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List of famous gay people and notable LGBT celebrities born in the 1930s. The people on this list are enjoying the golden years of their lives with most in their late 70s and others in their early 80s. People born in this time were amongst the first gay, lesbians and bisexual people to come out of the closet and to be accepted by the rest of the population.  You will see singers like Johnny Mathis, actors like Ian McKellen and Lily Tomlin, dancers like Alvin Ailey, designers like Yves Saint-Laurent and politicians like Barney Frank.The famous gay people on this list have identified themselves as being gay, lesbian and bisexual and were born in the 1930s.

There are no people listed here who are only rumored to be gay, everyone on this list are confirmed famous gay celebrities. The LGBT community is proud to include the notable people on this list, which includes famous gay politicians, famous gay singers and gay celebrities.You can sort this list by column, including name, birth year, and birthplace. You can also use this list of famous homosexuals born in the 1930s to start your own list.

Ian McKellen is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Famous Gay, Lesbian and Bisexual People Born in the 1930s
Ian McKellen age 76 - Sir Ian Murray McKellen, CH, CBE is an English actor. He is the recipient of six Laurence Olivier Awards, a Tony Award, a Golden Globe Award, a Screen Actors Guild Award, a BIF Award, two Saturn ...more

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George Takei is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous Gay, Lesbian and Bisexual People Born in the 1930s
George Takei age 79 - George Hosato Takei is an American actor, director, author, and activist, probably most widely known for his role as Hikaru Sulu, helmsman of the USS Enterprise in the television series Star ...more

Lily Tomlin is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Famous Gay, Lesbian and Bisexual People Born in the 1930s
Lily Tomlin age 77 - Mary Jean "Lily" Tomlin is an American actress, comedian, writer, and producer. She has been a major force in American comedy since the late 1960s, when she began a career as a ...more

Barney Frank is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Famous Gay, Lesbian and Bisexual People Born in the 1930s
Barney Frank age 77 - Barnett "Barney" Frank is an American politician who served as a member of the U.S. House of Representatives from Massachusetts from 1981 to 2013. A member of the Democratic Party, he ...more

Richard Chamberlain is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Famous Gay, Lesbian and Bisexual People Born in the 1930s
Richard Chamberlain age 83 - George Richard Chamberlain is an American stage and screen actor and singer, who became a teen idol in the title role of the television show Dr. Kildare. Since then, he has appeared in several ...more

Dean Corll is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Famous Gay, Lesbian and Bisexual People Born in the 1930s
Dean Corll Died at 34 (1939-1973) - Dean Arnold Corll was an American serial killer who abducted, raped, tortured, and murdered a minimum of 28 boys in a series of killings spanning from 1970 to 1973 in Houston, Texas. The crimes, ...more

Johnny Mathis is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Famous Gay, Lesbian and Bisexual People Born in the 1930s
Johnny Mathis age 81 - John Royce "Johnny" Mathis is an American singer of popular music. Starting his career with singles of standard music, he became highly popular as an album artist, with several dozen ...more

Tab Hunter is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Famous Gay, Lesbian and Bisexual People Born in the 1930s
Tab Hunter age 85 - Tab Hunter is an American actor, singer and author who has starred in over forty films.

Robert Reed is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list Famous Gay, Lesbian and Bisexual People Born in the 1930s
Robert Reed Died at 60 (1932-1992) - Robert Reed was an American stage, film and television actor and television director. From 1961 to 1965, Reed portrayed the role of Kenneth Preston on the popular legal drama, The Defenders, ...more

Marshall Applewhite is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list Famous Gay, Lesbian and Bisexual People Born in the 1930s
Marshall Applewhite Died at 66 (1931-1997) - Marshall Herff Applewhite, Jr., also known as "Bo" and "Do", among other names, was an American cult leader who founded what became known as the Heaven's Gate religious group ...more

John Inman is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list Famous Gay, Lesbian and Bisexual People Born in the 1930s
John Inman Died at 72 (1935-2007) - Frederick John Inman was an English actor and singer best known for his role as Mr. Humphries in Are You Being Served?, a British sitcom in the 1970s and 1980s. Inman was also well known in the ...more

Joel Schumacher is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list Famous Gay, Lesbian and Bisexual People Born in the 1930s
Joel Schumacher age 77 - Joel T. Schumacher is an American film director, screenwriter, and producer. Some notable films he has directed include The Incredible Shrinking Woman, St. Elmo's Fire, The Lost Boys, Cousins, ...more

Susan Sontag is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list Famous Gay, Lesbian and Bisexual People Born in the 1930s
Susan Sontag Died at 71 (1933-2004) - Susan Sontag was an American writer and filmmaker, teacher and political activist, publishing her first major work, the essay "Notes on 'Camp'", in 1964. Her best known works include ...more

Yves Saint Laurent is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list Famous Gay, Lesbian and Bisexual People Born in the 1930s
Yves Saint Laurent Died at 72 (1936-2008) - Yves Henri Donat Mathieu-Saint-Laurent, known as Yves Saint Laurent, was an Algerian-born French fashion designer, and is regarded as one of the greatest names in fashion history. In 1985, ...more

Larry Kramer is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list Famous Gay, Lesbian and Bisexual People Born in the 1930s
Larry Kramer age 81 - Larry Kramer is an American playwright, author, public health advocate, and LGBT rights activist. He began his career rewriting scripts while working for Columbia Pictures, which led him to ...more

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Rudolf Nureyev is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list Famous Gay, Lesbian and Bisexual People Born in the 1930s
Rudolf Nureyev Died at 55 (1938-1993) - Rudolf Khametovich Nureyev was a Soviet-born dancer of ballet and modern dance, one of the most celebrated of the 20th century. Nureyev's artistic skills explored expressive areas of the dance, ...more

Charles Nelson Reilly is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list Famous Gay, Lesbian and Bisexual People Born in the 1930s
Charles Nelson Reilly Died at 76 (1931-2007) - Charles Nelson Reilly was an American actor, comedian, director and drama teacher, known for his comedic roles in stages, films, children's television and cartoons, and as a game show panelist.

Paul Winfield is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list Famous Gay, Lesbian and Bisexual People Born in the 1930s
Paul Winfield Died at 65 (1939-2004) - Paul Edward Winfield was an American television, film and stage actor. He was known for his portrayal of a Louisiana sharecropper who struggles to support his family during the Great Depression ...more

John Corigliano is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list Famous Gay, Lesbian and Bisexual People Born in the 1930s
John Corigliano age 77 - John Corigliano is an American composer of classical music. His scores, now numbering over one hundred, have won him the Pulitzer Prize, five Grammy Awards, Grawemeyer Award for Music ...more

Tommy Tune is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list Famous Gay, Lesbian and Bisexual People Born in the 1930s
Tommy Tune age 78 - Thomas James "Tommy" Tune is an American actor, dancer, singer, theatre director, producer, and choreographer. Over the course of his career, he has won nine Tony Awards and the ...more

Brian Epstein is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list Famous Gay, Lesbian and Bisexual People Born in the 1930s
Brian Epstein Died at 33 (1934-1967) - Brian Samuel Epstein was an English music entrepreneur, best known for managing the Beatles. Epstein first discovered the Beatles in November 1961, during a lunchtime Cavern Club performance. He ...more

Ned Sherrin is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list Famous Gay, Lesbian and Bisexual People Born in the 1930s
Ned Sherrin Died at 76 (1931-2007) - Edward George "Ned" Sherrin, CBE was an English broadcaster, author and stage director. He qualified as a barrister and then worked in independent television before joining the BBC. He ...more

Audre Lorde is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list Famous Gay, Lesbian and Bisexual People Born in the 1930s
Audre Lorde Died at 58 (1934-1992) - Audre Lorde was a Caribbean-American writer, radical feminist, womanist, lesbian, and civil rights activist. Lorde served as an inspiration to women worldwide, one of her most notable efforts ...more

David Brudnoy is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list Famous Gay, Lesbian and Bisexual People Born in the 1930s
David Brudnoy Died at 64 (1940-2004) - David Brudnoy was an American talk radio host in Boston from 1976 to 2004. His radio talk show aired on WBZ radio. He was known for espousing his libertarian views on a wide range of political ...more

Barbara Jordan is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list Famous Gay, Lesbian and Bisexual People Born in the 1930s
Barbara Jordan Died at 60 (1936-1996) - Barbara Charline Jordan was an American politician and a leader of the Civil Rights movement. She was the first African American elected to the Texas Senate after Reconstruction, the first ...more

Jerry Herman is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list Famous Gay, Lesbian and Bisexual People Born in the 1930s
Jerry Herman age 85 - Jerry Herman is an American composer and lyricist, known for his work in Broadway musical theater. He composed the scores for the hit Broadway musicals Hello, Dolly!, Mame, and La Cage aux ...more

Jean-Claude Brialy is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list Famous Gay, Lesbian and Bisexual People Born in the 1930s
Jean-Claude Brialy Died at 74 (1933-2007) - Jean-Claude Brialy was a French actor, director and socialite.

Van Cliburn is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list Famous Gay, Lesbian and Bisexual People Born in the 1930s
Van Cliburn Died at 79 (1934-2013) - Harvey Lavan "Van" Cliburn, Jr., was an American pianist who achieved worldwide recognition in 1958, at the age of 23, when he won the first quadrennial International Tchaikovsky Piano ...more

Gerry Studds is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list Famous Gay, Lesbian and Bisexual People Born in the 1930s
Gerry Studds Died at 69 (1937-2006) - Gerry Eastman Studds was an American Democratic Congressman from Massachusetts who served from 1973 until 1997. He was the first openly gay member of Congress. In 1983 he was censured by the ...more

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Barbara Hammer is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list Famous Gay, Lesbian and Bisexual People Born in the 1930s
Barbara Hammer age 77 - Barbara Hammer is an American filmmaker in the genre of experimental films and a professor at the European Graduate School in Saas-Fee. Hammer is known for creating experimental films dealing ...more

Alan Bennett is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list Famous Gay, Lesbian and Bisexual People Born in the 1930s
Alan Bennett age 82 - Alan Bennett is an English playwright, screenwriter, actor and author. He was born in Leeds and attended Oxford University where he studied history and performed with the Oxford Revue. He stayed ...more

Alvin Ailey is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list Famous Gay, Lesbian and Bisexual People Born in the 1930s
Alvin Ailey Died at 58 (1931-1989) - Alvin Ailey was an African-American choreographer and activist who founded the Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater in New York City. He is credited with popularizing modern dance and ...more

Terrence McNally is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list Famous Gay, Lesbian and Bisexual People Born in the 1930s
Terrence McNally age 78 - Terrence McNally is an American playwright. One of theatre's most important playwrights today, he has received the Tony Award for Best Play for Love! Valour! Compassion! and Master Class, as ...more

Allan Spear is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list Famous Gay, Lesbian and Bisexual People Born in the 1930s
Allan Spear Died at 71 (1937-2008) - Allan Henry Spear was an American politician and educator from Minnesota who served almost thirty years in the Minnesota Senate, including nearly a decade as President of the Senate.

Rip Taylor is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list Famous Gay, Lesbian and Bisexual People Born in the 1930s
Rip Taylor age 82 - Charles Elmer "Rip" Taylor, Jr. is an American actor and comedian.

Ramses Shaffy is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list Famous Gay, Lesbian and Bisexual People Born in the 1930s
Ramses Shaffy Died at 76 (1933-2009) - Ramses Shaffy was a Dutch singer and actor. He became popular during the 1960s. His most famous songs include "Zing, Vecht, Huil, Bid, Lach, Werk en Bewonder", "We Zullen ...more

Robert Bauman is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list Famous Gay, Lesbian and Bisexual People Born in the 1930s
Robert Bauman age 78 - Robert E. Bauman is a former member of the U.S. House of Representatives from Maryland's 1st congressional district. Bauman was a prominent conservative advocate in the House. Legal counsel for ...more

David Hockney is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list Famous Gay, Lesbian and Bisexual People Born in the 1930s
David Hockney age 79 - David Hockney, OM CH RA is an English painter, draughtsman, printmaker, stage designer and photographer. He lives in Bridlington, East Riding of Yorkshire, and Kensington, London. Hockney ...more

Sir Malcolm Williamson is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list Famous Gay, Lesbian and Bisexual People Born in the 1930s
Sir Malcolm Williamson Died at 72 (1931-2003) - Malcolm Benjamin Graham Christopher Williamson, AO, CBE was an Australian composer. He was the Master of the Queen's Music from 1975 until his death.

Ismail Merchant is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list Famous Gay, Lesbian and Bisexual People Born in the 1930s
Ismail Merchant Died at 69 (1936-2005) - Ismail Merchant was an Indian-born film producer and director. He worked for many years in collaboration with Merchant Ivory Productions which included director James Ivory as well as ...more

John Normington is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list Famous Gay, Lesbian and Bisexual People Born in the 1930s
John Normington Died at 70 (1937-2007) - John Normington was an English actor who appeared widely on British television from the 1960s until the year of his death. Normington was also a member of the Royal Shakespeare Company ...more

Charles Wuorinen is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list Famous Gay, Lesbian and Bisexual People Born in the 1930s
Charles Wuorinen age 77 - Charles Peter Wuorinen is an American composer of contemporary classical music based in New York City. Awarded the Pulitzer Prize in 1970, Wuorinen has in recent years dedicated himself to ...more

Tony Warren is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list Famous Gay, Lesbian and Bisexual People Born in the 1930s
Tony Warren age 80 - Anthony McVay Simpson, MBE, better known by his stage name Tony Warren, is an award-winning English television scriptwriter, best known for creating the ITV soap opera Coronation Street. He has ...more

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Tom Waddell is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list Famous Gay, Lesbian and Bisexual People Born in the 1930s
Tom Waddell Died at 50 (1937-1987) - Tom Waddell was a gay American sportsman who founded the Gay Olympics in 1982 in San Francisco. The international sporting event was later renamed the Gay Games after the United States Olympic ...more

Peter Wyngarde is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list Famous Gay, Lesbian and Bisexual People Born in the 1930s
Peter Wyngarde age 88 - Peter Paul Wyngarde is a French-born English actor best known for playing the character Jason King, a bestselling novelist turned sleuth, in two British television series: Department S and Jason

Ronald Robertson is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list Famous Gay, Lesbian and Bisexual People Born in the 1930s
Ronald Robertson Died at 63 (1937-2000) - Ronald "Ronnie" Robertson was an American figure skater who was best known for his spinning ability. He won the silver medal at the 1956 Winter Olympics and twice won the silver at the ...more

Joe Orton is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list Famous Gay, Lesbian and Bisexual People Born in the 1930s
Joe Orton Died at 34 (1933-1967) - John Kingsley "Joe" Orton was an English playwright and author. His public career was short but prolific, lasting from 1964 until his death three years later. During this brief period ...more

Mel White is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list Famous Gay, Lesbian and Bisexual People Born in the 1930s
Mel White age 76 - James Melville "Mel" White is an American clergyman and author. White was a behind-the-scenes member of the Evangelical Protestant movement through the 1960s, 1970s, and 1980s, writing ...more

John Wieners is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list Famous Gay, Lesbian and Bisexual People Born in the 1930s
John Wieners Died at 68 (1934-2002) - John Joseph Wieners was an American poet.

Lanford Wilson is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list Famous Gay, Lesbian and Bisexual People Born in the 1930s
Lanford Wilson Died at 74 (1937-2011) - Lanford Wilson was a Pulitzer Prize winning, American playwright, whose work, as described by the New York Times, was "earthy, realist, greatly admired [and] widely performed". Wilson ...more