PHOTOS: Hollywood’s Gay & Bisexual Community

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Mar. 12 2019, Updated 5:44 p.m. ET

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1. Neil Patrick Harris: The Doogie Howser M.D-turned-How I Met Your Mother Star revealed he’s gay in 2006, telling people, “I am a very content gay man living my life to the fullest and feel most fortunate to be working with wonderful people in the business I love.” He and partner David Burtka welcomed their twins (via surrogate mother) in 2010.

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Neil Patrick Harris: The Doogie Howser M.D-turned-How I Met Your Mother Star revealed he's gay in 2006, telling people, "I am a very content gay man living my life to the fullest and feel most fortunate to be working with wonderful people in the business I love." He and partner David Burtka welcomed their twins (via surrogate mother) in 2010.

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2. Lance Bass: Justin Timberlake’s former N’Sync band-mate said he’s gay in 2006, telling People, “I knew that I was in this popular band and I had four other guys’ careers in my hand, and I knew that if I ever acted on it or even said that I was gay, it would overpower everything.” He’s dated hunks like Amazing Race winner Reichen Lehmkuh, Lorenzo Martone and Kyan Douglas.

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Lance Bass: Justin Timberlake's former N'Sync band-mate said he's gay in 2006, telling People, "I knew that I was in this popular band and I had four other guys' careers in my hand, and I knew that if I ever acted on it or even said that I was gay, it would overpower everything." He's dated hunks like Amazing Race winner Reichen Lehmkuh, Lorenzo Martone and Kyan Douglas.

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3. Portia De Rossi: The gorgeous Australian actress dated Ringo Starr’s stepdaughter, Francesca Gregorini, before beginning a relationship with Ellen Degeneres in 2004. Four years later, the two married. Ellen Degeneres: The comic-turned-talk show host declared she was a lesbian on The Oprah Winfrey show in 1997, and in 2006, became the first openly gay host of the Academy Awards. After a three-year relationship with Anne Heche, she married her current wife, Portia De Rossi, in 2008.

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Portia De Rossi: The gorgeous Australian actress dated Ringo Starr’s stepdaughter, Francesca Gregorini, before beginning a relationship with Ellen Degeneres in 2004. Four years later, the two married.

Ellen Degeneres: The comic-turned-talk show host declared she was a lesbian on The Oprah Winfrey show in 1997, and in 2006, became the first openly gay host of the Academy Awards. After a three-year relationship with Anne Heche, she married her current wife, Portia De Rossi, in 2008.

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4. Rosie O’Donnell: The outspoken talk show host, who long talked about a crush she had on Tom Cruise, came out as a lesbian in 2002 during a benefit at New York’s famed comedy club, Caroline’s. “I don’t know why people make such a big deal about the gay thing,” the Exit To Eden star said. “People are confused, they’re shocked, like this is a big revelation to somebody.”

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Rosie O’Donnell: The outspoken talk show host, who long talked about a crush she had on Tom Cruise, came out as a lesbian in 2002 during a benefit at New York’s famed comedy club, Caroline’s. "I don't know why people make such a big deal about the gay thing,” the Exit To Eden star said. “People are confused, they're shocked, like this is a big revelation to somebody.”

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5. Elton John: The I’m Still Standing singer, who married his current hubby David Furnish in December 2005, said coming out in 1973 was “the best thing I ever did was be true to myself.” John and Furnish welcomed their first son Zachary Jackson Levon (born to a surrogate) on Christmas Day 2010.

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Elton John: The I'm Still Standing singer, who married his current hubby David Furnish in December 2005, said coming out in 1973 was “the best thing I ever did was be true to myself.” John and Furnish welcomed their first son Zachary Jackson Levon (born to a surrogate) on Christmas Day 2010.

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6. Cynthia Nixon: The red-headed Sex and The City star — who has two children from her ex of 15 years, Danny Mozes — announced her engagement to her partner, activist Christine Marinoni, in 2009. Nixon told The Advocate Marinoni’s “basically a short man with boobs … a lot of what I love about her is her butchness … I love her sexuality — it’s a big part of what I love about her.”

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Cynthia Nixon: The red-headed Sex and The City star -- who has two children from her ex of 15 years, Danny Mozes -- announced her engagement to her partner, activist Christine Marinoni, in 2009. Nixon told The Advocate Marinoni’s “basically a short man with boobs ... a lot of what I love about her is her butchness ... I love her sexuality -- it's a big part of what I love about her.”

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7. Ricky Martin: The gorgeous Martin, who burned up the pop charts with hit like “She Bangs” and “Livin’ La Vida Loca,” long kept quiet about his sexuality until coming out in 2010, writing on his website, “I am proud to say that I am a fortunate homosexual man.”

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Ricky Martin: The gorgeous Martin, who burned up the pop charts with hit like "She Bangs" and "Livin’ La Vida Loca," long kept quiet about his sexuality until coming out in 2010, writing on his website, "I am proud to say that I am a fortunate homosexual man."

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8. Drew Barrymore: The Wedding Singer beauty told New Woman magazine in July 2003 that she’s “always considered herself bisexual” because she thinks “a woman and a woman together are beautiful, just as a man and a woman together are beautiful.”

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Drew Barrymore: The Wedding Singer beauty told New Woman magazine in July 2003 that she’s “always considered herself bisexual" because she thinks “a woman and a woman together are beautiful, just as a man and a woman together are beautiful."

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9. Angelina Jolie: The Tomb Raider star is admittedly bisexual, and was once involved with model Jenny Shimizu. She told Barbara Walters in 2003, “If I fell in love with a woman tomorrow, would I feel that it’s okay to want to kiss and touch her? If I fell in love with her? Absolutely! Yes!”

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Angelina Jolie: The Tomb Raider star is admittedly bisexual, and was once involved with model Jenny Shimizu. She told Barbara Walters in 2003, "If I fell in love with a woman tomorrow, would I feel that it's okay to want to kiss and touch her? If I fell in love with her? Absolutely! Yes!”

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10. Rupert Everett: The openly-gay My Best Friend’s Wedding Star has said that gay actors are stymied in the movie business, telling The Observer in 2009, “The fact is that you could not be, and still cannot be, a 25-year-old homosexual trying to make it in the British film business or the American film business or even the Italian film business. It just doesn’t work and you’re going to hit a brick wall at some point.”

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Rupert Everett: The openly-gay My Best Friend’s Wedding Star has said that gay actors are stymied in the movie business, telling The Observer in 2009, “The fact is that you could not be, and still cannot be, a 25-year-old homosexual trying to make it in the British film business or the American film business or even the Italian film business. It just doesn't work and you're going to hit a brick wall at some point.”

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