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Famous People known or suspected to be lesbian, gay, or bisexual

Campus Scene

Coming out is almost a common occurrence these days, but some of these folks might surprise you.

Achtenberg, Roberta, politician

Albee, Edward, playwright

Alexander, the Great, military conqueror

Alger, Jr, Horatio, writer

Almodovar, Pedro, film director

Alyson, Sasha, publisher

Andersen, Hans Christian, children's story writer

Anderson, Mitchell, actor (Party of Five)

Auden, W. H., writer

Bacon, Sir Francis, philosopher/statesman

Baez, Joan, musician

Baker, Josephine, singer

Baldwin, James, novelist

Batts, Deborah, federal judge

Bearse, Amanda, actor (Married With Children)

Bell, Andy, musician

Benedict, Ruth, anthropologist

Bennett, Michael, choreographer

Bernhardt, Sandra, comic/actor

(Rosanne) Bernstein, Leonard, composer and conductor

Berry, Sir James, author of Peter Pan

Bowie, David, musician

Boyd, Rev. Malcolm, Episcopal priest

Boykin, Keith, President Clinton aide

Britten, Benjamin, composer

Brown, Margaret Wise, author of children's books

Burke, Glenn, Brooklyn Dodger, 1972-77

Butler, Dan, actor (Frazier)

Buttino, Frank, former FBI agent

Byron, Lord, poet

Caesar, Julius, statesman/general/emperor

Cammermeyer, Margarethe, National Guard colonel

Caravaggio, Renaissance artist

Cather, Willa, novelist

Cheever, John, writer

Clairborne, Craig, American chef

Cocteau, Jean, novelist/playwright/poet

Colette, writer

Copeland, Aaron, composer

Coward, Noel, playwright/actor/composer

Cukor, George, film director

da Vinci, Leonardo, artist

de Stael, Madame, writer

Dean, James, actor

Degeneres, Ellen, actress

Deitrich, Marlene, actor

Delaria, Lea, comic

Dickinson, Emily, poet

Eliot, T. S., American author/poet

Epstein, Brian, manager of the Beatles

Etheridge, Melissa, singer & composer Fierstein, Harvey, playwright/actor Flynn,

Erroll, actor

Forbes, Malcolm, publisher

Forster, E. M., novelist

Frank, Barney, Congressman

Geffen, David, music producer

Gielgud, Sir John, actor

Gill, Tim, founder of Quark, Inc

Gingrich, Candace, political activist

Ginsberg, Allen, poet

Great, Frederick the, emperor

Hamilton, Alexander, statesman

Hammarskjöld, Dag, UN Secretary General

Hansberry, Lorraine, playwright

Harte, Bret, author

Hatch, Richard, Survivor survivor

Hayes, Bruce, Olympic swimmer

Hoover, J. Edgar, FBI director

Horse, Chief Crazy, Native American leader

Hudson, Rock, actor

Ian, Janis, musician

Indigo Girls, musicians

Jackson-Paris, Bob, pro bodybuilder

James I, King, Bible overseer

James, Henry, writer

John, Elton, musician

Julius III, Pope

Kahlo, Frieda, artist

Keynes, John Maynard, economist & author

Kopay, David, pro football player

Kuehl, Sheila James, attorney/former TV actor

Kushner, Tony, playwright

lang, k d, musician

Lawrence, T. E., writer & adventurer

LeVay, Simon, biologist

Lorca, Garcia, poet

Louganis, Greg, Olympic gold medalist

Lowell, Amy, poet & critic

Marlowe, Christopher, dramatist & poet

Maugham, W. Somerset, writer McKlellen, Ian, actor

McKuen, Rod, poet

McNeill, John, religious scholar

Meinhold, Keith, Retired Navy officer

Melville, Herman, novelist & poet

Michelangelo, artist

Milk, Harvey, American politician

Millay, Edna St. Vincent, poet

Millet, Kate, American author

Mishima, Yukio, novelist

Navratilova, Martina, tennis champion

Nightingale, Florence, "founder" of modern nursing

O'Keefe, Georgia, artist

Olivier, Sir Lawrence, actor

Pallone, Dave, former baseball umpire

Phranc, folksinger

Plato, philosopher

Porter, Cole, singer

Price, Deb, newspaper columnist

Proust, Marcel, novelist

Raphael, Renaissance painter

Renault, Mary, French writer

Riley, James Whitcomb, "The Hoosier poet"

Roosevelt, Eleanor, Stateswoman

Roth, Lynda, musician/composer

RuPaul, supermodel

Rustin, Bayard, civil rights activist

Sappho, poet

Sargent, Dick, actor

Sarton, May, poet & writer

Schubert, Franz, composer

Smith, Bessie, singer

Spencer-Devin, Muffin, golfer

Steffan, Joe, much decorated Navy cadet

Stein, Gertrude, writer

Studds, Gerry, Congressman

Tchaikovsky, Peter Ilyich, composer

Thompson, Dorothy, journalist

Thompson, Scott, actor (Larry Sanders Show)

Toklas, Alice B., writer

Tomlin, Lily, comic, actor Valentino,

Rudolf, actor

Vidal, Gore, writer

Waddell, Tom, Olympic decathelete

Warhol, Andy, artist

Whitman, Walt, poet

Wilde, Oscar, poet, novelist & dramatist

Wilder, Thornton, playwright

Williams, Tennessee, playwright

Wong, B. D., actor

Woolf, Virginia, novelist & critic

Wu, Chinese emperor

Zaharias, Babe Didrikson, pro golfer

Zuniga, Joe, former Army sergeant