Most Followed LGBTs on Twitter

2012 was certainly the year of the LGBT. There were memorable comings-out, such as those of CNN host Anderson Cooper, actor Matt Bomer, and the plethora of Olympians, like U.S. soccer player Megan Rapinoe. We also declared victory for marriage equality in three states during the November election, which also saw Wisconsin’s Tammy Baldwin elected as the first openly gay member of the U.S. Senate. We’ve come a long way since the time we feared arrest for simply having a cocktail together. The country loves us! But let’s face it, if it weren’t for visibility in the media, we would surely not have advanced as quickly or as much as we have.That’s why we find it so important to research and deliver the year’s most “wanted” LGBTs. For the first time, this week we’re delivering a daily list of the most followed, most viewed, most liked, and most searched people within our community on the world’s most popular sites. To kick off the list, we bring to you 2012’s Most Followed LGBTs on Twitter:

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Singer and current Broadway actor, Ricky Martin, is deep in thought in this never-before-seen outtake from The Advocate's April cover shoot. (Photo by David Needleman)

Singer and current Broadway actor, Ricky Martin, is deep in thought in this never-before-seen outtake from The Advocate's April cover shoot.
(Photo by David Needleman)

Advocate Ricky Martin Behind the Scenes
Go behind the scenes and onto the set of The Advocate's April 2012 cover shoot with Ricky Martin. See the video, crew photos, and meet the photographer after the jump!

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Singer and April cover boy Ricky Martin takes his bow at the first night of previews for the Broadway revival of Evita on Monday in New York City. (Bruce Glikas/FilmMagic)

Singer and April cover boy Ricky Martin takes his bow at the first night of previews for the Broadway revival of Evita on Monday in New York City. (Bruce Glikas/FilmMagic)

2011's Most Googled Gays and Lesbians
By Scott McPherson

After hours of research, The Advocate Art Department has compiled this year’s list of the most searched gay and lesbian people on Google. Who came out on top? The results may surprise you! View last year’s list here, and see the 2011 list after the jump.

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