Ellen DeGeneres, Perez Hilton and Rachel Maddow are among the most popular gays on Twitter.

According to gay glossy The Advocate, comedian and chat show host Ellen DeGeneres is the most popular openly gay celebrity on Twitter. The former American Idol judge has attracted more than 5 million followers on the micro blogging platform.

With more than 2 million followers, Perez Hilton comes in second. Hilton blogs about celebrities at PerezHilton.com.

British actor-writer Stephen Fry has 1.7 million followers, putting him in the third spot. Rachel Maddow, host of MSNBC's daily political program The Rachel Maddow Show, has 1.6 million followers and DJ-musician and former Lindsay Lohan girlfriend Samantha Ronson has 1.5, putting the women in fourth and fifth, respectively.

Also popular are rockers Ricky Martin (6th), Entertainment Weekly writer Michael Ausiello (7th), actress Lindsay Lohan (8th), money guru Suze Orman (9th), How I Met Your Mother star and recent Emmy winner Neil Patrick Harris (10th) and singer Adam Lambert (11th).

Glee star Chris Colfer barely makes the top 15 with 282,970 followers.