Many successful Hollywood actors are gay.
The Greatest Gay Icons in Fashion. Directed by lgbt worldchannel. He was HIV positive at the time of his death, though he died of colon cancer. Born in Carbondale, Illinois, but raised in OklahomaDirk first came to public attention when he appeared at age 27, in a photo-spread in Playgirl Magazine's "Holiday " issue.
Curious about what else he had done, I went on his IMDb page to browse his filmography and discovered that he is one of Hollywood's few openly gay actors.