Wednesday, October 12, 2011

Handsomely Famous Homosexuals and Their Controversies

Here are some handsome celebrities and historic legendary figures but are gays.

1.) James Dean

James Byron Dean was a very popular actor in the 1950s. This American actor is well remembered for the film Rebel Without a Cause. His premature death in a car crash in 1955 cemented his legendary status. Most of his relationships were with same sex.

2.) Elton John

Sir Elton Hercules John is popular singer and one of the most successful artists of all times. He came out as bisexual in a 1976 interview with Rolling Stones but after his divorce from Blauel in 1988 he told the magazine that he was "comfortable" being gay. He is in a relationship with David Furnish.

3.) David Bowie

David Bowie is an English musician and actor. He is widely regarded as an innovator, particularly for his work in the 1970s, and is known for his distinctive voice and the originality of his work. One of his most famous songs is Space Oddity.

4.) Andy Warhol

Andy Warhol was born Andrew Warhola. He was an American painter, printmaker and filmmaker.The highest price ever paid for a Warhol painting is US$100 million for a 1963 canvas titled Eight Elvises. It is thought that Warhol was homosexual, and quite likely a virgin.

5.) William Tilden

William Tatem Tilden II, also known as "Big Bill," is often regarded as one of the greatest tennis players of all time. This American tennis player was the World No. 1 player for seven years. He won 14 Majors including ten Grand Slams and four Pro Slams. He was arrested in 1946 on Sunset Boulevard by the Beverly Hills police and charged with a misdemeanor for soliciting an underage male, a 14-year-old boy with whom he was having sex in a moving vehicle. Tilden was arrested again in 1949, after picking up a 16-year-old hitchhiker.

6.) Yves Saint Lawrent

Yves Henri Donat Mathieu-Saint-Laurent, known as Yves Saint Laurent was a French fashion designer who died in 2008. He is one of the greatest names in fashion history. He was romantically involved to his partner Pierre Berge, an industrialist. They split romantically in 1976 but remained business partners.

7.) Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky

Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky was a Russian composer who wrote some of the most popular concert and theatrical music in the classical repertoire, including the ballets Swan Lake and The Sleeping Beauty. The composer's closest relationships were with persons of the same sex. His brother Modest was also a homosexual.

8.) Lord Byron

George Gordon Byron, 6th Baron Byron, commonly known simply as Lord Byron, was an English poet and a leading figure in the Romantic Movement. His most popular works include She Was in Beauty, When We Two Parted and others. Lord Byron is regarded as one of the greatest British poets and remains widely read and influential. He was renowned for his personal beauty, which he enhanced by wearing curl-papers in his hair at night. He was athletic, being a competent boxer and horse-rider and an excellent swimmer.

9.) Emperor Hadrian

Emperor Hadrian was Roman emperor from 117 to 138. He is best known for building Hadrian’s Wall, which marked the northern limit of Roman territory in Britain. He was romantically and sexually involved with Antinous, a handsome and young Bithynian Greek.

10.) Caligula

Caligula, also known as Gaius, was the Roman emperor from 37 to 41 CE. His complete name is Gaius Julius Caesar Augustus Germanicus.

11.) Casanova

Giacomo Girolamo Casanova de Seingalt is one of the most famous womanizers in the world. His name is synonymous with the art of seduction. This Italian adventurer and writer is bisexual. He was born on April 2, 1725 and died on June 4, 1798.

12.) Leonardo Da Vinci

The ever famous Leonardo di ser Piero da Vinci is regarded as homosexual. He never got married and had no children. He was romantically involved with two of his pupils – Salai and Melzi.

13.) Michelangelo

Michelangelo di Lodovico Buonarroti Simoni was an Italian Renaissance painter, sculptor, architect, poet, and engineer. Michelangelo's art such as "David" and others clearly manifested his love of male beauty and have attracted him both aesthetically and emotionally.

14.) Freddie Mercury

Freddie Mercury, born Farrokh Bulsara, was a popular British rock star and best known as the lead vocalist of the rock band Queen. Some of the most famous songs that he wrote were Bohemian Rhapsody, Somebody to Love, We Are the Champions and others. In 1985, he began a long-term relationship with a hairdresser named Jim Hutton. Hutton, who himself was tested HIV-positive in 1990, lived with Mercury for the last six years of his life, nursed him during his illness and was present at his bedside when he died.

15.) Ricky Martin

One of the most sensational and controversial singers of the new generation is Ricky Martin. Born Enrique Martín Morales, this handsome celebrity shocked the whole world on March 29, 2010 when he publicly acknowledged his homosexuality. He said, "I am proud to say that I am a fortunate homosexual man. I am very blessed to be who I am."

16.) Johnny Mathis

John Royce "Johnny" Mathis is an American singer is one of the most successful artists in the world having been sold 350 million records worldwide. In a 1982 Us Magazine article, Mathis was quoted as having said, "Homosexuality is a way of life that I've grown accustomed to." Us Magazine later retracted the statement. After more than 20 years of silence on the subject, Mathis revealed in an interview, in 2006, that his silence was due to death threats he received as a result of that 1982 article.

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