Between them, the top 15 gay, lesbian and bisexual actors on Twitter have a reach of over 164 million people across the globe.
To make it on to this list celebrities needed to have at least one million followers. Trans stars are vastly underrepresented in the media and therefore may contribute to the fact no trans actors had enough followers to qualify. However, the most popular transgender star on Twitter is Laverne Cox with 679,000 followers.
14) Ruby Rose @RubyRose
Ruby Rose made a name for herself in Netflix’s smash hit Orange Is The New Black. She came out as a lesbian at the age of 12. She now has 1.3 million followers on Twitter.
13) Kevin McHale @druidDUDE
The Glee actor came out in 2018 on Twitter and is a brand new entry to this list. He has over 1.35 million followers on Twitter. Apart from Glee Kevin McHale has also starred in the E4 panel show, Virtually Famous.
12) Ellen Page @EllenPage
In 2016 X Men actor Ellen Page had 1.39 million followers, she has grown that by around 100,000 new fans to reach 1.4 million followers.
11) Colton Haynes @ColtonLHaynes
American Horror Story and Arrow actor Colton Haynes has managed to create a nice following for himself with nearly 2 million followers (1.96 million) In 2016 he had 1.76 million followers.
10) Jane Lynch @janemarielynch
The Glee actor has 1.8 million people following her every word on Twitter, this is slightly down from a peak in 2016 at 1.92 million. Since Glee finished Jane Lynch has appeared in numerous TV shows including, Manhunt: Unabomber.
9) George Takei @GeorgeTakei
The Star Trek original George Takei continues to be a Twitter favourite with 2.82 million followers. He’s actually had a huge uptake in followers since 2016 by over a million people. He is the oldest member on our Twitter Power list at 81-years-old.
8) Chris Colfer @chriscolfer
Another Glee alumni, Chris Colfer has 2.36 million followers thanks to his advocacy, acting and range of children’s books – called The Land Of Stories. He has also seen a drop in followers from 2.56 million in 2016.
7) Sir Ian McKellen @IanMcKellen
At 3.92 million followers Sir Ian McKellen is showing that age and technology should be no barrier. He has grown his following from 3.28 in 2016. Sir Ian is famous for his roles in the X Men films, The Hobbit and Lord Of The Rings. He is the second oldest on our list after George Takei who is 81.
6) Kevin Spacey @KevinSpacey
Kevin Spacey is a new addition to the Twitter Powerlist after he came out early in 2018 following accusations of sexual misconduct. He has 4.57 million followers, although he’s been pretty much silent since the allegations came to light.
5) Stephen Fry @stephenfry
Stephen Fry has had a love-hate relationship with Twitter but that doesn’t stop him from being an incredibly popular actor on the platform. In 2016 he had 9.55 million followers, today he has 12.8 million followers. Stephen Fry is a much loved English broadcaster, author and actor. He left twitter in 2016 after receiving abuse on the social platform.
4) Cara Delevingne @Caradelevingne
Model/ actor Cara identifies as bisexual and has been in movies like Valarian and Suicide Squad. She has over 10.3 million followers on Twitter, making her one of the most influential bisexual women on the planet.
3) Ricky Martin @ricky_martin
Since his starring role in The Assassination of Gianni Versace, Ricky Martin can definitely be included in our actors’ power list. The entertainer who is properly most famous for his singing career in the early 00s has amassed 20.5 million followers.
2) Neil Patrick Harris @ActuallyNPH
Reaching far out ahead is Neil Patrick Harris with over 21.7 million followers although he has seen a massive decline in followers since 2016 when he had 24.1 million followers. Neil Patrick Harris famous for playing Barney Stinson in How I Met Your Mother and Doogie Howser in the show with the same name.
1) Ellen DeGeneres @TheEllenShow
At the top of the tree, Ellen DeGeneres has a massive following of fans with 76 million of them. That’s nearly 20 million more since 2016 when she had 57.8 million. Since 2003 her talk show The Ellen DeGeneres Show is one of the US’s most successful syndicated shows in history and is now in its 15th series.