Conor Franta, Elton John & other gay celebs share beach and vacation photos

Summer is officially drawing to a close. Did you enjoy a vacation? If you did, you probably shared photos on social media, just like these gay celebrities.

Here are a few of their highlights for your viewing pleasure.

Russell Tovey

As previously reported, it appears Brit actor Tovey and sports-loving boyfriend Steve Brockman are officially an item again. Tovey last week posted a photo of him and friends goofing around in Sitges, Spain. Fitness coach and former adult entertainer Brockman, who was also in the snap, simply commented underneath, ‘Mine.’

A 20-minute train ride from Barcelona, the beach town of Sitges is one of Spain’s top gay hotspots – notable for its annual Bear Week.

Neil Patrick Harris and David Burtka and family

Husbands Neil Patrick Harris and David Burtka, along with kids Gideon and Harper, spent a chunk of August enjoying Europe, taking in the iconic Italian city of Venice before hopping over to Croatia. They enjoyed traditional gelato in the former, while NPH posted a cute video jumping into the Adriatic Sea in the latter. Feel the chill as he hits that water. Brrrrr!

Sam Smith

Like Neil Patrick Harris, singer Sam Smith has also been enjoying a taste of Italy. Literally. Recent Instagram postings have revealed previously unknown pasta-making skills! He’s previously talked about his own issues with body confidence, but it seems he’s definitely a lot more comfortable in his own skin, posting this shot in skimpy swimwear aboard a boat in the southern European country.

Don Lemon and Tim Malone

News anchor Don Lemon, and fiancé Tim Malone, enjoy some end-of-summer Labor Day fun in the Hamptons, New York.

The two men also enjoyed a more far-flung vacation earlier in the year to the Bahamas.


Like Sam Smith, another singer to talk about previous struggles with body image is rising Brit star MNEK. But like Smith, he’s definitely in a better place these days and posted plenty of stripped-down photos from his August trip to Barcelona, Spain.

Dustin Lance Black and Tom Daley

Acclaimed screenwriter and filmmakers Dustin Lance Black and husband Tom Daley have just enjoyed an escape to Laguna Beach, California. Lance Black posted this stunning sunset shot of him and Daley, and tagged it #FamilyVacation, so we’re sure they took baby son, Robbie, with them.

Elton John and David Furnish

Fresh from the success of Rocketman, Elton John and husband David Furnish enjoyed what they called ‘holiday heaven’ in Porto Cervo. It’s a stunning seaside resort in Sardinia, Italy, and a favorite destination for wealthy sun seekers and European royalty.

Garrett Clayton

Disney Channel actor Clayton, who came out last year by revealing he was dating a man, enjoyed his summer vacation in the south of France, taking in Nice and St Tropez. Boyfriend Blake Knight (@hrhblakeknight) joined him on the trip.

Duncan James and Rodrigo Reis

British singer and actor Duncan James and Brazilian boyfriend Rodrigo Reis enjoy a romantic break in Port D’ Ajaccio, on the island of Corsica, France, in the heart of the Mediterranean.

‘It’s crazy to me that there’s still people out their who #hate seeing 2 men together being happy and showing #love,’ said James in the accompanying caption. ‘I guess #hatersgonnahate – so here’s a pic for you to get over it with!’

Luke Evans

Welsh actor Luke Evans enjoys the Mediterranean warmth of Ibiza in early August. Evans was taking a break before resuming filming on a new series of The Alienist (Angel of Darkness) in Budapest, Hungary.

We’re guessing Ibiza was much warmer than a late August trip to County Wicklow, Ireland, where he took a bracing dip in the Irish sea.

Adam Rippon

‘This is what dreams are made of,’ is what Adam Rippon said of his summer Mediterranean cruise. Here he is enjoying the famous Trevi Fountain in Rome, Italy.

Connor Franta

YouTuber Connor Franta has over 5million YouTube subscribers and over 4.5million followers on Instagram, all of whom get to see him on his frequent travels. Here he is ‘somewhere in Northern Cambodia’ in late August, where he explored local ancient temples.

Andy Cohen

Lastly, we’re not sure if this snap is of Andy Cohen on vacation or just enjoying some beach fun with pals, but he sure looks like he’s having a blast. It was taken at Two Mile Hollow Beach, East Hampton. Cohen reportedly bought an ocean-front plot of land in East Hampton earlier this year and is expected to start building a home for him and new baby son, Ben, in the near future.

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