Meet ’s Gay Contestants

For 10 seasons of American Idol, fans in search of a gay superstar have almost always had to wait until a contestant was kicked off for him to come out — even when the guyliner, teased hair, and viral videos of same-sex lip locks made it pretty obvious.



THE VOICE MAIN X390 (NBC/UNIVERSAL) | ADVOCATE.COMBeverly McClellan — A soulful rock singer with honest lyrics and a raw sound, Beverly plays over 10 instruments and has already released five independent albums. Originally from Virginia, she's worked the clubs and bars around Fort Lauderdale, Fla., for nearly 20 years, always looking for that big break. Coached by: Christina Aguilera

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