Five openly gay celebrities are up
for gay male entertainment website AfterElton.com's Best Gay/Bi Man
of the Year award.
The website's 2010 Visibility Awards
asks readers to choose their favorite gay man of the year. The
nominees include Adam Lambert, Ricky Martin, Neil Patrick Harris,
Chris Colfer and Dan Savage.
Rocker Adam Lambert publicly came out
gay last year on the cover of Rolling Stone. The American
Idol season 8 runner-up's Glam Nation Tour met with protesters in
Malaysia who decried the singer's performance as promoting “gay
Lambert denied. His
Whataya Want From Me single is nominated for a Grammy.
Singer Ricky Martin announced – after
years of denial – that he's gay in March. He
was named Entertainer of the Year by gay glossy Out. With
an upcoming studio album and a memoir, titled Me, in
bookstores, Martin is expected to have a strong 2011.
actor Neil Patrick Harris and celebrity chef David Burtka recently
became gay dads. Harris stars in CBS' How I Met Your Mother.
Chris Colfer's portrayal of gay student
Kurt Hummel on the Fox musical-comedy Glee has
drawn a bright spotlight to the 20-year-old actor. Early voting
results show Colfer with a slight lead.
Sex advice columnist and gay rights
activist Dan Savage founded the It Gets Better Project, which
encourages troubled gay teens to hang in there, because life gets
recently praised President Obama for creating a videotaped message.
can vote for your favorite gay man at AfterElton.com.