53 Openly Gay Male Celebs Who Are Out, Proud & Smokin’ Hot

Honestly, there are a ton of super-fine men in Hollywood, but Tinsel Town's gay elite are some of the hottest out there — because there's nothing sexier than owning and loving who you are.

Take Empire's Jussie Smollett, for example: He recently joined HRC's Equality Rocks campaign, which sparks conversation about love, equality and fairness around the globe. He told Billboard in June, "Your journey is your own. Be inspired by other people's journeys, but you can do your own thing. There’s no rules to this life. There's no rules now how to be black. There's no rules to how to be gay. Just be who you are and that’s the best thing I can say."

In the music space, Years & Years vocalist Olly Alexander recently rocked the cover of the latest issue of Paper magazine. In his interview, he hit the nail on the head: "In many ways, this is the very best time to be a gay artist ever. We wouldn't be where we are today without all the gay artists that have come before us and broken down so many barriers. But barriers aren't gone. Particularly for less privileged members of the queer community. There is this very insidious casual homophobia that exists in the fabric of everything, including the music industry."

Lastly, two words: Queer Eye. The revival was such a success — resonating with virtually everyone, spreading the message that beauty truly comes from within, regardless of your background, sexuality or gender — it was nominated for four Emmys.

So, let's take a moment to shine a spotlight on the men of Hollywood who are out and proud — and smokin' hot.

A version of this article was originally published in April 2015.

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