7 Gay Guys We REALLY Wish Were Straight

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Ricky Martin
I'm pretty sure that Ricky Martin is the reason I picked up Spanish. Sexy, talented, and a lover of leather pants, Ricky Martin is, in many ways, the ideal human.

Alexander McQueen
For those of you who weren't lucky enough to see the stunning McQueen exhibit at the MET, allow me to summarize: What. A. Talented. Genius. Dark, deep, political and a relentless pursuer of beauty, McQueen is a legend we'll always remember. And love.   

Anderson Cooper
In May 2007, Out magazine ranked Cooper second on their list of the 50 "Most Powerful Gay Men and Women in America." We rank him first on our Gay Man Crush List. But c'mon – you’ve gotta love a smart and articulate Vanderbilt who's not afraid to go grey.

John Amaechi
In a twisted act of fate, we didn't even know who NBA player John Amaechi was until he came out in his book Man in the Middle.  A professional athlete who writes with bravery and sensitivity—we knew he was too good to be straight.

Amazing, attractive gay men: HC salutes you. You reaffirm our belief that our schoolgirl crushes transcend, race, age, religion, nationality, and, yes, sexuality.


About The Author

Rachel Peck is a senior at Barnard College, Class of 2012, where she is majoring in English and Theatre and minoring in Women's, Gender, and Sexuality Studies. Although she admits to actually enjoying high school in her hometown of Bexley, OH, her favorite thing to do is explore her new--slightly more exciting--home, New York City. When she isn't watching good (and bad...) TV, finding excuses to plan dinner with friends, window shopping, or napping, Rachel enjoys working for the Barnard admissions office, serving on her sorority's various boards, and writing for whoever will read it.  You can also follow her on Twitter (@peckrachel) if you're into that.