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Famous Female Models Who Are LGBTQ+ Icons

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A number of top fashion models are gay. Whether they've come out with fanfare or not, many of these women have become LGBTQ+ icons. Some notable openly gay female models work the runway while other popular lesbian, bi, and queer models are best known for their ad campaigns. A few of the most famous LGBTQ+ models got their start on America's Next Top Model.

Who will you find on this list of famous female models? Cara Delevingne appears at the top. She hasn't made an official coming out announcement, but she did make this post on National Coming Out Day in 2014: "I'm late for National Coming Out Day but better late than never. Don't be scared to be who you are." She was also in a relationship with Annie Clark - the musician also known as St. Vincent. Amber Rose is another famous model who has talked about her fluid sexuality. Freja Beha Erichsen, seen on the cover of many magazines, has never publicly announced that she is gay, but it is well known that she dates women. Other women featured on this top lesbian models list include Catherine McNeil, Ruby Rose, and Jessica Clark.

Which of these fashionable women inspires you? 

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  • Cara Delevingne
    Photo: Gage Skidmore / Wikimedia Commons / CC BY-SA 3.0

    Model and actor Cara Delevingne hasn't made an official coming out announcement. In 2014, though, she made this post on National Coming Out Day: "I'm late for National Coming Out Day but better late than never. Don't be scared to be who you are."

    She was in a relationship with Annie Clark - the musician also known as St. Vincent – but broke up in 2016.

    • Age: 28
    • Birthplace: London, United Kingdom
  • Amber Rose has been romantically involved with famous men, including Kanye West and Wiz Khalifa, but has said this about her orientation: "I’m extremely open with my sexuality. I can be in love with a woman, I can be in love with a man."

    • Age: 37
    • Birthplace: South Philadelphia
  • Freja Beha Erichsen - who has graced the cover of many magazines - has never publicly announced that she is gay, but it is well known that she dates women.

    • Age: 32
    • Birthplace: Roskilde, Denmark
  • Ruby Rose
    Photo: Eva Rinaldi / Wikimedia Commons / CC BY-SA 2.0

    Orange Is the New Black actor and model Ruby Rose was once engaged to Catherine McNeil. She was also in a relationship with clothing designer Phoebe Dahl.

    After the couple split, Rose wrote, "I will forever treasure our time together. I’m a better person because of all we shared."

    • Age: 34
    • Birthplace: Melbourne, Australia