Matt Drudge Makes Out's Gay Power List

Here is how your basic "Matt Drudge is a homosexual" gossip item reads: "I heard from a friend of a friend of a friend that Drudge is totally gay" and then that person cites an interview Drudge gave to New Times in 2001, one of the few personal interviews Drudge has ever given.

"So just because I like Junior Vasquez doesn't mean I can't believe this country was built on life, not on a death culture."

Hold on. Junior Vasquez? Junior Vasquez, the reigning DJ king of gay circuit parties?

"Oh yeah, last year Vasquez did some of his best stuff ever," Drudge enthuses, launching into an informed rundown of house music's leading lights, praising Peter Rauhoffer and Hex Hector but deeming a recent all-night set from Danny Tenaglia at Club Space "a bit overrated."

See, the powerful right-wing news aggregator that runs the media through The Drudge Report from two Miami abodes is a total gay, because he likes house music.

Now he has made Out's 50 Most Powerful Gay Men and Women in America. Probably because the magazine needs to make a few headlines every year to move copies (we're thinking if Out really wanted to stir some shit up based on rumors and innuendo, it should have put Gov. Charlie Crist on the list).

Out says, "Although he has not publicly acknowledged his sexuality, the

42-year-old journalist has enjoyed a long-term relationship with a male

landscape gardener."

The list also includes Congressman Barney Frank (#1), MSNBC host Rachel Maddow, Oscar winner Dustin Lance Blank, as well as not-out Anderson Cooper and Barry Diller (who's technically married to lady fashion designer Diane von Furstenberg).

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