Between them, the top 25 gay, lesbian, bisexual or trans celebrities we could find on Twitter have access to the eyes of up to 132,000,000 people.
They range from a news anchor to YouTube stars, singers to actors. The average age of these stars is 46 years old, YouTuber Troye Sivan being the youngest at 20 and George Takei being the oldest at 78. Some have made their celebrity status through reality TV, like Adam Lambert (American Idol) and some have played the long fame game, like singer Ricky Martin and actor Neil Patrick Harris.
To make it on to this list celebrities needed to have at least one million followers. Trans stars are vastly under represented in the media and therefore may contribute to the fact that only one trans person had enough followers to qualify.
25) Zachary Quinto, Actor, 1.12 million @ZacharyQuinto
Zachary Quinto came to fame during the Heroes TV show created by Tim Kring. He’s since gone on to star as Spock in the latest series of Star Trek films.
24) Rylan Clark-Neal, Presenter, 1.34 Million @Rylan
Rylan made his name during X Factor UK – and quickly became a reality TV favourite after he was snapped up by Celebrity Big Brother producers who put him to the house. Despite only becoming recently famous at that point he won that series of CBB. He now presents Big Brother’s Bit On The Side.
23) Ellen Page, Actor, 1.39 million, @EllenPageCREDIT S Buckley / Deposit / THEGAYUK
Ellen Page is a Canadian actor who came out in February 2014 during a speech at the Human Rights Campaign’s Time To Thrive conference. She stars in the X Men series of films.
22) Samantha Ronson, DJ and Producer, 1.51 million, @SamanthaRonson
> 21) Suze Orman, TV Host, 1.6 million, @SuzeOrmanShow
>21 Gok Wan, Designer / Presenter 1.6million @GokWan
Gok Wan is a well known presenter in the UK his Channel 4 show, How To Look Good Naked made him an instant success.