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

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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
age 79
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
George Takei is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous Gay, Lesbian and Bisexual People Born in the 1930s
age 81
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
age 79
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
age 78
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
age 84
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
Dec. at 34 (1939-1973)
Dean Arnold Corll was an American who did horrible things.
Johnny Mathis is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Famous Gay, Lesbian and Bisexual People Born in the 1930s
age 83
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
age 84
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
Dec. 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
Dec. 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
Dec. 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
age 79
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
Dec. 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
Dec. 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
age 83
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
Rudolf Nureyev is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list Famous Gay, Lesbian and Bisexual People Born in the 1930s
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
Dec. 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
Dec. 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
age 81
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
age 80
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
Dec. 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
Dec. 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
Dec. 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
Dec. 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
Dec. 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