The complete list – but who have I missed?

Who would you like to see in the book? This is the LGB List. A T List is also coming soon….Many here have been interviewed but many haven’t so I have a bit of work to do!!!!



Peter Ackroyd Author
Margie Adam Women’s Music performer
Katarzyna Adamik Film director
Mark Adamo Classical music composer
Sam Adams First openly gay Portland, Oregon City Council member, first openly gay mayor of a major US city (Portland)
Gaye Adegbalola Blues musician
Thomas Adès Composer
Allison Adler Television writer, producer
Patience Agbabi Poet, performer
Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa Playwright, writer for Marvel Comics
Clay Aiken Singer, songwriter, American Idol runner-up
Jean-Jacques Aillagon Politician
Dawn Airey Television executive
Faisal Alam LGBT Muslim rights activist
Edward Albee Playwright
Sandra Alland Writer, artist, activist
Chad Allen Actor, gay activist
Waheed Alli, Baron Alli Businessman, first openly gay peer in Parliament
Pedro Almodóvar Filmmaker
Marc Almond musician
Dennis Altman Academic, LGBT rights activist
John Amaechi Basketball player, broadcaster
Alejandro Amenábar Filmmaker
Tom Ammiano San Francisco City Supervisor, comedian
Stephen K. Amos Comedian
Simon Amstell Comedian, television presenter
Brett Anderson Rock musician (Suede)
Sophie Anderton Model
Alistair Appleton Television presenter
John Aravosis LGBT rights activist
Billie Joe Armstrong Rock musician (Green Day)
Chip Arndt Reality TV show contestant, LGBT rights activist
Alice Arnold Ex BBC Radio 4 Newsreader Ex BBC Radio 4 Newsreader

Babydaddy Rock musician
Ruth Badger Reality show contestant, television presenter, business consultant
Joan Baez Folk musician
Bai Ling Actress
Jack Baker Attorney, LGBT rights activist
Clare Balding BBC sports journalist
Alan Ball Screenwriter
Amy Balliett LGBT rights activist
Ann Bancroft First woman to reach the North Pole
Clive Barker Author, film director
John Barrowman Actor
Drew Barrymore Actress
Lance Bass Pop musician
Rikki Beadle-Blair Actor, writer
Billy Bean Baseball player
Martha Beck Sociologist and life coach
Andy Bell musician (Erasure)
Alan Bennett Author, actor
Sandra Bernhard Comedian
Thom Bierdz Actor
Christopher Biggins Television and pantomime actor
Dustin Lance Black Screenwriter
Lionel Blue First openly gay rabbi in the UK, broadcaster
Mel Boozer LGBT-rights activist
Roddy Bottum Rock musician (Imperial Teen, Faith No More)
Adam Bouska Photographer
Ben Bradshaw Politician
Derren Brown Psychological illusionist/mentalist
Augusten Burroughs Writer

Simon Callow Actor
Rhona Cameron Comedian
Margarethe Cammermeyer LGBT rights activist, soldier
Justin R. Cannon Founder of, an affirming outreach ministry to gay and lesbian Christians
Vanessa Carlton Singer, songwriter
Alan Carr Comedian
Michael Cashman Actor, politician
Neal Cassady Major figure of Beat Generation
Cazwell Rapper
Margaret Cho Comedian
Dan Choi LGBT activist, former military officer
David Cicilline Politician, first openly gay mayor of an American state capital
Julian Clary Comedian
Anderson Cooper journalist, author, television personality
Orlando Cruz Professional boxer
Wilson Cruz Actor
Alan Cumming Actor
Julie Cypher LGBT rights activist, director
Stephen Daldry Film director
James Dale Boy Scouts leader expelled for being gay
Russell T Davies Television producer and writer
Ellen DeGeneres Comedian, actor, talk show host
Portia de Rossi Actress, wife of Ellen DeGeneres
Amanda Donohoe Actor
Michelle Douglas Former soldier, LGBT rights activist
Bevan Dufty Politician
John Duran Mayor of West Hollywood
Deborah Dyer Rock musician
Angela Eagle Member of Parliament
Rupert Everett Actor

Marianne Faithfull Rock musician, actor
Sam Falson Singer
Mark Feehily Pop musician (Westlife)
Fergie Singer, model, fashion designer
Harvey Fierstein Actor
Tom Ford Fashion designer
Megan Fox Model, actress
Barney Frank Politician
Stephen Fry Actor, comedian, novelist
Sia Furler Pop singer
David Furnish Filmmaker

Mark Gatiss Actor, writer
Jean-Paul Gaultier Fashion designer
Boy George musician
Sara Gilbert Actor
Dan Gillespie Sells Rock musician (The Feeling)
Candace Gingrich LGBT rights activist

Neil Patrick Harris Actor
Randy Harrison Actor
Andrew Harvey Spiritual scholar
Jonathan Harvey Playwright
Sophie B. Hawkins musician
Andrew Hayden-Smith TV Presenter
Darren Hayes Pop musician (Savage Garden)
Michael Hendricks LGBT rights activist, half of first same-sex marriage in Canada
Nicholas Hytner Stage and screen director

Janis Ian Folk musician

Jessie J Singer-songwriter
Cheyenne Jackson Actor
Karla Jay Professor, LGBT rights activist
Elton John Musician
Cleve Jones Activist
Randy Jones Ex-member of The Village People
Leslie Jordan Actor
Orlando Jordan Professional wrestler

Levi Kreis musician

Bruce LaBruce Filmmaker
David LaChapelle Photographer
Lady Sovereign Rapper
Adam Lambert American Idol Season 8 Runner-up, singer, actor
Amy Lamé Comedian, radio and TV presenter
Nathan Lane Actor
K.D. Lang musician
Justin Lee Founder and Executive Director of Gay Christian Network
Greg Louganis Olympic high-diver
Matt Lucas Comedian, actor, writer
Jane Lynch Actor
Jack Mackenroth Fashion designer
Cameron Mackintosh Theatrical producer
Rachel Maddow Radio/Television host
Irshad Manji Feminist Muslim author
Alec Mapa Actor
Ricky Martin Singer and actor
Heather Matarazzo Actor
Johnny Mathis musician
Armistead Maupin Writer
Joe McElderry Singer, First Ever Gay X Factor UK Winner
Mika Singer-songwriter
David Mixner Activist, author

Martina Navratilova Tennis player
Lesléa Newman Writer
Cynthia Nixon Actor

Robyn Ochs Activist, writer
Rosie O’Donnell Comedian, talk show host, actor
Nigel Owens International rugby union referee

Brian Paddick Police officer, politician
Amanda Palmer Musician
David Hyde Pierce Actor

Zachary Quinto Actor

Anthony Rapp Actor
Frank M. Robinson Writer
Gene Robinson Bishop
Tom Robinson musician, DJ
Paul Rutherford Pop musician

Diane Sabin LGBT rights activist
Emily Saliers Rock musician (Indigo Girls)
Sue Sanders Activist
Dan Savage Columnist
Fred Schneider Rock musician (The B-52’s)
Parvez Sharma Film director
Fiona Shaw Actor
Jake Shears Pop musician (Scissor Sisters)
Jeff Sheng Photographer
Del Shores Writer, director, actor
Labi Siffre Poet, songwriter, singer
Stephen Sondheim Musical theater and film composer
Wanda Sykes Stand-up comedian, actress

Blyth Tait Olympic athlete
George Takei Actor
Peter Tatchell LGBT rights activist, politician
Clare Teal Jazz musician
Mark Tewksbury Olympic athlete
Gareth Thomas Rugby player
Sandi Toksvig Radio personality

Gus Van Sant Film director, photographer, musician

Rufus Wainwright musician
Kathleen Wynne Politician and Canada’s first openly gay premier




About neverblendin

David Watters, a graduate of Napier University, Edinburgh, Trinity College of Music, London and the Institute of Education, University of London, has worked internationally within education and Educational Management for more than 20 years. He has taught extensively within many socially and culturally diverse settings; most recently as a Head of Performing Arts within Further Education. He is a personal and professional development associate with The Pacific Institute (, personal coach, freelance writer and founding member of NBI Associates. He is a writer on social equality issues, is a key player in the Equal Love Campaign UK and author of the forthcoming book, NEVER BLEND IN which features key voices from the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender community and which aims to inspire and encourage those who may lack self-esteem or who question their validity. David is currently promoting a youtube campaign"Give 'em Hope"and is asking individuals, couples and groups to make and share videos telling about the benefits of living with personal authenticity. He has shared a platform with Stuart Milk and Peter Tatchell and is a supporter of 17-24-30, The Trevor Project, Schools Out, The Terrence Higgins Trust, The Albert Kennedy Trust and numerous others. His background in arts and education, combined with a solid understanding of Cognitive Behavioural Strategies, and his passion for Equality Advocacy drive every aspect of his work as a personal development facilitator, motivational speaker and writer. View all posts by neverblendin

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