From Gay To Z: Out And Proud Celebs

These 26 celebrities are out and proud members of the LGBT community!

1. A Is For Adam Lambert

In 2009, Adam Lambert became the first American Idol alum to publicly come out. He now stars on Glee!

2. B Is For Beth Ditto

As well as being the lead singer of The Gossip, Beth Ditto is an out lesbian - she tied the knot with her partner last summer.

3. C Is For Chaz Bono

Chaz Bono, Cher’s son, is famous for his gender reassignment. Chaz has appeared as a contestant on on Dancing with the Stars and a guest judge on RuPaul’s Drag Race, and he has been the subject of two OWN documentaries.

4. D Is For Dustin Lance Black

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Dustin Lance Black memorably won an Oscar for Best Original Screenplay with Milk. He also wrote the Prop 8 play 8. These days he’s cuddling up to Tom Daley and working on a “gay miniseries” for ABC.

5. E Is For Ellen Degeneres

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Everybody knows and loves Ellen, especially her wife Portia de Rossi. After coming out on her sitcom in the 90s, she’s become a talk show legend. This year, Ellen will host the Oscars for the second time! She’s also developing a show with a lesbian lead for NBC.

6. F Is For Frank Ocean

Frank Ocean officially came out in 2012 with the release of his debut album Channel Orange - and his performance of “Forrest Gump” at the 2013 Grammys was a pretty nice gay moment in a pre-Macklemore/Madonna world.

7. G Is For George Takei

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George Takei was the helmsman of the USS Enterprise in Star Trek, and he’s also a huge gay rights activist. A documentary about his life, To Be Takei, premiered at Sundance last month.

8. H Is For Harvey Milk

Harvey Milk was an LGBT rights pioneer and he was sadly murdered 35 years ago. Milk will be commemorated on a 2014 US postage stamp.

9. I Is For Ian McKellen

Dumbledore isn’t the only gay wizard. Okay, so he might not be Gandalf the Gay, but Sir Ian McKellen is a friend of Dorothy. McKellen came out in 1988 and has been an activist ever since. His gay sitcom is coming to PBS this year.

10. J Is For Jonathan Groff

Jonathan Groff first stole the hearts of theater fanatics and Gleeks (he also voiced Kristoff in Disney’s Frozen), but he currently stars in HBO’s much-talked-about “gay series” Looking.

11. K Is For K.D. Lang

K.D. Lang with River Phoenix and Liza Minnelli? So gay! The Grammy winner came out to The Advocate in 1992 and has been a lesbian icon ever since.

12. L Is For Laverne Cox

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Laverne Cox shot to fame with Orange Is The New Black last year, and she’s been hard at work as an activist for transgender rights ever since. Also, she always looks flawless. Cox will return to OITNB for season 2 this summer.

13. M Is For Mary Lambert

As the voice of Macklemore + Ryan Lewis’ “Same Love” (which samples her own song “She Keeps Me Warm”), Mary Lambert sang and watched as both gay and straight couples were legally wed at this year’s Grammys.

14. N Is For Neil Patrick Harris

Neil Patrick Harris and his partner David Burtka are the most adorable family ever. 2014 sees NPH guest judge on RuPaul’s Drag Race and take to Broadway as Hedwig in Hedwig and the Angry Inch.

15. O Is For Oscar Wilde

A writer, poet and playwright, Oscar Wilde was sent to prison for “gross indecency” (being gay). He was well acquainted with many gay prostitutes and allegedly slept with American poet Walt Whitman.

16. P Is For Paul Iacono

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Best known as the titular character in MTV’s Hard Times of R.J. Berger, Paul Iacono came out in 2012. He starred in the 2013 film G.B.F., about two closeted high schoolers. Watch him be interviewed by Sally Jessy Raphael while riding a mechanical bull.

17. Q Is For Queen

Freddie Mercury is a huge gay icon who, sadly, died of AIDS-related illness in 1991. He was the first major rock star to die of AIDS. Queen’s remaining members still perform with various singers, such as Adam Lambert. A Mercury biopic is in the works.

18. R Is For RuPaul

The Supermodel of the World shot to fame with a string of dance hits in the 90s. Since then, RuPaul has sung with Diana Ross and Elton John, hosted a VH1 talk show, and modeled for MAC Cosmetic’s Viva Glam campaign! Nowadays, of course, Ru hosts RuPaul’s Drag Race - season 6 premieres Monday, FebRUary 24th at 9/8c, the same day Ru’s new album Born Naked is released.

20. S Is For Sean Hayes

Sean might be more well known as Jack from Will & Grace, but he didn’t come out in real life in 2010. Even though his NBC sitcom Sean Saves the World was just canceled, you can still catch Sean in Will & Grace as a part of Logo’s Sitcom Therapy!

21. T Is For Tegan and Sara

Canadian lesbian twins? Hell yes! Tegan an Sara have been releasing albums since 1999, but their hit single “Closer” helped them crossover in 2012. The lesbian icons just earned a GLAAD nod for Best Musical Artist.

YAAAAS! Drag queens! ALL of the sickening glamazons from RuPaul’s Drag Race are out and proud LGBTQ performers! Season 4 winner Sharon Needles and season 5 winner Jinkx Monsoon made OUT magazine’s OUT100 list in 2012 and 2013 respectively. Relive Drag Race HERstory with the LogoTV app (or watch online) ahead of the season 6 premiere on Monday, FebRUary 24th at 9/8c!

26. V Is For Venus Xtravaganza

Paris Is Burning introduced the world to ball culture and its stars, like Octavia St Laurent, Pepper LaBeija and Venus Xtravaganza. With lessons on reading, shade and serving realness, it has since become essential viewing. A new play exploring Venus Xtravaganza’s life and untimely death (she was found strangled to death and shoved under a bed!) is in the works.

27. W Is For Wanda Sykes

Wanda Sykes has been making us laugh for years, but she publicly came out in 2008. In 2010, she won the GLAAD Stephen F. Kolzak Award, and in 2012, she hosted Logo’s NewNowNext Vote with Wanda Sykes!

28. X Is For Xavier Dolan

Canadian film director Xavier Dolan won three awards at Cannes Film Festival when he was just 19. His film Heartbeats chronicles the story of two best friends (a gay male, played by Dolan, and a straight female) who fall for the same guy. He’s also very, very cute.

29. Y Is For Yo! Majesty

Did you know “homo hop” was a thing? Yo! Majesty are a lesbian Christian hip-hop group who were named one of the “top 11 new bands of 2008” by NME and “25 most exciting bands in America.”

30. Z Is For Zachary Quinto

Duh! Zachary Quinto came out in 2011, but he had long been an avid supporter of LGBT rights. The Star Trek actor is currently starring in the Broadway revival of The Glass Menagerie. (He also dated Jonathan Groff!)

31. In conclusion…

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