10 Historical Figures And Celebrities You Didn’t Know Were Gay

While being homosexual is becoming something that public officials don’t need to hide from, there was a time not that long ago where it was considered more than just offensive to some people’s religious temperament. There was a time where it was illegal in certain parts of the world and even certain parts of the US. This is why we tend to find out if someone from history was gay well after the fact. Being “out” has become something someone can only do with a certain measure of confidence these days but it was something closely guarded not all that long ago. That’s why when you check out our list of 10 historical figures and celebrities you didn’t know were gay you’ll be quite shocked by some of the names.

Alec Guinness

Probably best known to the movie going public as Obi Wan Kenobi from the Star Wars franchise, very few people knew the British actor was gay. While he often tried to keep his personal life personal, Guinness was once arrested, back in 1946 for having sex with a man in a public bathroom.