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Famous Gay, Lesbian and Bisexual People Born in the 1930s

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Updated June 14, 2019 37.1k views 121 items

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
Age 79 from Burnley, United Kingdom
Sir Ian Murray McKellen (born 25 May 1939) is an English actor. His career spans genres ranging from Shakespearean and modern theatre to popular fantasy and science fiction. He is the recipient ...more
George Takei is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous Gay, Lesbian and Bisexual People Born in the 1930s
Age 81 from Los Angeles, Boyle Heights, USA, California
George Hosato Takei (; born Hosato Takei, April 20, 1937) is an American actor, author, and activist. He is best known for his role as Hikaru Sulu, helmsman of the USS Enterprise in the ...more
Lily Tomlin is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Famous Gay, Lesbian and Bisexual People Born in the 1930s
Age 79 from Detroit, Michigan, United States of America
Mary Jean "Lily" Tomlin (born September 1, 1939) is an American actress, comedian, writer, singer and producer. Tomlin started her career as a stand-up comedian as well as performing ...more
Barney Frank is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Famous Gay, Lesbian and Bisexual People Born in the 1930s
Age 78 from Hudson County, Bayonne, Contiguous United States, United States of America, United States, with Territories, New Jersey, Continental United States
Barnett Frank (born March 31, 1940) is an American former politician. He served as a member of the U.S. House of Representatives from Massachusetts from 1981 to 2013. A Democrat, Frank served as ...more
Richard Chamberlain is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Famous Gay, Lesbian and Bisexual People Born in the 1930s
Age 84 from Los Angeles, USA, California, Beverly Hills
George Richard Chamberlain (born March 31, 1934) is an American stage and screen actor and singer, who became a teen idol in the title role of the television show Dr. Kildare (1961–1966). He ...more
Dean Corll is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Famous Gay, Lesbian and Bisexual People Born in the 1930s
Dec. at 34 (1939-1973) from Fort Wayne, Indiana
Dean Arnold Corll (December 24, 1939 – August 8, 1973) was an American serial killer who abducted, raped, tortured, and murdered at least 28 teenage boys and young men between 1970 and 1973 in ...more
Johnny Mathis is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Famous Gay, Lesbian and Bisexual People Born in the 1930s
Age 83 from Gilmer, Texas, United States of America
John Royce Mathis (born September 30, 1935) is an American singer-songwriter of popular music. Starting his career with singles of standard music, he became highly popular as an album artist, ...more
Tab Hunter is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Famous Gay, Lesbian and Bisexual People Born in the 1930s
Age 87 from New York City, New York, United States of America
Tab Hunter (born Arthur Andrew Gelien; July 11, 1931 – July 8, 2018) was an American actor, singer, film producer and author. He appeared in over 40 films and was a well-known Hollywood star and ...more
Robert Reed is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list Famous Gay, Lesbian and Bisexual People Born in the 1930s
Dec. at 60 (1932-1992) from Highland Park, Illinois, United States of America
Robert Reed (born John Robert Rietz Jr.; October 19, 1932 – May 12, 1992) was an American actor. He played Kenneth Preston on the legal drama The Defenders from 1961 to 1965 alongside E. G. ...more
Marshall Applewhite is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list Famous Gay, Lesbian and Bisexual People Born in the 1930s
Dec. at 66 (1931-1997) from Spur, Texas
Marshall Herff Applewhite Jr. (May 17, 1931 – March 26, 1997), also known as 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
Dec. at 72 (1935-2007) from City of Preston, Lancashire, United Kingdom
Frederick John Inman (28 June 1935 – 8 March 2007) known as John Inman, was an English actor and singer best known for his role as Mr. Humphries in Are You Being Served?, a British sitcom ...more
Joel Schumacher is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list Famous Gay, Lesbian and Bisexual People Born in the 1930s
Age 79 from New York City, New York, United States of America
Joel T. Schumacher (; born August 29, 1939) is an American filmmaker. Schumacher rose to fame after directing three hit films: St. Elmo's Fire (1985), The Lost Boys (1987), and Flatliners ...more
Susan Sontag is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list Famous Gay, Lesbian and Bisexual People Born in the 1930s
Dec. at 71 (1933-2004) from New York City, New York
Susan Sontag (; January 16, 1933 – December 28, 2004) was an American writer, filmmaker, philosopher, teacher, and political activist. She mostly wrote essays, but also published novels; she ...more
Yves Saint Laurent is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list Famous Gay, Lesbian and Bisexual People Born in the 1930s
Dec. at 72 (1936-2008) from Oran, Algeria
Yves Henri Donat Mathieu-Saint-Laurent (French: [iv sɛ̃ lɔʁɑ̃]; 1 August 1936 – 1 June 2008), professionally known as Yves Saint-Laurent, was a French fashion designer who, in 1961, founded his ...more
Larry Kramer is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list Famous Gay, Lesbian and Bisexual People Born in the 1930s
Age 83 from Bridgeport, Connecticut, United States of America
Larry Kramer (born June 25, 1935) is an American playwright, author, film producer, public health advocate, and LGBT rights activist. He began his career rewriting scripts while working for ...more
Rudolf Nureyev is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list Famous Gay, Lesbian and Bisexual People Born in the 1930s
Dec. at 55 (1938-1993) from Irkutsk, Russia
Rudolf Khametovich Nureyev ( NEWR-ee-ef, nyuurr-AY-ef; Tatar: Рудольф Хәмит улы Нуриев; Russian: Рудо́льф Хаме́тович Нуре́ев, IPA: [rʊˈdolʲf nʊˈrʲejɪf]; 17 March 1938 – 6 January 1993) was a ...more
Charles Nelson Reilly is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list Famous Gay, Lesbian and Bisexual People Born in the 1930s
Dec. at 76 (1931-2007) from South Bronx, USA, New York
Charles Nelson Reilly II (January 13, 1931 – May 25, 2007) was an American actor, comedian, director, and drama teacher known for his comedic roles on stage and in films, television shows, and ...more
Paul Winfield is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list Famous Gay, Lesbian and Bisexual People Born in the 1930s
Dec. at 65 (1939-2004) from Los Angeles, California, USA
Paul Edward Winfield (May 22, 1939 – March 7, 2004) was an American television, film and stage actor. He was known for his portrayal of a Louisiana sharecropper who struggles to support his ...more
John Corigliano is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list Famous Gay, Lesbian and Bisexual People Born in the 1930s
Age 81 from New York City, New York, United States of America
John Paul Corigliano (born February 16, 1938) is an American composer of classical music. His scores, now numbering over one hundred, have won him the Pulitzer Prize, five Grammy Awards, ...more
Tommy Tune is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list Famous Gay, Lesbian and Bisexual People Born in the 1930s
Age 80 from Wichita Falls, Texas, United States of America
Thomas James "Tommy" Tune (born February 28, 1939) is an American actor, dancer, singer, theatre director, producer, and choreographer. Over the course of his career, he has won ten ...more
Brian Epstein is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list Famous Gay, Lesbian and Bisexual People Born in the 1930s
Brian Epstein Dec. at 33 (1934-1967) from Liverpool, United Kingdom
Brian Samuel Epstein (; 19 September 1934 – 27 August 1967) was an English music entrepreneur who discovered and managed the Beatles. He was often referred to as a "fifth" member of ...more
Ned Sherrin is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list Famous Gay, Lesbian and Bisexual People Born in the 1930s
Dec. at 76 (1931-2007) from Low Ham, United Kingdom
Edward George Sherrin (18 February 1931 – 1 October 2007) was an English broadcaster, author and stage director. He qualified as a barrister and then worked in independent television before ...more
Audre Lorde is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list Famous Gay, Lesbian and Bisexual People Born in the 1930s
Dec. at 58 (1934-1992) from Harlem, New York City, New York
Audre Lorde (; born Audrey Geraldine Lorde; February 18, 1934 – November 17, 1992) was an American writer, feminist, womanist, librarian, and civil rights activist. As a poet, she is best known ...more
David Brudnoy is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list Famous Gay, Lesbian and Bisexual People Born in the 1930s
Dec. at 64 (1940-2004) from Minneapolis, Minnesota
David Barry Brudnoy (June 5, 1940 – December 9, 2004) 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 ...more
Barbara Jordan is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list Famous Gay, Lesbian and Bisexual People Born in the 1930s
Dec. at 60 (1936-1996) from Houston, Texas, United States of America
Barbara Charline Jordan (February 21, 1936 – January 17, 1996) was an American lawyer, educator and politician who was a leader of the Civil Rights Movement. A Democrat, she was the first ...more