Against that political backdrop, seeing queer actors, artists and other celebrities share their authentic selves was all the more empowering. Throughout his illustr ious showbiz career, Neil Patrick Harris has taken on the roles of actor, writer, comedian, producer, director, host and even singer! The elegant thespian and writer Alan Cumming, known for his roles in the X-Men franchise and onstage in Broadway's Macbeth, went public with his bisexuality in Although he is now almost 50 years old, Don Lemon still looks as sharp as ever! Mitcham was the first openly gay gold medalist after recording the highest single-dive score in Olympic history. Subscribe to Mark's List emails. Won't that look great?
When the out speed skater went to compete in the Winter Olympics in Sochi inhe had no plans to hide his sexuality - especially in the face of Vladimir Putin's so-called "gay propaganda" laws.
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Not many openly gay men can play a womaniser with such ease but the multi-talented Neil Patrick Harris certainly pulls it off! First up on our list is none other than one of the most powerful gay men in the world, the very influential Marc Jacobs! My parents taught me when you are their child they love you. You just felt like you belonged to some sort of movement bigger than yourself. The fashion designer has been openly gay for most of his career. After years of progressive stridesfelt in many ways like a giant step backward for LGBTQ equality at the national level.
Elias Cohen, Israel's biggest gay icon and party promoter, is known the world over for his scruffy good looks. When you're self-conscious about anything - your appearance, your age, your sexuality - it tends to be the first thing people notice. Who encouraged him to come out in such a public way? You just felt like you belonged to some sort of movement bigger than yourself. You know, not what they do for a living, not what their sexual preference is, not their age, not who they're related to. Reflecting on his 20 years as a self-identifying queer man in in The GuardianStipe writes, "What I feel we have arrived at with all this, is that queerness — as I am happy to call an all-embracing, foundational tenet — is really a state of mind brought about by an understanding: I hadn't been happy in so long.