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Famous Homosexuals from Canada

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Famous gay Canadians is a list of famous gay, lesbian, and bisexual people who are from or raised in Canada. Famous gay men and lesbian women born in Canada include musicians Rufus Wainwright and Indie Rock duo Tegan & Sara. In addition to these gay and lesbian Canadian singers, there are also a multitude of gay Canadian actors, athletes, and other gay celebrities from Canada on this list of gay Canadians.

Who are the most famous gay people from Canada? These gay Canadian celebrities represent some of the best known members of the Canadian LGBT community. You can build your own list using these properties from the Canadian born gay and lesbian list by clicking the Build A List link to the right.
Ellen Page is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Famous Homosexuals from Canada
Actor, Voice acting
Ellen Philpotts-Page, known professionally as Ellen Page, is a Canadian actress. She started her career in Canada with roles in the television shows Pit Pony, Trailer Park Boys, and ReGenesis. ...more
Rufus Wainwright is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous Homosexuals from Canada
Songwriter, Musician, Actor
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
k.d. lang is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Famous Homosexuals from Canada
Record producer, Singer-songwriter, Actor
Kathryn Dawn Lang, OC, known by her stage name k.d. lang, is a Canadian pop and country singer-songwriter and occasional actress. Lang has won both Juno Awards and Grammy Awards for her musical ...more
Pat Patterson is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Famous Homosexuals from Canada
Wrestler
Pierre Clermont is a French former professional wrestler. He works for WWE as a creative consultant, and was the first Intercontinental Champion. He was inducted into the WWE Hall of Fame in
David Furnish is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Famous Homosexuals from Canada
Theatrical producer, Film Producer, Film Director
David James Furnish is a Canadian/British filmmaker, former advertising executive, and now a film director and producer most known for his documentary Elton John: Tantrums & Tiaras.
Luke Macfarlane is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Famous Homosexuals from Canada
Musician, Actor
Thomas Luke Macfarlane, better known as Luke Macfarlane, is a Canadian actor and musician.
Elvira Kurt is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Famous Homosexuals from Canada
Talk show host, Comedian, Television producer
Elvira Kurt is a Canadian comedian, and the host of the game show Spin Off. She hosted the entertainment satire/talk show PopCultured with Elvira Kurt, which began on The Comedy Network in ...more
John Ireland is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Famous Homosexuals from Canada
Restaurateur, Actor, Athlete
John Benjamin Ireland was a Canadian actor and film director.
Brian Orser is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list Famous Homosexuals from Canada
Coach
Brian Ernest Orser, OC is a retired Canadian competitive and professional figure skater. He is the 1984 and 1988 Olympic silver medalist, 1987 World champion and eight-time Canadian national ...more
Jay Manuel is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list Famous Homosexuals from Canada
Art Director, Model, Photographer
Jay Manuel is a Canadian American make-up artist. He is most recognizable as the director of photo shoots on the popular reality television show America's Next Top Model. Manuel is also the host ...more
Mark Leduc is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list Famous Homosexuals from Canada
Mark Leduc was a boxer from Canada, who won a silver medal at the 1992 Barcelona Summer Olympics.
Scott Thompson is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list Famous Homosexuals from Canada
Comedian, Film Producer, Screenwriter
Scott Thompson is a Canadian television actor and comedian, best known for his time as a member of the comedy troupe The Kids in the Hall.
David Rakoff is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list Famous Homosexuals from Canada
Journalist, Author, Essayist
David Benjamin Rakoff was a Canadian-born American writer based in New York City who was noted for his humorous, sometimes autobiographical non-fiction essays. Rakoff was an essayist, ...more
Steven Cojocaru is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list Famous Homosexuals from Canada
Journalist
Steven Cojocaru, is a Canadian television fashion critic. He was born in Montreal, Quebec into a Romanian Jewish family. Cojocaru started out as a magazine columnist and eventually began working ...more
Delwin Vriend is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list Famous Homosexuals from Canada
Delwin Vriend is a Canadian who was at the center of a landmark provincial and federal legal case, Vriend v. Alberta, concerning the inclusion of sexual orientation as a protected human right in ...more
Geoff Ryman is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list Famous Homosexuals from Canada
Novelist, Author, Actor
Geoffrey Charles Ryman is a writer of science fiction, fantasy and surrealistic or "slipstream" fiction. Ryman currently lectures in Creative Writing for University of Manchester's ...more
Trevor Boris is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list Famous Homosexuals from Canada
Comedian, Actor
Trevor Boris is a Canadian comedian and writer from Selkirk, Manitoba.
Owen Pallett is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list Famous Homosexuals from Canada
Arranger, Musician, Singer-songwriter
Michael James Owen Pallett is a Canadian composer, violinist, keyboardist, and vocalist, who performs solo as Owen Pallett or, before 2010, under the name Final Fantasy. As Final Fantasy, he won ...more
Brian Pockar is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list Famous Homosexuals from Canada
Figure Skater, Choreographer
Brian James Pockar was a Canadian figure skater. He was the 1982 World bronze medalist, a three-time Canadian national champion, and competed at the 1980 Winter Olympics. He was born and died in ...more
Maggie Cassella is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list Famous Homosexuals from Canada
Comedian, Screenwriter, Actor
Maggie Cassella is an American-Canadian actress, comedian and writer, best known for hosting the Canadian television talk show Because I Said So and founding the We're Funny That Way! comedy
Ashley MacIsaac is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list Famous Homosexuals from Canada
Musician, Singer-songwriter, Fiddler
Ashley MacIsaac is a nominee in the 10th Gemini Award for Best Performance or Host in a Variety Program or Series.
Claude Vivier is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list Famous Homosexuals from Canada
Composer
Claude Vivier was a Canadian composer.
Sinclair Ross is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list Famous Homosexuals from Canada
Novelist, Banker, Writer
James Sinclair Ross, CM was a Canadian banker and author, best known for his fiction about life in the Canadian prairies. He is best known for his first novel, As For Me and My House.
Mark Tewksbury is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list Famous Homosexuals from Canada
Swimmer
Marcus "Mark" Tewksbury, MSM is a Canadian former swimmer. He is best known for winning the gold medal in the 100 metres backstroke at the 1992 Summer Olympics. He also hosted the ...more
Bruce LaBruce is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list Famous Homosexuals from Canada
Pornographic actor, Bassist, Film Producer
Bruce LaBruce is a Canadian writer, filmmaker, photographer and underground adult director based in Toronto, Ontario. His films explore themes of sexual and interpersonal transgression against ...more