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

Updated June 14, 2019 38.5k views121 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.
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  • Ian McKellen
    Sir Ian Murray McKellen (born 25 May 1939) is an English actor. His career spans genres...  more
  • George Takei
    George Hosato Takei (; born Hosato Takei, April 20, 1937) is an American actor, author, and...  more
  • Lily Tomlin
    Mary Jean "Lily" Tomlin (born September 1, 1939) is an American actress, comedian, writer,...  more
  • Barney Frank
    Barnett Frank (born March 31, 1940) is an American former politician. He served as a member of...  more
  • Richard Chamberlain
    George Richard Chamberlain (born March 31, 1934) is an American stage and screen actor and...  more
  • Dean Corll

    Dean Corll

    Dec. at 34 (1939-1973)
    Dean Arnold Corll (December 24, 1939 – August 8, 1973) was an American serial killer who...  more
  • Johnny Mathis
    John Royce Mathis (born September 30, 1935) is an American singer-songwriter of popular music....  more
  • Tab Hunter

    Tab Hunter

    Age: 89
    Tab Hunter (born Arthur Andrew Gelien; July 11, 1931 – July 8, 2018) was an American actor,...  more
  • Robert Reed

    Robert Reed

    Dec. at 60 (1932-1992)
    Robert Reed (born John Robert Rietz Jr.; October 19, 1932 – May 12, 1992) was an American...  more
  • Marshall Applewhite

    Marshall Applewhite

    Dec. at 66 (1931-1997)
    Marshall Herff Applewhite Jr. (May 17, 1931 – March 26, 1997), also known as Do, among other...  more
  • John Inman

    John Inman

    Dec. at 72 (1935-2007)
    Frederick John Inman (28 June 1935 – 8 March 2007) known as John Inman, was an English actor...  more
  • Joel Schumacher
    Joel T. Schumacher (August 29, 1939 – June 22, 2020) was an American filmmaker. Schumacher...  more
  • Susan Sontag

    Susan Sontag

    Dec. at 71 (1933-2004)
    Susan Sontag (; January 16, 1933 – December 28, 2004) was an American writer, filmmaker,...  more
  • Yves Saint Laurent

    Yves Saint Laurent

    Dec. at 72 (1936-2008)
    Yves Henri Donat Mathieu-Saint-Laurent (French: [iv sɛ̃ lɔʁɑ̃]; 1 August 1936 – 1 June 2008),...  more
  • Larry Kramer
    Larry Kramer (born June 25, 1935) is an American playwright, author, film producer, public...  more
  • Rudolf Nureyev

    Rudolf Nureyev

    Dec. at 55 (1938-1993)
    Rudolf Khametovich Nureyev ( NEWR-ee-ef, nyuurr-AY-ef; Tatar: Рудольф Хәмит улы Нуриев;...  more
  • Charles Nelson Reilly

    Charles Nelson Reilly

    Dec. at 76 (1931-2007)
    Charles Nelson Reilly II (January 13, 1931 – May 25, 2007) was an American actor, comedian,...  more
  • Paul Winfield

    Paul Winfield

    Dec. at 65 (1939-2004)
    Paul Edward Winfield (May 22, 1939 – March 7, 2004) was an American television, film and stage...  more
  • John Corigliano
    John Paul Corigliano (born February 16, 1938) is an American composer of classical music. His...  more
  • Tommy Tune

    Tommy Tune

    Age: 81
    Thomas James "Tommy" Tune (born February 28, 1939) is an American actor, dancer, singer,...  more
  • Brian Epstein

    Brian Epstein

    Dec. at 33 (1934-1967)
    Brian Samuel Epstein (; 19 September 1934 – 27 August 1967) was an English music entrepreneur...  more
  • Ned Sherrin

    Ned Sherrin

    Dec. at 76 (1931-2007)
    Edward George Sherrin (18 February 1931 – 1 October 2007) was an English broadcaster, author...  more
  • Audre Lorde

    Audre Lorde

    Dec. at 58 (1934-1992)
    Audre Lorde (; born Audrey Geraldine Lorde; February 18, 1934 – November 17, 1992) was an...  more
  • David Brudnoy

    David Brudnoy

    Dec. at 64 (1940-2004)
    David Barry Brudnoy (June 5, 1940 – December 9, 2004) was an American talk radio host in...  more
  • Barbara Jordan

    Barbara Jordan

    Dec. at 60 (1936-1996)
    Barbara Charline Jordan (February 21, 1936 – January 17, 1996) was an American lawyer,...  more