2010’s most Googled gays

Perez Hilton was the most Googled gay this year. A blogger? Really? There's hope for me yet

Ah, it’s that time of the year when we stop writing about real news and just rehash everything that happened over the past year as if we weren’t there the first time. My own versions of the year in review and the best of 2010 won’t begin until next week, but that doesn’t mean we can start with remembering 2010 through the company that became an everyday verb. That’s right, I’m talking about Google, the ubiquitous search engine where all internet life begins and ends. And here’s a list of the most searched gays in 2010, according to the People’s Republic of Google.

20. Steven Slater abruptly quit his job as a JetBlue flight attendant cursed over the loudspeaker, grabbed some beers, then bolted via the emergency chute. It’s everyone F.U. to “I quite” dream. How did I miss this one?

19. Comedienne Wanda Sykes is fairly new to the out team but she’s taken the queer world by storm racking up Emmy nominations and basically being everywhere this year.

18. Glee’s Jonathan Groff. Not any of the gay or presumed gay characters on the show but the one in real life. The one that a Newsweek magazine journalist said couldn’t play it straight in a sad moment of internalized homophobia. That one.

17. Glee’s Chris Colfer. The real gay one on the show, regular Kurt Hummel.

16. Fashion designer Tom Ford, whom I know nothing about. No, not the dead famous one. That’s later

15. Actress Portia de Rossi. Ellen’s most lovely and talented spouse. They are some of the few legally wedded California gays and de Rossi even took Ellen’s name, which is terribly complicated for search engine optimization…

14. Personal finance expert Suze Orman. Scary but financially savvy blonde. You know what I mean.

13. Drag star RuPaul. Even if you’re too old to remember the smash hit “Supermodel” you’ve got to know RuPaul’s Drag Race.

12. British bad boy musician George Michael. Remember Wham? Remember when he was “straight?”

11. Jane Lynch, Glee’s Sue Sylvester. Another character from a show about teenagers? I love her but this is getting creepy.

10. How I Met Your Mother actor Neil Patrick Harris. Apparently all we Google is TV. Can’t we just have pop up video back?

9. Antoine Dodson, the man behind the YouTube sensation “Bed Intruder Song.” Yeah, I don’t either…

8. MSNBC’s Rachel Maddow. Every lezzie favorite way to “watch the news.”

7. The late Alexander McQueen, celebrity fashion designer. Yeah, this is the dead famous one.

6. Fashion designer Marc Jacobs. Ok, so we like to Google fashion too…

5. Newly out singer Ricky Martin. As if no one knew, the former Menuda latin heartthrob finally admitted his gayness in 2010.

4. Legendary musician Elton John. Everyone knows this flamboyant glasses-wearing pop icon. And now he’s a papa!

3. Comic and talk show host Ellen DeGeneres. Everyone knows the most powerful lesbian in the world…No, Oprah doesn’t count.

2. American Idol alum Adam Lambert. You know he came in second right? Oh and here he is again!

1. Celebrity gossip blogger Perez Hilton. The most popular celebrity blogger in the world is also the gayest. I’m not sure what to think of him myself but I am all kinds of jealous. When are you all going to start Googling me?!

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