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‘OUT 100’ cover includes Ricky Martin, Julianne Moore and more

By Greg Hernandez

HollywoodNews.com: So ‘Out’ magazine has finally finished revealing its complete list of the annual ‘Out 100.’

It’s been trickling out for the past week or so and I’ve been trying to keep you posted every time a name or two was released.

The list is mostly made up of openly gay people but also included are some straight allies. All of the honorees were photographed in one of three distinctly different gatherings — Studio 54, the Stonewall Riots, and Truman Capote’s Black and White Ball.

‘Out’ chronicles the 100 LGBT movers and shakers who made big impressions on the cultural and social fabrics of this year.

I do find it interesting to find Ricky Martin and Johnny Weir on the same cover because they have conducted themselves so differently. Ricky has been very articulate and out and proud this year – especially in recent weeks on his book tour. I’m sitting here and am not sure if Johnny has ever publicly acknowledged that he is gay.

Reading the blurb that goes along with his photo does not shed light.

The 16th Annual Out 100 Cover Award Honorees:

Entertainer of the Year — Ricky Martin: “I am Hispanic, and I am a gay man, and they both struggle. Is it a big responsibility? It can be as big as I want it to be,” Martin tells ‘Out.’ Embracing both fatherhood and new status as a gay role model, Martin, who opens up in his new memoir, ‘Me,’ looks forward to teaching his twin boys acceptance and love and a day when he proudly walks them down the red carpet!

Diva of the Year — Johnny Weir: “Every little boy should be so lucky as to turn into me,” Weir declared unapologetically after two Canadian broadcasters suggested he undergo a “gender test” during the 2010 Vancouver Winter Olympics. With his flair for flamboyance and commitment to glamour, Weir never shies away from controversy—or pageantry. As to the ubiquitous questions surrounding his sexuality, Weir’s opinion remains clear. “I’m not ashamed of anything, but I want it to be out there in my own words.”

Artist of the Year — Julianne Moore: “I don’t think a movie like ‘The Kids Are All Right’ could be made if this wasn’t the way that families are living today all over the United States,” Moore states. The actress, a four-time Oscar nominee, began her activism some 25 years ago after her first experience with what would become the AIDS pandemic. Now, although she works to keep politics and career separate, Moore notes, “I choose a part because I’m interested in the role, the director, the script. I don’t go looking for something that seems political, but by virtue of the roles being intensely personal, it becomes that way.”

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About Greg Hernandez

Greg Hernandez has written about the entertainment world for more than a decade. He is a veteran of covering many Academy Awards shows (plus Emmys, Grammys and Golden Globes) as well as film festivals, movie premieres and philanthropic events. Hernandez founded the popular Out In Hollywood blog while a writer and columnist for the "Los Angeles Daily News." He’s also a former staff writer at the "Los Angeles Times" and "The Hollywood Reporter" and has been a contributing writer to "The Advocate." Greg is the founder and editor of Greginhollywood.com

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One Comment

  • November 14, 2010 | Permalink |

    Up until fairly recently, Ricky Martin totally denied being gay, presumably so he wouldn’t lose revenue from his fanbase of screaming teen-age girls.. Johnny Weir has never denied being gay. So, yeah, maybe they shouldn’t be on this cover together, but Johnny is not the one who is out of place.

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