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Brokeback Mountain star takes top spot in Hot gay poll

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Washington (ANI): Hollywood actor Jake Gyllenhaal has topped a poll of the Hot 100 gay icons for the second straight year. The Brokeback Mountain star took top spot in the poll of 100,000 people on gay website AfterElton.com. The website stated that it was not only Gyllenhaal's 'doe-eyed, boy next door looks' that helped him take the number one position, but also that 'he doesn't have an issue going for us', adding: "Jake has done as much as any actor to show straight guys there isn't a good reason to be afraid of gay guys or gay roles."

Second spot on the list went to John Borrowman, who stars in 'Torchwood'. For him, the website said: "An outspoken advocate for gay rights, John has been out professionally for years, and as his list of credits prove, his openness hasn't held him back'. Third on the list was hunky Canadian actor Luke MacFarlane, who stars in the hit series 'Brothers and Sisters'.

The top five was rounded off by actor Cheyenne Jackson and Neil Patrick Harris, who came in fourth and fifth place respectively. The list for the top 10 of the 'Hot 100 gay icons' is:

  1. Jake Gyllenhaal
  2. John Borrowman
  3. Luke MacFarlane
  4. Cheyenne Jackson
  5. Neil Patrick Harris
  6. Gale Harold
  7. Van Hansis
  8. Chris Evans
  9. Anderson Cooper
  10. Ryan Reynolds

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