5. E Is For Ellen Degeneres
Everybody knows and loves Ellen, especially her wife Portia de Rossi. After coming out on her sitcom in the 90s, she’s become a talk show legend. This year, Ellen will host the Oscars for the second time! She’s also developing a show with a lesbian lead for NBC.
9. I Is For Ian McKellen
Dumbledore isn’t the only gay wizard. Okay, so he might not be Gandalf the Gay, but Sir Ian McKellen is a friend of Dorothy. McKellen came out in 1988 and has been an activist ever since. His gay sitcom is coming to PBS this year.
12. L Is For Laverne Cox
Laverne Cox shot to fame with Orange Is The New Black last year, and she’s been hard at work as an activist for transgender rights ever since. Also, she always looks flawless. Cox will return to OITNB for season 2 this summer.
16. P Is For Paul Iacono
Best known as the titular character in MTV’s Hard Times of R.J. Berger, Paul Iacono came out in 2012. He starred in the 2013 film G.B.F., about two closeted high schoolers. Watch him be interviewed by Sally Jessy Raphael while riding a mechanical bull.
17. Q Is For Queen
Freddie Mercury is a huge gay icon who, sadly, died of AIDS-related illness in 1991. He was the first major rock star to die of AIDS. Queen’s remaining members still perform with various singers, such as Adam Lambert. A Mercury biopic is in the works.
The Supermodel of the World shot to fame with a string of dance hits in the 90s. Since then, RuPaul has sung with Diana Ross and Elton John, hosted a VH1 talk show, and modeled for MAC Cosmetic’s Viva Glam campaign! Nowadays, of course, Ru hosts RuPaul’s Drag Race - season 6 premieres Monday, FebRUary 24th at 9/8c, the same day Ru’s new album Born Naked is released.
20. S Is For Sean Hayes
Sean might be more well known as Jack from Will & Grace, but he didn’t come out in real life in 2010. Even though his NBC sitcom Sean Saves the World was just canceled, you can still catch Sean in Will & Grace as a part of Logo’s Sitcom Therapy!
YAAAAS! Drag queens! ALL of the sickening glamazons from RuPaul’s Drag Race are out and proud LGBTQ performers! Season 4 winner Sharon Needles and season 5 winner Jinkx Monsoon made OUT magazine’s OUT100 list in 2012 and 2013 respectively. Relive Drag Race HERstory with the LogoTV app (or watch online) ahead of the season 6 premiere on Monday, FebRUary 24th at 9/8c!
26. V Is For Venus Xtravaganza
Paris Is Burning introduced the world to ball culture and its stars, like Octavia St Laurent, Pepper LaBeija and Venus Xtravaganza. With lessons on reading, shade and serving realness, it has since become essential viewing. A new play exploring Venus Xtravaganza’s life and untimely death (she was found strangled to death and shoved under a bed!) is in the works.
28. X Is For Xavier Dolan
Canadian film director Xavier Dolan won three awards at Cannes Film Festival when he was just 19. His film Heartbeats chronicles the story of two best friends (a gay male, played by Dolan, and a straight female) who fall for the same guy. He’s also very, very cute.
- Trump may have initially blamed Democrats for Friday's failed health care bill but it took only 2 days for him to start blaming Republicans, too.
- A vandal allegedly smashed glass, overturned benches, and tossed a Bible inside a Colorado mosque early Sunday morning.
- United Airlines stopped 3 girls from flying because they were wearing leggings. The rule applies to travelers on "company benefit travel."
- "Orange Is The New Black" actor Samira Wiley and writer Lauren Morelli officially tied the knot in Palm Springs 🌴