A directory of famous Italian gays and lesbians. These notable Italian homosexuals are from Italy or an Italian territory or they claim Italian citizenship or ancestry. These famous Italian-born homosexuals are notable for various reasons, whether they were or are homosexual entertainers, singers, inventors or even composers. Famous Italian gay people include Renaissance man Leonardo da Vinci and fashion designer Gianni Versace.You can sort this list of gay Italian men and women by column, including name, birth year, and birthplace. You can also use this list of notable gay Italians to start your own people list. Homosexuality in Italy may not be as widely accepted as in some other parts of the world, but these LGBT Italians are helping to pave the way for other gay people in Italy and throughout the world.
Francesco Scavullo Dec. at 83 (1921-2004)
Francesco Scavullo was an American fashion photographer best known for his work on the covers of Cosmopolitan and his celebrity portraits.
Greg Berlanti age 46
Greg Berlanti is an American film and television writer, producer and director. He is well known for his work on the television series Dawson's Creek, Everwood, Political Animals, Arrow and The
Gianni Vattimo age 83
Gianteresio Vattimo, is an Italian philosopher and politician.
Sylvano Bussotti age 87
Sylvano Bussotti is an Italian composer of contemporary music whose work is unusually notated and often creates special problems of interpretation.
Luchino Visconti Died at 70 (1906-1976)
Luchino Visconti di Modrone, Count of Lonate Pozzolo, was an Italian theatre, opera and cinema director, as well as a screenwriter. He is best known for his films The Leopard and Death in
Sandro Penna Dec. at 71 (1906-1977)
Sandro Penna was an Italian poet.
Stephen Spinella age 59
Stephen Nicholas Spinella is an American stage, television, and film actor.
Ferzan Özpetek age 60
Ferzan Özpetek is a Turkish film director and screenwriter, residing in Italy; who also has Italian citizenship.
Sibilla Aleramo Dec. at 84 (1876-1960)
Sibilla Aleramo is the pseudonym of Rina Faccio, Italian author. She was a feminist best known for her autobiographical depictions of life as a woman in late 19th century Italy.