A list of famous gay and bisexual men through history.
Alexander the Great 356 BC – 323BC
Military leader who led Macedonians to unprecedented success.
Leonardo da Vinci (1452-1519)
Polymath, artists, scientist and one of greatest minds in human history.
Foremost sculptor and artist
Walt Whitman (1819 – 1892)
American poet. Wrote Leaves of Grass
Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky (1840-1893)
Russian composer of symphonies, operas, ballets and choral music
Oscar Wilde (1854 – 1900)
– Irish writer and poet
John Maynard Keynes
Author and diarist
Manager of the Beetles
Russian ballet dancer
Sir Ian McKellen
Comic, writer and social activist.
People who promoted gay rights
Jeremy Bentham (1748–1832) British philosopher. Bentham is credited with being the founding father of Utilitarianism.He also wrote an early defence of gay rights. Offences Against One’s Self, argued for the liberalisation of laws prohibiting homosexual sex. The essay criticised society for making a disproportionate response to what Bentham considered a largely private matter. The essay remained unpublished during his life though.
Founder of US gay rights movement
Political activist. Founded British gay rights movement – Outrage!
Actor and spokesperson for Stonewall (UK)
Stephen Donaldson (1946-996)
Hernan Ponce (born 1982), current President of LACCD Gay Rights Movement,
Harvey Milk (19301978), openly gay city supervisor of San Francisco, California who was