The Most Influential Lesbian Celebrities Today

In the vibrant tapestry of modern culture, lesbian celebrities have emerged as influential figures, breaking barriers and shaping public perception. Their journeys of self-discovery and public revelation have been sources of inspiration and empowerment for many. From the comedic brilliance of Ellen DeGeneres and Wanda Sykes to the compelling performances of Jodie Foster and Sarah Paulson, each has carved a unique path in their respective fields. Whether through their art, their outspoken advocacy, or simply by being their authentic selves, these women have contributed to a more inclusive and understanding society.

This list celebrates the top ten lesbian celebrities who have not only achieved remarkable success in their careers but have also played a pivotal role in advocating for LGBTQ+ rights and visibility.

Top 10 Lesbian Celebrities

Ellen DeGeneres

An American comedian, television host, actress, writer, and producer. Ellen was one of the first major celebrities to come out as lesbian in 1997. She has been an influential figure in advocating for LGBTQ+ rights.

Jodie Foster

An acclaimed American actress and filmmaker. Foster, who has been notoriously private about her personal life, publicly acknowledged her sexual orientation in a speech at the 2013 Golden Globe Awards.

Sarah Paulson

An American actress known for her work in both film and television. She has received numerous accolades for her work and is openly lesbian.

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Kate McKinnon

A comedian and actress best known for her work on the television series “Saturday Night Live”. She’s one of the show’s first openly lesbian cast members.

Wanda Sykes

An American actress, comedian, and writer. She came out publicly in 2008 and has been a vocal advocate for LGBTQ+ rights.

Lily Tomlin

An American actress, comedian, writer, singer, and producer. Tomlin has been openly lesbian and has been a gay/lesbian rights advocate.

Ellen Page (now Elliot Page)

A Canadian actor and producer. Ellen Page came out as gay in 2014 and later announced they are transgender and non-binary, going by the name Elliot Page.

Tegan and Sara Quin

Canadian musicians and songwriters who are identical twin sisters. Both are openly gay and are known for their advocacy work for LGBTQ+ rights.

Lea DeLaria

An American comedian, actress, and jazz singer. She is known for her role in the Netflix series “Orange Is the New Black” and is openly lesbian.

Rachel Maddow

An American television host and liberal political commentator. Maddow is the first openly lesbian anchor to host a major prime-time news program in the United States.

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