Queerty’s Top 10 Crushes: The Guide

It’s no secret that Queerty has more than a few main squeezes. In fact, we’ve been accused in the past of taking our crushes little too far into fantasy land.

But not everyone understands why we crush the way we do. For the reader who loves to ask “Who?” and those who wonder “Why should we care?”, we publish Queerty’s first guide to understanding our top crushes. In no particular order:

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Tom Daley

The fact that we were worshipping Tom Daley a whole year before he even came out is a testament to just how beautiful (and perhaps just how obvious) he is. Sure, we love Tom for his perky bum and other assets, but we’re even fonder of the great example he’s become for LGBT athletes and the huge visibility he’s given the community in general.

Tom represents the future athletes of the world, the — gasp — millennials, and gives a good name to the kind of guys that prefer the more mature things in life.

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Michael Sam

The future St. Louis Ram wasn’t technically the first LGBT athlete to play in a major league sport — that was Jason Collins. He was, however, the first LGBT person to be drafted into a major league sport, which also made him the first one to allegedly shove it in our faces.

Sam has done for American sports what Tom Daley has done for the UK — he’s provided a safe space and jumping-off point for a new generation of out and proud athletes. He’s a young, talented, and totally proud gay man breaking into an industry that’s been historically drowning in homophobia.


Nick Gruber

Calvin Klein’s ex-boyfriend’s fame has faded since he turned into a professional businessman, but that doesn’t make him any less relevant to the gay community when he’s caught doing things like hurling homophobic slurs at a party where 5,000 homosexuals are are dancing to Kelly Rowland.

As a professional kept boy and former homosexual, Nick essentially received his gay wings while in the spotlight and never fully learned how to fly with them. Nick is our Lindsay Lohan, and we’ll always love him for making the mistakes we were never pretty enough to handle.


Cheyenne Jackson

Cheyenne’s had a rough couple years, with his epic (and still unexplained) divorce saga, the leak of his explicit jerkoff video, and more new tattoos than most of us would care for. Though he’s remained level-headed throughout his most recent hiccups, he ultimately blamed gay media for the downtick his social relevance.

Don’t y’all remember Xanadu? 30 Rock? That time he sang Aida? His publicist may not love us very much, but that doesn’t mean we’ll ever stop loving Cheyenne.


James Franco

We’re not sure if James and his younger brother Dave are in on the joke or just making fun of us, but as long as they keep taking their clothes off, it’s all good.

You may think that Franco’s brand of hetero humor does nothing for the LGBT community, but in reality, his openness to all things gay and constant efforts to normalize things like gay kisses, gay sex, and treating the community with respect work wonders on hetero society at large. He’s making the world a more accepting place, one bro kiss at a time.

Zac Efron

Zac Efron

There’s really only one reason we’re obsessed with Zac Efron. He’s probably a swell guy and all, but god damn, those abs!


Ricky Martin

This 42-year-old pop god is the quintessential daddy. He’s wildly successful, incredibly rich, addicted to Instagram, and absolutely head-over-heels for his twin boys, Matteo and Valentino. He’s everything today’s gay man aspires to become, and we hear he’s single, boys!


Davey Wavey

We understand our attraction to YouTube guru Davey Wavey as much as we understand how one shirtless dude can support a Hollywood lifestyle on Google Ad revenue. But Davey Wavey has some real power among the YouTube generation — a whole slew of young boys who grew up in the Midwest learning that it’s ok to be shirtless all the time, and that watching your neighbors masturbate is just a part of growing up.

Also, his tits.


Fly Young Red

Thank this Houston native for ushering in a renewed faith in explicitly gay rap. The delightfully vulgar “Throw That Boy Pussy” got us talking about gay rappers again, and although FYR has probably already lived his 15 minutes, he’ll forever be a “boy pussy” pioneer in our hearts.

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Laverne Cox

What more is there to say about the woman of the century? In her brief time in the spotlight, Cox has managed to become a celebrated actress, an educated voice for the trans community, and the first trans woman ever to grace the cover of TIME magazine. If that’s not progress, we don’t know what is.

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  • Qjersey

    Ugh Nick Gruber and Davey Wavey. No thank you.

    Opportunistic Parasite and Fame Whore.

  • sejjo

    Good list, but Nick Gruber?

  • Desert Boy

    No one is attracted to Davey Wavey (what is his legal name, BTW?) except the queens who operate Queerty.

  • Manchester

    Is this list supposed to be a joke because it’s hilarious. None of these people are relevant.

  • Billy Budd

    Davey Wavey doesnt belong here.

  • Mike

    Whatever boitches! I’d nail Davey in a heartbeat!

  • masc4masc

    what an awful list. i lol’ed 7x. why does michael sam always have that ‘i just shit my pants’ look on his face? lol

  • unbiasedparrot

    Tom is everything. Cute, hot, adorable, sexy, accomplished, ambitious, successful, charming, likable…he’s just dreamy. What a guy to look up to for all the kids not just LGBT. To think he is the same age and has been in the spotlight (in the UK) for as long as Justin Bieber…what a difference.

  • hotboyvb81

    can’t believe you include Gruber- he’s beyond sleazy, but I guess that works for Queerty!

  • hex0

    No Frank Ocean? I’ve not heard of “Davey Wavey” [sic] but he looks like an annoying twink (and most youtube “stars” are irritating as hell).

  • Teeth

    This article has nothing to do with how offended transexuals can be, and has no place on Queerty.

  • Dxley

    Davey Wavey? Eww. What the fuck?! I knew he was fucking one y’all at Queerty. Just admit it… And that rentboy, Nick Gruber. He definitely knows one, two or maybe all of you people in the biblical sense. SICK!!!

  • BrianZ

    @hex0: What I wouldn’t pay to be able to honestly say I’d never heard of Davey Wavey. I actually stopped visiting this site for 6 months because they pushed more fucking stories about this twat than any reasonable human should have been exposed to.

  • Fang

    I love Davey Wavey (mostly for his nipples!). Zac Efron is the #1 catch on this list, though! I agree with an above commenter that Frank Ocean should be on here!

  • J with da tea

    Nick Gruber is hot…there I said it lol. If he would grow up and relax his insecurities he’d probably be more than a pretty face with a temper. Wavey? Meh to each their own.

  • hotboyvb81

    didn’t Gruber say a bunch of anti gay things after the break up w/ Calvin??? And, doesn’t he claim to be str8???? Why would you include someone who insults us every chance he gets????

  • hotboyvb81

    go to the gay mesasage boards- Taylor Lautner is still probably the most talked about celeb on them!!

  • JennyFromdabloc

    Jonathan Groff should be on this list. Davey Wavey is cute but he is the epitome of the gay douchebag. Who has a crush on Laverne Cox? I’m proud of her activism but c’mon now.

  • JohnnyTee

    @Manchester: Indeed.

  • princedeligne

    @Qjersey: I agree 1000% Those two are well, not, the best representation of successful gay men.

  • toberlin

    Germany is not the USA.So I agree to every Crush List People serve me here.
    And my “evolved”opinion to Davey Wavey:Every man who has the balls to jump around in public his underwear while being Out/openly Gay/just Gay in the USA deserves MY respect.

  • toberlin

    I mean it not ironically,I really changed in my view on Davey Wavey.Mabe he is not funny to me but I think now he is encouraging for young gays or maybe also some not so young.And the Teenage Girls who might never met knowingly anybody gay in their life or do not know much about gay culture can meet one gay man on you tube.

  • OzJosh

    The queers of Queerty clearly need to get themselves some self-respect.

  • Garth

    The only three I would need to see on this list are RICKY MARTIN , ZAC EFRON and CHEYENNE JACKSON .

  • toberlin

    I am sometimes able to put my personal like or dislike for a person aside and see simply other peoples position.And I am responsive to logic arguments.Maybe some people could try this once…

  • Alan down in Florida

    I love Davey Wavey. He is perpetrating the greatest hustle of all time and is unashamed and abashed that he is getting away with it. And we are all complicit in it and Davey is laughing with us all the way to the bank. You go girl.

  • blondella

    All those inspirational people in the LGBTQ community and you picked Davey Wavey? WTF?

  • Spike

    Davey Wavey needs to lay off the nip clamps, those things are getting sharp!

  • YesIDid

    Tom Daley: Queerty has a crush on him? No way! You’re kidding?!? Would’ve never suspected.

    Davey Wavey: HELL NO.

    Cheyenne Jackson: Nope. After he posted his self-absorbed jerk-off video, lost TONS of respect for this twit. Still has a great singing voice, though.

    James Franco: STFU already, stop annoying everyone with your “art” and come out.

    Nick Gruber: No thanks. Poster child for rentboys/hookers. Nick should move to Miami Beach where he’ll have his pick of wealthy, musty-breath altakakas.

    Zac Efron: Meh. Couldn’t act his way out of a wet paper bag.

    Laverne Cox: Uh… what? She and Davey Wavey should mud wrestle on Drag Race.

  • toberlin

    WTF…why I chose Davey Wavey:so, the reason why I am still here is beside you all let me be here that in my opinion you All are pretty “tired” of waiting for Equality and Love or Respect from straight people you ALL deserve.The U.S is a divided country.And I feel like discerpted between the Love and the Hate in your Country.Tolerance and Acceptance is O.K. but at least ALL people want to feel respected.I started with myself.Davey Wavey was that Person I Love/Respect/Accept/Tolerate at least on that List here.So if I feel with my Head and think with my Heart it was easy to let go the” Dislike” and to see other Peoples Position.And Love and Respect is what I feel.But the stubborn mule have to stay independent.I can`t say “I Love You” like I can`t say “I am deeply sorry”.Even if it is what I feel.

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