Posts Tagged ‘gay’


10 Ways to Come Out to your Family and Friends

Tuesday, August 30th, 2011
First of all, there is nothing more painful than not being who you are. And your family and friends love you for who you are. So its perfectly OK to be honest with them and let them know about the real you. Here are some tips that may help you.

1. Write a letter to all your close ones – family and friends – and let them know about your feelings and who you really are. There is nothing more powerful than your emotions and its an amazing human ability to share it with someone. Plus by putting it on paper, you will get more comfortable with the idea.

2. Randomly go through your contact list, and the first person you choose, pick up the phone, call them and tell them you are gay. That easy.

3. Go to a gay-friendly outing with your special someone and let others know about it.

4. If you have a facebook or twitter page, let you followers know about it.

5. Make a blog. Put down your emotions and tell it like it is.

6. Kiss someone.

7. Participate in local gay events like the PRIDE parade.

8. Introduce your special someone to your family and friends.

9. Have a party! there is nothing more joyous than to have a party and share with everyone how happy you are.

10. Go out for lunch or dinner with friends or family and let them know how you really feel.

Top 20 Gay Twitter Influential Personalities

Wednesday, August 10th, 2011
1. @ladygaga – The biggest pop star in the world has empowered millions through her music and outrageous stage acts.  She may or may not be gay herself, but she has more followers than almost anyone else on Twitter and the gay world loves her stance.

2.  @TheEllenShow – Ellen DeGeneres is one of the biggest gay names in a America, although her show is pretty mainstream and the sexuality of the host is not mentioned much, it is important to recognize how many followers she does indeed have.  Ellen purports to do all her tweeting and is original.

3. @PerezHilton – Perez Hilton is one of the biggest names in Hollywood celebrity rumor with some fact mixed in.  If you ever actually read articles off of his website, they are very funny and tongue in cheek.  Looking back at the last 100 tweets or so, it seems there are few or no news tweets, just mentions and the like.

4. @ricky_martin – After Ricky came out his twitter nation grew to huge numbers.  If you’re ready for a little bilingual, music loving fun this is your guy.

5. @stephenfry – This British actor and jack of all trades uses his influence on twitter to promote a multitude of charities as well as promoting not well known music acts.

6.@eddieizzard – A hilarious comedian and has a pinache for attracting attention in a humorous way. He has said many times he is not gay but does like to dress up both as a man and a woman. Thats his personal choice and we stay out of it…just keep the laughs coming.

7. @maddow – This American liberal political commentator, who has her own show on MSNBC might have the most political influence of anyone on this list.

8. @ActuallyNPH – The we all loved as Doogie is all grown up and more than successful on the stage, on TV and the big screen.  NPH confirmed his sexuality in 2006.

9. @samantharonson – Ronson is a musician who is mostly known for her relationship with the Lohan.

10. @SuzeOrmanShow – This personal finance guru told the NYT she was gay in 2007 and in 2010 Forbes named her to their most 100 influential women.

11. @adamlambert – Adam will always be connected to American Idol, but he’s moved on to bigger and better things and continues a successful recording career.

12. @chriscolfer – Chris’ larger than life character on Glee has empowered millions of LGBT and hetero kids across the U.S. Chris has been involved in theater since he was 14.

13. @BravoAndy – Andy Cohen is a TV personality on Bravo and is listed as a producer on a number of shows.

14. @RealMattLucas – Matt is an English comedian who broke out with his show Little Britain, which actually started as a radio show and moved onto the small screen.

15. @MarcJacobsIntl – The name Marc Jacobs means a lot in fashion circles.  He worked his way up to the top and now owns and runs multiple clothing lines.

16. @GeorgeMichael – This 80’s and 90’s pop icon still has much influence across the world in the community.

17. @NOH8Campaign – In protest to the passage of Cali’s prop 8, celebs and noncelebs alike protest with photos, blogs and events.

18. @Rosie – Rosie O’Donnell, need i say more?

19. @GeorgeTakei – Most widely known as Mr. Sulu from the original Star Trek series, Takei has been openly gay, at least to us trekkies, since the 70’s.

20. @janemarielynch – Jane’s Glee character is sad and hilarious all in one, but she has had great characters on American TV and film for quite some time.

Top 10 Gay TV Characters

Wednesday, June 8th, 2011

There have been a multitude of openly at not so openly gay characters on the small screen for decades, but only in the last few years have we seen some of the funniest, most serious and most well written gay male characters. From ground breakers to laugh makers, from witches to gangsters, these 10 characters are the best of the best, and we salute them with this list.

Will Truman (Will & Grace)

Will & Grace ran on TV for eight wonderfully hilarious seasons. Will was the more serious lawyerly type, with a few small neuroses and BFFs with Grace.  Always getting along with Grace, their antics always made for great television.

Kurt (Glee)

Glee as a television show itself has fostered a huge advancement of the LGB agenda into the general conversation of the nation as a whole. Kurt is the boy with the soprano voice who once was picked on by the jocks, but now is friends with one and gaining more confidence in every episode.

Jack McFarland (Will & Grace)

Jack was the crazy one. Always with a plan and enjoying snickering at other’s pitfalls. One of the funniest characters in all sitcoms of all time.  Now he will be playing one of the Three Stooges in the remaking of the classic characters.

Marc St. James (Ugly Betty)

A dirty rotten scoundrel who took pleasure in others pain. Not exactly who I would think is top gay material, but he had his moments.  It’s a shame this show is no longer on television.  It really got off to a fast start, but slowed down as it lost viewers.

Jack McPhee (Dawson’s Creek)

I might be dating myself, but as a young college boy, this guy was the shiznit. One of he first gay characters that I remember, he had to deal with a lot of demons on television before a lot of gay television characters were introduced.

Sam Adama (Caprica)

OK, I’m a techy and a nerd, bite me. Caprica is a futuristic past kinda like Star Wars, and one of the main characters’ brother (Sam) has a complete gay family. In sci-fi that just seems like the norm, which brings it into the norm for us.

Lafayette Reynolds (True Blood)

Who doesn’t love Vampire shows these days. This is the grown up version of the Twilight saga with better characters, acting, and writers.  Lafayette is the overt male hooker with some sort of witch tendencies that are about to show themselves in the upcoming season.  This show is incredibly popular and one of HBO’s current offerings.

Cameron Tucker (Modern Family)

Cameron is the chubbier of the pair of the best of what makes Modern Family. He and his man adopted a Korean baby and they clash over everything, but make it work. Cameron is the dry humor guy most of the time.  Cameron screaming like a woman to break his baby out of a locked car is one of my favorite scenes.

Mitchell Pritchett (Modern Family)

Mitchell is the more high strung guy who has to deal regularly with his “masculine” father and is more defensive of the life. He sometimes works himself into a corner on some of the craziest subjects.  Physically smaller than Cameron, Mitchell is still the “man” of the house.

Max Blum (Happy Endings)

As of late, Max is my favorite character.  and that’s why he makes this list. I’m a guy like him, I like sports, I’m not effeminate, and I like guys. To be gay doesn’t mean change who you are to fit that mold from more than one side. Max is more real than most closet gay men want to admit, trust me.


That is the Top 10 list of the Top 10 gay television characters. While this list is in no way perfect, I feel these are some of the best performances on television over the past 20-30 years.  Who did we miss?  Add your additions in the comment section!