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

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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.
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Matt Lucas is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list Famous Gay, Lesbian and Bisexual People Born in the 1970s
age 44
Matthew Richard Lucas (born 5 March 1974) is an English comedian, actor and writer. He is best known for his work with David Walliams on the television shows Little Britain and Come Fly with Me, ...more
Amélie Mauresmo ... is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list Famous Gay, Lesbian and Bisexual People Born in the 1970s
age 39
Amélie Simone Mauresmo (French pronunciation: ​[ameli simɔn moʁɛsmo]; born 5 July 1979) is a French retired professional tennis player and former world No. 1. Mauresmo won two Grand Slam ...more
Ian Watkins is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list Famous Gay, Lesbian and Bisexual People Born in the 1970s
age 41
Ian David Karslake Watkins (born 30 July 1977) is a Welsh former singer, songwriter, musician, and convicted sex offender. He achieved prominence as a founding member, lead vocalist, and ...more
Duncan James is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list Famous Gay, Lesbian and Bisexual People Born in the 1970s
age 40
Duncan James (born 7 April 1978) is an English singer, actor and television presenter. He is best known as a member of the boy band Blue from 2000 to 2005 and again from 2009 following their ...more
Amanda Moore is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list Famous Gay, Lesbian and Bisexual People Born in the 1970s
Amanda Moore
age 39
Amanda Leigh Moore (born April 10, 1984) is an American singer-songwriter and actress. She signed with Epic Records in 1999 and came to fame with the release of her debut single ...more
Amanda Palmer is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list Famous Gay, Lesbian and Bisexual People Born in the 1970s
age 42
Amanda MacKinnon Gaiman Palmer (born April 30, 1976), sometimes known as Amanda Fucking Palmer, is an American singer, songwriter, musician, author, and performance artist who was the lead ...more
Derren Brown is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list Famous Gay, Lesbian and Bisexual People Born in the 1970s
Derren Brown
age 47
Derren Brown (born 27 February 1971) is an English mentalist, illusionist, and author. Since his television debut with Derren Brown: Mind Control in 2000, Brown has produced several other shows ...more
Leisha Hailey is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list Famous Gay, Lesbian and Bisexual People Born in the 1970s
Leisha Hailey
age 47
Leisha Hailey (born July 11, 1971) is a Japanese-born American actress and musician known for playing Alice Pieszecki in the Showtime Networks series The L Word. Hailey first came to the ...more
Cheyenne Jackson is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list Famous Gay, Lesbian and Bisexual People Born in the 1970s
Cheyenne Jackson
age 43
Cheyenne David Jackson (born July 12, 1975) is an American actor and singer. His credits include leading roles in Broadway musicals and other stage roles, as well as film and television roles, ...more
Tammy Lynn Michaels is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list Famous Gay, Lesbian and Bisexual People Born in the 1970s
age 44
Tammy Lynn Michaels (born Tammy Lynn Doring on November 26, 1974 in Lafayette, Indiana), also known by the surname Etheridge from her relationship with Melissa Etheridge, is an American actress. ...more
Samantha Ronson is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list Famous Gay, Lesbian and Bisexual People Born in the 1970s
age 41
Samantha Judith Ronson (born 7 August 1977) is an English DJ and singer-songwriter who lives in Santa Monica, California.
Ani DiFranco is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list Famous Gay, Lesbian and Bisexual People Born in the 1970s
age 48
Angela Maria "Ani" DiFranco (; born 1970) is an American singer/songwriter. She has released more than 20 albums. DiFranco's music has been classified as folk rock and alternative ...more
T. R. Knight is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list Famous Gay, Lesbian and Bisexual People Born in the 1970s
age 45
Theodore Raymond Knight (born March 26, 1973) is an American actor. He is best known for his role as Dr. George O'Malley on the ABC medical drama Grey's Anatomy. Having acted on stage since the ...more
Dustin Lance Black is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list Famous Gay, Lesbian and Bisexual People Born in the 1970s
age 44
Dustin Lance Black (born 10 June 1974) is an American screenwriter, director, film and television producer, and LGBT rights activist. He has won a Writers Guild of America Award and an Oscar for ...more
Bianca Beauchamp is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list Famous Gay, Lesbian and Bisexual People Born in the 1970s
Bianca Beauchamp
age 41
Bianca Stéphanie Beauchamp (French pronunciation: ​[bjanka stefani boʃɑ̃], born October 14, 1977) is a Canadian fetish model, known for her glamour, erotic and latex fetish modelling.
Orlando Jordan is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list Famous Gay, Lesbian and Bisexual People Born in the 1970s
age 44
Orlando Mason Jordan (born April 21, 1974) is an American Semi-retired professional wrestler. He is best known for his tenure in WWE, where he was a one-time United States Champion. He is also ...more
Scott Mills is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list Famous Gay, Lesbian and Bisexual People Born in the 1970s
age 44
Scott Robert Mills (born 28 March 1974) is an English radio DJ, television presenter and occasional actor, best known for presenting his show on BBC Radio 1. Mills has also been a UK commentator ...more
Sheryl Swoopes is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list Famous Gay, Lesbian and Bisexual People Born in the 1970s
Sheryl Swoopes
age 47
Sheryl Denise Swoopes (born March 25, 1971) is a retired American professional basketball player. She was the first player to be signed in the WNBA, is a three-time WNBA MVP, and was named one ...more
Simon Amstell is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list Famous Gay, Lesbian and Bisexual People Born in the 1970s
age 39
Simon Marc Amstell (born 29 November 1979) is an English comedian and writer and director of the films Carnage and Benjamin.
J. P. Calderon is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list Famous Gay, Lesbian and Bisexual People Born in the 1970s
age 43
John Paul Calderon (born September 5, 1975) is an American professional volleyball player, model and reality show personality. In 2006 he was a contestant on Survivor: Cook Islands, the 13th ...more
Guillermo Díaz is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list Famous Gay, Lesbian and Bisexual People Born in the 1970s
age 43
Guillermo Díaz (born March 22, 1975) is an American actor. He is known for films Half Baked (1998), 200 Cigarettes (1999) and Stonewall (1995). He most recently starred as Huck in the ABC ...more
Coral Smith is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list Famous Gay, Lesbian and Bisexual People Born in the 1970s
age 40
Coral Jeanne Smith (born January 19, 1979) is an American reality television personality, known as a cast member on MTV's The Real World: Back to New York, and for her subsequent appearances on ...more
David Paisley is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list Famous Gay, Lesbian and Bisexual People Born in the 1970s
age 40
David Paisley (born 2 February 1979) is a Scottish actor, especially well known for roles as midwife Ben Saunders in Holby City, Ryan Taylor in Tinsel Town and most recently Rory Murdoch in ...more
Santino Rice is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list Famous Gay, Lesbian and Bisexual People Born in the 1970s
age 44
Santino Rice (born August 20, 1974) is an American fashion designer and television personality. He is best known for his appearances on the reality television programs Project Runway, RuPaul's ...more
Clare Balding is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list Famous Gay, Lesbian and Bisexual People Born in the 1970s
age 48
Clare Victoria Balding (born 29 January 1971) is a broadcaster, journalist and author. She currently presents for BBC Sport, Channel 4, BT Sport and formerly presented the religious programme ...more