Lady Gaga, Neil Patrick Harris, Chaz
Bono and Zachary Quinto are among the celebrities on E!
Online's “Top 10 Gay Rights Moments of 2011” list.
The coming out of three actors –
Zachary Quinto, Amber Heard and Sean Maher – made the list.
Heard came out at an event to celebrate the 25th
anniversary of the Gay & Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation
(GLAAD) in Los Angeles.
Quinto quietly announced he's gay during an interview with New
York magazine, while Sean
Maher talked about his family, which includes partner Paul and
two children, during an interview with Entertainment Weekly.
The 5-year-old news that Neil
Patrick Harris and David Burtka are engaged to be married was
used by editors as an example of Hollywood's endorsement of New York
becoming the sixth state to legalize gay marriage in June. Harris
tweeted that he was engaged shortly after passage of the law, but
later added the couple had been for five years.
Gaga's decision to walk away from a deal with retail giant Target
over gay rights also made the list.
Openly gay Jane
Lynch's hosting of the Emmys got her a second place mention.
Topping the list was Chaz
Bono's appearance on ABC's Dancing with the Stars, making
him the first transgender person to compete for the mirror ball