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

Jul 18, 2018 at 12:14 p.m. ET
Bobby Berk, Karamo Brown, Antoni Porowski, Jonathan Van Ness, Tan France
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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.

1 /53: Olly Alexander

Olly Alexander
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1/53 :Olly Alexander

2 /53: The 'Queer Eye' Cast

Bobby Berk, Karamo Brown, Antoni Porowski, Jonathan Van Ness, Tan France
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2/53 :The 'Queer Eye' Cast

3 /53: Anderson Cooper

Anderson Cooper
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3/53 :Anderson Cooper

4 /53: Matt Dallas

Matt Dallas
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4/53 :Matt Dallas

5 /53: Chris Colfer

Chris Colfer
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5/53 :Chris Colfer

6 /53: David Burtka

David Burtka
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6/53 :David Burtka

7 /53: Jonathan Groff

Jonathan Groff
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7/53 :Jonathan Groff

8 /53: T.R. Knight

T.R. Knight
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8/53 :T.R. Knight

9 /53: Scott Evans

Scott Evans
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9/53 :Scott Evans

10 /53: Ricky Martin

Ricky Martin
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10/53 :Ricky Martin

11 /53: Cheyenne Jackson

Cheyenne Jackson
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11/53 :Cheyenne Jackson

12 /53: Zachary Quinto

Zachary Quinto
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12/53 :Zachary Quinto

13 /53: Neil Patrick Harris

Neil Patrick Harris
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13/53 :Neil Patrick Harris

14 /53: Luke MacFarlane

Luke MacFarlane
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14/53 :Luke MacFarlane

15 /53: Wentworth Miller

Wentworth Miller
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15/53 :Wentworth Miller

16 /53: Andrew Rannells

Andrew Rannells
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16/53 :Andrew Rannells

17 /53: Ross Mathews

Ross Mathews
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17/53 :Ross Mathews

18 /53: Lance Bass

Lance Bass
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18/53 :Lance Bass

19 /53: Adam Lambert

Adam Lambert
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19/53 :Adam Lambert

20 /53: Andy Cohen

Andy Cohen
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20/53 :Andy Cohen

21 /53: Jussie Smollett

Jussie Smollett
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21/53 :Jussie Smollett

22 /53: Sam Smith

Sam Smith
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22/53 :Sam Smith

23 /53: Billy Gilman

Billy Gilman
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23/53 :Billy Gilman

24 /53: Maulik Pancholy

Maulik Pancholy
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24/53 :Maulik Pancholy

25 /53: Ty Herndon

Ty Herndon
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25/53 :Ty Herndon

26 /53: Tyler Glenn

Tyler Glenn
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26/53 :Tyler Glenn

27 /53: Wilson Cruz

Wilson Cruz
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27/53 :Wilson Cruz

28 /53: Billy Eichner

Billy Eichner
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28/53 :Billy Eichner

29 /53: Daniel Franzese

Daniel Franzese
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29/53 :Daniel Franzese

30 /53: Bob Harper

Bob Harper
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30/53 :Bob Harper

31 /53: Jim Parsons

Jim Parsons
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31/53 :Jim Parsons

32 /53: Don Lemon

Don Lemon
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32/53 :Don Lemon

33 /53: Jonathan Knight

Jonathan Knight
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33/53 :Jonathan Knight

34 /53: Jai Rodriguez

Jai Rodriguez
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34/53 :Jai Rodriguez

35 /53: Sean Hayes

Sean Hayes
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35/53 :Sean Hayes

36 /53: Michael J. Willett

Michael J. Willett
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36/53 :Michael J. Willett

37 /53: Jesse Tyler Ferguson

Jesse Tyler Ferguson
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37/53 :Jesse Tyler Ferguson

38 /53: B.D. Wong

B.D. Wong
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38/53 :B.D. Wong

39 /53: Bryan Batt

Bryan Batt
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39/53 :Bryan Batt

40 /53: Luke Evans

Luke Evans
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40/53 :Luke Evans

41 /53: Brad Goreski

Brad Goreski
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41/53 :Brad Goreski

42 /53: Ezra Miller

Ezra Miller
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42/53 :Ezra Miller

43 /53: Rex Lee

Rex Lee
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43/53 :Rex Lee

44 /53: Frank Ocean

Frank Ocean
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44/53 :Frank Ocean

45 /53: Nate Berkus

Nate Berkus
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45/53 :Nate Berkus

46 /53: Guillermo Diaz

Guillermo Diaz
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46/53 :Guillermo Diaz

47 /53: Jeff Lewis

Jeff Lewis
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47/53 :Jeff Lewis

48 /53: Reid Ewing

Reid Ewing
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48/53 :Reid Ewing

49 /53: Victor Garber

Victor Garber
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49/53 :Victor Garber

50 /53: Nyle DiMarco

Nyle DiMarco
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50/53 :Nyle DiMarco

51 /53: Rupert Everett

Rupert Everett
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51/53 :Rupert Everett

52 /53: Sir Ian McKellen

Ian McKellen
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52/53 :Sir Ian McKellen

53 /53: Matt Bomer

Matt Bomer
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53/53 :Matt Bomer