PinkNews’ top 10 Jewish gay and lesbian icons

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7. Bryan Singer, Director/Producer


X-Men: Days of Future Past director Bryan Singer makes this list for his magnificent turnout of blockbusters and success-stories.

The openly bisexual director and producer says that growing up as a minority has had a profound impact on his work.

Last month, a man who accused Mr Singer of sexual assault dropped the case.

A judge in Hawaii granted Michael Egan III’s petition to have the action dismissed, while Mr Singer’s bid to force him to pay for his legal costs was refused.

Judge Susan Oki Mollway said Mr Egan’s voluntary dismissal “ameliorated” any “alleged damage” to the 49-year-old director.

6. Michael Lucas, Director


Fittingly dubbed “Gay Porn’s Neocon Kingpin,” Michael Lucas is also well-known for his activism and outspokenness.

Not only writing columns about LGBT issues, but also known for his sometimes controversial pieces on the state of Israel today.

Recently, he defended his decision to produce bareback porn and says that he does not use condoms with his boyfriend who is HIV positive.

He has said his film La Dolce Vita is the most expensive gay porn ever made, with a budget of $250,000.

Count this one entry a Jewish gay man with one heck of a success story, even if some of his opinions may jar.

5. Adam Lambert, Musician


The American Idol star Adam Lambert was one of the first artists to bring an uncensored gay perspective to American mainstream pop.

Ever since making history, he has continued his campaign for equality and social acceptance of LGBT rights.

In May, Melanie B presented Adam Lambert with GLAAD’s top Media Award, and he gave a speech calling on the LGBT community to “unify, and take it further”.

In 2012, the singer also said that American attitudes to homosexuality are changing so fast, the country is in the middle of a “big civil rights movement”.

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