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An index of performers and content creators who fall into the LGBT,note  gender-nonconforming, intersex, and/or asexual 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 also Queer Media for a list of works with and about LGBT+ people.

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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 

    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 
  • CaptainGerBear, gay Canadian Furry/Manly Gay artist known for creating several video games and the webcomic Grant.
  • Keith Haring, gay American pop art artist.
  • 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 Leatherman, and one of the inspirations behind Freddie Mercury's stage persona.
  • 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 

Entertainers

    Drag Queens 

    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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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 2000's.
  • 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.
  • 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. 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 1970's to the early 80's. She was openly lesbian, though her sexuality has sometimes been labelled as bisexual. Her life was made into a movie, starring 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.

Filmmakers

    Directors 

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Music

    Musicians and Singers A-C 
  • Kevin Abstract, rapper and founding member of BROCKHAMPTON, is gay which he explores in his second album American Boyfriend: A Suburban Love Story.
  • 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 bi and asexual in 2021.
  • 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. Died of AIDS in 1991.
  • 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.
  • Taylor Bennett, rapper and younger brother of Chance The Rapper, is bisexual.
  • Leonard Bernstein, gay 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 transwoman 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 is generally regarded as at least bi-curious.
  • Phoebe Bridgers, American singer-songwriter, is bisexual.
  • Pete Burns, English singer and member of Dead or Alive. Was married to a woman and was in a civil partnership with a man during his lifetime however he never identified as a specific sexuality.
  • 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, and one of the first celebrities to disclose having undergone gender-reassignment surgery. Is perhaps best known for composing the soundtrack for 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 spectrum 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 transmen.
  • 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.
  • Fergie, American singer known for being part of The Black Eyed Peas and for her solo career, is bisexual.
  • 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 80's 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.
  • Issues, former lead singer Tyler Carter is bisexual.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Ally Hills, a lesbian indie-pop musician and YouTuber.
  • 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.
  • 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", and "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 also 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 married to another woman.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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, gay Lebanese-born British pop singer/songwriter.
  • MNEK, LGBT singer and songwriter.
  • Janelle Monáe, Black American singer, musician, actress and activist, came out as pansexual in 2018.
  • 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.
  • 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, bisexual American singer.
  • Peaches, bisexual Canadian electroclash musician.
  • Orville Peck, a gay country musician.
  • Perfume Genius, an American Baroque Pop artist, is gay.
  • 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).
  • Lou Reed, American singer-songwriter, known for his work as part of the pioneering rock band the Velvet Underground and his solo career, was bisexual.
  • Bebe Rexha, American-Albanian pop singer, has described her sexuality as fluid.

    Musicians and Singers S-Z 
  • 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.
  • Tinashe (bisexual R&B artist)
  • 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.
  • Sia, Australian singer-songwriter, is bisexual or pansexual. She describes herself as liking any gender.
  • Snow Tha Product, rapper and actress, is bisexual, and married to actress Julissa.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Tanita Tikaram, British pop/folk singer-songwriter, is gay.
  • Pete Townshend, British musician and leader of influential rock and roll band The Who, is bisexual.
  • Yves Tumor, a non-binary gay musician known for experimental electronic music.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • The Axis of Awesome: Lead singer Jordan Raskopoulos is a trans woman.
  • The B-52s: 80's new wave band consisting of gay and bisexual members.
  • Bloc Party: Lead singer and rhythm guitarist Kele Okereke is gay.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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 however at the time of the band's popularity, he was in a secret relationship with the drummer, Jon Moss and a lot of the songs written were about this relationship.
  • Cynic: Frontman and guitarist Paul Masvidal and former drummer Sean Reinert are both gay.
  • Deerhunter: Lead singer and guitarist Bradfod Cox is asexual.
  • 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;
"I don't think [sexuality] can or should be pigeonholed. I've thought about this since I was a teenager. I've always found it claustrophobic to think about having to put things into categories like that. My sexuality is the same as my music and my life. Why does it need a label?"
  • Green Day: Frontman Billie Joe Armstrong and drummer Tré Cool are 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.
  • Hüsker Dü: Bob Mould is gay, and Grant Hart was bisexual.
  • Indigo Girls: Both members, Amy Ray and Emily Saliers, are lesbians and have been active advocates for LGBT rights.
  • Judas Priest: Lead singer Rob Halford famously came out as gay in 1998.
  • Judicator, main founder, former member, and current associate Alicia Cordisco is transfemale.
  • King's X: Bassist Doug Pinnick is openly gay.
  • Life of Agony: Vocalist Mina Caputo is transfemale.
  • Liturgy: Lead singer and guitarist Hunter Hunt-Hendrix came out as a trans woman in 2020.
  • Lower Dens: Led by non-binary Jana Hunter, the only constant member through the band's history.
  • The Magnetic Fields: Frontman Stephen Merritt is openly gay, and a number of his associates in the band are LGBT+ as well.
  • 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.
  • *NSYNC: Lance Bass came out as gay, though after the group broke up and went on their separate ways.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Rumpelstiltskin Grinder, guitarist and founding member Melissa Moore is transfemale.
  • Sanguisugabogg: Guitarist and bandleader Cameron Boggs is openly nonbinary.
  • Scissor Sisters: A Cast Full of Gay American pop/rock band.
  • Secret Guyz, a Japanese idol group consisting of transgender men.
  • SeeYouSpaceCowboy, vocalist Connie Sgarbossa is transfemale.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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 Coil, the band's vocalist Genesis Breyer P-Orridge was non-binary.
  • Le Tigre: Sadie Benning and their successor JD Samson are both non-binary.
  • Velvet Underground: Frontman Lou Reed was bisexual.
  • Venus Flytrap: Consists of transgender Thai musicians.
  • Village People: Victor Willis was the only member of the original lineup who wasn't gay.
  • Westlife: Member Markus Feehily is gay.
  • 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.
  • Katzun came out as bisexual in 2018, then lesbian the same year. In 2020 they came out as non-binary and pansexual.
  • Overly Sarcastic Productions: Red went on record as asexual and panromantic during a Q&A video in 2016.
  • Phoenix Animations: Sean Phoenix is transgender.

    Webcomics 

Web Video

    Web Video Creators A-E 
  • Anna Akana, Asian-American actress and filmmaker known for her YouTube channel, came out as bisexual in 2018.
  • Beatrice The Golden Witch, previously known as "Digibrony", then "Digibro", and later "Digi-nee", 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, black trans YouTuber who mainly does LGBTQ themed video essays.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Chris Crocker, gay internet star, YouTuber, and short time adult film actor especially known for his "LEAVE BRITNEY ALONE!!!" video.
  • Lucas Cruikshank, a YouTuber known for his hyperactive "Fred Figglehorn" character, came out as gay in 2013.
  • 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.
  • Riley J Dennis, a non-binary transwoman and lesbian YouTuber 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.
  • 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.
  • LittleKuriboh, bisexual content creator known for creating Yu-Gi-Oh! The Abridged Series.
  • 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.
  • Genderpunksap, a nonbinary YouTuber who mostly focuses on trans issues.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Adam Johnston, movie reviewer best known for YourMovieSucks.org, is openly gay.
  • KaiserNeko, one of the founders of Team Four Star came out 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.
  • 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 
  • Harrison Laine, creator of The Music Video Show, came out as bisexual in 2018 and as genderqueer in 2019.
  • Jackson Lennon, a YouTuber, actor and filmmaker who is transgender and bisexual.
  • Phil Lester, a YouTuber who came out as gay in 2019.
  • 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.
  • The Mysterious Mr. Enter, real name Johnathan Rozanski, a YouTuber and animation critic who is asexual.
  • 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 came out a trans woman, a lot of videos in her "Glass of Water" series focus on LGBT representation in animation.
  • Penny Parker, also known as SnapCube, is a gaming YouTuber, voice actress, and singer who is a sapphic trans woman.
  • 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.
  • La Ron Readus, of Readus 101, is a bisexual pop and geek culture critic.
  • 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.
  • 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 You Tube account, II Superwoman II and her late night talk show, A Little Late With Lilly Singh.
  • 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.
  • Jim 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.
  • 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.
  • Blaire White, an American transgender YouTube commentator and political activist. She began taking hormone therapy in 2015 after coming out to her family.
  • Sky Williams, a gay comedian and YouTuber known for his Let's Plays.
  • 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 queer YouTuber, does essays and reviews on pop culture, sometimes focusing on fictional LGBT portrayals.

Writers

    Authors A-L 

    Authors M-Z 
  • 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.
  • Ana Mardoll, trans man - formerly genderqueer - American fantasy author.
  • Billy Martin, transgender American Gothic Horror writer.
  • Matsuko Deluxe, a gay Japanese columnist, drag queen, and TV personality.
  • Seanan McGuire is bisexual, with her various works such 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.
  • 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."
  • 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.
  • 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), gay Canadian fantasy author.
  • 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.
  • 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, sex columnist.
  • Victoria Schwab (also goes by V.E. Schwab) is a queer novelist that writes for middle grade, Young Adult, and adult audiences. Known for the Shades of Magic trilogy.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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 faced criminal conviction for "gross indecency with men" and imprisonment for it.
  • 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 transitioned trans female.

    Comic Book Writers 

    Playwrights and Scriptwriters 


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

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