Actually, celebs came out all on their own in ’08–they didn’t even have to be dragged out, kicking and screaming, like they usually do. That saved me a lot of pulling, yanking, and washing off of blood, so thanks, gays!
Among the highlights of the year in celebrity closet busting:
*Clay Aiken not only came out, he produced a baby and reportedly dated a Spamalot chorus boy. No longer is he “Invisible,” to name a song of his when he had big hits.
*Lindsay Lohan kept palling around with mannish Samantha Ronson, and though they denied there was anything going on and her parents refuted it and her publicists pooh-poohed it, they finally had to admit this was indeed a love situation. When the two tarts were caught arguing loudly in public on a regular basis, it became clear that this was a solid relationship just like all the straight ones.
*Wanda Sykes stopped living on the down low, surfacing to speak with great passion about Prop 8. Can Latifah be far behind?
*And of course Ellen Page came out. Kidding. But she did keep dressing in a tomboyish fashion, went with her lesbian publicist to the Oscars, and kept me hoping for something to look forward to in ’09. I’ll meet you at the Cubby Hole, girl.