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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.
  • Angelina Jolie
    Angelina Jolie (; née Voight, formerly Jolie Pitt, born June 4, 1975) is an American actress,...  more
  • Drew Barrymore
    Drew Blythe Barrymore (born February 22, 1975) is an American actress, producer, director,...  more
  • Stacy Ferguson
    Fergie Duhamel (born March 27,1975) is an American singer, songwriter, rapper, and actress....  more
  • Neil Patrick Harris
    Neil Patrick Harris (born June 15, 1973) is an American actor, comedian, writer, producer,...  more
  • Portia de Rossi
    Portia Lee James DeGeneres (born 31 January 1973), known professionally as Portia de Rossi, is...  more
  • Perez Hilton
    Mario Armando Lavandeira Jr. (born March 23, 1978), known professionally as Perez Hilton is an...  more
  • Kristanna Loken
    Kristanna Loken (born October 8, 1979) is an American actress and model. She is best known for...  more
  • Ricky Martin
    Enrique Martín Morales (born December 24, 1971), better known as Ricky Martin is a Puerto...  more
  • Rachel Maddow
    Rachel Anne Maddow ( (listen), MAD-oh; born April 1, 1973) is an American television host and...  more
  • Bai Ling

    Bai Ling

    Age: 53
    Bai Ling (Chinese: 白灵, born October 10, 1966) is a Chinese-American actress known for her work...  more
  • Sarah Paulson
    Sarah Catharine Paulson (born December 17, 1974) is an American actress. She has received...  more
  • Lance Bass

    Lance Bass

    Age: 41
    James Lance Bass (; born May 4, 1979) is an American singer, dancer, actor, film and...  more
  • Saffron Burrows
    Saffron Dominique Burrows (born 22 October 1972) is a British-American actress and model....  more
  • Patricia Velásquez
    Patricia Carola Velásquez Semprún (born January 31, 1971) is a Venezuelan actress and model....  more
  • Alan Carr

    Alan Carr

    Age: 44
    Alan Graham Carr (born 14 June 1976) is an English comedian and television personality. Carr...  more
  • Pete Wentz

    Pete Wentz

    Age: 41
    Peter Lewis Kingston Wentz III (born June 5, 1979) is an American musician, singer, songwriter...  more
  • Sara Gilbert
    Sara Gilbert (born January 29, 1975) is an American actress, best known for her role as...  more
  • Clay Aiken

    Clay Aiken

    Age: 41
    Clayton Holmes "Clay" Aiken (born Clayton Holmes Grissom; November 30, 1978) is an American...  more
  • Will Young

    Will Young

    Age: 41
    William Robert Young (born 20 January 1979) is a British singer-songwriter and actor from...  more
  • Rufus Wainwright
    Rufus McGarrigle Wainwright (born July 22, 1973) is an American-Canadian singer, songwriter,...  more
  • Ami Cusack

    Ami Cusack

    Age: 47
    Ami Cusack (born January 25, 1973) is a model and barista who was a contestant on Survivor:...  more
  • Chris Kanyon

    Chris Kanyon

    Dec. at 40 (1970-2010)
    Christopher Morgan Klucsarits (January 4, 1970 – April 2, 2010) was an American professional...  more
  • Carrie Brownstein
    Carrie Rachel Brownstein (born September 27, 1974) is an American musician, actress, writer,...  more
  • Lisa Raymond
    Lisa Raymond (born August 10, 1973) is an American retired professional tennis player who has...  more
  • Sia


    Age: 44
    Sia Kate Isobelle Furler (born 18 December 1975) is an Australian singer, songwriter, voice...  more