Will & Grace

Will & Grace cast

If you’re not familiar with “Will and Grace”, a show about Will (gay lawyer), Grace (interior designer and Will’s best friend), Karen (a rich socialite who’s never sober), and Jack (a flamboyantly gay struggling actor/singer/dancer/fill in an occupation), you should be.

During its run from 1998 till 2006, the show won 16 Emmys, and made it easier for other “gay-themed” shows to air in the U.S.

I never get bored from watchin this show. Karen has to be my favorite character! She is unruly, disrespectful, obscene, a bad mother, and an unapologetic alcoholic!!

Here’s a classic episode where Jack likes a guy (played by How I Met Your Mother’s Neil Patrick Harris) . But the guy Jack likes is now a straight “ex-gay” man trying to convert Jack to straight. You gotta love Jack & Karen in this one!

Many celebrities have guest-starred on the show: Britney Spears, Madonna, Jennifer Lopez, Michael Douglas, Sean Penn, Sharon Stone, Glenn Close, Cher, Janet Jackson, and many many more.

Here’s Britney’s cameo appearance on the show (2006). She plays Amber Louise, a conservative Christian & “hardcore lesbian” who becomes Jack’s  sidekick on his talk show.

50 Most Influential Gay People of 2010

This has been “out” for a more than a month but i’d still thought i’d share…

Out Magazine has a complied a list of the 50 most influential gays in the U.S.

Here’s the top ten:

10. Jared Polis: First out gay man to be elected to the House in 2008

9. Tammy Baldwin: First out gay woman elected to the House of Representatives

8. Joe Solmonese: President of the Human Right Campaign since 2005; oversees the largest LGBT group in the U.S., numbering more than 750,000 members

7. Neil Patrick Harris: Actor (Plays Barney on How I Met Your Mother)

Ironically, he plays Barney, the outrageously straight ladies man on How I Met Your Mother

6. Barry Diller: Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of InterActiveCorp (Personal wealth: $1.2 billion)

5. Adam Lambert: American Idol runner up and recording artist; first openly gay mainstream pop artist to launch a career on a major label in America

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4. Rachel Maddow: American radio personality, television host, and political commentator

3. Anderson Cooper: American journalist, author, and television personality. Currently works as the primary anchor of the CNN news show Anderson Cooper 360°

"I understand why people might be interested. But I just don’t talk about my personal life." - Anderson when asked about his sexuality

2. Barney Frank: Is United States House Representative for Massachusetts’s 4th congressional district since 1981

1. Ellen DeGeneres: Stand-up comedian, actress,  host of  The Ellen DeGeneres Show, judge on American Idol

Ellen, a Gay Pioneer, publicly came out of the closet in 1997