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Famous Homosexuals from Italy

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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.
Leonardo da Vinci is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Famous Homosexuals from Italy
Dec. at 67 (1452-1519) from Vinci
Leonardo di ser Piero da Vinci was an Italian polymath, painter, sculptor, architect, musician, mathematician, engineer, inventor, anatomist, geologist, cartographer, botanist, and writer. He is ...more
Michelangelo is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous Homosexuals from Italy
Dec. at 89 (1475-1564) from Caprese Michelangelo
Michelangelo di Lodovico Buonarroti Simoni, commonly known as Michelangelo, was an Italian sculptor, painter, architect, poet, and engineer of the High Renaissance who exerted an unparalleled ...more
Gianni Versace is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Famous Homosexuals from Italy
Dec. at 51 (1946-1997) from Reggio Calabria
Giovanni Versace (Italian: [ˈdʒovanni verˈsaːtʃe]; 2 December 1946 – 15 July 1997) was an Italian fashion designer and founder of Versace, an international fashion house that produces ...more
Pier Paolo Pasolini is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Famous Homosexuals from Italy
Dec. at 53 (1922-1975) from Bologna
Pier Paolo Pasolini (Italian: [ˌpjɛr ˈpaːolo pazoˈliːni]; 5 March 1922 – 2 November 1975) was an Italian film director, poet, writer, and intellectual, who also distinguished himself as an ...more
Andrew Cunanan is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Famous Homosexuals from Italy
Dec. at 28 (1969-1997) from National City
Andrew Phillip Cunanan (August 31, 1969 – July 23, 1997) was an American serial killer known to have murdered five people, including Italian fashion designer Gianni Versace and Chicago real ...more
Chad Allen is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Famous Homosexuals from Italy
Age 44 from Cerritos
Chad Allen (born June 5, 1974) is a retired American actor. Beginning his career at the age of seven, Allen is a three-time Young Artist Award winner and GLAAD Media Award honoree. He was a teen ...more
Francesco Scavullo is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Famous Homosexuals from Italy
Dec. at 83 (1921-2004) from New York City
Francesco Scavullo (January 16, 1921 – January 6, 2004) was an American fashion photographer best known for his work on the covers of Cosmopolitan and his celebrity portraits.
Michelangelo Signorile ... is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Famous Homosexuals from Italy
Age 58 from New York City
Michelangelo Signorile (; born December 19, 1960) is an American journalist, author and talk radio host. His radio program is aired each weekday across the United States and Canada on Sirius XM ...more
Franco Zeffirelli is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list Famous Homosexuals from Italy
Age 96 from Europe
Gian Franco Corsi "Franco" Zeffirelli (Italian: [fraŋko ddzeffiˈrɛlli]; 12 February 1923 – 15 June 2019) was an Italian director and producer of operas, films and television. He was ...more
Glenn Scarpelli is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list Famous Homosexuals from Italy
Age 52 from New York City
Glenn Christopher Scarpelli (born July 6, 1966) is an American former child actor and singer. He is perhaps best known for his role as Alex Handris from 1980 to 1983 on the sitcom One Day at a
Greg Berlanti is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list Famous Homosexuals from Italy
Age 46 from Rye
Gregory Berlanti (born May 24, 1972) is an American writer, producer, and film director. He is known for his work on the television series Dawson's Creek, Brothers & Sisters, Everwood, ...more
Gianni Vattimo is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list Famous Homosexuals from Italy
Age 83 from Turin
Gianteresio Vattimo (born 4 January 1936) is an Italian philosopher and politician.
Sylvano Bussotti is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list Famous Homosexuals from Italy
Age 87 from Florence
Sylvano Bussotti (born 1 October 1931) is an Italian composer of contemporary music whose work is unusually notated and often creates special problems of interpretation.
Luchino Visconti is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list Famous Homosexuals from Italy
Dec. at 70 (1906-1976) from Milan
Luchino Visconti di Modrone, Count of Lonate Pozzolo (Italian: [luˈkiːno visˈkonti di moˈdroːne]; 2 November 1906 – 17 March 1976), was an Italian theatre, opera and cinema director, as well as ...more
Sandro Penna is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list Famous Homosexuals from Italy
Dec. at 71 (1906-1977) from Perugia
Sandro Penna (June 12, 1906 – January 21, 1977) was an Italian poet.
Stephen Spinella is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list Famous Homosexuals from Italy
Age 62 from Naples
Stephen Spinella (born October 11, 1956) is an American stage, television, and film actor.
Kitty Genovese is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list Famous Homosexuals from Italy
Catherine Susan "Kitty" Genovese was a New York City woman who was stabbed to death by Winston Moseley near her home in Kew Gardens, a neighborhood in the borough of Queens in New York ...more
Ferzan Özpetek is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list Famous Homosexuals from Italy
Age 60 from Fenerbahçe
Ferzan Özpetek (born 3 February 1959) is a Turkish-Italian film director and screenwriter, residing in Italy.
Sibilla Aleramo is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list Famous Homosexuals from Italy
Sibilla Aleramo Dec. at 84 (1876-1960) from Alessandria
Sibilla Aleramo is the pseudonym of Marta Felicina "Rina" Faccio, Italian author (14 August 1876, in Alessandria – 13 January 1960, in Rome). She was a feminist best known for her ...more