Fierstein has won multiple Tonys (both as a performer and a creator) and was one of the first actors to be openly gay. He has been very active in the gay community as a speaker and content creator. He has also lent his signature gravelly voice (created by an overdeveloped vestibular fold in his vocal cords) to many characters, most notably Yao from Disney’s Mulan.
Tatum has been a staple in modern anime’s voice casts ever since he was discovered by Funimation and cast in Samurai 7. An openly gay actor, he has done voices such as Kyoya Ootori in Ouran High School Host Club, Sebastian Michaelis in Black Butler, and Erwin Smith in Attack on Titan, as well as many more. He’s also moved behind the scenes to work as a writer for anime, as well as hosting a podcast about it.
Best known as the lab assistant Astrid in Fringe, Jasika Nicole is also a talented voice actress. She has lent her voice to multiple characters on children shows like Adventure Time and Egg and Danger, as well as staring in both the podcast Alice Isn’t Dead and Welcome to Nightvale. A lesbian, Jasika’s projects often feature queer characters and themes, including all of the above. (We can argue about Fringe.)
Megan Mullally is a staple in comedy, best known for playing Karen on the groundbreaking sitcom Will & Grace. A bisexual, Mullally has been an active advocate for the LGBT community. Her distinct voice has nabbed her voice acting gigs as well, most recently Aunt Gayle on Bob’s Burgers.
Welcome to Nightvale is an odd little podcast about an odd little desert town full of very odd people. While wanting to create a setting the was diverse in every way, including hiring diverse actors to play the rolls, Cecil Baldwin carried most of the torch. An actor and HIV+ gay activist who lends his unique voice (and name) to main character Cecil Palmer. Dylan Marron plays Carlos, Cecil’s boyfriend, a role previously played by one of the series creators. Both men are involved in the LGBT community and activism across multiple platforms.
With a master’s degree in performance and fluency in three languages under his belt, it’s no wonder Pancholy has made a mark in TV, voice acting, and on Broadway. This gay actor, who also worked closely with Barack Obama as a member of the Advisory Commission on Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders, has had a solid voice acting career, including starring as Sanjay in Nickelodeon’s Sanjay and Craig.