PHOTOS: Who’s The Sexiest GAY Man Alive?

adam-levine-300Many readers are scratching your heads over how People magazine has once again overlooked Ryan Gosling and Jake Gyllenhall for the cover of their annual “Sexiest Man Alive” issue. Not that we’re complaining about this year’s choice — Maroon 5 singer and The Voice judge Adam Levine if you’ve been cave-dwelling this week — but it’s time for an openly gay man to take the mantle from Brad Pitt, George Clooney, Matt Damon and Channing Tatum. So take note People, below are  some out men who deserve the crown.



Matt Bomer

With apologies to Levine, Gosling and Gyllenhall, Bomer flat out deserved the “Sexiest Man Alive” cover — regardless of sexual orientation. That smile. That hair. That butt! Bomer fans nearly lost their shit when the White Collar star was overlooked to play hyper-sexual Christian Grey in the film adaptation of the best-selling mommy porn 50 Shades of Grey. Nearly a 100,000 people signed a petition requesting Bomer star in the film, but the actor landed a more prestigious project — a meaty role in Ryan Murphy’s film version of The Normal Heart.

Cooper and Lemon

Anderson Cooper and Don Lemon

The CNN hosts make for the most fabulous Unambiguously Gay Duo in TV journalism. Cooper is the salt to Lemon’s pepper and we wouldn’t mind a sprinkle of either. Either of these men would make a great cover, but imagine the two of them posing together.


Jonathan Groff

The Tony Award-nominated hunk (Spring Awakening), who recently split from Zachary Quinto (another great choice, see below), will soon star in HBO’s upcoming gay-themed  San Francisco-set series, Looking. Next year Groff will also be seen with Bomer in the adaptation of Larry Kramer’s landmark play The Normal Heart.

Victor Garber

Victor Garber

It’s hard to believe this delicious daddy is 64 years old! A highly respected, Emmy-nominated character actor, Victor Garber once played Liberace in a CBS television movie before starring on the hit series, Alias. The silver fox came out publicly in 2012 and lives in New York with his partner of 13 years.

Ezra Miller

Ezra Miller

Self-identified queer actor Ezra Miller burst onto the scene in the award-winning film, We Need to Talk About Kevin and became a teen heartthrob in last year’s gay-themed film The Perks of Being a Wallflower. Next up, he’ll star with Mia Wasikowska and Paul Giamatti in an adaptation of the classic Madame Bovary.

Jason Collins

Jason Collins

In a May, 2013 Sports Illustrated cover story, Jason Collins became the first active male professional athlete to come out publicly. The NBA center previously played for the New Jersey Nets, Atlanta Hawks and Washington Wizards before becoming a free agent this year. Collins stated in the article that he chose to wear the number 98 on his jersey in honor of Matthew Shepard who was killed in 1998. On the day it was released, the Sports Illustrated story drew a record 3.7 million visitors to the magazine’s website. Slam dunk!

Cheyenne Jackson

Cheyenne Jackson

Admit it, you watched Cheyenne’s not-so-private home video. The Broadway star (Thoroughly Modern Millie, Altar Boyz, Xanadu) definitely qualifies as cover boy material. Jackson will soon star as a “handsome meth addict” in a new series created by Ryan Murphy.

Zach Quinto

Zachary Quinto

ComicCon got a little bit gayer when the Star Trek: Into Darkness star came out publicly in October 2011. Since then his career has, ahem, boldly gone where no man’s has gone before. Quinto is currently wowing both audiences and critics with his performance as Tom in the Broadway revival of Tennessee Williams’ The Glass Menagerie.


Ricky Martin

As the father of twin boys Matteo and Valentino, Ricky truly is the hottest daddy around. Since he officially came out in 2010, he’s headlined the Broadway revival of Evita, hosted the Australian version of The Voice, written a children’s book and embarked on a concert tour of Australia.


Wentworth Miller

After years of speculation the Prison Break star finally broke out and announced he is gay in August 2013. Miller posted a letter on GLAAD’s website declining an invitation to attend the Saint Petersburg International Film Festival because he felt “deeply troubled” by the Russian government’s treatment of its gay citizens. Welcome to the club, Wentworth!

[Editor’s note: This article has been updated to include the very worthy additions of Ricky Martin and Wentworth Miller.]

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  • Caine

    Not any of the above.

  • viveutvivas

    None of these guys are even remotely sexy to me. There is no objective way of defining sexy.

  • Richjr42

    Ezra Miller? Excuse me while i barf.

  • ahpace24

    Colton Haynes for sure, doesn’t say openly gay.

  • Homophile

    Wentworth Miller – duh.

  • StewieTO

    Guillermo Diaz!!

  • tdx3fan

    Most definitely Wentworth Miller. The others are not fit to carry his jock.

  • AuntieChrist

    Sexy is not just about looks… I have had a crush on Quinto ever since Heroes…. Bomer is good looking but too Ken Doll perfect… Anderson is good looking but not sexy….Zachary has sexy good looks and an interesting persona…. You just can’t label any one person the sexiest man or woman alive, that’s ridiculous…Sexy is a subjective concept….Wentworth,and Colton ,Eliad Cohen…But I would really have to spend a few days in bed with each one to know for sure.

  • Degas

    My husband.

  • ShortBearBHam

    This list is missing Eliad Cohen

  • litper

    What is Ezra doing here? We talk about gay MEN!

  • cmhbuck

    Matt Bomer is the only one here I would say is a viable candidate.

  • Elloreigh

    Matt Bomer. #1 on The Backlot Hot 100 of 2013, by the way. Wentworth Miller does nothing for me. When I saw the headlines that he had come out, my immediate reaction was “Who?”. Now, let me just say that I’m pretty well clueless when it comes to the question of who’s supposed to be the hottest guy of the moment. That said, if you’re talking about sexiest man of the year, it seems to me that it ought to be someone with sufficiently broad appeal to reach even the clueless like me.

  • isafakir

    wow. didn’t know about wentworth: so delicious. 2die4.

  • isafakir

    how can anyone say rick martin isn’t sexy. he’s the reason i know what menuda means. and wentworth isn’t sexy? i can’t imagine what that means. is that like saying francis jorge bergoglio isn’t really the pope? some sort of message?

  • GreatZeppelin

    Ricky Martin gets my vote from this selection of candidates….he can shake his bonbon for me any day….DILF indeed ?. Matt Bomer runs a close second.

  • Dez

    ^I agree GreatZeppelin- Ricky Martin is the hottest here, and then Matt Bomer. However, this ‘sexiest man alive’ business should really be ‘sexiest man in the entertainment business/public eye’ because sorry, it’s really impossible to name the sexiest man alive in a world of billions of people. Semantics aside, why is John Amaechi not on this list?! He’s one big hunk of a gay man.

  • Spike

    Sir Ian McKellen!!!!

  • jimstoic

    Where’s Ben Whishaw?

  • JasonBrownUK

    Rosie O’Donnell

  • Doughosier

    These are somewhat famous gay men. The sexiest gay man alive is probably some unknown stripper at some bar.

  • AuntieChrist

    @ShortBearBHam: Yea. I agree. Eliad Cohen should be on this list. For me he has it all. Wouldn’t you just love to snuggle up with that sexy hairy hunk? I get the vapors just thinkin about it.

  • Teleny

    @Doughosier: or just a normal guy. That said, of the celebs:Ricky Martin!!!

  • DarthKitsune

    Oh man, Wentworth Miller gets my vote, I love that man!

  • ronsfo

    Most of them are sexy and cute, wouldn’t kick them
    out of bed, but really sexy men for me have hair on their faces and chests, with a treasure trail if you are really lucky.

  • Homophile


    Ben Wishaw – well spotted.


  • dougmc92

    considering the grief several of these guys gave the media to keep their sexuality closeted for years (Cooper, Bomer)- don’t find them sexy- the closet is never sexy

  • danonce

    Matt Dallas should be in this list

  • danonce

    How about Luke Evans? I heard that he was forced to go back in closet. But still….

    And famous model Jon Kortajarena is gay too, his bf is actor Alfonso Bassave.

  • Rockery

    Wentworth Miller 100%

    Cheyenne Jackson is a definite NO for that soggy dick he has, I never knew a jerk off video could actually make me sick to my stomach

    @Richjr42: @Spike: @JasonBrownUK: LOL!!!


    True, Matt Dallas, Luke Evans and Bradley Cooper should be added

  • danonce

    @Rockery: Bradley Cooper? What? HE never comes out.

    The one i can see will be in the list soon is James Franco. Just come out already. Jesus.

  • Sukhrajah

    How about Tom Ford?

    He’s handsome and quite a catch in his own respect. Bonus, he’s a man that makes other men sexy via his clothing. He’s the sexy that keeps on giving.

  • danonce

    @Sukhrajah: Yay for Tom Ford. How could i forget him?

  • Rockery


    Whoops! You’re right, I thought he was out, guess not. But the rumors of him a Victor Garber still swirl and he did take him to the Emmys as his date

    James Franco and his brother are smoking hot, I hope James is gay, but I just don’t think so.

  • justinbrent

    ADAM LAMBERT is by far sexier than any of these guys!!!

  • DarkZephyr

    For me its a tie between Zachary Quinto and Matt Bomer. Wentworth Miller is gorgeous too, but I don’t know a whole lot about him. I might have once put Cheyenne Jackson on that list but after he douched out with his husband, he is now pretty yuck to me. Sexiness for me is not just about looks, its also about who you are as a person, and while I can find guys sexy when I don’t know anything about them and I have to use my imagination when it comes to what their personalities might be like, once I find out that they are decent human beings their sexiness level just skyrockets for me. And by the same token, if I find out that they are complete a** hats, the sexiness evaporates.

    @justinbrent: Adam Lambert is definitely a very handsome man. I think he is even sexier when he has all of his makeup washed off.

  • DarkZephyr

    @Spike: Are you serious about Sir Ian McKellen or being shady, because to be honest, for a much older gent, I think he is kinda cute. PLUS he has a LOT of class.

  • Dxley

    We all know Bomer wins this one. He’s just perfect!!!

  • MMDD

    The sexiest gay man alive is my husband, of course. ;-) But that’s a digression…

    Ezra Miller isn’t even gay in the first place. Do writers even bother to research these things? One quick Google search answers that question.

    I’d pick Wentworth Miller out of this list. But my choice would be Orlando Cruz. He just oozes sexiness!

  • Kenn

    We have more than enough people making negative comments about our community, must we ‘always’ be catty to our own!? That having been said, while not everyone in this group is to my personal aesthetic appeal, it is at least a varied selection of ‘men of our fraternity’. I would definitely add, Wilson Cruz, Jon Kortajarena, Ronnie Kroell, Neil Patrick Harris, Darryl Stephens and Jack Noseworthy. Let’s keep the diversity and positive energy moving forward gents.

  • Ronbo

    All the above are very attractive; however, only a couple are more than just generic model-types. Reading this, can you visualize a single outstanding feature on Boomer (other than the lean body)?

  • DarkZephyr

    @Ronbo: Yes, the way he loves his husband and his children. <3 <3 <3 I love that about him. <3 <3 <3 He is a decent human being inside and out. That maximizes his sexiness factor for me.

  • pepe

    And where is Robbie Rogers??

  • Dev.C

    Matt Bomer is by far the sexiest Daddy, but I’m torn between Zachary Quinto and Wentworth Miller for sexiest man. By the way where is Steve Grand’s body on this list?

  • MadMikenCT

    That’s the best you can do? You basically listed (almost) every gay celebrity that made a headline this year. I think we’re a little more than that. Don’t you?

  • jwtraveler

    @Degas: Best answer. He’s a lucky man. And I guess you are too.

  • dangarcia0523

    What about HOT Robbie Rogers from the LA Galaxy!?!?!?

  • yaletownman

    Wentworth Miller because he’s very handsome, classy and understated. Not traits commonly found in men today. I find most celebrities to be clowns desperately hunting a circus and please, Jonathan Groff???

  • Kenn

    @Ronbo: @Ronbo: Matt Bomer’s sexiness goes way past his lean physique and blue eyes. Here’s a man in a committed relationship with two loving kids so let’s make this about something more than great skin and high cheekbones. Come on boys, let’s not feed into every gay stereotype.

  • Kangol

    Out of this group, Wentworth Miller.

    Missing from the list: Darryl Stephens, Ricky Martin, Wilson Cruz, Frank Ocean, Greg Louganis, Guillermo Díaz, Orlando Cruz, Keith Boykin, Kerry Rhodes, B. D. Wong, and so many more to think of.

  • declanto

    I’m wondering why none of the “pornstar comebacks” are on this list? I mean, who do you fantasize while wanking the bitty? My choice whould include Jeff Stryker and Michael Brandon. Gritty sex, anyone???

  • MMDD

    @declanto: Because none of them are actually gay.

  • massprince

    list is going to have the same names every year

  • Respect4all

    Draven Torres

  • ED49


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