Movember is a month-long annual event that raises funds and raises consciousness about men's health issues. Purists keep it to a 'stache only, but it has come to include all facial hair in general.
Here at The Advocate we are punctilious about our follicles. Besides, gay men practically owned the mustache in the '70s. So in honor of our hairy history and of men's health we present the big gay mustaches of our past.
Adorable Armistead Maupin was the Charles Dickens of San Francisco in the '70s with his avidly followed daily serial in the San Francisco Chronicle, "Tales of the City." The characters were so well loved that the newspaper column spawned a book series that continued for many volumes and many TV adaptations. And yes, Maupin still sports the 'stache, and he is still adorable.