Out magazine unveiled the cover for its Out 100 special double issue Friday (Nov. 12), which also happens to be the magazine’s 200th issue.
Aaron Hicklin, Editor in Chief of Out, says, “For this year’s cover, the five honorees all reflect major breakthroughs in the profile of the LGBTQ community, including one of the most successful pop stars of all time, a leading commentator on politics and current affairs, a wildly entertaining Olympic ice skater who captured everyone’s imagination in Vancouver this year, the first openly gay male host of a daytime TV show, and the fabulous LGBT ally Julianne Moore, star of ‘The Kids Are All Right,’ a boundary-pushing movie that quietly and profoundly lent legitimacy to our relationships and families.”
]]>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.” Diva of the Year — Johnny Weir: “Every little boy should be so lucky as to turn into me.” 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.” Newsmaker of the Year — Rachel Maddow: “We continue to have a sort of lackadaisical gay political movement that has a relationship with Democrat politicians that doesn’t serve gay rights: ‘We want to be close to you.’ Beautiful! But if we’re not getting anything for that, then it’s actually counterproductive.” Stylemaker of the Year – Nate Berkus: “Having a daily show is an opportunity for me not to push a political agenda, but to speak out for tolerance and understanding and equality. “I’ve been given an enormous opportunity, and I plan to use it responsibly.” Follow Zap2it and Zap2it Andrea on Twitter and Zap2it on Facebook for the latest TV, movie and celebrity news. Photo credit: Out magazine