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Famous Gay, Lesbian and Bisexual People Born in the 1970s

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Updated June 14, 2019 46.7k views 199 items

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
Age 43 from Los Angeles, USA, California
Angelina Jolie (; née Voight, formerly Jolie Pitt, born June 4, 1975) is an American actress, filmmaker, and humanitarian. The recipient of such accolades as an Academy Award and three ...more
Drew Barrymore is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous Gay, Lesbian and Bisexual People Born in the 1970s
Age 44 from Los Angeles, USA, Culver City, California
Drew Blythe Barrymore (born February 22, 1975) is an American actress, producer, director, author, model and entrepreneur. She is a member of the Barrymore family of actors, and the ...more
Stacy Ferguson is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Famous Gay, Lesbian and Bisexual People Born in the 1970s
Age 43 from Hacienda Heights, California, United States of America
Fergie Duhamel (born March 27,1975) is an American singer, songwriter, rapper, and actress. She originally achieved chart success as part of the hip hop group The Black Eyed Peas. Her debut solo ...more
Neil Patrick Harris is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Famous Gay, Lesbian and Bisexual People Born in the 1970s
Age 45 from Albuquerque, USA, New Mexico
Neil Patrick Harris (born June 15, 1973) is an American actor, comedian, writer, producer, magician, and singer. He is known primarily for his comedy roles on television and his dramatic and ...more
Portia de Rossi is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Famous Gay, Lesbian and Bisexual People Born in the 1970s
Age 46 from Horsham, Australia
Portia Lee James DeGeneres (born 31 January 1973), known professionally as Portia de Rossi, is an Australian, model, philanthropist, and actress. She is best known for starring as Nelle Porter ...more
Perez Hilton is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Famous Gay, Lesbian and Bisexual People Born in the 1970s
Age 40 from Miami, Florida, United States of America
Mario Armando Lavandeira Jr. (born March 23, 1978), known professionally as Perez Hilton is an American blogger, columnist, and media personality. His blog, PerezHilton.com (formerly ...more
Kristanna Loken is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Famous Gay, Lesbian and Bisexual People Born in the 1970s
Age 39 from Ghent, New York, United States of America
Kristanna Loken (born October 8, 1979) is an American actress and model. She is best known for her roles in the films Terminator 3: Rise of the Machines (2003), BloodRayne (2005) and Bounty ...more
Ricky Martin is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Famous Gay, Lesbian and Bisexual People Born in the 1970s
Age 47 from San Juan, Puerto Rico
Enrique Martín Morales (born December 24, 1971), better known as Ricky Martin is a Puerto Rican singer, actor and author who is widely regarded as the "King of Latin Pop". He ...more
Rachel Maddow is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list Famous Gay, Lesbian and Bisexual People Born in the 1970s
Age 45 from Castro Valley, California, United States of America
Rachel Anne Maddow ( (listen), MAD-oh; born April 1, 1973) is an American television host and liberal political commentator. Maddow hosts The Rachel Maddow Show, a nightly television show on ...more
Bai Ling is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list Famous Gay, Lesbian and Bisexual People Born in the 1970s
Age 52 from Chengdu, China
Bai Ling (Chinese: 白灵, born October 10, 1966) 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, Anna ...more
Sarah Paulson is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list Famous Gay, Lesbian and Bisexual People Born in the 1970s
Age 44 from Tampa, Florida, United States of America
Sarah Catharine Paulson (born December 17, 1974) is an American actress. She has received numerous accolades, including a Primetime Emmy Award and a Golden Globe Award. In 2017, Time named her ...more
Lance Bass is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list Famous Gay, Lesbian and Bisexual People Born in the 1970s
Age 39 from Laurel, Mississippi, United States of America
James Lance Bass (; born May 4, 1979) is an American singer, dancer, actor, film and television producer, and author. He grew up in Mississippi and rose to fame as the bass singer for the ...more
Saffron Burrows is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list Famous Gay, Lesbian and Bisexual People Born in the 1970s
Age 46 from London, United Kingdom
Saffron Dominique Burrows (born 22 October 1972) is a British-American actress and model. Burrows has appeared in films such as Circle of Friends, Wing Commander, Deep Blue Sea, Gangster No. 1, ...more
Patricia Velásque... is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list Famous Gay, Lesbian and Bisexual People Born in the 1970s
Age 48 from Maracaibo, Venezuela
Patricia Carola Velásquez Semprún (born January 31, 1971) is a Venezuelan actress and model.
Alan Carr is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list Famous Gay, Lesbian and Bisexual People Born in the 1970s
Age 42 from Weymouth, Dorset, United Kingdom
Alan Graham Carr (born 14 June 1976) is an English comedian and television personality. Carr was born in Weymouth, Dorset, and spent most of his childhood in Northampton before moving to ...more
Pete Wentz is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list Famous Gay, Lesbian and Bisexual People Born in the 1970s
Age 39 from Wilmette, Illinois, United States of America
Peter Lewis Kingston Wentz III (born June 5, 1979) is an American musician, singer, songwriter and record executive. He is best known for being the bassist, lyricist, and backing vocalist for ...more
Sara Gilbert is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list Famous Gay, Lesbian and Bisexual People Born in the 1970s
Age 44 from Santa Monica, California, United States of America
Sara Gilbert (born January 29, 1975) is an American actress, best known for her role as Darlene Conner on the ABC sitcom Roseanne (1988–1997; 2018), for which she received two Primetime Emmy ...more
Clay Aiken is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list Famous Gay, Lesbian and Bisexual People Born in the 1970s
Age 40 from Raleigh, North Carolina, United States of America
Clayton Holmes "Clay" Aiken (born Clayton Holmes Grissom; November 30, 1978) is an American singer, television personality, actor, politician, and activist. He first gained fame when ...more
Will Young is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list Famous Gay, Lesbian and Bisexual People Born in the 1970s
Age 40 from Wokingham, United Kingdom
William Robert Young (born 20 January 1979) is a British singer-songwriter and actor from Wokingham, England, who came to prominence after winning the 2002 inaugural series of the ITV talent ...more
Rufus Wainwright is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list Famous Gay, Lesbian and Bisexual People Born in the 1970s
Age 45 from Rhinebeck, New York, United States of America
Rufus McGarrigle Wainwright (born July 22, 1973) is an American-Canadian singer, songwriter, and composer. He has recorded seven albums of original music and numerous tracks on compilations and ...more
Ami Cusack is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list Famous Gay, Lesbian and Bisexual People Born in the 1970s
Age 46 from Golden, Colorado, United States of America
Ami Cusack (born January 25, 1973) 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 ...more
Chris Kanyon is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list Famous Gay, Lesbian and Bisexual People Born in the 1970s
Dec. at 40 (1970-2010) from Sunnyside, New York City, New York, USA
Christopher Morgan Klucsarits (January 4, 1970 – April 2, 2010) was an American professional wrestler. He was best known for his appearances with the professional wrestling promotions World ...more
Carrie Brownstein is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list Famous Gay, Lesbian and Bisexual People Born in the 1970s
Age 44 from Seattle, Washington, USA
Carrie Rachel Brownstein (born September 27, 1974) is an American musician, actress, writer, director, and comedian. She first came to prominence as a member of the band Excuse 17 before forming ...more
Lisa Raymond is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list Famous Gay, Lesbian and Bisexual People Born in the 1970s
Age 45 from Norristown, Pennsylvania, United States of America
Lisa Raymond (born August 10, 1973) is an American retired professional tennis player who has achieved notable success in doubles tennis. Raymond has 11 Grand Slam titles to her name: 6 in ...more
Sia Furler is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list Famous Gay, Lesbian and Bisexual People Born in the 1970s
Age 43 from Adelaide, Australia
Sia Kate Isobelle Furler ( SEE-ə; born 18 December 1975) is an Australian singer, songwriter and music video director. She started her career as a singer in the acid jazz band Crisp in the ...more