It is time for another So Gay! list and having yesterday listed the yearâ€™s villains, today weâ€™re listing those worthy of respect and praise: 2005â€™s biggest coming out stories.
5. George Takei. Actor George Takei, best known as Mr. Sulu from Star Trek, surprised Trekkies around the world when he declared his homosexuality and spoke of his siblingâ€™s lack of compassion. However, he did not comment on the Richard Gere/Tribble rumor.
4. Logo. MTV Networks launched their little gay channel that could this summer with a great mix of original programming and news. And the networkâ€™s commitment to blogs (weâ€™ve been featured) makes us happy it came out this year even more.
3. Tab Hunter. The one time sex symbol and Hollywood star wrote a book, Tab Hunter Confidential: The Making of a Movie Star, and in doing so came out of the closet. At 74, weâ€™d just wish heâ€™d done it sooner. But we totally think itâ€™s never too late for the truth.
2. Sheryl Swoopes. Sheryl Swoopes is the bomb. She is a sportâ€™s hero, a strong woman, and now an out and proud carpet muncher. In a field where gays are not supposed to show their faces, Ms. Swoopes did just that. We got mad love for you, baby.
1. Queerty. Not to toot our own horn, well, actually yes we will. This summer David emailed Bradford about the idea of a new gay blog. Together with Scott Rose and Steve Pep, we created this little website. Within a period of a few months we are already so proud of our efforts. We feel weâ€™ve created a funny, irreverent voice for gay news and we are honored you spend part of your day with us. We came out this year and weâ€™re proud to say weâ€™re not going anywhere. So thanks. Without you queers, weâ€™re nothing.