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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.
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  • Elliot Page

    Actor, Voice acting
    Elliot Philpotts-Page (born Ellen Philpotts-Page, February 21, 1987) is a Canadian actor and producer. His career began with roles in television shows such as Pit Pony, Trailer Park Boys and...  more
  • Rufus Wainwright

    Songwriter, Musician
    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 film...  more
  • k.d. lang

    Record producer, Singer-songwriter
    Kathryn Dawn Lang (born November 2, 1961), known by her stylized stage name k.d. lang, is a Canadian pop and country singer-songwriter and occasional actress. Lang has won both Juno Awards and...  more
  • Patrick Patterson (born Pierre Clermont, January 19, 1941 – December 2, 2020) was a Canadian–American professional wrestler. He was employed by the professional wrestling promotion WWE as a creative...  more
  • David Furnish

    Theatrical producer, Film Producer
    David James Furnish (born 25 October 1962) is a Canadian filmmaker and former advertising executive. He is married to English musician Sir Elton John....  more
  • Luke Macfarlane

    Musician, Actor
    Thomas Luke Macfarlane (born January 19, 1980) is a Canadian actor and singer. He is known for playing Scotty Wandell on the ABC television drama Brothers & Sisters (2006–2011) and RAC Agent D'avin...  more
  • Elvira Kurt

    Talk show host, Comedian
    Elvira Kurt (born December 9, 1961) is a Canadian comedian, and was the host of the game show Spin Off. She hosted the entertainment satire/talk show PopCultured with Elvira Kurt, which began on The...  more
  • John Ireland

    Restaurateur, Actor
    John Benjamin Ireland (January 30, 1914 – March 21, 1992) was a Canadian-American actor and film director. He was nominated for an Academy Award for his performance in All the King's Men (1949),...  more
  • Brian Ernest Orser, (born 18 December 1961) is a Canadian former competitive and professional figure skater. He is the 1984 and 1988 Olympic silver medallist, 1987 World champion and eight-time...  more
  • Jay Manuel

    Art Director, Model
    Jay Manuel (born August 14, 1972) is an American-born Canadian TV host, Creative Director and Make-up Artist. He is most recognizable as the former Creative Director on the popular reality television...  more
  • Mark Leduc

    Mark Leduc (May 4, 1962 – July 22, 2009) was a boxer from Canada, who won a silver medal at the 1992 Barcelona Summer Olympics....  more
  • Scott Thompson

    Comedian, Film Producer
    Scot(t) Thompson may refer to:...  more
  • David Rakoff

    Journalist, Author
    David Benjamin Rakoff (November 27, 1964 – August 9, 2012) was a Canadian-born American writer based in New York City, who wrote humorous and sometimes autobiographical non-fiction essays. Rakoff was...  more
  • Steven Cojocaru

    Journalist
    Steven Cojocaru (; Romanian pronunciation: [koʒoˈkaru]; born July 4, 1970), is a Canadian television fashion critic. He was born in Montreal, Quebec to Romanian parents. Cojocaru started out as a...  more
  • 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

    Novelist, Author
    Geoffrey Charles Ryman (born 1951) is a Canadian writer of science fiction, fantasy, slipstream and historical fiction. ...  more
  • Trevor Boris

    Comedian, Actor
    Trevor Boris (born September 10, 1980) is a Canadian comedian, writer and television producer....  more
  • Owen Pallett

    Arranger, Musician
    Michael James Owen Pallett (born September 7, 1979) is a Canadian composer, violinist, keyboardist, and vocalist, who performs solo as Owen Pallett or, before 2010, under the name Final Fantasy. As...  more
  • Brian Pockar

    Figure Skater, Choreographer
    Brian James Pockar (October 27, 1959 – April 28, 1992) was a Canadian figure skater. He was the 1982 World bronze medalist, a three-time Canadian national champion (1978–80), and competed at the 1980...  more
  • Maggie Cassella

    Comedian, Screenwriter
    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 festival....  more
  • Ashley MacIsaac

    Musician, Singer-songwriter
    Ashley Dwayne MacIsaac (born February 24, 1975) is a Canadian fiddler, singer and songwriter from Cape Breton Island. He has received three Juno Awards, winning for Best New Solo Artist and Best...  more
  • Claude Vivier (14 April 1948 – 7 March 1983) was a Canadian composer....  more
  • Sinclair Ross

    Novelist, Banker
    James Sinclair Ross, CM (January 22, 1908 – February 29, 1996) was a Canadian banker and author, best known for his fiction about life on the Canadian prairies. He is best known for his first novel,...  more
  • Mark Tewksbury, MSM (born February 7, 1968) is a Canadian former competition swimmer. He is best known for winning the gold medal in the 100-metre backstroke at the 1992 Summer Olympics. He also...  more
  • Bill Siksay

    Politician, Critic
    William Livingstone Siksay (born March 11, 1955) is a Canadian politician, and was the Member of Parliament (MP) who represented the British Columbia riding of Burnaby—Douglas for the New Democratic...  more