List of self-identified LGBTQ New Yorkers

LGBTQ culture in New York City
The Stonewall Inn in the gay village of Greenwich Village, Manhattan, the cradle of the modern gay rights movement.[1][2][3]

New York City has one of the largest LGBTQ populations in the world and the most prominent. Brian Silverman, the author of Frommer's New York City from $90 a Day, wrote the city has "one of the world's largest, loudest, and most powerful LGBT communities", and "Gay and lesbian culture is as much a part of New York's basic identity as yellow cabs, high-rises, and Broadway theater".[4] LGBT Americans in New York City constitute by significant margins the largest self-identifying lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender communities in the United States, and the 1969 Stonewall Riots in Greenwich Village are widely considered to be the genesis of the modern gay rights movement.[5] As of 2005, New York City was home to an estimated 272,493 self-identifying gay and bisexual individuals.[6] The New York City metropolitan area had an estimated 568,903 self-identifying GLB residents.[6] Meanwhile, New York City is also home to the largest transgender population in the United States, estimated at 50,000 in 2018, concentrated in Manhattan and Queens.[7] The following represents a list of notable self-identified LGBTQ New Yorkers.

List of notable self-identified LGBTQ New Yorkers

Self-identifying LGBTQ New Yorkers

Academia and research

Entrepreneurship and technology

Fashion

Design

Modeling

Film and television

Law

Literature

Media

Music

Nightlife

Ballroom

Drag

Other

Performance arts

Dance

Theatre

Politics

Social activism

Sports

Visual arts