2010: A Queer Year to Remember
Oh 2010, what a roller-coaster year you were! Between the ups of Modern Family winning an Emmy and a federal judge overturning Don't Ask, Don't Tell, and the downs of Rentboy becoming a household name (thanks George Rekers!) and the premiere of Logo's shamefully delicious The A-List: New York, our stomachs are in knots. We polled some of our favorite bold-faced names on how they will remember this year.
What was the gay highlight of 2010?
BeBe Zahara Benet: Ricky Martin coming out.
Ron Perkov: Florida lifting its ban on gay adoption.
Jincey Lumpkin: Florida lifting its ban on gay adoption.
Pam Ann: Manhunt introducing its mobile app.
What was the gay low-light of 2010?
Kristine W: Gay teen bullying and suicides.
BeBe Zahara Benet: Gay teen bullying and suicides.
Ron Perkov: Prop 8.
Jincey Lumpkin: Gay teen bullying and suicides.
Pam Ann:The Nate Berkus Show.
What is the biggest issue facing the gay community today?
Kristine W: Attacks on the gay community.
BeBe Zahara Benet: Gay hate crimes.
Ron Perkov: Gay teen bullying and suicides.
Jincey Lumpkin: Marriage equality.
Pam Ann: Gay teen bullying and suicides.
Who was the biggest star of 2010?
Kristine W: Kurt on Glee.
BeBe Zahara Benet: Nicki Minaj.
Ron Perkov: Lady Gaga.
Jincey Lumpkin: Oprah.
Pam Ann: Steven Slater, the JetBlue flight attendant.
Who should win man or woman of the year for 2010?
Kristine W: Jane Lynch.
BeBe Zahara Benet: President Obama.
Ron Perkov: The men and women of the U.S. military.
Jincey Lumpkin: Oprah.
Pam Ann: Lady Gaga.
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Kristine W: How to be fabulous on a tight budget.
BeBe Zahara Benet: The drag queen!
Ron Perkov: The Great Recession.
Jincey Lumpkin: The revival of the gay dance floor.
Pam Ann: The mobile hook-up.
What was your personal highlight of 2010?
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BeBe Zahara Benet: Starring in my own Big Apple show, Queendom.
Ron Perkov: Marrying the man of my dreams.
Jincey Lumpkin: Tying the knot with my wife and Out Magazine listing me on the Out 100 as one of the most influential people of 2010.
Pam Ann: Finally getting my profile approved by the hard-asses at Manhunt.
What do you hope to accomplish in 2011?
Kristine W: Hitting gold with my new jazz album, Straight Up with a Twist.
BeBe Zahara Benet: More community outreaching.
Ron Perkov: Making more music.
Jincey Lumpkin: IÃƒï¿½Ã‚Â¯Ãƒï¿½Ã‚Â¿Ãƒï¿½Ã‚Â½d love to expand my Juicy Pink Box brand beyond porn and into lifestyle products and parties. Ãƒï¿½Ã¯Â¿Â½Ãƒï¿½Ã‚Â
Pam Ann: Deep throat during double penetration.
Who do you hope disappears into the gay abyss in 2011?
Kristine W: Sarah Palin.
BeBe Zahara Benet: Sarah Palin.
Ron Perkov: Sarah Palin.
Jincey Lumpkin: Bill OÃƒï¿½Ã‚Â¯Ãƒï¿½Ã‚Â¿Ãƒï¿½Ã‚Â½Reilly.
Pam Ann: Sarah Palin, that Alaska snow bitch.