19 Proudly Gay Celebrities Showing What Confidence Is All About!

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Even though homosexuality has existed throughout human history, it’s still taboo for many societies. At first, people thought homosexuality was an illness, but now it’s scientifically proven that it’s a normal sexual orientation.

Now, LGBT people are putting up a strong fight to have the same rights as heterosexuals and gain acceptance and respect by the public.The key to success is to become visible. Here are some of the out and proud celeb names who reveal their sexual preferences and give the biggest support to the fight:

1. Ian McKellen

Gandalf from Lord of The Rings, Ian McKellen, is one of the celebrities who came out as gay in 1998.

2. Wentworth Miller

Prison Break's Michael Scofield, born in 1972, is also proud to be gay. Once, he rejected a festival invitation from Russia just because of the laws that are enforced for homosexuals.

3. Ellen DeGeneres

Born in 1958, actress Ellen had couple of long relationships but then married Portia De Rossi in 2008. They’re still together.

4. Tim Cook

Tim Cook, Apple’s CEO after Steve Jobs, announced that he was gay in 2014.

5. Ricky Martin

Handsome singer Ricky said he was homophobic before he realized he was gay and announced his sexual orientation in 2010. Now he is married to Carlos Gonzales and has 2 children.

6. Elton John

Born in 1947, the artist Elton John has been married to David Furnish since 1993. The couple has two children.

7. Queen Latifah

Rapper and actress Dana Elaine Owens, as her real name, was born in 1970. She just split with her girlfriend Eboni Nichols this past March.

8. Jodie Foster

The actress, born in 1962, has 2 children named Charles and Christopher. Foster married Alexandra Hedison in 2014.

9. Cynthia Nixon

The famous actress we know from Sex and the City, born in 1966, announced her sexual preference in 2012. She is now married to Christine Marinoni.

10. Neil Patrick Harris

Harris attended the 2007 Emmy Awards with his partner David Burtka after he announced that he was gay in 2006. The couple have twin children born from a surrogate. The twins, Gideon Scott and Harper Grace were born in October 2010.

11. Ellen Page

Ellen Page announced that she was gay, saying “I am tired of hiding” while giving a speech at a LGBT conference in 2014.

12. Tom Ford

The American fashion designer is married to magazine editor Richard Buckley. The couple has a son named John Buckley Ford, born in September 2012. The family is living in Italy now.

13. Marc Jacobs

Fashion designer Marc Jacobs never hid his sexual orientation and was in the Time 100 list as one of the most influential people in the word.

14. George Michael

The famous singer, who doesn’t hide his sexuality preferences, was the main topic of conversation when he cheated on his boyfriend Kenny Goss with another man after 14 years together.

15. Victor Garber

The 66-year-old actor we remember from the movie Titanic announced his sexuality in 2013.

16. Jim Parsons

The Big Bang Theory's Sheldon Cooper announced that he is gay in 2012. He has been in a relationship for 14 years now.

17. Robbie Rogers

The famous soccer player had to leave the sport when he came out as gay in 2013.

18. Jason Collin

Collin is the NBA’s first openly gay player.

19. Cara Delevingne

Cara Delevingne is one of the most popular Hollywood models. Even though she didn’t announce her bisexuality, she’s not afraid to have her relationships openly.

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