Singer Ricky Martin, MSNBC host Rachel
Maddow and figure skater Johnny Weir top gay glossy Out's
annual list of most compelling gay people of the year.
The magazine's 100 Most Compelling
People of 2010 cover also includes actress Julianne Moore and talk
show host Nate Berkus.
The glossy crowned Martin Entertainer
of the Year, Weir Diva of the Year, Maddow Newsmaker of the Year,
Moore Artist of the Year and Berkus its Stylemaker of the Year.
his memoir titled Me!
and in recent interviews, Martin talks about his March decision to
come out gay, raising his two sons, Valentino and Matteo, and his
desire to legally marry the man he loves. Martin is also
expected to release a new studio album shortly.
In her profile, Maddow, the
host of MSNBC's The
Rachel Maddow Show, says she's frustrated with Democrats who
pander to the gay community.
“We continue to have a sort of
lackadaisical gay political movement that has a relationship with
Democrat politicians that doesn't serve gay rights: 'We want to be
close to you.' Beautiful! But if we're not getting anything for
that, then it's actually counterproductive,” she said.
Three-time U.S. National Figure Skating
Weir continues to evade answering questions about his sexuality,
opting instead for lofty pronouncements on the subject. “I don't
believe in masculinity and femininity, I don't believe in a purely
gay person or a purely straight person,” he told Out in
But Weir has previously suggested that
he'll address the rumors in his upcoming book Welcome to My World,
is set for a January 11 release.
Julianne Moore has
urged New Yorkers to join a campaign to legalize gay marriage and
stars opposite Annette Bening in the lesbian-themed movie The Kids
Are All Right, which
will be released on DVD next Tuesday.
And Nate Berkus became the
first openly gay man to host a daytime talk show with the September
premiere of the Nate