10 gay celebrities

It is quite a common thing today that a lot of celebrities and entertainers are coming out of the closet to reveal their sexual preferences. Some of the famous people that this list includes are Anderson Cooper, Elton John, Neil Patrick Harris, and others. They have been successful in their careers and braved the odds of the society to stand out in the open. The list is exhaustive but here we look at the top ten celebrities of all times who are gay.

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1. Anderson Cooper

Anderson Cooper

He is the son of the great Gloria Vanderbilt, who was a renowned fashion icon. This American journalist and TV presenter was born on 3 June 1967. He is a distinguished anchor of the news channel CNN. He has supported and brought forward the LGBT issues and fought against anti-gay sentiments. He does not speak about his gay life publicly. He uses this part of his decision to portray himself as a non-biased person in order to carry forward and promote the LGBT issues. He is more lovingly known as ???The Silver Fox???.

2. Elton John;

Elton John

Reginald Kenneth Dwight, better known by the name of Elton John, was born on 25 March 1947 in Middlesex, UK. He was an early starter and has been playing piano since the age of four. Although highly talented, he had to struggle a lot in order to make a strong hold in the world of musicians. His first hit, released in 1970 is called ???Your Song???. Since then, he has never looked back. He was previously married to Renate Blauel but they separated after a few years. He then announced his sexual preference as bisexual and was completely open about it. Currently he is in a relationship with David Furnish.

3. George Michael

George Michael

This highly talented British musician was born on 25 June 1963. In a glorious career spanning for more than 20 years, he has won many awards and made a mark in the music industry. Some of the most recognized honors include six US number 1 hits and eleven British number 1 hits. He has sold more than 67 million records worldwide. He has performed in many historical concerts of epic proportions, namely Live Aid and The Freddie Mercury Tribute. He was pretty much ousted for indecent behaviour in a public toilet. However, he spoke about his sexuality openly soon after a controversial interview with Parkinson.

4. Neil Patrick Harris

Neil Patrick Harris

We know him as Barney Stinson from the popular TV series, How I met Your Mother. Born on 15 June 1973, he kicked off his career as a 16-year-old doctor in the comedy serial ???Dougie Howser, M.D???. He has starred in adult comedy movies such as Harold & Kumar Go to White Castle and Harold & Kumar Escape from Guantanamo Bay. He is open about his relationship with his boyfriend David Burtka and has been seen attending the 2007 Emmy Awards with him. He has been at the receiving end of a number of Emmy Awards in a row from 2007 to 2010 for his outstanding acting. It is a great news that the couple is expecting twins from a surrogate mother.

5. Michael Cashman

Michael Cashman

This soon to be British actor and politician was born on 17 December 1950 in East End of London. At a young age of 12, he featured in Lionel Bart???s musical Oliver. This musical was shown in various theatres in the West End of London. His career was never one track and he has accomplished a lot as an actor, a singer, and a director. After his 30-year-long career in the industry, he moved on to be a politician and is now Labour MEP for the West Midlands. He has contributed a lot to the gay and lesbian community. He was the founder of the Stonewall Group whereby he tried to fight for equality of the gay community. He was awarded Special Service Award in 1988 for his campaigning work by the American Association of Physicians for Human Rights and Gay Medical Association. Michael is living with his partner Paul. They have been together for 18 years.

6. Stephen Gately

Stephen Gately

This famous singer and songwriter was initially a part of the boy band Boyzone. The Irish boy then left the band to pursue a solo career. He entered in to a partnership in the civil service with Andrew Cowles in 2006. Sadly, he passed away in his sleep at a young age of 33.

7. Matt Lucas

Mat Lucas

He is an English comedian, born on 5 March 1974. He is an inspiration and role model to many young gay men. He is a part of the famous duo that gave the world Little Britain. He is in a civil partnership with Kevin McGee.

8. Joe McElderry

Joe McElderry

He gained popularity when he entered the British reality show X-Factor and emerged as a winner in 2009. Syco record label offered him a contract of 1 million pounds. This record company is managed by Simon Cowall. The first single that was widely appreciated was the cover of a Miley Cyrus hit ???The Climb???. Initially, Joe claimed that he was straight. However, he came out in the open about being gay on his website on 30 July 2010.

9. Peter Tatchell

Peter Tatchell

Born and brought up in Melbourne, Australia, Peter was very active in his political career. He moved to London at the age of 17 and has been actively participating in various campaigns for homosexual issues. He has written and published as many as 2000 articles and 6 books over his 30-year long career. His efforts have led him to be criticized as well as respected by many. He has brought about a great change in the attitude of the people of U.K. towards homosexuality .

10. Dale Winton

Dale Winton

This British TV presenter has featured in various shows in BBC since 1986. His shows include a wide spectrum from supermarket sweeping products to the other half of the national lottery. He had never opened up about his sexual preference until recently in his autobiography. Some say that he kept it to himself for a long time in order to save his career.

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