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List of famous gay people in their 40s, which is also, then, a list of notable LGBT celebrities born in the 1970s. The '70s were an important time for gay, lesbians and bisexual people. The decade was more or less the beginning of the modern gay rights movement, so it's not too surprising to see more names on this list as opposed to some a few decades earlier. You will see singers like Ani DiFranco, Ricky Martin, and Rufus Wainwright, actors like Neil Patrick Harris and Portia Di Rossi, and athletes like Sheryl Swoopes, and John Amaechi.

The famous gay people on this list have identified themselves as being gay, lesbian and bisexual and were born in the 1970s. 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 1970s to start your own list.

Angelina Jolie is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Famous Gay, Lesbian and Bisexual People Born in the 1970s
Angelina Jolie age 41 - Angelina Jolie Pitt is an American actress, filmmaker, and humanitarian. She has received an Academy Award, two Screen Actors Guild Awards, and three Golden Globe Awards, and has been cited as ...more

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Drew Barrymore is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous Gay, Lesbian and Bisexual People Born in the 1970s
Drew Barrymore age 42 - Drew Blyth Barrymore is an American actress, model, producer, director and author. She is a descendant of the Barrymore family of well-known American stage and cinema actors, and is a ...more

Fergie is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Famous Gay, Lesbian and Bisexual People Born in the 1970s
Fergie age 42 - Stacy Ann "Fergie" Ferguson is an American singer, songwriter, fashion designer, rapper, television host, and actress. She is the female vocalist for the hip hop group The Black Eyed ...more

Neil Patrick Harris is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Famous Gay, Lesbian and Bisexual People Born in the 1970s
Neil Patrick Harris age 43 - Neil Patrick Harris is an American actor, writer, producer, director, comedian, magician, singer, and television host. He is known for playing Barney Stinson in the television comedy series How ...more

Jenna Jameson is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Famous Gay, Lesbian and Bisexual People Born in the 1970s
Jenna Jameson age 43 - Jenna Jameson is an American entrepreneur, webcam model and former pornographic film actress, who has been called the world's most famous adult-entertainment performer and "The Queen of ...more

Portia de Rossi is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Famous Gay, Lesbian and Bisexual People Born in the 1970s
Portia de Rossi age 44 - Portia Lee James DeGeneres, known professionally as Portia de Rossi, is an Australian actress, model and philanthropist, known for her roles as lawyer Nelle Porter on the television series Ally ...more

Perez Hilton is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Famous Gay, Lesbian and Bisexual People Born in the 1970s
Perez Hilton age 39 - Mario Armando Lavandeira, Jr., known professionally as Perez Hilton, is an American blogger, columnist and television personality. His blog, PerezHilton.com, is known for posts covering gossip ...more

Briana Banks is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Famous Gay, Lesbian and Bisexual People Born in the 1970s
Briana Banks age 38 - Briana Banks is the stage name of a German American pornographic actress and model. She is the Penthouse Pet of the Month for June 2001.

Kristanna Loken is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list Famous Gay, Lesbian and Bisexual People Born in the 1970s
Kristanna Loken age 37 - Kristanna Sommer Loken is an American actress and model. She is best known for her roles in Terminator 3: Rise of the Machines, BloodRayne, and Painkiller Jane.

Ricky Martin is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list Famous Gay, Lesbian and Bisexual People Born in the 1970s
Ricky Martin age 45 - Enrique Martín Morales, commonly known as Ricky Martin, is a Puerto Rican singer, actor, and author. Martin began his career at age twelve with the all-boy pop group Menudo. After five ...more

Rachel Maddow is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list Famous Gay, Lesbian and Bisexual People Born in the 1970s
Rachel Maddow age 44 - Rachel Anne Maddow is an American television host, political commentator, and author. She hosts a nightly television show, The Rachel Maddow Show, on MSNBC. Her syndicated talk radio program of ...more

Bai Ling is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list Famous Gay, Lesbian and Bisexual People Born in the 1970s
Bai Ling age 50 - Bai Ling is a Chinese-American actress known for her work in films such as The Crow, Red Corner, Crank: High Voltage, Three... Extremes, Wild Wild West, and Anna and the King, and TV shows ...more

Sarah Paulson is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list Famous Gay, Lesbian and Bisexual People Born in the 1970s
Sarah Paulson age 42 - Sarah Catherine Paulson is an American film, stage, and television actress. She began acting on stage, and in the 1990s starred in American Gothic, and Jack & Jill. She later appeared in ...more

Lance Bass is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list Famous Gay, Lesbian and Bisexual People Born in the 1970s
Lance Bass age 37 - James Lance Bass is an American pop singer, dancer, actor, film and television producer, and author. He grew up in Mississippi and rose to fame as the bass singer for the American pop boy band ...more

Saffron Burrows is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list Famous Gay, Lesbian and Bisexual People Born in the 1970s
Saffron Burrows age 43 - Saffron Domini Burrows is an English actress who has appeared in such films as In the Name of the Father, Circle of Friends, Wing Commander, Deep Blue Sea, Gangster No. 1, Enigma, Troy, Reign ...more

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Patricia Velásquez is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list Famous Gay, Lesbian and Bisexual People Born in the 1970s
Patricia Velásquez age 46 - Patricia Carola Velásquez Semprún is a Venezuelan actress and fashion model.

Jill Kelly is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list Famous Gay, Lesbian and Bisexual People Born in the 1970s
Jill Kelly age 46 - Jill Kelly is the stage name of an American pornographic actress, director and producer. Kelly is an AVN Hall of Fame inductee.

Alan Carr is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list Famous Gay, Lesbian and Bisexual People Born in the 1970s
Alan Carr age 40 - Alan Graham Carr is an English comedian and television personality. He was born in Weymouth, Dorset and spent most of his childhood in Northampton before moving to Chorlton-cum-Hardy, Manchester ...more

Peter Wentz is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list Famous Gay, Lesbian and Bisexual People Born in the 1970s
Peter Wentz age 37 - Peter Lewis Kingston "Pete" Wentz III, known professionally as Pete Wentz, is an American musician best known for being the bassist, primary lyricist and backing vocalist for the ...more

Sara Gilbert is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list Famous Gay, Lesbian and Bisexual People Born in the 1970s
Sara Gilbert age 42 - Sara Gilbert is an American actress, best known for her role as Darlene Conner on the ABC sitcom Roseanne from 1988 to 1997, as co-host and creator of the daytime talk show The Talk and for her ...more

Clay Aiken is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list Famous Gay, Lesbian and Bisexual People Born in the 1970s
Clay Aiken age 38 - Clayton Holmes "Clay" Aiken is an American singer, songwriter, television personality, actor, author, politician and activist. Aiken was the 2014 Democratic nominee in the North ...more

Will Young is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list Famous Gay, Lesbian and Bisexual People Born in the 1970s
Will Young age 38 - William Robert "Will" Young is a British singer-songwriter and actor who came to prominence after winning the 2002 inaugural series of the British music contest Pop Idol, making him ...more

Nikki Tyler is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list Famous Gay, Lesbian and Bisexual People Born in the 1970s
Nikki Tyler age 44 - Nikki Tyler is a former pornographic actress best known for her work in the 1990s and for her selection as the December 1995 Penthouse Pet of the Month.

Rufus Wainwright is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list Famous Gay, Lesbian and Bisexual People Born in the 1970s
Rufus Wainwright age 43 - Rufus McGarrigle Wainwright is an American-Canadian singer-songwriter and composer. He has recorded seven albums of original music and numerous tracks on compilations and film soundtracks. He ...more

Summer Altice is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list Famous Gay, Lesbian and Bisexual People Born in the 1970s
Summer Altice age 37 - Summer Danielle Altice is an American fashion model and actress. She was named after Miss USA 1975, Summer Bartholomew.

Ami Cusack is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list Famous Gay, Lesbian and Bisexual People Born in the 1970s
Ami Cusack age 44 - Ami Cusack is a model and barista who was a contestant on Survivor: Vanuatu and Survivor: Micronesia. She is the former Charitable Director of Experimental and Applied Sciences. Cusack posed for ...more

Chris Kanyon is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list Famous Gay, Lesbian and Bisexual People Born in the 1970s
Chris Kanyon Died at 40 (1970-2010) - Christopher Klucsarits was an American professional wrestler. He was best known for his work in World Championship Wrestling and the World Wrestling Federation under the ring names Chris Kanyon ...more

Olivia O'Lovely is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list Famous Gay, Lesbian and Bisexual People Born in the 1970s
Olivia O'Lovely age 40 - Olivia O'Lovely is a former American pornographic actress born in Santa Fe, New Mexico. Her ethnic background is Italian, Spanish, Chilean and French.

Carrie Brownstein is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list Famous Gay, Lesbian and Bisexual People Born in the 1970s
Carrie Brownstein age 42 - Carrie Brownstein is a musician, writer, and actress.

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Lisa Raymond is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list Famous Gay, Lesbian and Bisexual People Born in the 1970s
Lisa Raymond age 43 - Lisa Raymond is an American professional tennis player who has achieved notable success in doubles tennis. Raymond has 11 Grand Slam titles to her name: 6 in women's doubles and 5 in mixed ...more

Sia Furler is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list Famous Gay, Lesbian and Bisexual People Born in the 1970s
Sia Furler age 41 - Sia Kate Isobelle Furler, better known mononymously as Sia, is an Australian singer, songwriter and music video director. Musically and artistically precocious from an early age, Sia became ...more

Matt Lucas is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list Famous Gay, Lesbian and Bisexual People Born in the 1970s
Matt Lucas age 43 - Matthew Richard "Matt" Lucas is an English comedian, screenwriter, actor and singer, best known for his work with David Walliams in the television show Little Britain as well as for ...more

Amélie Mauresmo is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list Famous Gay, Lesbian and Bisexual People Born in the 1970s
Amélie Mauresmo age 37 - Amélie Simone Mauresmo is a French former professional tennis player, and a former World No. 1. Mauresmo won two Grand Slam singles titles at the Australian Open and at Wimbledon, and ...more

Ian Watkins is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list Famous Gay, Lesbian and Bisexual People Born in the 1970s
Ian Watkins age 39 - Ian David Karslake Watkins is a Welsh musician and convicted paedophile. Watkins achieved prominence as a founding member, lead vocalist, and lyricist of the rock band Lostprophets. Lostprophets ...more

Duncan James is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list Famous Gay, Lesbian and Bisexual People Born in the 1970s
Duncan James age 39 - Duncan Matthew James Inglis, known as Duncan James, is an English singer, actor and television presenter. He is best known as a member of the boyband Blue from 2000 to 2005 and again from 2009 ...more

Amanda Moore is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list Famous Gay, Lesbian and Bisexual People Born in the 1970s
Amanda Moore age 37 - Amanda Moore is an American model.

Kyla Cole is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list Famous Gay, Lesbian and Bisexual People Born in the 1970s
Kyla Cole age 38 - Kyla Cole is a Slovak glamour model, Penthouse Pet and former television presenter.

Amanda Palmer is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list Famous Gay, Lesbian and Bisexual People Born in the 1970s
Amanda Palmer age 40 - Amanda MacKinnon Gaiman Palmer, sometimes known as Amanda Fucking Palmer, is an American performer who first rose to prominence as the lead singer, pianist, and lyricist/composer of the duo the ...more

Derren Brown is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list Famous Gay, Lesbian and Bisexual People Born in the 1970s
Derren Brown age 46 - Derren Brown is an English illusionist, mentalist, trickster, hypnotist, painter, writer, and sceptic. He is known for his appearances in television specials, stage productions, and British ...more

Stephanie Adams is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list Famous Gay, Lesbian and Bisexual People Born in the 1970s
Stephanie Adams age 46 - Stephanie Adams is an American model and author. She was the November 1992 Playboy Playmate.

Leisha Hailey is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list Famous Gay, Lesbian and Bisexual People Born in the 1970s
Leisha Hailey age 45 - Leisha Hailey is an American actress and musician most widely known for playing Alice Pieszecki in the Showtime Networks production The L Word. Hailey first came to the public's attention as a ...more

Cheyenne Jackson is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list Famous Gay, Lesbian and Bisexual People Born in the 1970s
Cheyenne Jackson age 41 - Cheyenne Jackson is an American actor and singer-songwriter. His credits include leading roles in Broadway musicals and other theatre roles, film and television roles, concert singing and music ...more

Tammy Lynn Michaels is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list Famous Gay, Lesbian and Bisexual People Born in the 1970s
Tammy Lynn Michaels age 42 - Tammy Lynn Michaels, also known by the surname Etheridge after marrying Melissa Etheridge, is an American actress. Michaels was a regular cast member on the Warner Brothers Network television ...more

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Samantha Ronson is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list Famous Gay, Lesbian and Bisexual People Born in the 1970s
Samantha Ronson age 39 - Samantha Judith Ronson is an English singer-songwriter and DJ who lives in Santa Monica, California.

Ani DiFranco is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list Famous Gay, Lesbian and Bisexual People Born in the 1970s
Ani DiFranco age 46 - Ani DiFranco is an American singer, guitarist, multi-instrumentalist, poet and songwriter. She has released more than 20 albums and is widely considered a feminist icon. DiFranco has received ...more

T. R. Knight is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list Famous Gay, Lesbian and Bisexual People Born in the 1970s
T. R. Knight age 44 - Theodore Raymond "T. R." Knight is an American actor known for his role as Dr. George O'Malley on the ABC's medical drama, Grey's Anatomy. Having acted on stage since the age of five, ...more

Dustin Lance Black is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list Famous Gay, Lesbian and Bisexual People Born in the 1970s
Dustin Lance Black age 42 - Dustin Lance Black is an American screenwriter, director, film and television producer and LGBT rights activist. He has won a Writers Guild of America Award and an Academy Award for the 2008 ...more

Bianca Beauchamp is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list Famous Gay, Lesbian and Bisexual People Born in the 1970s
Bianca Beauchamp age 39 - Bianca Stéphanie Beauchamp is a Canadian fetish and adult model, known for her glamour, erotic and latex fetish modelling.

Orlando Jordan is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list Famous Gay, Lesbian and Bisexual People Born in the 1970s
Orlando Jordan age 42 - Orlando Mason Jordan is an American professional wrestler. Jordan is best known for his tenure in World Wrestling Entertainment, where he was a one-time United States Champion. He is also known ...more

Scott Mills is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list Famous Gay, Lesbian and Bisexual People Born in the 1970s
Scott Mills age 43 - Scott Robert Mills is a British radio DJ, television presenter and occasional actor, best known for presenting his show on BBC Radio 1. As of the 2011 Contest, Mills commentated for the ...more