alicia Cordisco is a trans woman.
  • King's X: Bassist Doug Pinnick is openly gay.
  • Life of Agony: Vocalist Mina Caputo is a trans woman.
  • Liturgy: Lead singer and guitarist Hunter Hunt-Hendrix came out as a trans woman in 2020.
  • Lower Dens: Led by non-binary transmasculine Jana Hunter, the only constant member through the band's history. Hunter has also dated people of all genders, stating "I truly don’t give a fuck when it comes to the gender of the person I’m dating" but has not used a specific label for his sexuality.
  • The Magnetic Fields: Frontman Stephin Merritt is openly gay, and a number of his associates in the band are LGBT+ as well.
  • Måneskin: Bassist Victoria De Angelis is bisexual, and drummer Ethan Torchio is "sexually free".
  • Matmos: A married gay couple consisting of Drew Daniel and Martin "M.C." Schmidt.
  • Mindless Self Indulgence: Bassist Lyn-Z has admitted her first love was a woman. Lead singer Jimmy Urine has admitted that he finds some men attractive.
  • My Bloody Valentine: Bassist Debbie Googe is lesbian.
  • *NSYNC: Lance Bass came out as gay, though after the group broke up.
  • Neon Trees: Lead singer Tyler Glenn is gay.
  • Neutral Milk Hotel: Member Julian Koster came out as "not straight" in a bonus episode of The Orbiting Human Circus (of the Air).
  • New Kids on the Block: Member Jonathan Knight is gay.
  • Nina Sky: Nicole Albino is married to a woman.
  • OFWGKTA/Odd Future: Includes the aforementioned queer Frank Ocean and the band The Internet, which has the bisexual Steve Lacy and lesbian Syd the Kid as members.
  • Panic! at the Disco: Frontman Brendon Urie is openly pansexual.
  • Pansy Division: Punk rock band and best-known example of the Queercore sub-genre.
  • Passion Pit: Lead singer Michael Angelakos is bisexual.
  • Pet Shop Boys: British pop duo featuring the openly gay Neil Tennant.
  • The Pixies: Kim Deal is asexual.
  • Placebo: Stefan Olsdal is gay and Brian Molko is bisexual.
  • PVRIS: Lead singer Lynn Gunn is lesbian.
  • Queen: Frontman Freddie Mercury is acknowledged as bisexual.
  • R.E.M.: Frontman Michael Stipe identifies as queer.
  • The Residents: Hardy Fox, a co-founding member of the band (and the only member to have publicly confirmed his identity), was gay.
  • Right Said Fred: Lead singer Richard Fairbrass is bisexual.
  • Rumpelstiltskin Grinder: guitarist and founding member Melissa Moore is a trans woman.
  • The Runaways: Lead singer Cherie Currie and rhythm guitarist Joan Jett briefly dated each other and drummer Sandy West was a lesbian.
  • Sanguisugabogg: Founder and former guitarist and bandleader Cameron Boggs is openly nonbinary.
  • Scissor Sisters: An American pop/rock band full of LGBT individuals. Specifically, Jake Shears, Babydaddy and Del Marquis are gay, while Ana Matronic has been involved with both men and women but doesn't label herself. Only two members, Paddy Boom and Randy Real, do not publicly identify as LGBT.
  • Secret Guyz: A Japanese idol group consisting of transgender men.
  • SeeYouSpaceCowboy: Vocalist Connie Sgarbossa is a trans woman.
  • Sigur Rós: Frontman Jónsi is gay.
  • Siouxsie and the Banshees: Frontwoman Siouxsie Sioux is attracted to multiple genders but doesn't identify herself under a particular sexuality.
  • Six Pack Band: Consists of transgender Indian musicians.
  • Skunk Anansie: Lead singer Skin is openly bisexual.
  • Sleater-Kinney: Members Carrie Brownstein and Corin Tucker are both bisexual. Prior to 2010, Brownstein had incorrectly been labeled as gay by the media.
  • The Smiths: Frontman Morrissey identifies as "humasexual" (functionally pansexual)
  • Soft Cell: Frontman Marc Almond is gay.
  • Spice Girls: Member Melanie Brown has been in relationships with men and women but doesn't label herself.
  • Steam Powered Giraffe: Musical comedy project. One of the members, Isabella "Bunny" Bennett, is transgender.
  • Steps: Ian 'H' Watkins is openly gay after coming out in 2007.
  • Strawberry Prince: Rinu came out as a transgender man on Twitter in 2017.
  • Styx: Bassist Chuck Panozzo is gay and HIV-positive.
  • Suede: Lead singer Brett Anderson has in the past identified as bisexual (although how seriously is disputed), and drummer Simon Gilbert is gay.
  • t.A.T.u.: While the duo was promoted as a lesbian couple, member Yulia Volkova is bisexual in real life.
  • Tegan & Sara: Identical twin musicians who are both lesbians.
  • Throbbing Gristle: In addition to the gay Peter Christopherson, also a member of the aforementioned Hipgnosis and Coil, the band's vocalist Genesis Breyer P-Orridge was non-binary, identifying as "pandrogynous" and using not only "they/them" pronouns, but also the neopronouns "s/he", "h/er", and "h/erself".
  • Le Tigre: Sadie Benning and their successor JD Samson are both non-binary.
  • Village People: Victor Willis was the only member of the original lineup who wasn't gay.
  • The Velvet Underground: Frontman Lou Reed was bisexual.
  • Venus Flytrap: Consists of transgender Thai musicians.
  • The Veronicas: Jessica Origliasso is sexually fluid.
  • Visage: Steve Strange, the band's frontman, was bisexual.
  • Westlife: Member Markus Feehily is gay.
  • The Who: Guitarist Pete Townshend is bisexual.
  • The xx: While some listeners have assumed that vocalists Oliver Sim and Romy Madley Croft are a Creator Couple, both are involved with same-sex partners, and in her case married.

Video Games

    Video Game Creators 

Web Original

    Podcasts 

    Web Animation 
  • Emperor Tigerstar, known for making time lapses of historical maps, came out as bisexual in 2019.
  • Jaiden Animations, an American storytime animator, came out as aromantic asexual in 2022.
  • Katzun came out as bisexual in 2018, then lesbian the same year. In 2020 they came out as non-binary and pansexual, then as a non-binary lesbian in 2021, then as transmasc in 2022, using he/they pronouns.
  • Overly Sarcastic Productions: Red went on record as asexual and panromantic during a Q&A video in 2016, and Blue and Cyan both mentioned being romantic asexuals in the OS Podcast.
  • Phoenix Animations: Sean Phoenix is transgender.
  • WowRightMeow, Welsh animator who is transmasc (using he/they pronouns) and pansexual, specialises in storytime animations and short content.
  • Xploshi, trans woman animator and composer known for her surreal videos.

    Webcomics 

    Other web creators 
  • Parum33, an online artist, identifies as an aromantic asexual.
  • Syera Miktayee, owner and main writer for the writing and roleplaying advice website Springhole, is nonbinary.

Web Video

    Web Video Creators A-E 
  • AmandaTheJedi, Canadian film reviewer and commentator, came out as a lesbian in 2021.
  • Anna Akana, Asian-American actress and filmmaker known for her YouTube channel, came out as bisexual in 2018.
  • Ally Beardsley, former CollegeHumor cast member and regular cast member of Dimension 20, is a nonbinary lesbian.
  • Alpharad, gaming YouTuber known for his channels Alpharad and Alpharad Deluxe as well as the video series CPU Championship Series, the podcast How Did We Get Here?, and as the musician Ace Of Hearts, is bisexual and on the asexual spectrum.
  • AreTheyGay, a YouTuber known for his videos on LGBT subtext in media, is openly bisexual.
  • Beatrice the Golden Witch, previously known as "Digibrony", then "Digibro", and later "Digi-neé", came out as a trans woman in 2020.
  • Magdalen Berns, British lesbian radical feminist and YouTuber.
  • Brendan Blaber, aka JelloApocalypse, a YouTuber/voice actor known for his "Every [X] Reviewed in 10 Words or Less" series, and creator of Epithet Erased on VRV, came out as bisexual in 2018.
  • Kat Blaque, polyamorous black trans YouTuber who mainly does LGBTQ-themed video essays.
  • "Boba", a let's player and member of the Yogscast who is openly bisexual.
  • Harris "Harry" Brewis, known as "HBomberguy," is a bisexual YouTuber known for his political and video game videos.
  • Rob Boor, creator of Cinematic Venom, came out as bisexual in April 2021.
  • David J. Bradley is a nonbinary aromantic asexual media essayist YouTuber who has released videos discussing media through the lens of each area of his identity.
  • Brutalmoose, real name Ian MacLeod, mentioned in a blog post that he was gay. Was a former video game reviewer, but has since branched out to other topics.
  • Laura K Buzz, real name Laura Kate Dale, Lesbian trans woman LGBTQ activist, streamer and games journalist.
  • Xaria Byron aka Diamanda Hagan, lesbian reviewer and podcaster. Is married to The Omega.
  • Tamara Chambers of The Nostalgia Critic and Tamara's Never Seen is pansexual.
  • Jacob Hope Chapman, known as JesuOtaku, is a Anime video reviewer who came out as a trans man in 2016.
  • James Charles, an American YouTube creator and make-up artist who is openly gay.
  • Paul Charles, the "Gay Comic Geek", is a comic book geek who happens to be gay and geek culture critic.
  • Johnny Chiodini, formerly of Eurogamer and Dicebreaker and best known as Dungeon Master for Outside Xbox's Oxventure series, identifies as nonbinary as of 2021. Johnny also plays Kasimir in Luke Westaway's Oxventure spinoff in Blades in the Dark.
  • TheCHR83, online music reviewer who identifies as non-binary.
  • Chriddof, a British maker of surreal/Dadaist comedy videos, who came out as a trans woman in 2021 and is now called Michelle Lyons.
  • Cicabeot1, Let's Player and music reviewer who came out as transgender in 2018.
  • Mr Clemps, pansexual YouTuber and Twitch streamer that usually talks about games and anime.
  • Crow, a YouTuber who reviews music under their channel CawCophony, identifies as asexual and genderfluid.
  • Lucas Cruikshank, a YouTuber known for his hyperactive "Fred Figglehorn" character, came out as gay in 2013.
  • Cara Cunningham, internet star, YouTuber, and short time adult film actor especially known for her "LEAVE BRITNEY ALONE!!!" video. Came out as a trans woman in 2021.
  • DaThings's Ellen Thomas came out as a trans woman in 2019.
  • Shane Dawson, a YouTube comedian and personality, came out as bisexual in 2015.
  • death420 is a transgender man and the creator of the popular anime parody Sugoi Quest For Kokoro.
  • Zoe Delahunty-Light, video producer for Eurogamer with her own streaming community, is openly bisexual.
  • Riley J Dennis, a non-binary trans lesbian YouTuber and author whose videos cover a range of topics of social justice as well LGBTQ issues.
  • Nikita Dragun, an American YouTube personality, make-up artist and model. She came out as transgender in 2015. She is well-known for her make-up line, Dragun Beauty.
  • Durendal, French web video creator who talks about movies, is openly gay.
  • Jessie Earl, also known as Jessie Gender, is a transgender Youtuber who primarily reviews and discusses Star Trek, as well as discussing political, social and LGBTQ issues.
  • Lindsay Ellis, formerly The Nostalgia Chick, is a bisexual media critic and video essayist covering topics such as LGBT media representation and serious film and TV analysis.
  • Rowan Ellis, a UK queer feminist YouTuber, who does videos on pop culture and geekdom from an LGBT perspective.
  • Jay Exci, a British YouTuber who makes videos rebutting or criticizing popular media, came out as non-binary in 2020 and uses she/he/they pronouns.

    Web Video Creators F-K 
  • Maggie Mae Fish, queer video essayist about films and media.
  • Chris Fleming, who when asked about his gender gave a long-winded Non-Answer. Definitely gender nonconforming, at the very least.
  • Gamechamp 3000, Twitch streamer and creator of YouTube series VG Myths. Transgender and non-binary, uses she/they pronouns.
  • Geek Remix, Mari and Stacy, two queer women who do video game reviews, theory videos and Lets Plays.
  • "Gemathy", real first name Gemma, is a content creator and member of the Yogscast who is openly bisexual.
  • Genderpunksap, a nonbinary YouTuber who mostly focuses on trans issues.
  • G Loves Trains, real first name Georgia, is a proudly lesbian train and transport blogger.
  • Gigi Gorgeous, a Canadian YouTube creator, model and actress. She came out as transgender in 2015 and now identifies as a pansexual woman.
  • Joey Graceffa, a YouTube comedian and personality, came out as gay in 2015.
  • Frankie Grande, gay American YouTube personality, singer and TV host. Best known for his appearance on Celebrity Big Brother in the UK and for being the older brother of Ariana Grande.
  • Cameron J. Green, a YouTube voice actor best known for being the voice of Belle Butterfly from Baby Lamb & Friends, came out as transgender in 2020.
  • Laci Green, a YouTuber known for her sex-positive and sex education YouTube channel, is pansexual.
  • Todrick Hall, a singer, dancer, choreographer and director known for his elaborate YouTube music videos is gay.
  • Elisa Hansen is an author and video essayist best known for her Vampire Reviews, many of which discuss feminist and queer issues. She is a biromantic asexual.
  • Hannah Hart, comedienne and YouTuber behind "My Drunk Kitchen" is a lesbian.
  • Hee, a Japanese YouTuber, came out as gay on October 5, 2016.
  • B. Dylan Hollis, a gay TikTok star.
  • Ally Hills, lesbian commentary YouTuber.
  • Dan Howell, a YouTuber who came out as gay in 2019.
  • Iron Liz revealed on LordKaT's livestream podcast that she was assigned male at birth, and identified as a trans woman most of her life. Since she finished transitioning in 2014, she no longer uses the label.
  • Izzzyzzz, New Zealander YouTuber who mostly makes video essays about Internet history, is non-binary and uses she/they pronouns.
  • jan Misali, creator of Conlang Critic, is non-binary, aromantic, and asexual.
  • JoshJepson, a let's player best known for his collaborations with The Runaway Guys and Attacking Toucans, is bisexual.
  • Adam Johnston, movie reviewer best known for YourMovieSucks.org, is openly gay.
  • KaiserNeko, one of the founders of Team Four Star came out as gay to his parents at the age of 11.
  • Kemio, a Japanese YouTuber, model, TV personality, essayist, singer, and former Viner. He came out as gay on Twitter on April 28, 2019.
  • Jessica Kellgren Fozard, a lesbian YouTuber who makes videos about LGBT+ history, disability awareness, and vintage fashion.
  • Gus Kenworthy, an American skier, actor and YouTube creator. He came out as gay in 2015. His most notable acting role was in American Horror Story: 1984.

    Web Video Creators L-R 
  • Lady Emily, a video essayist who makes videos on pop culture and is the co-writer for Sarah Z, is a trans woman.
  • May Leitz runs the mostly horror-oriented YouTube channel Nyx Fears. She came out as a trans woman in 2018, and is in a relationship with another woman. She is also a musician and horror author.
  • Jackson Lennon, a YouTuber, actor and filmmaker who is transgender and bisexual.
  • Leo, better known as Leosaur is a let's player and former member of the Yogscast who is openly bisexual. She retired from let's plays in February 2021 to become a teacher.
  • Phil Lester, a YouTuber who came out as gay in 2019.
  • LittleKuriboh, bisexual content creator known for creating Yu-Gi-Oh! The Abridged Series.
  • Lucahjin, real name Reese Wheeler, is an openly pansexual let's player. She's married to ProtonJon as of 2018.
  • Luke Correia, a Canadian meme voiceover channel host who has plans on doing professional voice acting work in the future, is bisexual.
  • Lyzette G, online music reviewer who identifies as non-binary.
  • Jamie Maurer, or "Rantasmo" is a gay man and former Channel Awesome personality with his own YouTube channel Needs More Gay that takes a look at LGBT issues in popular culture.
  • Tana Mongeau, an American YouTube creator, model and TV personality. She's most famous for her story time content and is openly bisexual.
  • Manny MUA, is the stage name of YouTube creator and make-up artist, Manuel Gutierrez. He's openly gay and is well-known for his make-up reviews online.
  • Minerva Kelley, aka Eldena Doubleca5t and former host of When Posting Goes Wrong, is a trans lesbian.
  • "Mousie" is a let's player and member of the Yogscast who is openly bisexual.
  • Mr Mendo, formerly of The Agony Booth, is a bisexual trans woman.
  • The Mysterious Mr. Enter, real name Johnathan Rozanski, a YouTuber and animation critic who is openly aromantic asexual.
  • TheNamelessDoll, a YouTuber known for her animation fanvideos, is aromantic bisexual.
  • Night Mind's host, Nick Nocturne, is bisexual.
  • Nikkitutorial's host, Nikkie de Jager is a transgender woman who came out publicly in 2020. She made her transition during her childhood and teenage years. She is most famous for being a make-up artist/reviewer on YouTube.
  • Tyler Oakley, an American YouTube content creator who is openly gay.
  • Lily Orchard, a My Little Pony: Friendship Is Magic reviewer and general animation critic who is a demiromantic bisexual trans woman. A lot of videos in her "Glass of Water" series focus on LGBT representation in animation.
  • Trisha Paytas came out as genderfluid in 2021. This followed a controversial video from two years earlier in which they claimed to be a trans man; Paytas now claims they didn't know the right terminology to describe their identity back then.
  • Plumbella, real name Jesse McNamara, is an agender Let's Player known for playing The Sims.
  • Allison Pregler, also known as Obscurus Lupa, revealed she was asexual in a post detailing an event from her teenage years, and is married to Phelous.
  • Zoey Proasheck is a let's player and member of the Yogscast who is a transgender lesbian.
  • Randy Rainbow, a YouTube comedian and singer.
  • Malcolm Ray, voice actor and recurring actor on The Nostalgia Critic, is bisexual.
  • Franchesca Ramsey, former YouTuber, actress and writer is bisexual.
  • La Ron Readus, of Readus 101, is a bisexual pop and geek culture critic.
  • Rose And Rosie, a YouTube couple.
  • Ryan Ribbity, a Twitch streamer, is a trans lesbian.
  • Kim Richards is a let's player and member of the Yogscast who identified as "not straight" in 2016 and later said she identified as pansexual.
  • Brandon Rogers, openly gay YouTube sketch comedian.

    Web Video Creators S-Z 
  • Dorrie Sacks, aka, Lovely Dorrie, queer streamer and anime YouTuber from the channel Get in the Robot and Beyond The Bot.
  • Thomas Sanders, singer and stage actor known for his Vine videos is gay.
  • Schaffrillas Productions: As talked about in his review of BoJack Horseman, admits that he is on the asexual spectrum.
  • Tyler Sederwall, a musician and let's player best known for creating the video game racing channel Versus, is gay.
  • Lilly Singh, Canadian comedian, YouTube creator, and talk host. She came out as bisexual in 2019 on her social media. Lilly is most known for her YouTube account, IISuperwomanII, and her late night talk show, A Little Late With Lilly Singh.
  • SnapCube, real name Penny Parker, is a gaming YouTuber, voice actress, and singer who is a sapphic trans woman.
  • The Sphere Hunter, real name Suzi Hunter, is a bisexual trans woman best known for her videos about Capcom games such as Resident Evil and Devil May Cry, along with other horror and action games.
  • Amanda Spikol aka The Omega, reviewer, and podcaster. She is the real life wife of Diamanda Hagan.
  • Jeffree Star, an American YouTube creator, make-up artist, and singer. He is openly gay and is famous for his androgynous style and make-up line.
  • James Stephanie Sterling, video game and video game industry critic, who describes themself as "not straight" (and has identified as pansexual on Twitter). They also came out as non-binary in 2020 on Twitter.
  • Finn and Korri Strange, the Brother–Sister Team behind Dubbed By Strangers, are a bisexual trans man and a lesbian, respectively.
  • Kiara Strings, creator of The Music Video Show, came out as bisexual in 2018, as genderqueer in 2019 and as transgender later that year.
  • Chris Stuckmann, American film critic and YouTuber, came out as pansexual in 2021.
  • Sym, a singer for Man on the Internet most famous for voicing Lucca in Chrono Trigger: The Musical, is non-binary.
  • Swell Entertainment, bisexual commentary and review YouTuber.
  • Crash Thompson, a music critic, came out as bisexual in September 2020.
  • Abigail Thorn, British philosopher and actor behind Philosophy Tube, came out as bisexual in 2019 and as transgender in 2021.
  • Super Butter Buns, a lesbian woman, whose YouTube channel has her play multiple games, with her main series being a beginner's guide to multiple games, and she also livestreams games.
  • Thought Slime, a non-binary political content-creator, Horror film reviewer and Lets-Player.
  • TREY The Explainer, a Youtuber who does videos about anthropology, paleontology, speculative evolution and other such subjects, has mentioned on his Twitter that he is bisexual.
  • Michael Whelan (better known as "Wheels"), head of video for Dicebreaker following Johnny Chiodini's departure, is openly bisexual. He also does his own streams separately from Dicebreaker which include music and games.
  • Blaire White, an American transgender YouTube commentator and political activist. She began taking hormone therapy in 2015 after coming out to her family.
  • Sky Does Minecraft, Let's Player who is bisexual and came out as non-binary in 2021.
  • Sky Williams, a gay comedian and YouTuber known for his Let's Plays.
  • Aoife Wilson, video producer for Eurogamer and head of video, is openly bisexual.
  • Natalie Wynn, aka "Contrapoints", is a trans woman YouTuber known for her videos on social justice and transgender issues.
  • Eugene Lee Yang of The Try Guys came out as gay in 2019.
  • Sarah Z, a bisexual YouTuber, does essays and reviews on pop culture, sometimes focusing on fictional LGBT portrayals.

Writers

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  • Gregory Maguire, American novelist best known for Wicked. He's been in a relationship with painter Andy Newman since 1997 and the two married in 2004.
  • Siera Maley, lesbian novelist who mostly writes lesbian romance novels.
  • Ana Mardoll, trans male - formerly genderqueer - American fantasy author.
  • Billy Martin, transgender American Gothic Horror writer.
  • Matsuko Deluxe, a gay Japanese columnist, drag queen, and TV personality.
  • W. Somerset Maugham, British novelist known for Of Human Bondage. Had relationships with women in his youth, and later in life, solely with men. According to him, "I tried to persuade myself that I was three-quarters normal and that only a quarter of me was queer—whereas really it was the other way around."
  • Michael Mc Dowell, gay author of horror and historical fiction, best known as the screenwriter for Beetlejuice.
  • Seanan McGuire is panromantic and asexual, with her various works such as October Daye and Wayward Children containing several characters who are on the LGBTQ+ spectrum.
  • Casey McQuiston, bisexual non-binary American author known for Red, White & Royal Blue.
  • Yukio Mishima, Japanese author, playwright, actor and model known for his post-war literature and failed coup against the Japanese government. He was married to a woman, but also had relationships with men.
  • Hector Hugh Munro, aka Saki, gay British writer best known for his short stories. Deeply closeted throughout his life, as homosexuality was a crime in Britain at the time, but acknowledged as gay by modern biographers.
  • Patrick Ness, gay British-American author mostly known for his young adult fiction such as Chaos Walking.
  • Alice Oseman, an English author and illustrator who is aromantic asexual. She has spoken about how this has influenced her work, especially Loveless, which features an asexual protagonist. Her pronouns are also she/they.
  • Mark Oshiro, American writer/blogger known for Mark Does Stuff, is queer/gay and non-binary.
  • CS Pacat, queer and genderqueer Australian author of the Captive Prince series.
  • Chuck Palahniuk, American author, best known for Fight Club, came out as gay in 2004.
  • Pat Parker, African-American lesbian poet and activist.
  • Fiona Patton (aka D. K. Johnston), lesbian Canadian fantasy author. She is married to fellow fantasy author Tanya Huff.
  • Marcel Proust, gay French writer best known for his monumental literary cycle À la recherche du temps perdu, in which homosexuality is mentioned openly and at length in the parts that deal with the Baron de Charlus.
  • A. Revathi, a writer and hijra (the third gender in India).
  • Arthur Rimbaud, French poet. He had a wild love affair with Paul Verlaine.
  • Tom Ryan, gay Canadian young adult author.
  • Vita Sackville West, bisexual English author. Had an open marriage with her husband; her lovers included Virginia Woolf, for whom she was a muse.
  • Don Sakers, gay science fiction author.
  • Sappho, ancient Greek poet who wrote romantic poems for women on her home island of Lesbos, by which the word lesbian originated.
  • Dan Savage, gay American sex columnist.
  • V. E. Schwab (aka Victoria Schwab) is a queer novelist that writes for middle grade, young adult, and adult audiences. Known for the Shades of Magic trilogy.
  • David Sedaris, gay essayist and humorist.
  • Maurice Sendak, author and illustrator of Where the Wild Things Are and many other children's books, came out as gay in 2008 after the death of his partner of 50 years.
  • Adam Silvera, queer young adult author.
  • William Sleator, gay young adult author.
  • Gertrude Stein, lesbian poet and novelist also known for her participation in the general American art/literature expatriate community in Paris during the inter-war period.
  • KJ Taylor, aro/ace fantasy author.
  • Chuck Tingle, a writer infamous for surreal gay erotica, identifies as bisexual.
  • James Tiptree Jr. (real name: Alice Sheldon), bisexual science fiction author.
  • Paul Verlaine, French poet. He had a wild love affair with Arthur Rimbaud.
  • Gore Vidal, bisexual American novelist, essayist, playwright and occasional actor whose career spanned sixty years from the late 1940s to early 2010s.
  • Voltalia, bisexual fanfic writer.
  • Ocean Vuong, gay poet and novelist.
  • Olivia Waite, bisexual romance author.
  • Alice Walker is openly bisexual and was the first black woman to win the Pulitzer Prize for Fiction for her critically acclaimed novel, The Color Purple.
  • Sarah Waters, a lesbian, is known for her Victorian era novels featuring lesbian protagonists.
  • Joshua Whitehead, a Canadian two-spirit poet and novelist.
  • Oscar Wilde, witty Irish poet, playwright, journalist and proponent of aestheticism. He wrote The Importance of Being Earnest and The Picture of Dorian Gray among others. He was convicted and imprisoned for "gross indecency with men" in one of the first celebrity trials.
  • Jacqueline Wilson, bestselling children's novelist who came out publicly as lesbian at the age of seventy-four, shortly before the publication of her first book with an unambiguous same-sex relationship.
  • Jeanette Winterson, lesbian novelist known for, among others, Oranges Are Not the Only Fruit, The Passion and Sexing the Cherry.
  • Virginia Woolf, bisexual writer who is considered one of the pioneers of literary Modernism.
  • Neon Yang, queer non-binary speculative fiction author.
  • Alex Zandra Van Chestein (often shortened to Alex Zandra), a Canadian light novelist and game designer, who is also a trans woman.
  • Xiran Jay Zhao, non-binary Chinese-Canadian internet personality and author, known for their debut work Iron Widow.

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Alternative Title(s): LGBT Creators, Queer Creators, LGBTQ Creators

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