We told you last week about People Magazine's 100 Sexy Men in 1 Minute video which included three openly gay men. In the current issue, the very gay-friendly publication has picked an openly gay man as its "Sexy Man of the Week": Narnia producer and Hero author, Perry Moore.
I'm not sure how long the magazine has named a "Sexy Man of the Week" but this is the first time I've heard of them highlighting an openly gay man this way. Moore's profile is also very open about his sexual orientation ("Partnered for 13 years"): Moore talks about how being gay informed his "seduction secret" and a romantic ideal of two surfer guys meeting. You can check out a scan of the full page at Perry Moore's website.
For decades a frequent argument against gay visibility said that a mainstream (read: heterosexual) audience couldn't find gay men sexy because women couldn't fantasize about them and men couldn't look up to them. Thus, it strikes me as very progressive for a mainstream publication to name an openly gay man as an example of sexiness and include his tips on romance.
People's annual Sexiest Man Alive issue hits the newsstands this Friday, and I'm really curious to take a look at this year's list.