There are so many handsome men in Hollywood but the gay elite of Hollywood are some of the most unique and remarkable as there is nothing sexier than having and loving who you are. In its inaugural Pride issue, The Hollywood Reporter admires the talent of the most powerful LGBTQ community and makers help increase the presence and create opportunities for LGBTQ people in the industry.
A variety of celebrities like Billy Eichner, Neil Patrick Harris, and Andrew Scott are identified as gay. Let’s shine a spotlight on the top 10 most famous gay actors of Hollywood who are out, proud and gorgeous.
Zachary Quinto, the actor of “Star Trek” opens up in public in 2011, after performing the role of Louis in Signature Theater’s restaging of “Angels in America.” About his role in the production, he told New York magazine “As a gay man, it made me feel like there is still so much work to be done.” Currently, Zachary Quinto is performing in “The Boys in the Band” on Broadway, along with other out and proud actors Jim Parsons and Matt Bomer.
Billy Eichner has been out for a long since people have cared who he is. The creator of “Billy on the Street”, Billy Eichner has been out since the start of his career, performing in a show at Joe’s Pub called “Billy Eichner: Gay, White, and Terrified”. On “Difficult People” (also gay), he played a fictional role but the fans of “Billy on the Street” must know a man who is passionate about Mery.
Wilson Cruz is an actor and activist. He is a spokesperson for GLAAD and spent his career as an out gay actor insistent for improved representation of LGBT on TV. When performed as a Rickie Vasquez in “My So-Called Life”, Wilson Cruz strolled into our hearts and create history being an open and out gay man of color on a network television show in 1994.
In 2014, Wilson Cruz told New York Magazine, “I like to see other people on TV, who looked like me. I need to see individuals who had alike experiences as I had while growing up.” He said that “Yes, we have more GLBT characters. My concerns are: What are those people doing on these shows? Are they just telling so-and-so is gay, and then we don’t deal with the fact that they are gay? We don’t see them have a partner or even see their lives.”
Olly Alexander has never been afraid of talking about his sexuality. He told the magazine “This is the right time be a gay actor ever in many ways.” We would not be where we are now without all of the gay characters that have come earlier and smooth the way for us by breaking down so many barriers. However, barriers are not gone especially for less advantaged members of the peculiar community. There is this very treacherous spontaneous homophobia that occurs in the fabric of everything, including the music industry.”
Neil Patrick Harris
Neil Patrick Harris is just perfection. He has presented the Oscars, the Tonys, and the Emmys with elegance and captivation, and no one looks better when they suit up. He is married happily to David Burtka, and they also have 2 children together. You can see him performing as Count Olaf in the “A Series of Unfortunate Events” family-friendly series on Netflix. He also created cards that are available in Target stores everywhere; you can play cards and feel like bringing NPH your home.
Matt Bomer is currently performing in “The Boys in the Band,” on Broadway and is well known for his characters on “The Normal Heart” and “White Collar.” Officially, he opens up in public thanking his children and partner at an award show in 2012, he said, “I would really like to thank my lovely family: Walker, Simon, Henry, Kit. Thanks for showing me what unconditional love is. You will always be my honored achievement.”
In most recent James Bond movies, you probably know him as Q, however, you will identify the voice of British actor Ben Winshaw just like a cuddly bear “Paddington.” A representative of Ben Winshaw in 2013 confirmed his marriage with Mark Bradshaw, a composer, whom Winshaw met in 2009 on the set of “Bright Star”.
In 2014, he told the Sunday Times of UK, “Everyone was amazingly lovely, I had not predicted that they would be, but they were. It takes courage [to open up publically] and people have to do it in their own time.” Until 2014, the British actor Winshaw was careful about his sexuality but when he comes out he told that there had been no need to fear coming out. “It is difficult to have a dialogue about a very intimate thing with people you have recognized your whole life.”
Andrew Scott is an actor. When Andrew Scott, the Sherlock actor was considered for his role in BBC2 drama as a KGB spy, he watched videos of Vladimir Putin to practice his Russian accent. In 2013, Andrew Scott told The Independent “Putin announced anti-gay legislation this summer.” Scott also said to The Independent, “Being a gay person, I converted to Rudolf Nureyev videos as a substitute. It was another Nureyev defection of sorts”
Born on March 7, 1974, in California, USA, Darryl Joseph Stephens is a producer and actor that is best known for B Positive (2020), Noah’s Arc: Jumping the Broom (2008) and From Zero to I Love You (2019). He is also a model. He said “I don’t think there was ever a decision that I was going to signify the understated black gay man in America. I had meetings with directors who were replying to calls and the performances I did were the roles. There were many lessons about what people anticipated of us as black gay men, and I learned to have a thick skin about how black gay men are demonstrating themselves. Everyone has a notion of what we should look like.”
Gavin Creel is a Broadway actor known for his roles in Thoroughly Modern Millie and Hair. The Advocate asked Gavin Creel when he had decided to come out publicly in 2009. He said “I was like; I am too old for this thing. I love my family, I love my friends, and I love my life, so I decided it didn’t matter. I will provide you with that information, but that is much as I would give anyone, the private matter is private. I also want to be capable of marrying legally and it does not make any sense for me to spectacle around in an attempt to get marriage equivalence while not being out as who exactly I am. It does not motivate young women and men struggling with their sexuality to be assured in who they are if I am not self-confident with who I am. If I whisper about myself, then I will be providing the power to whisper about it to other people and there is nothing wrong with this. I certainly need to get louder.”