Gay, bisexual, lesbian, and transexual individuals started to gain more support in the 1990s. Although gay actors, writers, and musicians were winning popularity, many celebrities kept their sexuality hidden. However, there were a several famous people who came out as gay in the nineties. This list of gay celebrities who came out in the 1990s has been loosely ranked by fame and popularity.
Who is the most famous person who came out in the 1990s? Ellen Degeneres tops our list. She famously came out on Oprah Winfrey's talk show in 1997. George Michael was outed by the media after he was arrested for lewd conduct in 1998. He has since become an outspoken advocate for gay rights and AIDS research and frequently performs benefit concerts to support these causes. He showed humor and humility after his arrest by mocking the incident with his music video for "Outside" and satirizing himself on the comedy special for the finale of "Extras."Do you think it would have been difficult to be openly gay in the 90s? Share your thoughts in the comments section.
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