(*homocinematically inclined)

Monday, July 30, 2007

We Could Be Heroes

In honor of their 40th year of publication, The Advocate is currently running an online poll to determine "40 gay heroes" that will be honored in their upcoming anniversary issue.

From the list of 100 nominees, made up of well-known out politicians, celebrities and people who have made a difference to the GLBT community over the past 40 years, you can vote for as little as five and as many as 40.

Film-related nominees include:
  • Edward Albee: Playwright, Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf
  • Pedro Almódovar: Writer/director, All About My Mother
  • Mark Bingham: 9/11 hero, depicted in the film United 93
  • Charles Busch: Actor/writer, Die, Mommie, Die!
  • Ellen DeGeneres: Oscar host/actress, Finding Nemo
  • Donna Deitch: Director, Desert Hearts
  • Melissa Etheridge: Singer/songwriter, An Inconvenient Truth
  • Harvey Fierstein: Actor/writer, Torch Song Trilogy
  • David Geffen: Producer, Interview With a Vampire
  • Christopher Isherwood: Novelist, source for Cabaret
  • Elton John: Singer/songwriter, The Lion King
  • Cleve Jones: Subject, Common Threads: Stories from the Quilt
  • Larry Kramer: Writer, Women in Love
  • Tony Kushner: Writer, Munich
  • k.d. lang: Singer/actress, Salmonberries
  • Greg Louganis: Athlete/actor, It's My Party
  • Ian McKellen: Actor, Gods and Monsters
  • Armistead Maupin: Writer, The Night Listener
  • Harvey Milk: Subject, The Times of Harvey Milk
  • Rosie O'Donnell: Actress, A League of Their Own
  • Pratibha Parmar: Director, Warrior Marks
  • Marlon Riggs: Director, Tongues Untied
  • Vito Russo: Author, The Celluloid Closet
  • Christine Vachon: Producer, Boys Don't Cry
  • Gus Van Sant: Director, My Own Private Idaho
  • Bruce Vilanch: Writer, Oscar shows
  • Andy Warhol: Director/producer, Flesh
  • John Waters: Director, Pink Flamingos
Head on over to vote, 'cause you can't complain about who is elected unless you do; I will report on the results here when they are released.
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