Here at The Advocate, we are punctilious about our follicles. Gay men practically owned the mustache in the '70s, and now it's become a symbol of men's health issues celebrated every year during Movember. In honor of our hairy history, 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.