Was 2012 the Gayest Year Ever?

12.18.2012

By Out.com Editors

It seemed like every week there was a new coming out. Here's 50 that were big news.

Photo: Joshua Dixon photographed for Out by Randall Slavin

Towleroad asks the question and then follows up with: "Who had the 50 Most Powerful Coming Outs of 2012?" The site has a list of the 50, although a few of them, such as Nate Silver, who was out publicly appeared in 2010's Out100, but hey, if people want to celebrate him, we agree. Many of these people shared their stories with us this past year, including Andrew Rannells, Ezra Miller, Megan Rapinoe, Josh Dixon, and Gillian Anderson. But, as we know from the "New Art of Coming Out," it's become a non-issue for many who live in the public eye.

Check out the list below—in alphabetical order—and see what you think. And tell us who you think had the most important coming out story that affected you.

1. Andrew Ahn


2. Gillian Anderson


3. Paul Babeu


4. Matt Bomer


5. Thomas "Bozzy" Bosworth


6. Anne Burrell


7. Sam Champion


8. Cheryl Chow


9. Anderson Cooper


10. Orlando Cruz


11. Wade Davis


12. Josh Dixon


13. Stephan Elliott


14. Rep. Mike Fleck


15. Todd Glass


16. Janee Harteau


17. Sherman Hemsley


18. Jaymi Hensley


19. Denise Ho


20. Duncan Hosie
21. Karen Hultzer



22. Paul Iacono


23. Drake Jensen


24. Joanna Johnson
25. Mallow610
26. Kevin McClatchy


27. Kristy McNichol


28. Ezra Miller


29. Frank Ocean


30. Mitch from 'ParaNorman'


31.  Jim Parsons


32. Mika Penniman

33. Don Philip


34. Rosie Pierri


35. Andrew Rannells


36. Megan Rapinoe


37. Sally Ride


38. Aaron Rogers


39. Benji Schwimmer


40. Alan Scott


41. Omar Sharif Jr.


42. Nate Silver


43. Tammy Smith


44. Jason Somerville


45. Magda Szubanski



46. Shaun T.


47. Lee "Uncle Poodle" Thompson
48. Lana Wachowski
49. Josh Weed



50. JoCasta Zamarripa

Read more about each of them here.

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